James Harber

James Harber remains in the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center with a bond set at more than $4.6 million. Harber is accused of rape involving juveniles. Abbeville Police arrested him on April 26. Harber, 31, faced a bond hearing Tuesday afternoon. District Judge Laurie Hulin set the total bond at $4,675,000.

Sondra Evans

An Abbeville woman arrested last year in connection to the operation of a meth lab in the city has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Judge Laurie Hulin handed down a 12-year sentence of hard labor to Sondra Evans, 50, last Thursday.

Lt. Jason Hebert

Long-time Abbeville Police Officer Lt. Jason Hebert was arrested by the Louisiana State Police Tuesday afternoon and charged with simple battery for something that allegedly happened in April while he was off duty.

James Harber

Sondra Evans

Lt. Jason Hebert

Vermilion Parish students compete in Dow You Be the Chemist Challenge

Rylan Guidry, Laila Breaux and Avery Besson (L-R) finished as the top three at Thursday’s Dow Vermilion Parish You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Like most successful companies, Dow Chemical is always looking for what will help continue that success in the future.

Abbeville Council discusses turn signal on John Hardy

There is currently no left turn signal from John Hardy to the By-Pass.

As far as Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. is concerned, when citizens bring a concern to him, he is going to in turn bring it to the table for the rest of the council.

Cecil Picard Elementary awarded for academics

The Picard family, along with school officials took a group photo.

Cecil Picard Elementary in Maurice was awarded for the school’s academic achievement of being awarded an “A” rating by the Louisiana Department of Education, which places the K-5 elementary in Verm

Cheaper rates coming in 2017 as Abbeville renews electrical contract

Councilman Francis Touchet Jr., Constellation’s Mitch Poindexter, Mayor Mark Piazza, Constellation’s William Zednik, Councilman Francis Plaisance and Councilman Brady Broussard Jr., take part in signing the city’s new electrical contract extension.

When it comes to electricity in the City of Abbeville, a good deal just got better.



Andre Touchet had a two run home for Erath.

ERATH - The Erath Bobcats and University High volleyed the lead five times on Friday, but Erath came out on top for a 10-6 win.


Jacob Alexander Chreene
A son, Jacob Alexander Chreene, was born April 12, 2016, at Women’s and Children’s to Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Chreene of Abbeville.

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