Charges have formally been upgraded for four men allegedly involved in the robbery and beating of Rickey Picard Jr. in early April.

Wayne Landry

Wayne Landry announced during a meeting in April that he considered stepping down from his District D seat on the Abbeville City Council. Landry confirmed Tuesday during a regular city council meeting that he will in fact not resign. Landry made the announcement during his allotted comment time.

Wilson Hargrave

Three Vermilion Parish men and one female have been arrested and booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center on Burglary charges.

Wayne Landry

Wilson Hargrave

Lightning strikes tree in Kaplan

Lightning struck a tree causing a large portion of the tree to fall on a house in Kaplan during a thunderstorm Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported with minor damages to the home's roof. The house is located at 213 N. Guidry in Kaplan.

Palmetto Island State Park in full summer swing

The splashpad at Palmetto Island Park is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

What’s going on this summer at Palmetto Island State Park?
In a word, plenty.

Forgotten lamb chops win grand champion in Erath cook-off

Todd Bodin puts his racks of lamb on the pit, with less than an hour to go before judging.

ERATH - Todd Bodin is not afraid to try something new like barbecuing a rack of lamb - something he has never done before.

Abbeville man commits armed robbery with air pistol

Ron Landry

One man found out the hard way that if you commit an alleged armed robbery with an air pistol, it is going to land you in jail.
Ron Landry of Abbeville learned that lesson recently.

Kaplan Police Report

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Learning how to control crawfish in your lawn

A crawfish mound in a yard.

BATON ROUGE, La. – It’s not every day that Louisiana residents are looking for ways to get rid of crawfish in the lawn. But it does happen, and there are effective ways to get the job done.

UL baseball team has Abbeville connection

Abbeville's Mac and ‘Taunt” Guarino are the grand-parents of Jace Conrad, UL’s star second baseman.

The Ragin Cajun baseball team may not have a Vermilion Parish player on its roster, but there is an Abbeville connection.



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.


Clayton Chauvin rehearsing for ‘Rainmaker’.


(bottom) Michael Durand, Jennifer Young, Andrew Palmintier, and Clayton Chauvin as The Rainmaker. (top) Michael J. Parich, Sr. and Andrew Mills.

When the lead actor dropped out of her production three weeks before opening night, director Dianne Moss found herself in a situation she had never encountered.


ERATH — A Mass of Christian Burial for Marianne Geoffroy Thibodeaux, 92, will be 11:00AM Friday May 22, 2015 in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Rev. Bill Melancon officiating.

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