Scott Arceneaux

Abbeville Police arrested three and issued more than a dozen citations during a checkpoint that began Saturday night. The Abbeville Police Department conducted the sobriety checkpoint from 9 p.m. on Saturday to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Police set up the checkpoint on U.S. Hwy. 167 in front of Courtesy Motors.

Abbeville's Jose Pedroza (9) runs around the corner as NV’s Triston Romero approaches.

A little star was born Friday night for the Abbeville Wildcats. That little star is junior Jose Pedroza. Pedroza had a hand in Abbeville’s three touchdowns and came up with a big defensive hit for the Wildcats in their 21-6 jamboree victory over the North Vermilion Patriots. It was also his first varsity start.

Paul (son), Cheryl & David Trahan

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Rita approaching, the Abbeville Meridional continues our series of articles with David and Cheryl Trahan’s recount of the storm.

Scott Arceneaux

Abbeville's Jose Pedroza (9) runs around the corner as NV’s Triston Romero approaches.

Paul (son), Cheryl & David Trahan

Erath's Coy LeBlanc trying to make name for himself in loaded backfield

EHS sophomore Coy LeBlanc was working with the first string on Wednesday.

ERATH - When you are the third running back in a loaded backfield that has a returning 1,000 yard rusher and a 1,000 yard passer, the chances of you touching the football looks bleak.

One Acadiana list ways to improve education in state

Margaret Trahan, president and CEO of the United Way of Acadiana, speaks.

LAFAYETTE - Louisiana still ranks low in education, and One Acadiana leaders have four ideas to possibly improve education in the state.
• Maintain standards and accountability

Abbeville Police arrest Lafayette man

Clifford Prejean

Abbeville Police arrested a Lafayette man late Wednesday on multiple gun and drug charges.
The arrest came as a result of extra patrol in the area.

Winds, rain blow down trees, power-lines in Abbeville

Abbeville crews were busy Tuesday afternoon trimming branches and repairing downed power lines on the Old Kaplan Highway.

Heavy winds and rain arrived quickly Tuesday afternoon, leaving parts of Abbeville with damage and no electricity.
The height of the weather event hit around 1:30 p.m.

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Sports

Hannah Soileau of Erath High

Hannah Soileau is a 17 year old senior at Erath High School. She maintains a 4.0 grade point average while playing four sports. Her parents are Kyle and Simmie Soileau.

Lifestyle

Rosalee Mae Toups
A daughter, Rosalee Mae Toups, was born August, 4, 2015, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital to Mr. and and Mrs. Ted Toups.
Mrs. Toups is the former Megan Dubois.

Obituaries

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in Delhomme Funeral Home of Maurice for Clifford Bernard Broussard, 88, who passed away on August 29, 2015.

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