Clarence Mitchell Jr.

An Abbeville Police Officer avoided injury and made a successful arrest after a man tried to stab him with a pair of scissors. Clarence Mitchell Jr., 55, of Abbeville faces multiple charges as a result of the incident.

Thousands of people lined Cushing Avenue to watch the parade.

The weather perfect on Tuesday which would explain why thousands came out to watch the Chic-A-la-Pie parade in Kaplan. The parade lasted more than two hours.

The front of the new Riverfront.

Three and a half years after a fire completely destroyed their business, Riverfront Restaurant is fully back. The doors of the new restaurant will be open Monday for lunch and supper. It is located on Park Avenue, along the side of the Vermilion River, across the street from Vermilion Catholic High School.

Clarence Mitchell Jr.

Thousands of people lined Cushing Avenue to watch the parade.

The front of the new Riverfront.

Dozier rolls out Annual Mardi Gras parade

Each 1st grade Dozier Elementary student creates a boxed resource project and creates a costume with a box or portable item. This correlates with their Louisiana Unit studied at this time of year.

ERATH — "Throw me something Mister" is a phrase that is commonly associated with Mardi Gras parades.

Vermilion Parish School district takes stand against PARCC testing

Nancy Frederick, a teacher with 30 years of experience, reads a letter to the school board about PARCC testing.

The Vermilion Parish School District is taking a stand against, “Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).”

Abbeville man dies in motorcycle accident on Hwy. 167

Carl Johnson was driving this bike when it was hit from behind.

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on US 167 near Placide Road in Vermilion Parish.

Abbeville police have a busy three days

The Lexus being chased by the Abbeville police flipped and the driver was seriously injured.

The Abbeville Police Department had a busy week chasing down burglars, speeders and drug users within a three-day period.

Woman dies a month after two-vehicle accident

Sally Ann Boudreaux, 58, died from a car accident a month ago.

A woman who was involved in a two-car accident a month ago died recently in a Lafayette hospital.

Driver of motorcycle has died

First responders are picking up the pieces of the wrecked motorcycle on Hwy. 167.

The driver of a motorcycle involved in a crash Thursday afternoon on U.S. Hwy. 167 has died.

'One Acadiana' will benefit rural parishes in economic development

In the photo are: Rob Eddy, Pinnacle Group, Cecil Hymel, McIllhenny Company, Lenny Lemoine, The Lemoine Company, Amy Thibodeaux, Crowley Chamber of Commerce, Jim Bernard, Stuller, Matt Stuller, Stuller, Julie Simon-Dronet, Cox Acadiana, Jim Moncus, Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana, Joe Zanco, Home Bank, Chairman of One Acadiana, Dr. Natalie Harder, South Louisiana Community College, Jerry Vascocu, IBERIABANK, Judi Terzotis, The Daily Advertiser, Jim Prince, Retired, Stone Energy Corporation, Cherry Fisher May, IND Media, Carrie Templeton, Lafayette General Health, Gregg Gothreaux, Lafayette Economic Development Authority

LAFAYETTE - The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that it was officially transforming into a regional business organization known as “One Acadiana.” The transformation is e

Vermilion Catholic names its student of the year

Rev. Louis Richard stands with Kirsten Broussard of VC.

Vermilion Catholic High School has named its 2014-2015 Student of the Year.
The school selected Kirsten Broussard, who is the daughter of Claire Broussard.



The Erath Lady Bobcats play on Thursday and are the No. 8 seed in the latest Class 3A power point ranking.

The latest power point ranking was released on Tuesday and it was good news for some local teams, and bad news for others.


Otto Bertrand of Abbeville celebrated his 91st birthday on January 31st at his home with family and friends. Everyone enjoyed cake and ice cream for the party. He is married to Neila Bertrand.

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