According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, one person has been arrested and booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center Monday in connection to an early morning shooting that left one person dead.
An Abbeville mother is grateful her family was not injured after a large tree fell on her mobile home Thursday night. Savannah Broussard with her two children and a friend heard the winds picking up while watching television.

Alexis Harrison tries to shake everyone’s hands as she walks through the halls at Herod. AHS Principal Ivy Landry is also shaking all of the students hands.

A group of 2016 Abbeville High graduates went back to where it all began - Herod Elementary. There were 30-plus AHS graduates who showed up in their cap and gown to walk through the halls. Herod Elementary students lined the halls and held up congratulations signs and applauded as the graduates walked by.

Alexis Harrison tries to shake everyone’s hands as she walks through the halls at Herod. AHS Principal Ivy Landry is also shaking all of the students hands.

Go vote on Saturday

BATON ROUGE, —Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds registered voters statewide that the Gubernatorial Primary Election will be held this Saturday, along with other races.

Eagle Project Stolen

Nicholas Valdetero stands by one of the two poles (in red square) that were not stolen at the wharf.

At the age of 17, Nicholas Valdetero of Abbeville learned life is not fair.
For the last month, Valdetero with the help of scouts from Troop 85 in Abbeville began working on Valdetero’s community Eagle Scout project.
His project was to refurbish and clean the four wharfs along La. 82, south of Forked Island.

Abbeville takes step to recover delinquent city court fines, costs

Abbeville City Court shares an issue with similar entities around the country.
“Nationwide there is a problem,” City Attorney Ike Funderburk explained during a committee meeting Tuesday. “That problem is getting people who have been convicted or pled to crimes to pay their fines and their costs. Millions of dollars are owed to court systems around the country.
“Abbeville City Court is not different.”

Faulk says working for city of Abbeville is never dull

Kathy Faulk (left) has been with the city of Abbeville for 14 years. Along side of Faulk is Deanna Touchet, who also works for the city.

Kathy Faulk has been a devoted employee of Abbeville City Hall for the past 14 years. She is grateful to have a wonderful job, doing what she loves the most, so close to home.

Gueydan: ‘All we wanted was an apology’

Gueydan residents and students attended the school board meeting hold signs in support of keeping all Gueydan schools open.

The school board meeting room looked like a sea of red.

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Sports

Claire Meyers signs on the dotted line and will now be a Ragin Cajun track athlete. In the photo with her are her father Kevin and mother Monica. Her track coaches Mya Touchet and Casey Meador.

Claire Meyers will continue the Meyers family tradition of playing sports for the UL-Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.

Lifestyle

Tatum Ariel Shipley and Bailee Zhanae Irvine were the recipients of NAUW-Vermilion Region Branch scholarships. Presenting the $500 scholarships were Ella Taylor and Bridget Winters. (l-r) Ena Darby, parent; Tatum Ariel Shipley; Bridget Winters; Ella Taylor; Bailey Zhanae Irvine and Tracey Irvine, parent.

The National Association of University Women - Vermilion Region Branch, has again awarded scholarships to two Vermilion Parish graduates.

Obituaries

A Memorial Service was held on May 15, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, for Monique Allain Meyer, who was born on July 21, 1968, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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