Clay Higgins

Louisiana voters in Acadiana and Lake Charles voted Saturday (Dec. 10) to replace U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, with tough-talking former sheriff’s captain Clay Higgins over Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle in the all-Republican runoff.

The Abbeville Wildcats hold up three to show that they won the parish tournament three years in a row.

The Abbeville Wildcats have now won the parish basketball title three years in row. On Saturday, Abbeville got past North Vermilion 52-43 in the finals. For NV, under head coach Jack LeBlanc, this is the sixth straight time the Patriots fall in the finals. Under LeBlanc, NV has lost to Abbeville five times and Kaplan once.

Volunteer firemen not only put out house fires, they also tend to auto accidents throughout the parish.

There are 14 volunteer fire departments in Vermilion Parish. Because of the decline of volunteer firemen in certain parts of the parish, volunteer fire stations may close in the future. During budget meetings by the police jury last week, the police jury was looking at ways to trim finances.

Clay Higgins

The Abbeville Wildcats hold up three to show that they won the parish tournament three years in a row.

Volunteer firemen not only put out house fires, they also tend to auto accidents throughout the parish.

Going Back To Herod

Alexis Harrison tries to shake everyone’s hands as she walks through the halls at Herod. AHS Principal Ivy Landry is also shaking all of the students hands.

A group of 2016 Abbeville High graduates went back to where it all began - Herod Elementary.

Alleged Gremlin member Landry arrested

Jonathan Landry

Only two alleged members of the Gremlin Gang remain wanted after Louisiana State Police arrested Jonathan Landry.

Vermilion Parish has two named into State 4-H Hall of Fame

The 2016 honorees chosen for the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame were recognized April 30. Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture, fourth from the right, top row, said the 4-H program’s success can be attributed to the efforts of 4-H leaders and volunteers. From left to right, top row, are Blair Hebert receiving the award for Ernest Freyou, of Iberia Parish; John Lee, of Lincoln Parish; Andrew Montgomery for his grandfather, the late Andy Loftus, of DeSoto Parish; Kay Stough, of Caddo Parish; Richardson; Gerald Wood, of St. James Parish; Michael Dartez, of Vermilion Parish; and Paul Coreil, of Baton Rouge. Bottom row, Jessica Fontenot, daughter of the late Ted Johnson; Catherine Yvonne Normand, of St. Landry Parish; Pat Evans, of Morehouse Parish; Sara Seals, of Baton Rouge; and Rita Marceaux, of Vermilion Parish.

MANSURA – A dozen honorees, including Rita Marceaux and Michael Dartez of Vermilion Parish, were inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame on April 30.

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Aleria Bolden for NV is all smiles after reaching the finals.

The No. 1 seed and the No. 2 seed were eliminated by lower seeds in the semifinals of the parish finals.
No. 3 seed North Vermilion beat No. 2 seed Gueydan, 38-30, on Friday.

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