Ryley Hope Case

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Vermilion Parish to be held on April 24. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Vermilion Parish will take place on April 24, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Kaplan High School located at 200 E. Pirate Lane Kaplan, LA 70548.
New Vermilion Parish District Attorney Keith Stutes let it be known that “fixing” tickets or “helping” with tickets are now a thing of the past, now that he is the new district attorney.

A.A. Comeaux Park has a sign that states no weapons are allowed in the park.

Did you know it is legal to bring an exposed gun into most parks in Abbeville? A person can display a .38 caliber pistol on his hip and there is nothing anyone can do. The Abbeville City Council wants to try and change that. What the person can not do is discharge a gun in the city limits. That’s against the law.

Ryley Hope Case

A.A. Comeaux Park has a sign that states no weapons are allowed in the park.

Receiver boxes for seismic survey spotted throughout Vermilion Parish

This is one of many 3-D Seismic receiver boxes on the ground throughout the parish.

Have you noticed strange looking boxes surrounded by wire along side the roads in Vermilion Parish?
Some people have because six were stolen over the last few weeks.

Mardi Gras season has arrived!

Chic-A-La-Pie krewe members (sitting) Renella Hargrave, Rene Duhon, Mary Mouton, Linda Vincent, Sheila Gary, Jeralyn Abshire, Patricia Mire, Kyle Harrington (standing) Calvin Hargrave, Robert Mire, Michael Trahan, Angie Demette and Jamie Abshire. The flag will hang from the second floor balcony at Kaplan City Hall.

KAPLAN - Believe it or not, Mardi Gras season is here!
How will you know which Tuesday it will be?
You’ll find the big day can fall on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9.

Phase two of Abbeville skate park set to begin

Abbeville Rotary Club member Rob Roy, William Emfinger and
Abbeville Public Works Director Clay Menard (L-R) discuss plans for phase two of the skate park. Emfinger will handle the construction.

What has been a big attraction for Abbeville will soon become even bigger.

From Wildcats to Ducks

The Martins at the Rose Bowl: (L-R) Kenneth Jr., Kheira, Willie Ruffin and Kenneth Sr.

Willie Ruffin Martin spent four years at Abbeville High cheering for the Wildcats.

Chemistry challenge from DOW Chemical for Vermilion Parish students/teachers

Left to Right: Patrice Mire & Adrienne Theriot, VPSB Curriculum Facilitators, Whitney Laasko, JHW, Mark Cresanti, Site Leader – Weeks Island Dow Chemical, Meaghan Schexnider, FIEB, Beau Hilty, Lead MME Engineer Dow Chemical, Jeannie Cormier, VPSB

Dow Chemical is sponsoring “You Be the Chemist Challenge.” The Weeks Island DOW Chemical Plant is offering to host a Vermilion Parish School System challenge.

Donor visits UL Lafayette College of engineering

Photo by Amy Windsor
Shown, from left, are LaShaun Bordelon, Donald Mosing, Keith Mosing, Dr. Joseph Savoie and Muhiad Elsanousy.

LAFAYETTE — Oil industry giant Donald Mosing got a chance Thursday to see how his contributions have helped the University of Louisiana at Lafayette develop one of the fastest-growing engineering p

Abbeville police respond to phone scam complaints

The Abbeville Police Department has recently responded to complaints where citizens have received telephone calls from different phone numbers with a (337) area code.

Old contaminated sites in Vermilion Parish still need cleaning up

Today, weeds and trees live on one of the contaminated sites in Vermilion Parish.

It is no secret Vermilion Parish has had its problems when it comes to contaminated land and water, thanks to the oil and gas industry and chemical companies.



North Vermilion’s Jordan Windmon earns parish MVP honors.

North Vermilion senior Jordan Windmon was recognized as the Vermilion Parish MVP and Abbeville head coach Berwick Hamilton earned coach of the year honors in the parish.


The Junior Auxiliary annual Easter egg hunt was held on Friday, March 27 at the Erath Head Start. JA Members were happy to bring this exciting event to Erath. Along with parents and teachers, the students were able to enjoy the egg hunt and enjoy a surprise visit with the Easter Bunny. This project is special, as the chapter members are able to interact with the students and see the joy that the Easter Bunny and egg hunt can bring to the students.


Jamie Hebert, Beverly Lege, Anita Chaisson, Sara Duplechain (the bunny), Marcy Lege, Angelle Broussard, Rita Broussard


ABBEVILLE — Funeral Services for Leslie "BB" James Bessard, (66) will be held, 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 821 1.J. Joiner Street.

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