According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, a 4-wheeler accident claimed the life of two people, and a juvenile being hospitalized just after 1 a.m. this morning..

Emile Trahan of VC and Erath’s Ross Granger and Zach Broussard (7) go up for the ball. Trahan came down with the catch.

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles hung on to beat the Erath Bobcats 35-30 Friday in a shoot out. The way the first half looked, it looked like the Eagles had the game in control and were en route to blow out Erath, leading 21-7.

Joseph James

Joseph James is behind bars after he picked the wrong person to allegedly try to rape.

Emile Trahan of VC and Erath’s Ross Granger and Zach Broussard (7) go up for the ball. Trahan came down with the catch.

Joseph James


Boys & Girls Club to have annual fundraiser

Funds raised during the Celebrity Waiter Dinner go the Boys & Girls Club Rodney Unit in Abbeville. The club serves hundreds of students throughout the year.

The Celebrity Waiter Dinner, an event held each year to support the local Boys & Girls Club, has continued to grow since its inception more than 20 years ago.

116-year-old Abbeville home burns

(Photo taken by Beau Barras, Abbeville Fire Department)
The front part of the house and the second story were engulfed in flames when the Abbeville Fire Department arrived Thursday morning.

A home that stood in Abbeville for 116 years is now gone.
An early morning fire destroyed the home Thursday on the corner of Charity Street and South Guegnon Street.

Kitchell Home is historical to Abbeville

This is what the Kitchell Home looked like before the fire.

The Kitchell Home is not one of the most popular historic homes in Abbeville, but the 116-year-old two-story house has plenty of history attached to it.

Neighbor smells smoke coming through her air condition unit

The back of the house is engulfed in flames.
(Photo taken by Beau Barras, Abbeville Fire Department)

Jessica Sandridge smelled smoke in her house as she laid in her bed around 1 a.m. Thursday. She got off her bed, walked around the house and saw nothing.

Abbeville High receiver more relaxed going into 2014 football season

AHS senior Celton Calais Jr. juggles catching footballs, working out and working in Kaplan this summer. Despite the hectic schedule, he would not change a thing,

It looks like Celton Calais Jr. has found a place he can call home - Abbeville High School.

Abbeville expanding city limits

The development will have lighted sidewalks along East Jane Street.

Abbeville is growing, even if it is one neighborhood development at a time.

Fire destroys car belonging to Abbeville Councilman Landry’s son

A fire destroyed the car shortly after midnight on Monday.

Fire destroyed a vehicle belonging to the son of Abbeville Councilman Wayne Landry early Monday morning.
Landry said the car went ablaze shortly after midnight on Monday.



Gueydan quarterbck Cade Sonnier (9) hands the ball off to Malik Criner (21) in Friday night’s game versus Sacred Heart.

The Sacred Heart Trojans flexed their offensive muscles in the game versus the smaller Gueydan Bears Friday night at Gueydan High School.


Kendrik Shamar Stelly
A son, Kendrik Shamar Stelly, was born Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Abbeville General Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wayne Stelly Jr.


ABBEVILLE — Funeral services for Ronald “Big Daddy” Oubre Sr., 68, will be held Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 2:00PM at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Abbeville with FR.

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