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Members of the the Abbeville High Dance team learned of their top finish on Monday.

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The team earned several awards during the camp.

Abbeville High team dances to top at University camp

The Abbeville High Dance Team placed first in the Home Routine of the large group category at the University Dance Association Camp at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Monday.
Along with the top finish, the team received a leadership award, sprite stick award and a superior trophy. With the team receiving the superior trophy, it qualifies to perform at the Buffalo Wild Wings Cirtrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on New Year’s Day.

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Shane Vincent of Abbeville

Abbeville man sentenced for death of 3-month old baby

Shane Vincent has been sentenced for the 2012 death of three-month-old Jayla Broussard.
Judge Ed Broussard sentenced Vincent on May 25 to seven years at hard labor.
Vincent entered a plea agreement with the state.
Vincent originally faced a second-degree murder charge, as well as obstruction of justice, in connection to Broussard’s death in November of 2012. He pleaded not guilty to those charges. Vincent withdrew that plea and entered a plea of no contest to the amended charge of manslaughter. The state dismissed the two counts to obstruction to justice.

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Planters Rice, the old Riviana Rice Mill, is laying off some of its work force.

Planters Rice Mill in Abbeville will be reducing its work force

In a press release, Planters Rice Mill in Abbeville announced it will reduce its workforce and milling capacity due to changing economic conditions and lack of rough rice available.
On Thursday, Planters Rice Mill, LLC (Planters), located at 403 S. Washington Street, announced it will significantly reduce its workforce on or before June 9, 2017.
According to officials at Planters, the company will continue to operate the rice dryer and take in rough rice for the foreseeable future.

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Ward Courville

Courville making move to Abbeville High

Abbeville High School’s front office is taking shape with the hiring of a new assistant principal.
On Tuesday, new Abbeville High principal Lyndell Theriot announced that Ward Courville will be transferring to Abbeville High to be the assistant principal.
Courville has been the assistant principal at Kaplan High School. Prior to that, he taught and coached at Abbeville High School for a few years.



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