Clarence Mitchell Jr.

An Abbeville Police Officer avoided injury and made a successful arrest after a man tried to stab him with a pair of scissors. Clarence Mitchell Jr., 55, of Abbeville faces multiple charges as a result of the incident.

Thousands of people lined Cushing Avenue to watch the parade.

The weather perfect on Tuesday which would explain why thousands came out to watch the Chic-A-la-Pie parade in Kaplan. The parade lasted more than two hours.

The front of the new Riverfront.

Three and a half years after a fire completely destroyed their business, Riverfront Restaurant is fully back. The doors of the new restaurant will be open Monday for lunch and supper. It is located on Park Avenue, along the side of the Vermilion River, across the street from Vermilion Catholic High School.

Clarence Mitchell Jr.

Thousands of people lined Cushing Avenue to watch the parade.

The front of the new Riverfront.

Vermilion Parish students compete in Dow You Be the Chemist Challenge

Rylan Guidry, Laila Breaux and Avery Besson (L-R) finished as the top three at Thursday’s Dow Vermilion Parish You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Like most successful companies, Dow Chemical is always looking for what will help continue that success in the future.

Abbeville Council discusses turn signal on John Hardy

There is currently no left turn signal from John Hardy to the By-Pass.

As far as Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. is concerned, when citizens bring a concern to him, he is going to in turn bring it to the table for the rest of the council.



The Erath Lady Bobcats play on Thursday and are the No. 8 seed in the latest Class 3A power point ranking.

The latest power point ranking was released on Tuesday and it was good news for some local teams, and bad news for others.


Otto Bertrand of Abbeville celebrated his 91st birthday on January 31st at his home with family and friends. Everyone enjoyed cake and ice cream for the party. He is married to Neila Bertrand.

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