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.

Burned bodies located by North Vermilion High said to be male and female

A week later the grass is still burnt where the SUV was located on fire on Claude Road. The fire occurred about 50 yards from a house.

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff ‘s Department is slowly trying to piece together what occurred last week on Claude Road, a mile south of North Vermilion High School.

Maurice creates zoning map, table

The zoning map designates the entire corporate limits of Maurice as light industrial.

MAURICE — Zoning of the Village of Maurice has now taken one of its biggest steps.

Six Vermilion Parish softball teams land in playoffs

The brackets for the 2014 softball season have finally been released and for the first time in a long time six of the seven schools in Vermilion Parish are headed to the playoffs.

Erath mayor, alderman sworn into office

John Earl LeBlanc is sworn in by friend Robert Vincent. On his side are his wife Peggy, grandchildren and family members.

It is official - Erath has a new mayor and a new alderman.

Kaplan students, parents protest transfer of their principal Laura LeBeouf

Former Kaplan Principal Laura LeBeouf (in neck brace) made an appearance at the rally. Her students came and greeted her.

KAPLAN — Thursday morning, Kaplan High students and parents held a demonstration in front of Kaplan High School to protest the transfer of their principal Laura LeBeouf.

Briggs named interim park director for Abbeville

Laura Briggs was at the recent city council meeting and last Friday’s meeting at the library.

The Abbeville Parks and Recreation Department has a new director, at least for the time being.

Two bodies found in burning vehicle in Vermilion Parish

A large burned area remains Wednesday morning after the Maurice Fire Department put out the fire. When the fire was out, they learned there were two bodies inside. The vehicle was located on Claude Road, off La. 699.

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, at approximately 1 am this morning Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Claude Road, just south of Maurice.

State recognizes Abbeville General as 2013 Safe Sleep Champion Hospital

L - R Heidi Barras RN, Diane Steiner RN, OB Nurse Manager, Dr. Loreen Karani, Pediatrician , Christine Cornell, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Stephanie Guercio RN, Tina Faulk, Education Coordinator, Denise Noel, RN Chief Nursing Officer

Abbeville General Hospital was recently recognized as a 2013 Louisiana Safe Sleep Champion Hospital by the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.



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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