William Thibodeaux

By William Thibodeaux, History columnist
Parents in school districts across Louisiana are opting their children out of the PARCC test, the test associated with Common Core standards. Vermilion Parish is no exception. As of Friday, a total of 15 students in Vermilion Parish have signed a waiver to opt out of taking the PARCC test.

Ashailee Brailey (left) and Lexi Langlinais hug after the win.

The Lady Eagles of VC are heading back to the Sweet 16 after knocking off St. Mary 41-30 Saturday afternoon. VC will play Tuesday night at 7:45 against White Castle in the semifinal game. The games are being held at McNeese University in Lake Charles.

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Ashailee Brailey (left) and Lexi Langlinais hug after the win.

Dozier rolls out Annual Mardi Gras parade

Each 1st grade Dozier Elementary student creates a boxed resource project and creates a costume with a box or portable item. This correlates with their Louisiana Unit studied at this time of year.

ERATH — "Throw me something Mister" is a phrase that is commonly associated with Mardi Gras parades.

Vermilion Parish School district takes stand against PARCC testing

Nancy Frederick, a teacher with 30 years of experience, reads a letter to the school board about PARCC testing.

The Vermilion Parish School District is taking a stand against, “Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).”

Abbeville man dies in motorcycle accident on Hwy. 167

Carl Johnson was driving this bike when it was hit from behind.

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on US 167 near Placide Road in Vermilion Parish.

Abbeville police have a busy three days

The Lexus being chased by the Abbeville police flipped and the driver was seriously injured.

The Abbeville Police Department had a busy week chasing down burglars, speeders and drug users within a three-day period.

Woman dies a month after two-vehicle accident

Sally Ann Boudreaux, 58, died from a car accident a month ago.

A woman who was involved in a two-car accident a month ago died recently in a Lafayette hospital.

Driver of motorcycle has died

First responders are picking up the pieces of the wrecked motorcycle on Hwy. 167.

The driver of a motorcycle involved in a crash Thursday afternoon on U.S. Hwy. 167 has died.

'One Acadiana' will benefit rural parishes in economic development

In the photo are: Rob Eddy, Pinnacle Group, Cecil Hymel, McIllhenny Company, Lenny Lemoine, The Lemoine Company, Amy Thibodeaux, Crowley Chamber of Commerce, Jim Bernard, Stuller, Matt Stuller, Stuller, Julie Simon-Dronet, Cox Acadiana, Jim Moncus, Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana, Joe Zanco, Home Bank, Chairman of One Acadiana, Dr. Natalie Harder, South Louisiana Community College, Jerry Vascocu, IBERIABANK, Judi Terzotis, The Daily Advertiser, Jim Prince, Retired, Stone Energy Corporation, Cherry Fisher May, IND Media, Carrie Templeton, Lafayette General Health, Gregg Gothreaux, Lafayette Economic Development Authority

LAFAYETTE - The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that it was officially transforming into a regional business organization known as “One Acadiana.” The transformation is e

Vermilion Catholic names its student of the year

Rev. Louis Richard stands with Kirsten Broussard of VC.

Vermilion Catholic High School has named its 2014-2015 Student of the Year.
The school selected Kirsten Broussard, who is the daughter of Claire Broussard.



Abbeville’s Dre’vian Evans (15) dribbles past a West St. Mary defender Friday night.

After starting the season 0-7, it was hard for anyone to imagine the Abbeville Wildcats winning 18 of their next 21 games and winning the District 6-3A title.
However, it happened.

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