Charges have formally been upgraded for four men allegedly involved in the robbery and beating of Rickey Picard Jr. in early April.

Wayne Landry

Wayne Landry announced during a meeting in April that he considered stepping down from his District D seat on the Abbeville City Council. Landry confirmed Tuesday during a regular city council meeting that he will in fact not resign. Landry made the announcement during his allotted comment time.

Wilson Hargrave

Three Vermilion Parish men and one female have been arrested and booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center on Burglary charges.

Wayne Landry

Wilson Hargrave

Abbeville student wins Acadiana’s Boys & Girls Club youth award

Bre’Jai Robertson speaks to the Abbeville Kiwanis Club this past Tuesday.

After being named Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana “Youth of the Year,” Bre’Jai Robertson of Abbeville has the opportunity for the state honor.

Volunteers help pick up trash in Abbeville

Volunteers helped pick up trash last Saturday in Abbeville. The group met in Magdalen Square.

Volunteers spent last Saturday making Abbeville a cleaner place.
The effort was part of the Great American Cleanup. Nearly 100 volunteers took part.

Abbeville man invented simple way to help slowdown erosion along coastline

These strips of plastic are placed in four feet of water about three feet from the shoreline. The strips help stop sediment from washing back into the deep water.

Louisiana coastline is slowly disappearing because of erosion, and there is a race to find ways to slow it down.

Perry Bridge repair on schedule

The Perry Bridge has been closed since Dec. 1, 2014.

PERRY — Work on the Perry Bridge is nearly right on schedule.



Gueydan’s Cheyenne Lacomb earned a spot on the All-District First Team in a utility spot.


VC’s Bella Doucet earned first team All-District honors in the outfield.

Thirteen total Vermilion Parish softball players earned a spot on either the first or second teams in District 7-1A.


Clayton Chauvin rehearsing for ‘Rainmaker’.


(bottom) Michael Durand, Jennifer Young, Andrew Palmintier, and Clayton Chauvin as The Rainmaker. (top) Michael J. Parich, Sr. and Andrew Mills.

When the lead actor dropped out of her production three weeks before opening night, director Dianne Moss found herself in a situation she had never encountered.


ERATH — A Mass of Christian Burial for Marianne Geoffroy Thibodeaux, 92, will be 11:00AM Friday May 22, 2015 in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Rev. Bill Melancon officiating.

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