Vermilion Oaks Country Club is the only golf course in Vermilion Parish. The Abbeville City Council discussed bringing the course into the city and possibly taking over operations.

Abbeville Council discusses possibility of taking over operation of Vermilion Oaks

When the owners of Vermilion Oaks Country Club announced plans to suspended operations last October, someone suggested that the City of Abbeville take over the operations.
Nearly one year later, city officials are looking into that possibility.

Workers replace bricks in Magdalen Square last week. Bricks will be replaced on the ground and on the wall around the square.

Improvements being made in Abbeville’s Magdalen Square

If something is happening in downtown Abbeville, there is a pretty decent chance it is happening in Magdalen Square.
Now, the focal point of the city’s picturesque downtown is receiving a little facelift. The city has hired a contractor to replace bricks on the wall and on the ground in the square. That work began last week. Dale Michaud is the contractor and bricklayer who is handling the project.

Update: Two fatalities reported after plane strikes tower near Kaplan

Update: The Sheriff’s Office is now able to confirm two fatalities as a result of the plane crash.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon, says that the Federal Aviation Administration is just arriving on scene, and an investigator with the National Transportation and Safety Board is in route to the crash site.
Additional information will be provided by the NTSB as the investigation goes forward.

Louisiana State Police and several other agencies work a fatal crash that left two men dead in Acadia Parish Thursday morning. The crash happened on Highway 98 and McCain Road just before 8 a.m. Two cars were involved in the incident.

Acadia Parish Fatal Crash Claims Two Lives

IOTA – Shortly before 7:30 am on August 30, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a two vehicle crash that resulted in two men suffering fatal injuries on LA Hwy 3070 (McCain Rd.) at LA Hwy 98 in Acadia Parish. The crash took the lives of 40-year-old Carlos Lazo of Duson and 28-year-old Luis Estrada of Scott.

Wayne Landry (left) takes a photo with Rev. Michael Wright earlier in the year.

Goodbye, Rev. Wright

Rev. Michael Wright Sr. is gone, but he is not forgotten.
Rev. Wright passed away this week due to of cancer.
He was 64.
Before he left this Earth and went to his new mission, one thing he wanted everyone to know is not to cry about his death. Instead, remember how he lived, and he is happy because he put his trust in God.
“This is what God felt. It is a win-win situation,” said Myra Wright Allen, who is Rev. Wright’s first cousin, but considered him to be her brother.


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