Abbeville Police recovered evidence during the traffic stop.

On Jan. 15, 2015, at approximately 11:15 a.m., investigators with Abbeville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Franks Alley and S. Miles St. While Investigators were stopping the vehicle, they observed the front seat passenger hiding something between the seats.

William Thibodeaux

By William Thibodeaux, History columnist

State Rep. Bob Hensgens

In what is another sign that Common Core will still be a hot issue this session, despite the budget, lawmakers are saying they've been invited to the Governor's Mansion next week for an "urgent meeting" on the topic.

Abbeville Police recovered evidence during the traffic stop.

William Thibodeaux

State Rep. Bob Hensgens

Food cans collected for Christian Service Center in Abbeville

The Christian Service Center’s (L-R) Anthony Borden, Kenneth Brent Moore and Deborah Sanders unpack food recently donated by Vermilion Catholic and members of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

After seeing shelves mostly bare, workers at the St. Mary Magdalen Christian Service Center received a recent boost.

Organizers thank public for successful Cattle Festival

Families gathering along the parade route were part of what made this weekend’s Cattle Festival a success.

The 66th Louisiana Cattle Festival has come and gone, leaving behind what organizers call a memorable weekend.
The three-day event wrapped up Sunday in Abbeville.

Dancing with the Stars featuring Erath High School alumni

Brooke Bernard and Matt Hebert

Dancing with the Stars was a benefit fund raiser for the 2015 Erath High School Project Graduation. It was held Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at the VN Hall in Abbeville.

Abbeville General has plan for Ebola

Abbeville General

Abbeville General has a plan in place when it comes to handling hazards, like the Ebola virus.

Greater Pleasant Green Laymen Organization volunteer to completely repair Abbeville home

Henry Dixon (left) and Lester Levine Sr. were busy Thursday ripping up the old floor when they discovered the wood underneath was rotten. They put a new piece of plywood on he floor to ensure that no one falls through.

Members of the Greater Pleasant Green Laymen Organization have taken on a mission to change the life of Catherine Whimbley by changing where she lives.

Cattle Festival begins Friday in Abbeville

The street fair, located downtown Abbeville, is expected to be busy this weekend.

All the hard work put into the 66th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival will bear fruit on Friday.



Kaplan’s Olivia Gabor signed a national letter of intent to play softball at LSU Eunice. Joining her at the signing were, from left: (sitting) parents Tim and Stacey Gabor; (standing) Kaplan principal Dr. Janet Guerinni, Kaplan coach Shay Herpin and Kaplan assistant coach Courtney Hargrave.

Not many people can say that they are joining a program that has won back-to-back national championships, but Olivia Gabor can.


Mrs. Gregg Ryan Coyle

Miss Jennifer Langlinais and Gregg Ryan Coyle were joined in holy matrimony on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville.


FORKED ISLAND – A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas James Touchet, 46, will be held at 1:30PM on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with Fr. Keith Broussard officiating.

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