Megon Derouen of Abbeville

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish and is still looking for another who fled police after a high-speed chase.

Roland Bernard III

On the morning of 9/14/14 at approximately 03:00 AM, the Abbeville Police Department responded to Jade’s Lounge which is located at Graceland Ave. and North Miles Street for the complaint of shots fired.

Bryson Provost

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillion said a person has been arrested in relationship with Sunday night shooting at Woodmen of the World Lodge, but he may not have been the only shooter in the building that night.

Megon Derouen of Abbeville

Roland Bernard III

Bryson Provost


Taylor Abshire makes North Vermilion his new home

Taylor Abshire (22) carries the ball for NVHS last year.

LEROY - The old cliché says that “home is where the heart is,” and it took Taylor Abshire a little while to get used to having a new home in the North Vermilion community.

Erath High graduate to be inducted into McNeese Hall of Fame

Derrick Fourroux

LAKE CHARLES - A national high jump champion, a player who set a NCAA rushing record in his very first football game, all-Americans, league players of the year and university athletes of the year a

Kaplan's Morvant makes his own knives

Ray Morvant speaks to Kiwanians.

During the recent Celebrity Waiter Dinner benefiting the Boys & Girls Club, a custom knife auctioned for $1,000.
The knife maker, Ray Morvant of Kaplan.

`Abbeville traffic stop leads to marijuana arrest

Alleged Hydro marijuana found in a vehicle.

A burnt tail-light traffic stop resulted in the finding of $5,500 worth of high-grade hydro marijuana by the Abbeville Police Department.

Austin mayor proclaims Gov. Edwin Edwards Day

Photo courtesy opf Edwin Edwards for Congress
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell (left) bestowing proclamation on Gov. Edwin Edwards (right)

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell has proclaimed August 7, 2014 Governor Edwin Edwards Day in recognition of his long career in Public Service.

Black bear seen in Abbeville

A bear like this one was seen walking through Abbeville.

Black bears have been spotted in Vermilion Parish on numerous occasions, so to see one is not anything new.

Kaplan Food Bank donations vital part of existence

Ronald Schexnider donates $250 to the Kaplan Food Bank. Accepting the donation on behalf of the program is Melissa Guidry. Also shown are food bank board members C.A. Deshotel, Linda Hardee, Eva Dell Morrison, Penny Mayeux and food bank volunteers Dallas Fontenot, Mae Rose Dartez, along with Onyx Mayeux and Jayden Abshire.

Many of us are fortunate enough to have jobs, a roof over our head and plenty of food on the table to feed our families.

Kaplan Police Report

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:
July 23
Theft on the 500 block of W. Eleventh.
Suspicious act/scam on the 900 block of N. Cushing.



Gueydan coaches giving instruction during the game versus South Cameron

The Gueydan Bears are hobbling into their week three matchup versus the Sacred Heart Trojans.
During a 28-0 loss to Grand Lake last week, the Bears suffered a bevy of injuries.


Mrs. Phillip Michael LeBlanc

Makenzie Lynne Chaumont and Phillip Michael LeBlanc, both 23, exhanged wedding vows during at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Luke Simpson Methodist Church.


LAFAYETTE — Funeral Services for Oliver Curley Broussard age 85, will be held Tuesday September 16, 2014 at 1:30PM in David Funeral Home with Deacon Cody Miller officiating.

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