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

VC takes care of Houma Christian, 54-21

VC cornerback Andre Girouard (12) tries to bring down Houma Christian quarterback Drake Battaglia.

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles had no trouble beating the Houma Christian Warriors, 54-21, in the first round of the Division IV playoffs.

Commercial fishing boat catches fire in Intracoastal City

Meaux/Nunez firefighter Joe Appling and Abbeville firefighter Trevor Brailey work to extinguish the blaze.

Fire Department from around Vermilion Parish responded Wednesday evening to a report of fire onboard a 167-foot commercial fishing vessel.

Kaplan High’s Gabor named Abbeville Kiwanis Club Student of the Month

abor is joined by (L-R) Kaplan High Counselor Rona Landry, Kiwanis member Anita Chaisson and Kiwanis President Mike Hardy.

While many seniors may still be in the process of deciding exactly what they want to do after graduation, Olivia Gabor knows precisely where she will be.

Vermilion Parish Police Jury has budget concerns for 2015

Andrew Granger of the LSU Ag Center talks to the Police Jury about a new building for the Ag Center.

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury learned it did not have enough money to fund the 2015 budget requests from other government agencies that the police jury supports.

Knights of Columbus has coat drive in Abbeville

Just in time for the cold weather, the Knights of Columbus Council 2281 recently had a coat drive at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville. The council picked up 140 coats.

New Vermilion Parish economic director is an Abbeville native

Signing her contract as the new executive director of the Vermilion Parish Economic Development District is Anne Falgout (sitting, center). She was hired this week by the Economic Development District Hiring Board. Members of hiring board in the picture are (sitting, left to right) Ben Rivera, Falgout and Darin Desormeaux. (standing, left to right are) Richard Guilbeaux, Shari Cormier, the Economic Development assistant), Pat Rost, Paul Bourgeois, Kirk Frith, and Gale Smith.

The newly created Vermilion Parish Economic Development Board went national in its search for a new executive director. After a long search, they hired an Abbeville native.

Vermilion Parish teacher wins technology award

Sheri LeBlanc Young

Recently it was announced that Sheri LeBlanc Young, a Pre K teacher at Dozier Elementary won the Region IV LACUE (Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators) Early Childhood Education Award.

Truck Driver to Tank Operator

Lee Louis Bernard remembers driving his Sherman Tank on the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day Invasion.

ERATH — There were 50,000 Sherman Tanks destroyed in World War II. The good news for Lee Louis Bernard was that he was never driving one of those tanks.



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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