Lt. Joseph Boneski spent 25 years with the Abbeville Police Department.

Joseph Boneski II sits at the desk in his office at the Abbeville Police Department Thursday afternoon. It’s a space Lt. Boneski has spent much of his time in recent years. On this Thursday afternoon in late July, it’s his for only a couple of more hours.

Delcambre Port Director Wendell Verret, third from left, accepts the Spirit of Community Award on behalf of the Town of Delcambre during the Gulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of Practice annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. Other members of the Climate Community of Practice from Louisiana congratulating the town include Nicole Love of The Nature Conservancy, left, Jennifer Gerbasi from Terrebonne Parish Planning and Zoning, Lauren Land and Dianne Lindstedt of Louisiana Sea Grant, Henri Boulet of Louisiana 1 Coalition, Jim Wilkins, Melissa Daigle and Katie Lea of Louisiana Sea Grant.

DELCAMBRE - The town of Delcambre has been recognized for its efforts in planning for a changing climate.

Sheriff Mike Couvillon

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon’s purchase of a home at a Vermilion Parish Sheriff Sale in 2014 violated a state law, according to the Louisiana Board of Ethics. Couvillon could be fined as much as $10,000 by the Ethics Board.

Lt. Joseph Boneski spent 25 years with the Abbeville Police Department.

Delcambre Port Director Wendell Verret, third from left, accepts the Spirit of Community Award on behalf of the Town of Delcambre during the Gulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of Practice annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. Other members of the Climate Community of Practice from Louisiana congratulating the town include Nicole Love of The Nature Conservancy, left, Jennifer Gerbasi from Terrebonne Parish Planning and Zoning, Lauren Land and Dianne Lindstedt of Louisiana Sea Grant, Henri Boulet of Louisiana 1 Coalition, Jim Wilkins, Melissa Daigle and Katie Lea of Louisiana Sea Grant.

Sheriff Mike Couvillon

Maurice Aldermen to vote on budgets

Village of Maurice officials -- (L-R) Alderwoman Phyllis Johnson, Alderman Kenneth “Keno” Picard, Mayor Wayne Theriot, Alderman Lynn Howell, and Clerk Melanie Denais.

MAURICE — Recent declines in sales tax collection in the Village of Maurice will be part of the discussion pertaining to both last year’s budget and the one for the coming year.

Changes coming to Common Core

Good news for parents and teachers in public education. In the next 18 months you will see changes dealing with Common Core.

Abbeville Arrest Report: May 30 - June 8

Jacklyn Yvette Briggs
(Female)
DOB: 8/16/1990
Charge: (Misdemeanor) Theft of Goods

Maria Campbell
(Female)
DOB: 8/18/1978
Charge: Theft

Erath teen drowns in a bayou

The teen drowned in a bayou like the Bayou Tigre.

ERATH - A friendly fishing trip in Erath turned tragic when a teen drowned after falling in.

Gulf Coast Bank 29ers take care of young Eagles

Taylor Abshire threw all seven innings in the 29ers victory.

The Abbeville Eagles, playing without many of their varsity starters, had to field a young lineup against the experienced Gulf Coast Bank 29ers from Abbeville.

Four want to be new governor of Louisiana

David Vitter

It's still up in the air as to which of the four candidates running for governor will make it to the run-off and eventually win the spot this fall.

'Tough Love' Coach retires from education in Abbeville

Glenn Hebert now spends time cleaning his swimming pool.

Glenn Hebert does not shy away from his method of teaching and coaching today’s children. He calls it “Tough Love.” He learned it from his father Parker Hebert.

Perry Bridge finally open located south of Abbeville

Traffic was busy crossing in the Perry Bridge Wednesday afternoon.

At around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, DOTD officially opened the Perry Bridge, located south of Abbeville.
For at least five months the bridge had been closed for repair by DOTD.

Abbeville Police stop a rooster fighting ring in Abbeville

The fighting was allegedly taking place under a gazebo in the back yard.

After a three week investigation into a possible rooster fighting ring in Abbeville, the Abbeville Police Department arrested seven people in connection with the rooster fighting ring.

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Sports

Owen Stutes makes a catch in the outfield for QSA.

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Christen Migues beats out the throw at first base for a single against Welsh. (photo by Sadie Suire)

ERATH - The QSA 10-and-under All-Stars were in a win or go home situation Sunday afternoon in the third day of the Pony Regional Tournament.

Lifestyle

The 2015-2016 Eagleline includes (top to bottom) Madison Hebert (Jr.), Gabrielle Davis (Fr.), Catherine Romaine (Fr.), Hannah Trahan (Soph.), Michelle Noel (Coach), Avery Hebert (Fr.), Molly Landry (Fr.), Laura Landry (Jr.),Abbey Hebert (Jr.), Bailey Mire (Fr.), Meredith David (Soph.), Madison Landry (Sr./Secretary-Treasurer), Caroline Landry (Sr./Captain), Cailin Trahan (Sr./Co-Captain), Anne-Marie Marceaux (Sr.)

The Vermilion Catholic Eagleline attended Universal Dance Association camp held at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge June 22-25.

Obituaries

ABBEVILLE — Funeral services for Rev. Riley “Chili” Graham, 65, will be at 4:00 PM Monday August 3, 2015 in David Funeral Home of Abbeville with Rev. Sam Brooks officiating.

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