VERMILION PARISH — On Wednesday, Aug. 24, shortly before 4 p.m., troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a two vehicle fatality crash on La. Hwy. 82 near Horseshoe Road in Vermilion Parish. The crash claimed the life of 21-year-old Justin Minnick of Abbeville.

Sprouted rice. Photo by Ken Lyon near Roberts Cove in Acadia Parish. If rice has sprouted in the field, it needs to be harvested as soon as possible and sent to the drier. Typically, this rice will be discounted for water damage and stain.

BATON ROUGE – Heavy rains that recently caused historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost the state’s agriculture industry at least $110 million, according to preliminary estimates from the LSU AgCenter.
WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Monday that due to the damage and displacement caused by recent flooding, the grace period to renew flood insurance policies has been extended to 120 days, for certain parishes in Louisiana, including Vermilion Parish.

Sprouted rice. Photo by Ken Lyon near Roberts Cove in Acadia Parish. If rice has sprouted in the field, it needs to be harvested as soon as possible and sent to the drier. Typically, this rice will be discounted for water damage and stain.

Abbeville Arrest Report: March 13-21

Jeanne Allen
DOB: 10/14/1986
Charge: Possession of CDS With Juvenile Present
Charge: Possession of Cocaine
Charge: Possession of Schedule II Drugs

Fr. Theriot’s crucifix helps raise money for soup kitchen

Jack Gupta, his wife, Dr. Padmini Gupta, and John Listi hold Fr. Theriot’s crucifix. The Guptas purchased the crucifix.

Fr. Donald Theriot may have left this Earth more than two years ago, but he is still helping his parish.

Vermilion Parish travelers react to bombings in Belgium

The Kaplan Jumelage Committee is still scheduled to depart on Easter Sunday for Europe. The trip is expected to include Paris and Normandy, France and Hannut, Belgium. Taking the trip will be (front) Steve Havenar, Lisa Broussard, Beth Broussard, Myra Broussard, Marlene Marceaux, Carolyn Meaux, Jack Gupta, Marlene Theriot, Wayne Theriot, Olivia Champagne, Mayor Kirk Champagne, Steven Clostio (back) Jerry Broussard, Kenneth Broussard, Richard LeBlanc, Linda Faulk, Brenda Baldwin, B.J. Baldwin, Rufus Marceaux, Ronald Meaux, Blake Williams, Farrel Comeaux. Not in photo are Klebe’ Meaux, Lynn Williams, Padmini Gupta, Bobby Frederick, Glenn Frederick, Jennie Havenar and Haylie Magnon.

The world awoke Tuesday to the tragic news of the reported terrorist bombings of an airport and metro station in Brussels, Belgium.

Protective wall finally coming to Erath schools

A wall like this one at Dozier Elementary will surround Erath High and Erath Middle School.

ERATH - The landscape at Erath High School and Erath Middle School is about to change over the next year.

One Acadiana releases Target Industry Strategy

LAFAYETTE – One Acadiana (1A) today released a target industry strategy (TIS), prepared by Garner Economics, that identifies the industry sectors most attractive for the Acadiana region and its bus

Moody is Hall of Fame inductee

Flanked by sons Kevin, left, and Stephen, Crowley businessman Braxton “B.I.” Moody III is inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum’s Political Hall of Fame during ceremonies Saturday night in

Lafayette – Politicians and politicos from across the state were in Lafayette Saturday to honor the 2016 class of the Louisiana Political Museum’s Political Hall of Fame.

Maurice sales tax up in January

MAURICE — Like most other areas, the Village of Maurice has seen its sales tax number decline for several months.

Abbeville Fire Department, A Pregnancy Center & Clinic holding baby supply drive

A Pregnancy Center & Clinic’s Betty Henson, Abbeville Fire
Department’s April Bodin, APCC’s Patrice Lewis and APCC’s Mary Mire promote the baby supply drive.

Everything needed for a baby during the first few month alone can have a financial impact for many families.
For single mothers, that cost can be greatly magnified.

ESPN to feature former Kaplan star, current South Carolina player Tina Roy

An ESPN producer interviews Marcelite Hopkins, Tina Roy’s mother, Wednesday morning in the Kaplan gym for a segment that will air next week.

KAPLAN — South Carolina basketball player Tina Roy, a Kaplan native, will be featured on ESPN during an NCAA tournament pre-game show next Thursday, March 24.



LAFAYETTE – Kickoff for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Sept. 17 home contest against South Alabama has been set for 6 p.m., University and Sun Belt Conference officials announced on Wednesday.


Pictured are twenty of the twenty six Erath students who served as State or National officers from the 1979-80 year until 2016. Sponsors are also pictured. Back: Emily Zegura (Sponsor), Ryan Poche (Served three roles.. State President for both the Jr. Beta and Sr. Beta. Also held National Presidential office title.) Joni Hebert (Sponsor), Jill Hebert Lemaire (First Erath student to ever serve as a state officer in 1979-1980. She served at the state level twice for Jr. Beta.), Sue Butuad (Sponsor), Dana Langlinais Granger (State Jr. Beta Secretary-Treasurer), Jamy Comeaux (State Sr. Beta President), Jeri Landry Theuiseen (Served as both state Jr. and Sr. State Beta President), Jeanne Domingue Turner (State Jr. Beta President), Theresa Comeaux Touchet (State Jr. Beta President), Tarrah Comeaux Davis (State Jr. Beta President), Ann Rachel Hebert Saunier (State Jr. Beta President), Lauren Hargrave Landry (State Jr. Beta President), Jordan Lange (Sr. Beta State President), Amy Broussard LeBlanc (State Jr. Beta President), Beth Hebert (Sponsor), Monica Suire (State Jr. Beta Chaplain), Amber Viator (Sponsor), Rickey Suire Domingues (Club and State Sponsor), Angela Lange (Sponsor), Eva Lange (Sponsor) and Clevie Thibodeaux (Sponsor). Front: Jenna Diz (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Chandra Comeaux Breaux (Jr. Beta National and State President), Lauren Lauren Lange (State Jr. Beta President, Sr. Beta Secretary and National Sr. Beta Secretary), Caroline Poche (State Jr. Beta President), Malory Savoie (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Kelbi Lashare (State Jr. Beta President), and John Michael Shiner (State Jr. Beta President), Missing Officers are: Jennifer Drott Lege (Jr. Beta State President and 1st Jr. Beta National President in Erath), Jade Nunez (Sr. Beta State and National President), Leslie Landry Babin, Jeanne Segura Pigott, Annie Watson served as State Jr. Beta President while, Hoyt Henry was a State Sr. Beta President. Erath High and Erath Middle Sponsors missing are: Ebrar Reaux (Club and State Sponor), Cindy Drott (Club and State Sponor), Annie Romero, Jill Colomb Vincent, Christina Dore Denais, Jackie Puyau, DeEtte Bigot, Louisa Primeaux, Jennifer DePriest, Liz Vice, Susan Cassidy, Kelsey Sikes, Sterling “T-Cap” Menard, Nell Schexnayder, Laura Gaspard and Amy Noel.

With the recent Jr.

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