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. What matters most is that both men were able to arrive for their shifts with the Abbeville Police Department Monday evening thanks to what happened prior to last Thursday’s shift change.

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. The Blue Mass was held at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Abbeville. The Mass honored law enforcement, fire safety and EMS personnel.

School Board Anthony Fontana

One Vermilion Parish School Board member is already worried about the 2014-15 budget, three months into the fiscal year. What makes School Board member Anthony Fontana worry even more is that the government is not going to approve funding to help pay for the second phase of rewiring eight schools.

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

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.

School Board Anthony Fontana

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Christmas Stroll Thursday in Abbeville

This year's ornament features the Vermilion Parish School Board building in Abbeville.

Downtown Abbeville will be alive this evening with the sounds and sights of Christmas.

Body found in Abbeville

The Abbeville Police Department is investigating a body discovered under a house at 209 9th St. Wednesday afternoon.

Abbeville’s Doyle honored by UL Lafayette with Outstanding Alumni Award

Jim Doyle, center, a 1971 UL Lafayette graduate, received the Outstanding Alumni Award during a reception at the Alumni Center on Friday. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student by the UL Lafayette Alumni Association. He is flanked by Dr. Joseph Savoie, president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Margaret Trahan, president and CEO of United Way of Acadiana.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association has recognized Jim Doyle with the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award.

BBB offers Cyber Monday tips for internet shopping

In 2012, Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, officially replaced Black Friday as the most popular day to shop for the holidays, as online shopping means avoiding the crowds.

Union Parish shuts down Kaplan offense

The Kaplan Pirates could only get six first downs and 70 total yards en route to a 14-0 loss to Union Parish on the road Friday night.

Mother Nature could not cool-off a hot VC team

The VC defense was able to stop St. Mary's all night.

Mother Nature could not even slow the Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles down this past Friday night.

Abbeville events to help kick off Christmas season

Santa will be in Abbeville next Saturday for the Christmas Parade.

Looking for a way to get right into to the Christmas spirit? The downtown Abbeville area will offer plenty beginning later this week.

Three-way stop sign in Maurice will help ease school traffic

The new three-way stop is located at the intersection of Sammy Lane and Terry Drive.

MAURICE — The Village of Maurice Board of Alderman voted 3-0 last Wednesday at its general meeting to place a three-way stop at the intersection of Sammy Lane and Terry Drive.

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Delcambre head coach Darcy Delcambre gives instructions to his team before their game last Thursday night vs. Catholic of Pointe Coupee. Delcambre lost the game 42-21

After suffering a tough home loss last Thursday, the Delcambre Panthers travel to play the Port Barre Red Devils.

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Mrs. David Boudreaux

Miss Alisha Boutin and Mr. David Boudreaux exchanged wedding vows during a ceremony held on Sept. 13, 2014 at Magdalen Place in Abbeville.

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