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GUEYDAN - In the ordinary course of life, parents don't expect to out-live their children. But in the case of one Gueydan family the thought and fear was always there.
An Abbeville man, a teacher at a local middle school, has been charged with three counts of rape. Abbeville Police arrested James Harber shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Kaplan Principal Dr. Janet Guerrini (kneeling second from left) said her students help make Kaplan High a great place to be an administrator.

KAPLAN — Hard work yields positive results. Look no further than Kaplan High School for evidence of that. The Lady Pirates softball team will be playing in the state tournament later this week. The baseball team reached the postseason. The school’s musical department is thriving.

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Kaplan Principal Dr. Janet Guerrini (kneeling second from left) said her students help make Kaplan High a great place to be an administrator.

More than 600 attend Vermilion Job Fair

More than 600 job seekers attended the four-hour job fair.

People looking for jobs took a positive step Wednesday in making that a reality.

Fire near Kaplan claims man’s life

First responders discovered Broussard in the car port area after putting out the fire.

Officials are continuing an investigation into a residential fire near Kaplan that claimed a man’s life.

Abbeville Arrest Report: March 13-21

Jeanne Allen
DOB: 10/14/1986
Charge: Possession of CDS With Juvenile Present
Charge: Possession of Cocaine
Charge: Possession of Schedule II Drugs

Fr. Theriot’s crucifix helps raise money for soup kitchen

Jack Gupta, his wife, Dr. Padmini Gupta, and John Listi hold Fr. Theriot’s crucifix. The Guptas purchased the crucifix.

Fr. Donald Theriot may have left this Earth more than two years ago, but he is still helping his parish.

Vermilion Parish travelers react to bombings in Belgium

The Kaplan Jumelage Committee is still scheduled to depart on Easter Sunday for Europe. The trip is expected to include Paris and Normandy, France and Hannut, Belgium. Taking the trip will be (front) Steve Havenar, Lisa Broussard, Beth Broussard, Myra Broussard, Marlene Marceaux, Carolyn Meaux, Jack Gupta, Marlene Theriot, Wayne Theriot, Olivia Champagne, Mayor Kirk Champagne, Steven Clostio (back) Jerry Broussard, Kenneth Broussard, Richard LeBlanc, Linda Faulk, Brenda Baldwin, B.J. Baldwin, Rufus Marceaux, Ronald Meaux, Blake Williams, Farrel Comeaux. Not in photo are Klebe’ Meaux, Lynn Williams, Padmini Gupta, Bobby Frederick, Glenn Frederick, Jennie Havenar and Haylie Magnon.

The world awoke Tuesday to the tragic news of the reported terrorist bombings of an airport and metro station in Brussels, Belgium.

Protective wall finally coming to Erath schools

A wall like this one at Dozier Elementary will surround Erath High and Erath Middle School.

ERATH - The landscape at Erath High School and Erath Middle School is about to change over the next year.

One Acadiana releases Target Industry Strategy

LAFAYETTE – One Acadiana (1A) today released a target industry strategy (TIS), prepared by Garner Economics, that identifies the industry sectors most attractive for the Acadiana region and its bus



Teammates swarm Bella Doucet after she knocked in the game winning run with a single on Saturday.


VC coach Jesse Faulk runs onto the field after Bella Doucet's hit.


VC running up to Bella Doucet after the hit.


Kelsey Michel scores the game winning run in the 10th inning. She was on third base.


Ainsley Mallet beats the throw to first base on a bunt single in the bottom of the 10th inning.

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The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles are heading to Sulphur for the first time in eight years.


Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza joins the Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville Chapter during their general chapter meeting on April 5 to present and read an official proclamation honoring April 03-06 as National Junior Auxiliary Week. Mayor Piazza thanked the chapter for their leadership, dedication and service to the community over the years. Mayor Piazza has been a supporter of JA of Abbeville since his installation as and the chapter is immensely grateful for his friendship. Members showcased their JA pride by wearing their chapter color, blue, and signifying their JA Week theme “Let BLUE Reign”.


Members of JA of Abbeville gathered for dinner at the new Riverfront location following the final chapter meeting of the JA year and in observance of Junior Auxiliary Week. Pictured are Marcy Lege, Shelly Libersat, Rita Broussard, Tara Duplantis, Renee Bertrand, Beverly Lege, Angie Detraz, Hollie Trahan, Tanya Istre, Liz Perry, Jamie Corner, Angelle Broussard, Dr. Anita Carrere, Laurie Gunter and Renee Duhon.



A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Harvey Lee Broussard, 86, who passed away on April 26, 2016.

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