A group of runners take off on the road behind Mt. Carmel school.

Sunday morning was perfect to run three miles through Abbeville neighborhoods and then feed your face full of beignets when you were done. That is what happened Sunday morning for the 2015 Beignet Boogie 5-K, 1 Mile walk held at Mt. Carmel/Vermilion Catholic schools.

Quentin Anthony Buford

CLANTON, Alabama — An Erath man is one of five people who was killed in a crash on an Alabama highway Saturday afternoon.

Gary Wayne Creed

KAPLAN — A Kaplan man has been arrested and charged with six counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

A group of runners take off on the road behind Mt. Carmel school.

Quentin Anthony Buford

Gary Wayne Creed

Cecil Picard Elementary at Maurice celebrates Black History Month

Readers for the program (left) included (seated L-R), Maxine Levine, Jackie Mouton, Father Michael Sucharski, Mary Darby and Shaquana Jackson. Standing are Raven Pillette, Ingrid Semien, Ashley Tyler, Bridgete Winters, Dr. James Gray, guest speaker Byron Starks, and Program Coordinator Pauline Scott.

MAURICE — Students at Cecil Picard Elementary at Maurice recently paid tribute to famous African American achievers from the past and present.

Gulf Coast Bank sponsors this year’s Erath Volunteer Fire Department Chili Cook-off

Gulf Coast Bank staff members who will be volunteering at the Chili Cook-off will be (L-R) Nikki Vallot, Sage Vincent, Charlene Soirez, Heather May, and Lacie Libersat.

ERATH — Gulf Coast Bank will once again sponsor the fourth annual Erath Volunteer Fire Department’s Chili Cook-off, which will be held Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15.

Abbeville library having book sale in meeting room

Volunteers have been busy selling books at the Abbeville library this week. Thomas Thompson (left to right), library director Charlotte Trosclair and Ray Barras organize the books.

You like to read but you do not want to pay a lot for books?
The Abbeville library is having its annual Spring Book Sale.

Save Lake Peigneur has Green Army support

Russel Honoré

When fighting for a cause, like the protection of our underground water, it is great to have an army behind you.

Most famous ‘Pony’ in Abbeville up for auction

For 30 years, children rode Pony, that was located at Frank’s on Charity Street in Abbeville. It cost a dime to ride. In 1996, someone stole the entire dime box (pictured by Pony’s head), halting the ride

It is probably the most famous derby pony from Abbeville despite never winning a Kentucky Derby, Belmont or even a race behind Clement’s.

Pastor to perform, preach in the middle of Abbeville’s ‘Front’

Abbeville’s Lawrence Levy III and his son, Lawrence Levy IV, talk with Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy Wednesday about the event in Abbeville.

At least four people have been murdered and a group of others have been shot in a two-mile radius of the Tikki Lounge in Abbeville.

North Vermilion’s Nguyen is Kiwanis Student of the Month

The Abbeville Kiwanis Club named North Vermilion senior Linh Nguyen (third from left) as its Student of the Month. Nguyen is joined (L-R) by Kiwanis member Carla Frederick, Kiwanis President Anita Chaisson and North Vermilion Principal Joan Romero. Nguyen spoke Tuesday to the Kiwanis members during their weekly meeting in

In all that North Vermilion High School’s Linh Nguyen does, her focus remains clear.



Logan Goutierrez of Erath came off the bench and hit some big shots, including the game-winner with 14 seconds left.


Monette Bolden had 13 points in the win for Erath.

ERATH - The Erath Lady Bobcats (10-9 overall) had a great week of basketball this past week.


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.

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