Ramon Zepeda

Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams reports on April 26, 2015, the Kaplan Police department received a call at 9:04 p.m. of a drive by shooting at the intersection of 7th and Lejuene Street in Kaplan

Abbeville city workers cut a heavy branch that fell on a small bridge on West Oak Street.

Monday morning Vermilion Parish residents had to deal with a fast moving storm that caused some damage throughout the parish. Residents west of North Vermilion High School are expected to be without power for the rest of day.
According to the Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Jerome Puyau, Cecil Picard Elementary will be closing at noon today because of partial electricity in the school. The phone announcement to all Cecil Picard parents is expected to go out anytime.

Ramon Zepeda

Abbeville city workers cut a heavy branch that fell on a small bridge on West Oak Street.

Erath Bobcats cruise to victory

By William Weathers
PLAQUEMINE – A healthy and productive Elijah Mitchell means a great deal to the success of Erath’s offense.
Just ask quarterback Ben LeBlanc.

Erath historians interview, video survivors of collapsed water tower 50 years later

This past July, interviews were recorded with eyewitnesses and survivors of the collapsed Erath water tower, during Hurricane Hilda. Some of the interviewed involved in the project are pictured. Bottom row: (left to right) Jackie Vincent, Robert B. Vincent and Alice LeBlanc. Top row (left to right) John Earl LeBlanc and Martial Broussard.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the collapsed of the Erath water tower.

Friday is the 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Hilda; 8 men died in Erath

Former Vermilion Parish Sheriff Euda Delcambre (with cowboy hat) climbs down the pile of debris. The water tower sits on top of the debris.

(Written by Stacy Bodin and Robert B. Vincent)
ERATH - Friday marks the 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Hilda making landfall in Louisiana and it left a tragic mark on the town of Erath.

Abbeville police officer saves life of choking policeman

Jonathan Touchet (right) helped save a choking Michael Brewer (left) by
performing the Heimlich maneuver.

Jonathan Touchet does not feel like a life saver, something with which Michael Brewer would disagree.

Blue Mass held in Abbeville on Monday

Deputy Anthony Vice (front left) and David Trahan (right) are two of a handful of deputies who represented the Sheriff’s Office during the Blue Mass.

Monday night may have been the first official Blue Mass in Vermilion Parish. The Mass honored six officers who have fallen in the line of duty in Vermilion Parish.

Abbeville High football coach apologizes to city and school

Abbeville head coach Chris Towery gives QB Bryce Melancon a play in the first half.

Monday morning second-year Abbeville High Head Football Coach Chris Towery apologized to Abbeville High and city for the way he acted during the homecoming game this past Friday.

Red Barn busy this past weekend for Cattle Festival in Abbeville

The Cattle Festival King and Queens stand with the Beef Cook-Off winners. The winners are Lorraine LeBouef, Stella Durke and Matt Suire.

Festivities are underway for the 66th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival and Fair, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.



Morgan Harrington and the Lady Patriots advance in the playoffs.

LEROY- The North Vermilion Lady Patriots advanced to the second round of the Class 3A softball playoffs after a 6-2 win at home against Church Point Tuesday.


Pat and Becky Donuhue’s garden displays brilliant red knock-out roses bordering the front and side of the lovely 1898 Victorian home. Pink drift roses and miniature bottlebrush shrubs showcase the brick circular drive and entrance.


The beautifully landscaped courtyard is highlighted with a lovely pool as well as a covered patio and outdoor kitchen featuring a pond complete with comment fish and water lilies surrounded by colorful tropical hibiscus, bougainvilleas, and bird of paradise plants.


Other plants featured in the extensive landscaping are azaleas, palm trees, Shishi camellias, yesterday, today and tomorrow shrubs, sweet bay magnolias, American holly, Japanese magnolias as well as a variety of daylilies.

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Abbeville, LA 70511
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

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