It is always nice to receive a $75,000 check in the mail you were not expecting. On Monday, Vermilion Parish Tourism Executive Alison Miller saw an envelope from the BP Claims Department. Miller was no expecting anything from BP, so there was not a reason to get excited about the letter until she opened it and read it.

Shaina Crochet

Update: teen has been located and is safe.

Levy Jr.

The Abbeville Police Department investigated a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy. 338 where a stolen vehicle went off the roadway causing the vehicle to overturn. The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 14. A juvenile passenger in the vehicle was found at the scene and transported to a Lafayette hospital.

Shaina Crochet

Levy Jr.

Watch Your Step out of Vermilion Parish Courthouse

This six-inch high step at the courthouse is creating a headache for the police jury. Some people have fallen because they forget the step is there after they walk out the door.

The step is only six inches high but some people are not seeing it as they leave the Vermilion Parish Courthouse.

AgCenter specialist, agent earn honors

LSU AgCenter rice specialist Dustin Harrell, left, and Dennis Burns, LSU AgCenter county agent in Tensas Parish, were honored Thursday (Jan. 15) at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference. Harrell received the Rice Researcher of the Year Award, and Burns was recognized as Precision Ag Researcher of the Year. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter

Vermilion narcotics agents arrest four


According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Kaplan native rises to CEO of Girl Scouts

Rachel Broussard is shown working at a retreat for Girls Scouts.

A Kaplan native is now one of the two highest ranking people in Girl Scouts of Louisiana.

Gueydan City Council gets swron in

Town of Gueydan officials were sworn in at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 6 at 6 p.m. at Gueydan City Hall by Justice of the Peace, Tim LeBlanc.

Gueydan’s first baby born January 5

The Walton family welcomed Jon Taylor on Monday, January 5, making him Gueydan’s First Baby. The Walton family from left, Erin, Caroline, Isaac Jon Taylor and George Walton.

GUEYDAN - Jon Taylor Walton is officially Gueydan’s first baby of 2015. Jon Taylor came into the world on Monday, January 5, 2015.

LaPolitics Notebook

Jeremy Alford

Major State Tax Study Taking Shape



Owen Stutes makes a catch in the outfield for QSA.


Christen Migues beats out the throw at first base for a single against Welsh. (photo by Sadie Suire)

ERATH - The QSA 10-and-under All-Stars were in a win or go home situation Sunday afternoon in the third day of the Pony Regional Tournament.


The 2015-2016 Eagleline includes (top to bottom) Madison Hebert (Jr.), Gabrielle Davis (Fr.), Catherine Romaine (Fr.), Hannah Trahan (Soph.), Michelle Noel (Coach), Avery Hebert (Fr.), Molly Landry (Fr.), Laura Landry (Jr.),Abbey Hebert (Jr.), Bailey Mire (Fr.), Meredith David (Soph.), Madison Landry (Sr./Secretary-Treasurer), Caroline Landry (Sr./Captain), Cailin Trahan (Sr./Co-Captain), Anne-Marie Marceaux (Sr.)

The Vermilion Catholic Eagleline attended Universal Dance Association camp held at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge June 22-25.


A Celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at a 2:30 PM service in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Gertie Marie Hargrave Medus, 88, who peacefully went home to be with the

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