LAFAYETTE PARISH – On Thursday, July 28, at approximately 11:20 pm, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. Hwy. 167 near Teljean Road in Lafayette Parish. The crash claimed the life of 57-year-old Brent Abshire of Kaplan.

Speaker Taylor Barras, Rep. Terry Landry and Rep. Stuart Bishop (seated L-R) take part in a panel organized by One Acadiana.

Driving the roads in Louisiana leaves a little bit to be desired. The issue facing the state in making improvements in that regard is a $12.7 billion hole for road and bridge repairs and maintenance. An avenue for those who desire better roads, as well as bridges, in the state is an increase in the state’s gasoline tax.

Father Felix David Broussard

ST. MARTIN – Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations - Special Victims Unit arrested a Catholic Priest in St. Martin Parish. The arrest was the result of an investigation into his possible possession of pornography involving juveniles.

Speaker Taylor Barras, Rep. Terry Landry and Rep. Stuart Bishop (seated L-R) take part in a panel organized by One Acadiana.

Father Felix David Broussard

Vermilion Parish livestock judging team wins state

LSU Ag Center Agent Andrew Granger (left) stands with the top three livestock judging teams in Louisiana. The state champion team is made up of (middle) Jade Herpin (Kaplan High) (with cap) from Kaplan High, Shelbi Picard (Abbeville High) and Brett Lee (VC). On the end are John Gordy Broussard (Kaplan High), Seth Suire (Kaplan High) and not pictured is Victoria Frederick (Abbeville High). They finished third.


Crawfish catch starting slow but showing promise

ABBEVILLE — When LSU AgCenter and Sea Grant agent Mark Shirley was busy surveying a crawfish pond south of Abbeville recently, he found both good and bad news for connoisseurs of crawfish – cold wa

Abbeville Rotary Club creates SLCC scholarship

Lana Fontentot, the executive director of SLCC Foundation, is handed a check from Rotarian President Jim Russo. The check is to the support the Rotarian’s Chester Broussard Memorial Scholarship for SLCC students. Also in the picture are Rotarians (left to to right) Robert Greer, Karl Weill, Fontenot, Russo, Pam Trahan and Johnny Choate.

The Rotary Club of Abbeville is memorializing a former Rotarian while also helping South Louisiana Community College students in Vermilion Parish.

North Vermilion honors Michael Dartez at basketball game

Michael Dartez of NV goes up for two points against Erath. He made the shot on his first try.

At Wednesday’s final regular season game for the North Vermilion Patriots, NV’s Michael Dartez became an honorary starter against Erath High School.

3 deaths on Vermilion Parish highways in 2 weeks

Earlier this month, Sally Ann Boudreaux was driving the red vehicle and flipped over after being hit by the black SUV. Boudreaux died a week after the accident. She was delivering mail.

In the last two weeks, three people have died on the highways of Vermilion Parish, in vehicle crashes.
Killed in recent vehicle accidents were:

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.



Evan Dubois warms up before a recent 29er game.

The vacations are over and now it’s time to get back to work for the Gulf Coast Bank 29er American Legion team.


Jamieon Isaiah Walker
A son, Jamieon Isaiah Walker, was born, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Abbeville General to Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Walker of Abbeville.


The life of Mrs. Brenda Willis Matthews will be celebrated on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11:00a.m. with a Catholic funeral service at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville, Louisiana.

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