Blue, Gold and Prisoner of War markers will be on display

The Abbeville Garden Club will be placing Blue Star Memorial Markers at three different locations on Monday. The ceremonies will be held at three different locations in Abbeville, from 10 a.m. to noon. At 9 a.m. there will be a special ceremony at Graceland Cemetery to unveil a prisoner of war marker (near the American Flag).

Louisiana Garden Club President Jeanette Gatzman (left) and State Cleanest City Contest Chair Jean Gilstrap present the State Award to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza.

Prior to this year, Abbeville won the State Cleanest City Contest twice, once in 1986 and again in 2012. The city captured its third title this year and a ceremony held Friday morning to present the award proved that the third time is the charm.

Construction continues Friday morning on the new Dairy Queen. The restaurant is located on the Bypass, near Lowe’s.

Abbeville will soon have a few more options for those who want a quick bite to eat. Dairy Queen, Papa John’s Pizza and Hardee’s are currently under construction and will be opening in the coming weeks and months. For some citizens, these developments represent more than just three new places to eat.

Blue, Gold and Prisoner of War markers will be on display

Louisiana Garden Club President Jeanette Gatzman (left) and State Cleanest City Contest Chair Jean Gilstrap present the State Award to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza.

Construction continues Friday morning on the new Dairy Queen. The restaurant is located on the Bypass, near Lowe’s.

Clock placed in downtown Abbeville

Abbeville Councilman Brady Broussard Jr. shows off the new clock in front of the Vermilion Parish Courthouse in downtown Abbeville.

Downtown Abbeville received a new attraction Thursday morning, and it’s about time.

Abbeville receives award for winning Cleanest City contest

Louisiana Garden Club President Jeanette Gatzman (left) and State Cleanest City Contest Chair Jean Gilstrap present the State Award to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza.

Prior to this year, Abbeville won the State Cleanest City Contest twice, once in 1986 and again in 2012.

Three new restaurants coming soon to Abbeville

Construction continues Friday morning on the new Dairy Queen. The restaurant is located on the Bypass, near Lowe’s.

Abbeville will soon have a few more options for those who want a quick bite to eat.

Abbeville man charged with murder after shooting

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, one person has been arrested and booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center Monday in connection to an early morning shooting that le

April’s Showers a success in Abbeville

Betty Henson (far left) and Mary Mire of A Pregnancy Center & Clinic join the Abbeville Fire Department’s April Bodin (right) during a presentation of baby supplies collected during a drive in April.

An effort to collect items needed for young, single mothers during April proved to be successful for many reasons.

Going Back To Herod

Alexis Harrison tries to shake everyone’s hands as she walks through the halls at Herod. AHS Principal Ivy Landry is also shaking all of the students hands.

A group of 2016 Abbeville High graduates went back to where it all began - Herod Elementary.

Alleged Gremlin member Landry arrested

Jonathan Landry

Only two alleged members of the Gremlin Gang remain wanted after Louisiana State Police arrested Jonathan Landry.

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Sports

Claire Meyers signs on the dotted line and will now be a Ragin Cajun track athlete. In the photo with her are her father Kevin and mother Monica. Her track coaches Mya Touchet and Casey Meador.

Claire Meyers will continue the Meyers family tradition of playing sports for the UL-Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.

Lifestyle

Tatum Ariel Shipley and Bailee Zhanae Irvine were the recipients of NAUW-Vermilion Region Branch scholarships. Presenting the $500 scholarships were Ella Taylor and Bridget Winters. (l-r) Ena Darby, parent; Tatum Ariel Shipley; Bridget Winters; Ella Taylor; Bailey Zhanae Irvine and Tracey Irvine, parent.

The National Association of University Women - Vermilion Region Branch, has again awarded scholarships to two Vermilion Parish graduates.

Obituaries

ABBEVILLE – A mass of Christian Burial for Gladys Mae Guidry Joseph is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 28, 2016 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with burial in St. Paul Cemetery.

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