Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr.

Concerned about an increase in crime in the city, Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. suggested in July that statistics be gathered and presented in an attempt to reach the source. “Is it a breakdown in families or a lack of education?” Touchet asked at the time. “We have to get down to the root of what the problems are.”

Heikeem Hebert

On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 16 at approximately 6 p.m., the Abbeville Police Department responded to Live Oak Manor Apartments which is located on the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Drive for the complaint of an aggravated assault with a firearm.

One way the FIEB Backers Club raises money for their school is by working the concession stand at the LSU Tiger Stadium.

Every year, schools face difficult problems which include shrinking budgets, increasing class sizes, government mandates and the challenges of delivering quality education are daunting. Understanding these ongoing problems, a group of women wanted to assist their community school, the Forked Island-E. Broussard Elementary School.

Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr.

Heikeem Hebert

One way the FIEB Backers Club raises money for their school is by working the concession stand at the LSU Tiger Stadium.


Pro-life group honors Sen. Perry

Pictured from left to right: Louisiana Right to Life Legislative Liaison Sarah Mary Toce, Sen. Jonathan “JP” Perry and Louisiana Right to Life Director Ryan Verret.

District 26 State Senator Jonathan “JP” Perry garnered a Distinguished Legislator award from the Louisiana Right to Life Federation.

Thibodeaux’s toughness

Doctors diagnosed Kayli Thibodeaux, now 17, with leukemia when she was 7 years old.

LEROY — When the North Vermilion Patriots play host to Episcopal of Baton Rouge this Friday, there will undoubtedly be plenty of tough players on the field.

J.H. Williams takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

J.H. Williams Middle School administrators (seated L-R) Ryan Abshire, Lysonia Robertson, Principal Dana Primeaux and Kimberly Etie accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon. Doing the honors of pouring are staff members (L-R) Rodney LaSalle, Bruce Bass, Dean Dronet and Chuck Guardia.

Money continues to pour in to the ALS Association thanks to the group’s Ice Bucket Challenge.

2014 Duck Festival Queen

2014 Gueydan Duck Festival Queen
Macy LeBlanc

GUEYDAN - Dark hair beauty, Macy Michelle LeBlanc was crowned the 2014 Duck Festival Queen Saturday afternoon at the Duck Festival Building among family, friends and spectators.

Family, friends of homicide victims meet with officials in Abbeville

Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy (left), Lt. David Hardy (middle) and Abbeville Councilman Wayne Landry take part in discussion
during Wednesday’s meeting.

Abbeville City Councilman Wayne Landry organized a town hall meeting weeks ago to discuss the open homicide cases in both Abbeville and Vermilion Parish, not knowing exactly what would come of it.



Eagles offensive coordinator Roch Charpentier giving instructions to his offense before a drive last Friday night versus the Welsh Greyhounds.

One of the biggest rivalries in Vermilion Parish will be revisited tonight when the Erath Bobcats travel to play the Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles at 7 p.m.


Mrs. Phillip Michael LeBlanc

Makenzie Lynne Chaumont and Phillip Michael LeBlanc, both 23, exhanged wedding vows during at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Luke Simpson Methodist Church.

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