Kavan Broussard

A high-speed chase through Abbeville on Tuesday ended when a black Dodge Charger ran off the road and struck a culvert on Mike Street, near the Winn-Dixie parking lot, Abbeville Police said.

Rhonda Venissat, the mother of Kaitlin, walks around with a carved piece of wood with a picture of her daughter.

GUEYDAN - Kaitlin Elizabeth Venissat was what some considered the perfect child. Her mother Rhonda Leger Venissat would agree. “She is the perfect kid,” said Rhonda on Sunday night. “I loved her personality, because she could laugh at herself. That meant a lot to me.”

The inside of the new North Vermilion Middle School gym.

LEROY - The way it looks, North Vermilion Middle School will not be 100 percent complete until next year.

Kavan Broussard

Rhonda Venissat, the mother of Kaitlin, walks around with a carved piece of wood with a picture of her daughter.

The inside of the new North Vermilion Middle School gym.


Food cans collected for Christian Service Center in Abbeville

The Christian Service Center’s (L-R) Anthony Borden, Kenneth Brent Moore and Deborah Sanders unpack food recently donated by Vermilion Catholic and members of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

After seeing shelves mostly bare, workers at the St. Mary Magdalen Christian Service Center received a recent boost.

Organizers thank public for successful Cattle Festival

Families gathering along the parade route were part of what made this weekend’s Cattle Festival a success.

The 66th Louisiana Cattle Festival has come and gone, leaving behind what organizers call a memorable weekend.
The three-day event wrapped up Sunday in Abbeville.

Dancing with the Stars featuring Erath High School alumni

Brooke Bernard and Matt Hebert

Dancing with the Stars was a benefit fund raiser for the 2015 Erath High School Project Graduation. It was held Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at the VN Hall in Abbeville.

Abbeville General has plan for Ebola

Abbeville General

Abbeville General has a plan in place when it comes to handling hazards, like the Ebola virus.

Greater Pleasant Green Laymen Organization volunteer to completely repair Abbeville home

Henry Dixon (left) and Lester Levine Sr. were busy Thursday ripping up the old floor when they discovered the wood underneath was rotten. They put a new piece of plywood on he floor to ensure that no one falls through.

Members of the Greater Pleasant Green Laymen Organization have taken on a mission to change the life of Catherine Whimbley by changing where she lives.

Cattle Festival begins Friday in Abbeville

The street fair, located downtown Abbeville, is expected to be busy this weekend.

All the hard work put into the 66th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival will bear fruit on Friday.

Kaplan historian gets book published

"The History of Kaplan" was a six year project for historian, Donella Hargrave.

Six years of hard work researching archives, combing through tons of pictures, and talking with hundreds of people, Donella LaBry Hargrave’s project finally came to fruition.



Lanie Breaux takes a free throw during the game Monday night against Delcambre.

The North Vermilion Girls Basketball Tournament began Monday with four games on the slate.


Zuri Lee Sellers
A daughter, Zuri Lee Sellers, was born Monday, November 3, 2014, at Abbeville General Hospital, to Amber Paige Sellers from Abbeville.

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