Robert Vincent with former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

The city of Abbeville did not make the list.

There is good news and bad news for Vermilion Parish when it comes to another national website ranking Louisiana cities. First the good news.

All the contents in the house were destroyed by the fire.

A morning fire last Monday sent a mother and her two children to the hospital. The house fire was at the home of Amy and Otis Amy family, who lived at 22027 Mahogany Road, northwest of Kaplan. The house was totally destroyed by the fire and the family also lost all the contents inside.

Robert Vincent with former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

The city of Abbeville did not make the list.

All the contents in the house were destroyed by the fire.

Vermilion Parish Courthouse getting a $1.3 million facelift

All of the windows and shutters will be changed.

The Vermilion Parish Court House is getting a $1.3 million needed facelift.
Compliments of FEMA, the courthouse is getting a new roof, doors, new shutters and 96 brand new windows.

Video captures six beating one man

Colt Turner

A man is recovering in a hospital after being beaten by six men on Frank’s Alley in Abbeville early Tuesday morning.
The fight was captured on a nearby surveillance video.

Darin Desormeaux announces candidacy for Police Jury District 1

Darin Desormeaux

After careful consideration, prayers and conversations with family, friends and parish leaders, I would like to announce my intentions to run for the office of Police Juror, District 1, in Vermilio

Traffic open on South Airport Road in Abbeville

Traffic can now pass on South Airport Road in Abbeville, as of late Thursday.
The road was closed for the last month in order to elevate the road for hurricane protection.

Man takes plea for card game robbery near Erath

Kendrick Alexander

Nine of the 11 men who were robbed eight years ago during a card game in Grosse Isle, finally got their chance to see one of the robbers admit to the crime.

Abbeville's Koryn Hawthorne makes Top 12 on "The Voice"

Koryn Hawthorne is expected to sing Monday or Tuesday.

Abbeville 17-year-old singer Koryn Hawthorne made the top 12 of “The Voice” on Wednesday night.
‘The Voice” is a nationally televised singing competition on NBC.

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Sports

KYAAs 12u Fastpitch Softball Team placed first this past weekend in the Scott Area Team Sports Allstar tournament held in Scott, La. Team members include Coaches Bart Baudoin, C.J. Chargois, Ryan Hebert and David Packard, Janiya Small, Lexi Broussard, Kinley Duhon, Maddie Campisi, Carina Chargois, Je Johnnie, Jayden Baudoin, Molly Sistrunk, Jozie Jameyson, Ava Hebert, Gabrielle Marceaux, and Lauryn Packard.

Lifestyle

Mrs. Brett Elias

Miss Cori Dupuis became the bride of Mr. Brett Elias on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice, La.
Father Louis Richard officiated the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.

Obituaries

Leedward J. “L.J.” Vincent, 90, of Port Neches, died Monday, June 29, 2015. He was born on September 23, 1924, in Leroy, Louisiana, to Louise Breaux and Joseph Vincent.

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