EUNICE — A Jeep left the Murphy gas station on front of Walmart Tuesday afternoon, ran across U.S. 190 and came to rest upside down in the potted soil in front of Tractor Supply. One person was removed from the Jeep. A Eunice Police officer said there was no other injuries. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Noshoba Davis)
Louisiana National Guard Lt. Col. James Williams, Jr. is pinned by his wife, Toni, during his promotion ceremony.
PINEVILLE – Surrounded by friends, family and colleagues, the Louisiana National Guard promoted James Williams, Jr. to the rank of lieutenant colonel at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, Dec. 18.
Williams is a long-time Vermilion Parish resident. He lives in Meaux with his family. He and his wife, the former Toni Lege have been married for 24 years. Together they have four children, James (III) who also serves in the LANG, Caroline, Ann Claire and Emma.
On May 4, 2019 at approximately 11:13 p.m. officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to a “shots fired” call near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and South Bailey Street.
The original caller stated that she heard several shots coming from she believed was a vehicle.
Upon officers arriving in the area, they were advised that a female subject had been shot and was being transported to the Abbeville General Hospital emergency room. The detective division was called out to investigate.
As students return from the Louisiana Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2019 State Leadership Conference, one Vermilion Parish student is coming back to Kaplan High School with a new role to fill for the next year.
Carina Chargois, daughter of CJ and Tina Chargois, a sophomore at Kaplan High School, was elected to serve as Louisiana FCCLA 2019-2020 State President.
A night of songs and the inspiration for those melodies are on the slate for the Vermilion Songwriters Night on Saturday at the Richard Sale Barn located south of Abbeville.
The first-ever “Vermilion Songwriters Night” will showcase the talents of Wade Richard (Gueydan), Garland Thompson (Abbeville), Jason Harrington (Abbeville) and Michael Juan Nunez (Erath).