Members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Abbeville Woodmen of the World salute the flag that will now honor Allen Bares Jr.

More than a month after losing Allen Bares Jr., members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department continue to honor their fallen brother. The Abbeville Woodmen of the World, Chapter 7, joined the members of the VPSO Thursday morning during a ceremony to replace the flag in front of the parish jail.
One way to force a company into getting better at picking up garbage cans in Vermilion Parish is to hit them in the pocket book. Since March, Progressive Waste Solutions has been picking up garbage cans throughout Vermilion Parish. The Police Jury sold its garbage trucks and trash cans to Progressive Waste Solutions.

Construction is still being done at North Vermilion Middle with three weeks to go before school begins.

North Vermilion Middle School parents and students learned Tuesday night that their brand new middle school will not be ready in time for when school starts on Aug. 11 in Vermilion Parish.

Members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Abbeville Woodmen of the World salute the flag that will now honor Allen Bares Jr.

Construction is still being done at North Vermilion Middle with three weeks to go before school begins.

Will teachers in Vermilion be teaching Common Core when school starts?

School Superintendent Jerome Puyau speaks to the Rotary Club about Common Core.

With public school starting two months from now, there is a chance that educators may not be teaching the unpopular Common Core academic standards because of the vocal battle between State Super

June is Beef Month in Vermilion, Louisiana

L to r – Tweety Trahan, Vice-President Vermilion Parish CattleWomen; Bret Lee, 2014 Louisiana Beef Ambassador; Victoria Frederick, 2013-2014 La. Junior Brahman Association Queen, Keri Hebert, 2014 Vermilion Parish Cattlemen’s Queen.

Louisiana cattle producers all over the state are celebrating Beef month in June!
Vermilion Parish is one of the leading producers of beef in Louisiana.

Lightning strikes tree in Kaplan

Lightning struck a tree causing a large portion of the tree to fall on a house in Kaplan during a thunderstorm Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported with minor damages to the home's roof. The house is located at 213 N. Guidry in Kaplan.

Palmetto Island State Park in full summer swing

The splashpad at Palmetto Island Park is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

What’s going on this summer at Palmetto Island State Park?
In a word, plenty.

Forgotten lamb chops win grand champion in Erath cook-off

Todd Bodin puts his racks of lamb on the pit, with less than an hour to go before judging.

ERATH - Todd Bodin is not afraid to try something new like barbecuing a rack of lamb - something he has never done before.

Abbeville man commits armed robbery with air pistol

Ron Landry

One man found out the hard way that if you commit an alleged armed robbery with an air pistol, it is going to land you in jail.
Ron Landry of Abbeville learned that lesson recently.

Kaplan Police Report

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Learning how to control crawfish in your lawn

A crawfish mound in a yard.

BATON ROUGE, La. – It’s not every day that Louisiana residents are looking for ways to get rid of crawfish in the lawn. But it does happen, and there are effective ways to get the job done.

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The Gulf Coast Bank 29ers won two games during the American Legion state tournament in New Orleans.

All but one team that took part in the American Legion state tournament was going to come up short of the goal of winning a championship.
Such is the case for postseason play.

Obituaries

ABBEVILLE — Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Hills, Jr., 67, is scheduled to be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church – 310 S. Lamar Street – Abbeville, LA.

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