On Nov. 24, 2015, Abbeville Police Department was notified by an individual who was the victim of a scam.

John Bel Edwards

State Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) was elected the governor of Louisiana in a runoff election on Saturday, defeating U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R).

Julius Johnson for Kaplan rushed for 120 yards this past week.

WINNFIELD - The Kaplan defense rose to the occasion more than once in the Pirates’ win over Winnfield Friday in the Class 3A second round playoff game. Kaplan won 22-7 and will play host to No. 1 Lutcher Friday in the third round game.

John Bel Edwards

Julius Johnson for Kaplan rushed for 120 yards this past week.

Kaplan High teacher passes away

Davlon Rost

Davlon Rost, a longtime educator at Kaplan High School passed away after a brief illness.
At press-time, funeral arrangements were not known.

Student in Abbeville charged with terrorizing

The Abbeville Police were on the scene at Mt.Carmel Tuesday morning.

A Mt. Carmel student was brought into the Abbeville Police Department on Tuesday after allegedly posting something on social media that was allegedly a threat to the school.

Maurice officer found not guilty

Officer Willis Thomas was driving this police cruiser during the time of the crash.

MAURICE — A Maurice police officer involved in a fatal crash more than three years ago has been found not guilty of negligent homicide.
Judge Michelle Breaux issued a not guilty verdict for Willis Thomas Monday afternoon. The trial had no jury, with only Breaux hearing the case.

Two Delcambre men arrested for crab theft

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested two men for alleged crabbing violations in Iberia Parish on Oct 12 in two separate cases.

Boffy wins BESE seat; Miguez remains state representative

Holly Boffy

Holly Frank Boffy of Abbeville returns for another four years as a BESE Board member from District 7.
Boffy picked up 71,777 votes with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, while Mike Kreamer had 62,549 vote

Vermilion Parish Police Jury remains same

Paul Bourgeois Jr.

There are a total of 14 Vermilion Parish Police Jurors, and only three had opposition in Saturday’s election.
All three sitting police jurors were able to win their seat back.
In Abbeville, Paul Bourgeois Jr. returns for his second term as police juror. He beat Darrel Hebert 471 votes (67 percent) to 236 votes (33 percent).

Couvillon wins as sheriff in Vermilion Parish

Sheriff Mike Couvillon

Vermilion Parish has elected Mike Couvillon as sheriff for the fourth straight term winning easily over Toby Walker, a former Abbeville policeman.
Couvillon received 11,748 votes (79%), while Walker garnered 3,146 votes (21%).

What to look for on Saturday's ballot

Governor - (Select 1)
Scott A. Angelle #1 Republican
Beryl Billiot #2 No Party
“Jay” Dardenne #3 Republican
Cary Deaton #4 Democrat
John Bel Edwards #5 Democrat

Go vote on Saturday

BATON ROUGE, —Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds registered voters statewide that the Gubernatorial Primary Election will be held this Saturday, along with other races.

Eagle Project Stolen

Nicholas Valdetero stands by one of the two poles (in red square) that were not stolen at the wharf.

At the age of 17, Nicholas Valdetero of Abbeville learned life is not fair.
For the last month, Valdetero with the help of scouts from Troop 85 in Abbeville began working on Valdetero’s community Eagle Scout project.
His project was to refurbish and clean the four wharfs along La. 82, south of Forked Island.

Abbeville takes step to recover delinquent city court fines, costs

Abbeville City Court shares an issue with similar entities around the country.
“Nationwide there is a problem,” City Attorney Ike Funderburk explained during a committee meeting Tuesday. “That problem is getting people who have been convicted or pled to crimes to pay their fines and their costs. Millions of dollars are owed to court systems around the country.
“Abbeville City Court is not different.”



William Noegel (left) and Peyton Theriot (right) stop a Gator running back.

Many were thinking it before the Delhi Charter Gators game against the Vermilion Catholic Eagles even began.


On November 17, another special meeting was held at the Vermilion Council on Aging due to the resignation of Kirk Frith from the board of directors, and the termination of term limits of Dr. Powlin Manuel and Ms. Diane Ardeneaux. Dr. Manuel served on the board as treasurer and was replaced buy a new member Stan Hardee. Ms. Diane Ardeneaux served as secretary and was replaced by Ms. Sandra Marant

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