Drugs and a pistol found after a car chase.

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrest for narcotics related offenses within the parish.
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana consumers may need to pay close attention to sales and promotions on food items needed for Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Santa will be in Erath on Friday.

ERATH - The town of Erath and the Erath 4th of July Association would like to invite everyone to attend the 3rd Annual Lighting of the Christmas Lights. This year’s lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, November 28th at 6:30 PM in front of Erath City Hall. The city hall is located at 115 West Edwards Street.

Drugs and a pistol found after a car chase.

Santa will be in Erath on Friday.


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.

Blanco to be honored as Living Legend


Andy Perrin, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Acadian Museum, stated that the Acadian Museum will honor former Gov. Kathleen



Zack Trangmar of Erath dribbles by a Ascension player.

Despite 32 points from Ashaliee Brailey, the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles lost 61-58 to Fairview in Wednesday’s St. Thomas More’s Shootout.
Brailey made three 3-pointers.


Zuri Lee Sellers
A daughter, Zuri Lee Sellers, was born Monday, November 3, 2014, at Abbeville General Hospital, to Amber Paige Sellers from Abbeville.

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