Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr.

Concerned about an increase in crime in the city, Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. suggested in July that statistics be gathered and presented in an attempt to reach the source. “Is it a breakdown in families or a lack of education?” Touchet asked at the time. “We have to get down to the root of what the problems are.”

Heikeem Hebert

On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 16 at approximately 6 p.m., the Abbeville Police Department responded to Live Oak Manor Apartments which is located on the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Drive for the complaint of an aggravated assault with a firearm.

One way the FIEB Backers Club raises money for their school is by working the concession stand at the LSU Tiger Stadium.

Every year, schools face difficult problems which include shrinking budgets, increasing class sizes, government mandates and the challenges of delivering quality education are daunting. Understanding these ongoing problems, a group of women wanted to assist their community school, the Forked Island-E. Broussard Elementary School.

Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr.

Heikeem Hebert

One way the FIEB Backers Club raises money for their school is by working the concession stand at the LSU Tiger Stadium.


Natural gas find under Abbeville

This drilling rig next to the Abbeville airport located sand with gas in it.

It looks like there may be gas under the city of Abbeville based on a recent gas find.

Kaplan Police Report

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Louisiana rice prices fall due to more Arkansas rice

Eric Webster, LSU AgCenter weed scientist, talks at the Vermilion Parish Rice and Soybean Field Day at the Lounsberry Farm near Lake Arthur. / Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter

LAKE ARTHUR — Rice prices have fallen because of a big jump in Arkansas rice acreage, an LSU AgCenter agricultural economist said recently at the Vermilion Parish Rice Field Day.

Omega Protein in Intracoastal City wins award

Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products, is being praised by Louisiana Economic Development (

Boys & Girls Club to have annual fundraiser

Funds raised during the Celebrity Waiter Dinner go the Boys & Girls Club Rodney Unit in Abbeville. The club serves hundreds of students throughout the year.

The Celebrity Waiter Dinner, an event held each year to support the local Boys & Girls Club, has continued to grow since its inception more than 20 years ago.

116-year-old Abbeville home burns

(Photo taken by Beau Barras, Abbeville Fire Department)
The front part of the house and the second story were engulfed in flames when the Abbeville Fire Department arrived Thursday morning.

A home that stood in Abbeville for 116 years is now gone.
An early morning fire destroyed the home Thursday on the corner of Charity Street and South Guegnon Street.

Kitchell Home is historical to Abbeville

This is what the Kitchell Home looked like before the fire.

The Kitchell Home is not one of the most popular historic homes in Abbeville, but the 116-year-old two-story house has plenty of history attached to it.



Eagles offensive coordinator Roch Charpentier giving instructions to his offense before a drive last Friday night versus the Welsh Greyhounds.

One of the biggest rivalries in Vermilion Parish will be revisited tonight when the Erath Bobcats travel to play the Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles at 7 p.m.


Mrs. Phillip Michael LeBlanc

Makenzie Lynne Chaumont and Phillip Michael LeBlanc, both 23, exhanged wedding vows during at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Luke Simpson Methodist Church.

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