The financial news is not getting any better for the Vermilion Parish School Board. Sales tax collection and oil and gas revenue and sales tax collection continue to fall for the public school system.

Quintylan Richard

The man accused of shooting Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Allen Bares Jr. exactly two years ago today will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Vermilion Parish School Board members Laura LeBeouf (far left) and Luddy Herpin (far right) present a plaque to Brandy and Jacob Gaspard for their work done at the Kaplan High softball field.

The Vermilion Parish School Board has decided not to start a pilot program to allow cell phones on the campus of Abbeville High or any other high school in the parish.

Quintylan Richard

Vermilion Parish School Board members Laura LeBeouf (far left) and Luddy Herpin (far right) present a plaque to Brandy and Jacob Gaspard for their work done at the Kaplan High softball field.

90-year-old bench returns

This cement bench is was built in 1925 and on Christmas Day it was delivered to a home in Vermilion Parish

ERATH - A part of Vermilion Parish history returned home Christmas Day.

Working on Christmas Day

Byron Vollmer spent Christmas Eve with his family, including wife, Lauren, and six-month-old daughter, Gracie, prior to the start of today’s shift.

A theme in many Christmas songs is simply being home for the holiday.
Unfortunately, duty keeps some from being with those they love on this special day.

Cuba could be good news for rice farmers

Farming rice is a popular crop in Arkansas and Louisiana.

CROWLEY - When President Obama announced last week that he is updating the U.S.

Honoring ‘Fallen Brother’

The fallen officers of Vermilion Parish are (left to right) Otto Bourque, Rodney Trahan, John “Dooley Hardy, Todd Touchet, and Allen Bares Jr. Their pictures are behind a cake with the saying, “All Gave Some. Some Gave All.”

This year, 123 officers have been killed in the line of duty. That number was 100 at the same time last year.

Vermilion Catholic completes $313,000 worth of improvements

VC students Kaylee Guidry is on lights and Brandt Golden on sound board. Brandt has his iPod plugged into the sound board to add sound effects. All this equipment is brand new.

It’s Thursday afternoon and a group of Vermilion Catholic students are practicing for their annual theater production. What makes this practice different are their surroundings. 

Perry man charged with drugs, firearms possession

James Buck

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

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Sports

Claire Meyers signs on the dotted line and will now be a Ragin Cajun track athlete. In the photo with her are her father Kevin and mother Monica. Her track coaches Mya Touchet and Casey Meador.

Claire Meyers will continue the Meyers family tradition of playing sports for the UL-Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.

Lifestyle

Adrian Jude Duhon
A son, Adrian Jude Duhon, was born Monday, June 20, 2016, at Abbeville General to Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Jude Duhon of Abbeville.

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