Ryley Hope Case

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Vermilion Parish to be held on April 24. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Vermilion Parish will take place on April 24, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Kaplan High School located at 200 E. Pirate Lane Kaplan, LA 70548.
New Vermilion Parish District Attorney Keith Stutes let it be known that “fixing” tickets or “helping” with tickets are now a thing of the past, now that he is the new district attorney.

A.A. Comeaux Park has a sign that states no weapons are allowed in the park.

Did you know it is legal to bring an exposed gun into most parks in Abbeville? A person can display a .38 caliber pistol on his hip and there is nothing anyone can do. The Abbeville City Council wants to try and change that. What the person can not do is discharge a gun in the city limits. That’s against the law.

Ryley Hope Case

A.A. Comeaux Park has a sign that states no weapons are allowed in the park.

Links des Pink donates $10,000 to St. Jude

Accepting the check from Links des Pink Cancer Organization to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is Channell Hogan, representative for St. Jude Region 15. Pictured left to right; Aryelle Cormier, Kathy Cormier,
Robert Greer, Channell Hogan, Lanell Melancon and Richard Melancon.

Links des Pink is a Vermilion Parish Cancer Organization formed in 2007.

Four out of five arrested in Abbeville beating

John Hebert III

The Abbeville Police Department has now arrested four out of the five suspects who allegedly brutally beat someone, sending the victim to the intensive care unit and having to be put on a respira

Five teams make high school softball playoffs

Meeting at the pitcher’s mound for Kaplan Wednesday against Celcilia are Kailey LeJeune, Abby Trahan, Lindsey Schexnailder, Olivia Trahan, Olivia Gabor and Lexi Breaux

Five local softball teams have landed in the LHSAA softball playoffs, announced Thursday afternoon.
Four out of the five will have home games, while Gueydan will be on the road.

Abbeville's Koryn reaches Top 10

Abbeville’s own Koryn Hawthorne sings the song “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson last Monday. Koryn is expected to sing again on Monday. It is unknown what will be her next song.

Country singer and coach Blake Shelton nailed it when he welcomed Abbeville’s Koryn Hawthorne to the Top 10 of The Voice.

Electrofishing gives students look at fish diversity

(Photo by Tobie Blanchard)
A. Raynie Harlan, a research associate in the LSU College of Agriculture’s School of Renewable Natural Resources, returns from taking a group of students electrofishing on Lake Maurepas. The students, from left, are Ryan Gary, Matthew Repp, Geoffrey Rhode and Aaron Christie. Christie is securing the anodes that are used to send electrical currents through the water and temporarily stun the fish.

By Tobie Blanchard
LSU AgCenter



North Vermilion’s Jordan Windmon earns parish MVP honors.

North Vermilion senior Jordan Windmon was recognized as the Vermilion Parish MVP and Abbeville head coach Berwick Hamilton earned coach of the year honors in the parish.


The grounds are a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation with an advanced bird habitat certification.


The home of Lauren Daspit and Steve Montgomery is situated on approximately two acres with landscape design and labor done by homeowners; a parterre vegetable garden; a semi-formal landscaping; a small fishing pond; a courtyard; four porches and multiple sitting areas to view yard; multiple arbors; topiaries and garden art.

Spring is in the air and the Abbeville Garden Club is preparing for the annual Abbeville Garden Tour.
This relaxing stroll will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015.


ABBEVILLE — Funeral Services for Leslie "BB" James Bessard, (66) will be held, 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 821 1.J. Joiner Street.

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