Gabe Broussard, 15, waits backstage before performing on “The Voice.” The photo is from Broussard’s Twitter account, which has grown from four followers to 1,500.

Gabe Broussard may not be old enough to drive a car, but make no mistake, he is driven in the pursuit of his musical passion. Broussard, 15, has taken that quest to national TV as a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.” He performed on the show Monday night. He won a Battle against Christian Fremin during the show.

Ali Bourque

CROWLEY – The 2016 contestants vying for the 80th International Rice Festival Queen’s title have been announced by Tessa Richard, Rice Festival Queen’s Contest Chairman. Ali Bourque of Gueydan is among the seven contestants.

UL head coach Mark Hudspeth

(Editorial by Chris Rosa, Managing Editor of the Abbeville Meridional)

Gabe Broussard, 15, waits backstage before performing on “The Voice.” The photo is from Broussard’s Twitter account, which has grown from four followers to 1,500.

Ali Bourque

UL head coach Mark Hudspeth

Changes coming to Common Core

Good news for parents and teachers in public education. In the next 18 months you will see changes dealing with Common Core.

Abbeville Arrest Report: May 30 - June 8

Jacklyn Yvette Briggs
DOB: 8/16/1990
Charge: (Misdemeanor) Theft of Goods

Maria Campbell
DOB: 8/18/1978
Charge: Theft

Erath teen drowns in a bayou

The teen drowned in a bayou like the Bayou Tigre.

ERATH - A friendly fishing trip in Erath turned tragic when a teen drowned after falling in.

Gulf Coast Bank 29ers take care of young Eagles

Taylor Abshire threw all seven innings in the 29ers victory.

The Abbeville Eagles, playing without many of their varsity starters, had to field a young lineup against the experienced Gulf Coast Bank 29ers from Abbeville.

Four want to be new governor of Louisiana

David Vitter

It's still up in the air as to which of the four candidates running for governor will make it to the run-off and eventually win the spot this fall.

'Tough Love' Coach retires from education in Abbeville

Glenn Hebert now spends time cleaning his swimming pool.

Glenn Hebert does not shy away from his method of teaching and coaching today’s children. He calls it “Tough Love.” He learned it from his father Parker Hebert.

Perry Bridge finally open located south of Abbeville

Traffic was busy crossing in the Perry Bridge Wednesday afternoon.

At around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, DOTD officially opened the Perry Bridge, located south of Abbeville.
For at least five months the bridge had been closed for repair by DOTD.

Abbeville Police stop a rooster fighting ring in Abbeville

The fighting was allegedly taking place under a gazebo in the back yard.

After a three week investigation into a possible rooster fighting ring in Abbeville, the Abbeville Police Department arrested seven people in connection with the rooster fighting ring.



Julius Johnson takes the ball from KHS quarterback Daniel Lotief.

The 6-0 Kaplan Pirates remain undefeated despite an offensive surge from North Vermilion on Friday night. The Pirates beat the Patriots in district play 45-23.


Mrs. Nicholas Newman

Alison Nicole Guidry of Maurice and Nicholas Griffin Newman of Abbeville were joined in holy matrimony on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville.

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