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.

Vermilion Parish has 6th best graduation rate

Vermilion Parish School District has the sixth ranked four-year high school graduation rate in the state, based on the numbers released by the Louisiana Department of Education.

Pecan Island cattle farmer passes away

Bryan Veazey

The Vermilion Parish cattle industry has lost one of its own with the passing of Bryan Veazey.
Veazey, 64, of Pecan Island passed away last Friday, April 3.

Louisiana ag economy grows to $12.7 billion in 2014

Planting corn at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria. (Photo by Craig Gautreaux)

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana agriculture as a whole contributed $12.7 billion to the state’s economy in 2014, as reported in the 2014 Ag Summary from the LSU AgCenter, which was released today online.

Abbeville mural nearly complete

This is the side view of the mural being painted on the Abbeville City Hall building. The mural is an image of an accordion.

Muralist Robert Dafford has nearly completed his work on Abbeville City Hall.
“It should take three or four more days,” Dafford said Thursday afternoon.

State Police work fatal crash in Vermilion Parish

Troopers from LSP Troop I responded to the morning’s first crash shortly after 1:00 am on LA 330 approximately 2 miles south of Jean Road.  Preliminary investigation revealed that the crash occurre



Devren Constantine is one of VC's top four receivers. He uses his 9 1/2 inch hands to catch the football.

It is no secret that Vermilion Catholic has four of the best wide receivers in Class A. One of those receivers may have the largest hands in Class A.


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


ERATH – A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Roy Joseph Johnson, 80, will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Fr.

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