Parents in school districts across Louisiana are opting their children out of the PARCC test, the test associated with Common Core standards. Vermilion Parish is no exception. As of Friday, a total of 15 students in Vermilion Parish have signed a waiver to opt out of taking the PARCC test.

Ashailee Brailey (left) and Lexi Langlinais hug after the win.

The Lady Eagles of VC are heading back to the Sweet 16 after knocking off St. Mary 41-30 Saturday afternoon. VC will play Tuesday night at 7:45 against White Castle in the semifinal game. The games are being held at McNeese University in Lake Charles.

Patricia Gaspard

FORKED ISLAND — Forked Island E. Broussard Principal Patricia Gaspard received an e-mail Monday that she had to read twice. The e-mail originated from the Louisiana Department of Education.

Ashailee Brailey (left) and Lexi Langlinais hug after the win.

Patricia Gaspard

New Leader At Gueydan High School

Starting on Jan. 5, 2015, Brandy Broussard will be the principal at Gueydan High School.

GUEYDAN — Part of taking a new job is having to get used to new surroundings.
Brandy Broussard doesn’t have to worry about that.

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.



Abbeville’s Dre’vian Evans (15) dribbles past a West St. Mary defender Friday night.

After starting the season 0-7, it was hard for anyone to imagine the Abbeville Wildcats winning 18 of their next 21 games and winning the District 6-3A title.
However, it happened.

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