On Thursday, June 25, the Abbeville Police Department investigated two separate incidents involving the same individual.

Robert Vincent with former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

The city of Abbeville did not make the list.

There is good news and bad news for Vermilion Parish when it comes to another national website ranking Louisiana cities. First the good news.

Robert Vincent with former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

The city of Abbeville did not make the list.

Erath teen drowns in a bayou

The teen drowned in a bayou like the Bayou Tigre.

ERATH - A friendly fishing trip in Erath turned tragic when a teen drowned after falling in.

Gulf Coast Bank 29ers take care of young Eagles

Taylor Abshire threw all seven innings in the 29ers victory.

The Abbeville Eagles, playing without many of their varsity starters, had to field a young lineup against the experienced Gulf Coast Bank 29ers from Abbeville.

Four want to be new governor of Louisiana

David Vitter

It's still up in the air as to which of the four candidates running for governor will make it to the run-off and eventually win the spot this fall.

'Tough Love' Coach retires from education in Abbeville

Glenn Hebert now spends time cleaning his swimming pool.

Glenn Hebert does not shy away from his method of teaching and coaching today’s children. He calls it “Tough Love.” He learned it from his father Parker Hebert.

Perry Bridge finally open located south of Abbeville

Traffic was busy crossing in the Perry Bridge Wednesday afternoon.

At around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, DOTD officially opened the Perry Bridge, located south of Abbeville.
For at least five months the bridge had been closed for repair by DOTD.

Abbeville Police stop a rooster fighting ring in Abbeville

The fighting was allegedly taking place under a gazebo in the back yard.

After a three week investigation into a possible rooster fighting ring in Abbeville, the Abbeville Police Department arrested seven people in connection with the rooster fighting ring.

1965 Henry High graduates honor former teachers at class reunion

1965 Henry High graduate Warren Perrin (right) hands former Henry teachers Billie Wayne Broussard (standing) and Edna Mae Landry (sitting) flowers. Standing on the left of Mrs Landry is Johnny Picard, who coached and taught at Henry for two years.

Saturday afternoon was the 50th class reunion for the 1965 graduating class of Henry High School.

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Sports

KYAAs 12u Fastpitch Softball Team placed first this past weekend in the Scott Area Team Sports Allstar tournament held in Scott, La. Team members include Coaches Bart Baudoin, C.J. Chargois, Ryan Hebert and David Packard, Janiya Small, Lexi Broussard, Kinley Duhon, Maddie Campisi, Carina Chargois, Je Johnnie, Jayden Baudoin, Molly Sistrunk, Jozie Jameyson, Ava Hebert, Gabrielle Marceaux, and Lauryn Packard.

Lifestyle

Mrs. Brett Elias

Miss Cori Dupuis became the bride of Mr. Brett Elias on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice, La.
Father Louis Richard officiated the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.

Obituaries

Leedward J. “L.J.” Vincent, 90, of Port Neches, died Monday, June 29, 2015. He was born on September 23, 1924, in Leroy, Louisiana, to Louise Breaux and Joseph Vincent.

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