City workers make repairs Tuesday morning at the damaged gas feeder.

KAPLAN — The estimate that natural gas will again be available to Kaplan and surrounding areas by the end of the week is a best-case scenario.
On the night of Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, the Abbeville Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint. Officers will be looking for impaired drivers and other traffic related offenses. The checkpoint will be conducted between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. somewhere within the city limits of Abbeville.

Dereck Viator

Last week the Vermilion Parish Grand Jury returned a True Bill on the following individuals as it relates to the disappearance of Tyler Domingue, who was reported missing from St. Landry Parish in May of 2014.

City workers make repairs Tuesday morning at the damaged gas feeder.

Dereck Viator

‘Let’s Shine Vermilion’

New chamber president Dr. Anita Carrere accepts an award from outgoing chamber president Sammy Frioux during the banquet.

The Vermilion Parish Chamber of Commerce, which has been around for 96 years, is taking a positive approach to the upcoming year by adopting the theme “Lets Shine Vermilion.”

Abbeville Police looking for two shooting suspects

The Abbeville Police are searching for this man. If you recognize him, call 893-2511.

Abbeville Police are actively looking for two suspects involved in a weekend shooting.

‘We still have dreams’

E.I. Sullivan, pastor at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Abbeville, serves as the guest speaker of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Abbeville.

Linked hand in hand, dozens gathered Monday morning to take part in what is a highlight of Abbeville’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the annual “Stump Service.”

Familiar Police Jury in Vermilion Parish

In the photo are (left to right) police jury attorney Paul Moresi III, jurors Sandrus Stelly, Leon Broussard, Pervis Gaspard, Cloris Boudreaux, Paul Bourgeois, Mark Poché, Errol Domingues, Jason Picard, Dane Hebert, Wayne Touchet, Nathan Granger and Kevin Sagrera. Sitting left to right are jurors Ron Darby and Ronald Menard. Linda Duhon is the parish administrator.

There are a lot of familiar faces on the new Vermilion Parish Police Jury.
At Monday night’s police jury meeting, the new board took over. Out of the 14, 13 are returning police jurors.

Abbeville resident new state emergency director

James Waskom

Abbeville resident and attorney James Waskom was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards on Monday as the Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).



VC’s Matt Fontenot (31) makes a tackle and knocks the football out of the hands a Central Catholic receiver. In the background is Peyton Theriot (52).

LAFAYETTE - No longer are Tyler Derouen, William Noegel, Emile Trahan, Hunter Frith or Devren Constantine wearing Vermilion Catholic uniforms. They have all graduated.


Pictured are twenty of the twenty six Erath students who served as State or National officers from the 1979-80 year until 2016. Sponsors are also pictured. Back: Emily Zegura (Sponsor), Ryan Poche (Served three roles.. State President for both the Jr. Beta and Sr. Beta. Also held National Presidential office title.) Joni Hebert (Sponsor), Jill Hebert Lemaire (First Erath student to ever serve as a state officer in 1979-1980. She served at the state level twice for Jr. Beta.), Sue Butuad (Sponsor), Dana Langlinais Granger (State Jr. Beta Secretary-Treasurer), Jamy Comeaux (State Sr. Beta President), Jeri Landry Theuiseen (Served as both state Jr. and Sr. State Beta President), Jeanne Domingue Turner (State Jr. Beta President), Theresa Comeaux Touchet (State Jr. Beta President), Tarrah Comeaux Davis (State Jr. Beta President), Ann Rachel Hebert Saunier (State Jr. Beta President), Lauren Hargrave Landry (State Jr. Beta President), Jordan Lange (Sr. Beta State President), Amy Broussard LeBlanc (State Jr. Beta President), Beth Hebert (Sponsor), Monica Suire (State Jr. Beta Chaplain), Amber Viator (Sponsor), Rickey Suire Domingues (Club and State Sponsor), Angela Lange (Sponsor), Eva Lange (Sponsor) and Clevie Thibodeaux (Sponsor). Front: Jenna Diz (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Chandra Comeaux Breaux (Jr. Beta National and State President), Lauren Lauren Lange (State Jr. Beta President, Sr. Beta Secretary and National Sr. Beta Secretary), Caroline Poche (State Jr. Beta President), Malory Savoie (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Kelbi Lashare (State Jr. Beta President), and John Michael Shiner (State Jr. Beta President), Missing Officers are: Jennifer Drott Lege (Jr. Beta State President and 1st Jr. Beta National President in Erath), Jade Nunez (Sr. Beta State and National President), Leslie Landry Babin, Jeanne Segura Pigott, Annie Watson served as State Jr. Beta President while, Hoyt Henry was a State Sr. Beta President. Erath High and Erath Middle Sponsors missing are: Ebrar Reaux (Club and State Sponor), Cindy Drott (Club and State Sponor), Annie Romero, Jill Colomb Vincent, Christina Dore Denais, Jackie Puyau, DeEtte Bigot, Louisa Primeaux, Jennifer DePriest, Liz Vice, Susan Cassidy, Kelsey Sikes, Sterling “T-Cap” Menard, Nell Schexnayder, Laura Gaspard and Amy Noel.

With the recent Jr.

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