Several business leaders attended the regional meeting for Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment.

LAFAYETTE — How exactly new revenue is generated to help improve the state’s transportation infrastructure remains open for discussion. However that comes about, officials agree new revenue in that area is critical to move the state forward. The state’s top elected official is pushing for ideas to help make that happen.

Ross Granger

ERATH - Erath High recently named 2015 graduate Ross Granger as their 2016 Homecoming Grand Marshal. The parade is Friday.

Les Miles, the former LSU head coach

The Les Miles era in Baton Rouge has reportedly come to an end. A day after LSU fell to 2-2 with an 18-13 loss at Auburn, the Baton Rouge Advocate first reported that Miles has been fired as head coach. The news has since been confirmed by several other outlets.

Several business leaders attended the regional meeting for Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment.

Ross Granger

Les Miles, the former LSU head coach

Two Abbeville men arrested after chase

Davenport

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Abbeville Police to hold checkpoint

On the night of Friday, Feb. 6, the Abbeville Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint looking for impaired drivers.

Jazzing Up Cafeteria Food

Ruth Berry of Erath High works along side Celebrity Chef Holly Clegg during Tuesday’s program. Clegg was at Abbeville High School to teach school cooks on ways to make meals more tastier. Today she will be at North Vermilion High School to show school cooks how to jazz up school meals.

One way to try and make school cafeteria food tastier is to bring in a top-notch chef to jazz it up.
The Vermilion Parish School District is doing exactly that.

Two boat launches in Vermilion recognized

Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza (in red jacket) and the Abbeville Harbor and Terminal District President Tim Creswell cut the grand opening ribbon at the Abbeville Boat launch on Tuesday morning. The boat launch is located next to the La. 14 Bypass Bridge coming into Abbeville. City, parish and state officials were on hand for the ribbon cutting.

Two Vermilion Parish public boat launches were recognized Tuesday morning by officials who had a part in building them.

Teen gets 40-year sentence in man’s death

Reco Antonio Davis

Judge Edward Broussard recently sentenced Reco Antonio Davis in connection to the death that occurred three years ago of a man in Abbeville.

Vermilion Tourist Commission wins ‘Outstanding’ award

Vermilion Tourism Director Alison Miller shows off the award.

The Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission has been named one of the most Outstanding Tourist Commission in 2014 at the LOUEY Awards Luncheon held Wednesday, January 28, at Cypress Bend Resort in Many

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Sports

Channing Spears rushed for 72 yards for Abbeville.

Abbeville High interim head football coach Kevin Kern is still scratching his head trying to figure out what is wrong with the Wildcats.

Lifestyle

The winners in the Miss (17-23 year old) Division were (left to right) Brooke Comeaux, 3rd Runner Up; Gabrielle Guilbeau, 4th Runner Up; Ashlee Guilbeau, 2015 LA Cattle Festival Queen; Victoria Roussel, 2016 LA Cattle Festival Queen and Photogenic; Kali Dore, 1st Runner Up; Emily Husband, 2nd Runner Up and Shelby Santaigo, Miss Congenialty.

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The winners in the Teen (14-16 Year old) Division were Courtlyn Johnson, 2nd Runner Up; Maci Bergeron, 1st Runner Up and Photogenic; Payton Broussard, 2016 LA Teen Cattle Festival Queenand Cassie Aloisio-2015 LA Teen Cattle Festival Queen.

Obituaries

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 30, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Lafayette, LA for Nelwyn McWilliams Musumeche, 78, a longtime resident of Lafayette who passed awa

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