It is always nice to receive a $75,000 check in the mail you were not expecting. On Monday, Vermilion Parish Tourism Executive Alison Miller saw an envelope from the BP Claims Department. Miller was no expecting anything from BP, so there was not a reason to get excited about the letter until she opened it and read it.

Shaina Crochet

Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile. Sheriff Mike Couvillon says that Shaina Crochet, 15, of Abbeville, who also goes by the last name of Primeaux, was reported as a runaway Tuesday night at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Levy Jr.

The Abbeville Police Department investigated a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy. 338 where a stolen vehicle went off the roadway causing the vehicle to overturn. The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 14. A juvenile passenger in the vehicle was found at the scene and transported to a Lafayette hospital.

Shaina Crochet

Levy Jr.

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.



Owen Stutes makes a catch in the outfield for QSA.


Christen Migues beats out the throw at first base for a single against Welsh. (photo by Sadie Suire)

ERATH - The QSA 10-and-under All-Stars were in a win or go home situation Sunday afternoon in the third day of the Pony Regional Tournament.


The 2015-2016 Eagleline includes (top to bottom) Madison Hebert (Jr.), Gabrielle Davis (Fr.), Catherine Romaine (Fr.), Hannah Trahan (Soph.), Michelle Noel (Coach), Avery Hebert (Fr.), Molly Landry (Fr.), Laura Landry (Jr.),Abbey Hebert (Jr.), Bailey Mire (Fr.), Meredith David (Soph.), Madison Landry (Sr./Secretary-Treasurer), Caroline Landry (Sr./Captain), Cailin Trahan (Sr./Co-Captain), Anne-Marie Marceaux (Sr.)

The Vermilion Catholic Eagleline attended Universal Dance Association camp held at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge June 22-25.


A Celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at a 2:30 PM service in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Gertie Marie Hargrave Medus, 88, who peacefully went home to be with the

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