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Abbeville's ‘19 budget officially underway

When the new year kicked in just a few short days ago, so did the City of Abbeville’s new operating budget.
The city’s fiscal year runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. The City Council approved the new budget during its last meeting in 2018.
“It’s a balanced budget,” Mayor Mark Piazza said. “It does include annual cost-of-living pay increases for city employees.
“We are very happy about the outcome of this year’s budget.”
Funds are adequate to maintain the budget.

Leo Touchet to be honored as Living Legends

Andy Perrin, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Acadian Museum, announces that the Acadian Museum will induct Leo Touchet into its Order of Living Legends on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
 The event will take place at the Joie de Vivre Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, 107 N. Main St., Breaux Bridge, LA  70592 at 1:30 p.m.
Leo Touchet’s earliest memory of photography was at the age of six in his hometown of Abbeville, when an uncle returned from World War II with boxes of photographs he had taken, and he has since wanted to travel.

Sheriff reports all guns recovered after early burglary, search continues for suspect

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon at approximately 5:34 a.m. Wednesday morning a call was received from the owner of Duhon’s Gun Shop in regards to an alarm activation and noise coming from inside the gun shop.
Two (2) Patrol Units responded and arrived on scene at 5:41 a.m. and a perimeter was established.
Abbeville Police Department responded with their K-9 to begin tracking. During tracking, a bag and a bicycle were recovered near the edge of a sugar cane field in close proximity to the gun shop.

Jonathan Perry speaks during Friday morning’s John “Dooley” Hardy Memorial. Parish law enforcement and city attended the annual service.

Hardy Memorial honors Vermilion Parish’s fallen officers

It is never an easy day, but for the family and friends of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, it is an important day.
Many joined Friday morning at the Abbeville Police Department for the John “Dooley” Hardy Memorial. The service is held each year by the Fraternal Order of Police John “Dooley” Hardy Memorial Lodge 48 to honor fallen officers from Vermilion Parish.

Abbeville Professional Firefighters Association Local 3810 is making sure that families have a Merry Christmas.

Tradition of giving

On Saturday, Dec. 22, the Abbeville Professional Firefighters Association Local 3810 assembled and delivered food baskets for pre-selected families that need a little assistance with food over the holiday period.
The PFFA of Abbeville is hoping to start a new tradition this holiday season with this project.
Families are selected for the program through referrals from a number of community-based organizations and agencies. This year, Abbeville firefighters with the help of SUPER ONE Foods and their amazing team, are planning to distribute about 10 baskets to those in need.

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