The Calliham Plantation Commissary in Hamburg was built in the 1830s or 1840s and is one of the few remaining Antebellum buildings in the parish.

Effort begins to create Des Glaises Cultural District

A state-certified cultural district in southeast Avoyelles could become a reality in the near future, providing one more weapon in the parish’s arsenal for attracting more tourists.

The Bayou Des Glaises Cultural District received resolutions of support from the Avoyelles Police Jury and the Town of Simmesport this past week. The Village of Moreauville is expected to follow suit at a special meeting later this month.

Deville man pleads guilty to owning unregistered silencer

Jonathan Hayes, 32, of Deville pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm in U.S. District Court on April 16.

U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph said Hayes admitted to owning a silencer that had not been registered.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries agents arrested Hayes on June 1, 2016, in the Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area in Rapides Parish. He had a Ruger .22 caliber rifle, a Savage .22 caliber rifle and a firearm silencer.

Deven W. Vining

Police: Suspect fled from officers in vehicle

A 24-year-old Morgan City man was booked into jail Monday following a vehicle chase, and Morgan City police learned that the suspect had borrowed the vehicle but never returned it, Police Chief James Blair said in a news release.

—Deven W. Vining, 24, of Pecos Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:52 p.m. Monday on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, flight from an officer and no driver’s license.

Abbeville receives $800,000 for sewer system

It is nice to share, but, let’s be honest, it’s really nice to sometimes get a big piece of the pie.
The City of Abbeville can relish in that feeling.
Mayor Mark Piazza announced at the most recent City Council meeting that the city has been awarded funds from the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) program. The city will receive $800,000 for sewer improvements.

‘Litter Court’ could address Avoyelles' illegal dumping problem

Visitors to Avoyelles Parish often remark on the friendliness of its people and the beauty of its outdoor recreation areas, landscape, bayous and hunting grounds.

However, that beauty is marred and the pleasant experience jarred by the appearance of litter haphazardly dumped in or along a bayou or roadside or in an otherwise scenic woodland.

A “litter court” to handle citations for illegal dumping is one program the parish is considering.


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