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Members of the Global Energy System crew trim trees along West Port Street in Abbeville Wednesday morning.

Abbeville hires company to trim trees around power lines

Members of the City of Abbeville’s electrical crew are continually cutting and trimming tree limbs that are around power lines.
However, there are some areas where it is not safe for the city workers to cut. With that, the city has brought in a company, Global Energy Systems, to handle cutting around the city’s main, transmission lines.
“These are high voltage areas,” Abbeville Public Works Director Clay Menard said. “It can be very dangerous. This company is used to doing work like this.
“It is the same company that does Entergy’s work.”

UL Lafayette students' podcast series chronicles historic ‘16 floods

History students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have created a podcast series that delves into historic flooding that inundated the state in August 2016.
The flood affected 56 of 64 parishes in Louisiana. Thirteen people died.
In south Louisiana, more than 30 inches of rain fell during an eight-day period. The storms caused more than $8.7 billion in damage across 20 of the hardest-hit parishes.

Political robocalls under fire in other states

State and federal enforcement agencies are receiving more complaints than ever about robocalls, which are commonly used in political campaigns as well as more shady business operations.
In turn, that is leading to action by legislatures around the country, according to reporting by PEW's Stateline. No part of that trend, however, can be found in Louisiana — yet.

Police Juror Ron Darby says his district is not clean.

Vermilion Parish Police Jury argues over new parish trash pickup

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury committee meeting got heated when a police juror argued that the new trash pickup system is not doing his district any good.
Abbeville Police Juror Ronald Darby argued that he wants the police jury to go back to the old way of picking up trash along the side of the road. The old way had trucks in his district every two weeks.
The new system has trucks in his district every three weeks.

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