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Left to Right: Councilman Brady Broussard Jr., Cleanest City Contest Co-chair Sandra Creswell, Chairman of the Deep South Region, Lena Bateman, Mayor Mark Piazza, Louisiana Garden Club Cleanest City Contest Chairperson Jean Gilstrap, Cleanest City Contest Co-chair Liz Gremilion and Councilman Francis Plaisance.

Abbeville awarded Cleanest City State title

The City of Abbeville has been named in District III the Cleanest City in the State by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation.
Mayor Mark Piazza and member of the Abbeville City Council accepted the State Title plaque Friday morning.
Abbeville competed in Category G which included Abbeville, Bogalusa, Jennings, Pineville, Reserve and West Monroe.

Vermilion Parish graduates among record LSU class

BATON ROUGE – LSU graduated its largest and most diverse class ever at the university’s 298th commencement exercises on Friday, May 10.
At the spring commencement ceremony, a record 4,442 degrees were awarded, including several to graduates from Vermilion Parish.

LSU graduates from Vermilion Parish:

Sara Elizabeth Mire, Delcambre

College of Agriculture

Alyssa Naomi Veazey, Erath

College of Art & Design

Emily Ann Hebert, Abbeville

E. J. Ourso College of Business

Nancee Sorenson

Nancee Sorenson named Chancellor of LSU Eunice

BATON ROUGE – Nancee Sorenson has been selected as the next chancellor of LSU Eunice, LSU President F. King Alexander announced. Sorenson is currently the president at Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Nancee Sorenson to LSU Eunice and the LSU leadership team,” Alexander said. “There are a lot of great things happening at LSUE, and we are excited to have Dr. Sorenson build on that momentum.”

Lainey Trahan

Upon the recommendation of the Vermilion Parish School Board, Sheriff Michael A. Couvillon announces scholarship recipient of the Louisiana Sheriffs Honorary Membership Program

Sheriff Michael A. Couvillon is happy to announce Lainey Trahan of Vermilion Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program for the 2018-2019 school year.
She is a student at Abbeville High School and plans to attend Southeastern Louisiana University and pursue Social Sciences / Psychology as a field of study. Her parents are Daniel Trahan and Leslie Theresa Hardy.

Abbeville Police arrest juvenile after burglary

​On May 14, 2019, at approximately 2:55 a.m., patrol officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to an alarm call at 301 A.A. Comeaux Memorial Drive (Boys & Girls Club).
Upon the first officer’s arrival, the officer observed two subjects on the roof of the building. The subjects fled in different directions, and the patrol officers were able to apprehend one of the subjects. Officers located a black book bag, which contained two Playstation 4 systems, an HDMI cord and power adapters.

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