One way to force a company into getting better at picking up garbage cans in Vermilion Parish is to hit them in the pocket book. Since March, Progressive Waste Solutions has been picking up garbage cans throughout Vermilion Parish. The Police Jury sold its garbage trucks and trash cans to Progressive Waste Solutions.

Construction is still being done at North Vermilion Middle with three weeks to go before school begins.

North Vermilion Middle School parents and students learned Tuesday night that their brand new middle school will not be ready in time for when school starts on Aug. 11 in Vermilion Parish.

Billy Mire

Five months after being hit by a car, Billy Mire has died. Mire, 63, of Kaplan, was hit when he was truck by an oncoming car at the corner of Highway 14 and Lemaire Street in February.

Construction is still being done at North Vermilion Middle with three weeks to go before school begins.

Billy Mire

Kaplan Police Report

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Abbeville Arrest Report: May 19-27

Randel Pawl Adams
DOB: 4/21/1983
Charge: Disturbing the Peace By Loud and Profane Language
Charge: Misrepresentation During Booking

Abbeville's Janice Desormeaux Stakes tells her cancer story

Top row left to right — Kay Clostio (daughter), Mel Stakes (granddaughter), Ann Claire Breaux (niece), Kim Luquette (daughter) Bottom row left to right — Ellen Desormeaux (mother), Mary Breaux (sister), Janice Stakes (survivor), Karen Ayo (sister).

In honor of National Cancer Survivor Day, Janice Stakes has been chosen to represent cancer survivors in Vermilion Parish.

Daylily Festival set for Saturday in downtown Abbeville

The Daylily Festival and Garden Show will kick off Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in Magdalen Square in downtown Abbeville.

Rain or shine, Magdalen Square in downtown Abbeville will be filled with the color that has become common to this time of year.



The Gulf Coast Bank 29ers won two games during the American Legion state tournament in New Orleans.

All but one team that took part in the American Legion state tournament was going to come up short of the goal of winning a championship.
Such is the case for postseason play.

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