Abbeville: Half-cent sales tax on May 4 ballot

Polls in Abbeville will be open on May 4.
Voters within the City of Abbeville will have the opportunity to make one decision on that day, whether to pass a half-cent sales tax that would fund raises for all city employees.
During a special meeting Thursday evening, the Abbeville City Council voted unanimously to call a special election that will be held on Saturday, May 4. The cost of the special election will be $9,000. If passed, the tax would not go into effect until Oct. 1, 2019.

The Task Force located alleged bags of meth on one of the suspects arrested.

Vermilion Task Force make multiple arrests

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests in Abbeville, Maurice and Gueydan for narcotics related offenses within the parish.
• On 2-26-2019, Lindsey Willis, (Date of birth: 5-28-1986 of Kaplan), was arrested in Kaplan for Possession of Schedule II, (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Abbeville Police respond to ‘shots fired’

On Mardi Gras night, at 10:24 p.m. officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to a “shots fired” call at the intersection of Graceland Avenue and N. State Street.
Officers located a vehicle with three occupants, who advised that while they were stopped for the stop sign at the intersection of Graceland Avenue and N. State Street, the occupants began hearing shots being fired and glass breaking on the vehicle.


Vermilion Today

Abbeville Meridional

318 N. Main St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

The Kaplan Herald

219 North Cushing Avenue
Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

311 Main Street
Gueydan, LA 70542