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.

Pecan Island native creates unique wooden bowls

One of the bowls Neil Bourque created.

About a year ago, Pecan Island resident Neil Bourque purchased a woodworking lathe and decided to try his hand at a new hobby.

New Abbeville High football coach learns he has cancer

The day before Coach Gary Adkins is going to have tests done, he was busy helping the players change their decal on their helmet at school on Thursday.

While most high school head football coaches are preparing for their first game of the season, Abbeville Head Football Coach Gary Adkins is also doing that, plus, he is preparing to have a brain

Former Abbeville High Wildcat football players coaching at Kaplan

Jarod Duhon (left) was an offensive lineman for the Wildcats in early 2002-03 Brandon Johnson was a former defensive lineman and tight end who graduated from Abbeville High in 1999.

Sometimes you just have to break tradition and go where your heart is at that moment.

Schilling gives $1 million for UL sponsorship

Herbie Schilling, left, president and chairman of Schilling Distributing Company, Inc. shakes hands with Dr. Joseph Savoie, right, UL Lafayette President as Wayne Elmore, middle, past chairman of the RCAF board, looks on after signing a $1 million spo

LAFAYETTE - Schilling Distributing Company loves sporting events, tailgating and other activities that bring people together.

A Small Star Was Born For Abbeville Wildcats

Abbeville's Jose Pedroza (9) runs around the corner as NV’s Triston Romero approaches.

A little star was born Friday night for the Abbeville Wildcats.
That little star is junior Jose Pedroza.

Trahans recall road home

Paul (son), Cheryl & David Trahan

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Rita approaching, the Abbeville Meridional continues our series of articles with David and Cheryl Trahan’s recount of the storm.

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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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