VC students Kaylee Guidry is on lights and Brandt Golden on sound board. Brandt has his iPod plugged into the sound board to add sound effects. All this equipment is brand new.

It’s Thursday afternoon and a group of Vermilion Catholic students are practicing for their annual theater production. What makes this practice different are their surroundings. 
Abbeville citizens will see several projects around the city during the new year, thanks to a budget passed last week. The Abbeville City Council voted 5-0 during last Tuesday’s meeting to accept the budget for 2015. The budget exceeds $25 million, with the day-to-day operating portion around $9 million.
Here is a list of University of Louisiana at Lafayette Fall graduates from Vermilion Parish. Arts Chad Harold Lege Business Administration

VC students Kaylee Guidry is on lights and Brandt Golden on sound board. Brandt has his iPod plugged into the sound board to add sound effects. All this equipment is brand new.


Gonzales man arrested for child porn

Everett Carter

(GONZALES, LA) — A joint law enforcement effort has led to the arrest of a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Special Christmas Display

This home on Dutel Street in Abbeville has more than 20 pictures of people who have tragically lost their life in Vermilion Parish. She has photos of people who were murdered, including Allen Bares, John Hardy and Rita Jordan. There are also photos of young people who lost their life.

Like many this time of year, Carolyn Boudreaux’s home is decorated for Christmas.

White truck found burning in sugar cane field north of Abbeville

The entire truck burned within minutes. It is not known if the truck was set on fire or if it is an accident.

After receiving a 911 phone call, the Maurice Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to put out a truck fire at a loading site of a sugar cane field on Roosevelt Road, a mile west of the Woodla

Three people arrested in Vermilion hotel

James Nolan Sandoz II,

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Vermilion Parish School Board employee gets stuck in elevator

The firemen try to remove a person stuck in the elevator at the school board central office on Thursday.

A school board employee was happy to see a group of firemen Thursday afternoon in the Central Office of the School Board .

State warns of possible phone scam

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is warning the public of a potential scam that has been reported in the Lafayette area.

Melanie Hensgens GHS Teacher of the Year

GUEYDAN - ‘The influence of a good teacher can never be erased’ - No better words can describe Melanie Hensgens, the 2014-15 Gueydan High School Teacher of the Year.

Honda Accord crashes into single-lane bridge; driver takes off

The driver of this vehicle took off after running into the bridge on Vermilion Street in Abbeville Wednesday morning. She was later found by the Abbeville Police Department.

The Abbeville Police Department arrived at a single car accident on Oak Street only to find the driver of the black Honda Accord missing.



North Vermilion boy’s head coach Jack LeBlanc gives instruction during a timeout earlier this season.

In their first game of the Midland Basketball Tournament, the North Vermillion Patriots were defeated 64-55 by the Crowley Gents.


The Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville’s annual Christmas
Social was hosted by Chapter President, Laurie Hulin
at Hulin Farms on Tuesday, December 2. Members are shown in above picture.


Board members include (seated) Laurie Hulin,
Nicole DesOrmeaux
(standing) Jamie Hebert, Megan Lalande, Kimi
Gaspard, Dr. Anita


ABBEVILLE — A Home-going Celebration will be held for Sullivan “Cowboy” Arnold, 81 at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Saint Mary Congregational Church, Abbeville, LA with Rev. Kevin M.A.

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