Wendy Stoute

Vermilion Parish public school ended on Friday, which means it’s time for some school teachers and personnel to get new appointments for the next school year. A total of 68 new appointments, including voluntary and involuntary was approved at Thursday night’s school board meeting.

Megan Mouton

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month, a fact Megan Mouton wants to make more people aware of. Mouton, 14, an eighth grader at Mount Carmel, brought her message Tuesday to the Abbeville City Council during its regular meeting. “I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Scoliosis in January of this year,” Mouton told the council.
Charges have formally been upgraded for four men allegedly involved in the robbery and beating of Rickey Picard Jr. in early April.

Wendy Stoute

Megan Mouton

Allen Bares: 'protecting and serving with his last breath'

Allen Bares Jr. worked as a law enforcement agent for 12 years.

Allen Bares Jr. may not have been working Monday for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, but that does not mean he was not a police officer protecting Vermilion Parish.

Abbeville under lockdown while police search for killers

The Vermilion Parish Swat Team walk down Martin Luther King Drive in search of the alleged killers.

Off Martin Luther KIng Drive in Abbeville, law enforcement agencies are going house to house searching for the two people who shot and killed an off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff deputy on Monday a

Off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff deputy shot and killed; law enforcement agents looking for two men who possibly shot him and stole his truck

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office questioned sugar cane farmers who saw two men driving off in a Chevy truck that belonged to the off-duty Sheriff deputy, who was shot Monday afternoon.

An off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed Monday around 4 p.m. on South Hospital Drive, located south of Abbeville, and his truck was stolen by the alleged shooters.

93 Vermilion students compete at 4-H University

The Vermilion 4-H University delegation, volunteer leaders and agents gather in Baton Rouge.

Numbers were slightly down from the more than 100 students Vermilion Parish brought to 4-H University last year.

Fisherman injured early Sunday morning in boating accident on Intracoastal Canal

A single boat accident occurred on the Intracoastal Canal in Intracoastal City Sunday morning. The driver of the boat was air lifted to a local hospital.

James Thompson Jr was injured early Sunday morning, just after midnight, after his boat crashed into the bank right past the 4-Mile Canal on the Intracoastal Canal.

'Large' Fishing for Memories Rodeo held in Intracoastal City

Lane Romero said because he was at a fishing rodeo, he wanted to ride on a fish. He climbed on this 85 pound alligator garfish. (photo by Leah Trahan).

“Large” may be the best word to describe the 2014 Fishing for Memories Rodeo held this past weekend in Intracoastal City.

Younger sister to donate kidney to older sister

Amber Wells (left) will donate a kidney to her sister Twyla Freeman.

The question never needed to be asked.
At the point in her life when Twyla Freeman ever needed a kidney transplant, her sister Amber Wells was going to be there with one to give.

Wildcat Drive will get turning lane by Bypass in Abbeville

The city will place a turning lane at the intersection of Wildcat Drive and the Bypass.

Drivers leaving Abbeville High, Harvest Time or any other location on Wildcat Drive have two options when approaching the La. Highway 14 Bypass.

No Kaplan council meeting - quorum not met

The items on the agenda of the Kaplan City Council meeting Tuesday night may have been few, but there was an important issue which needed to be voted upon due to time constraints.



Gueydan’s Cheyenne Lacomb earned a spot on the All-District First Team in a utility spot.


VC’s Bella Doucet earned first team All-District honors in the outfield.

Thirteen total Vermilion Parish softball players earned a spot on either the first or second teams in District 7-1A.


Virgie Foreman and family traveled to Russellville, Arkansas to welcome the fifth family generation. The family also celebrated Mother’s Day and Virgie’s 94th birthday. Pictured (l-r) are Patricia Guidry, great grandmother; Danna Caldwell, grandmother; Virgie B. Foreman, great-great-grandmother; Chantelle Corkren, mother with Amelia Corkren and Kathlyn Stracener, mother with Beckett Stracener.

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