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

Pecan Island cattle farmer passes away

Bryan Veazey

The Vermilion Parish cattle industry has lost one of its own with the passing of Bryan Veazey.
Veazey, 64, of Pecan Island passed away last Friday, April 3.

Louisiana ag economy grows to $12.7 billion in 2014

Planting corn at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria. (Photo by Craig Gautreaux)

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana agriculture as a whole contributed $12.7 billion to the state’s economy in 2014, as reported in the 2014 Ag Summary from the LSU AgCenter, which was released today online.

Abbeville mural nearly complete

This is the side view of the mural being painted on the Abbeville City Hall building. The mural is an image of an accordion.

Muralist Robert Dafford has nearly completed his work on Abbeville City Hall.
“It should take three or four more days,” Dafford said Thursday afternoon.

State Police work fatal crash in Vermilion Parish

Troopers from LSP Troop I responded to the morning’s first crash shortly after 1:00 am on LA 330 approximately 2 miles south of Jean Road.  Preliminary investigation revealed that the crash occurre

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Sports

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

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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.

Lifestyle

Clayton Chauvin rehearsing for ‘Rainmaker’.

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(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.

Obituaries

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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