Troopers with Louisiana State Police arrested 31-year-old Martin Nguyen of Lafayette Thursday for charges relating to the fatal crash which occurred on April 18 on LA 339 near Reno Road in Vermilion Parish.

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GUEYDAN - In the ordinary course of life, parents don't expect to out-live their children. But in the case of one Gueydan family the thought and fear was always there.
An Abbeville man, a teacher at a local middle school, has been charged with three counts of rape. Abbeville Police arrested James Harber shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

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Abbeville Council discusses turn signal on John Hardy

There is currently no left turn signal from John Hardy to the By-Pass.

As far as Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. is concerned, when citizens bring a concern to him, he is going to in turn bring it to the table for the rest of the council.

Cecil Picard Elementary awarded for academics

The Picard family, along with school officials took a group photo.

Cecil Picard Elementary in Maurice was awarded for the school’s academic achievement of being awarded an “A” rating by the Louisiana Department of Education, which places the K-5 elementary in Verm

Cheaper rates coming in 2017 as Abbeville renews electrical contract

Councilman Francis Touchet Jr., Constellation’s Mitch Poindexter, Mayor Mark Piazza, Constellation’s William Zednik, Councilman Francis Plaisance and Councilman Brady Broussard Jr., take part in signing the city’s new electrical contract extension.

When it comes to electricity in the City of Abbeville, a good deal just got better.

North Vermilion High students route to dance at National Competition

Showing off their moves during a recent NV basketball game are: Katelyn Cormier, Bailey Landry, Sarah Vice, Kaitlyn Theriot, Ajah Cox, Ann-Kathryn Dartez and Alli LeBlanc. Photo by Beverly Vincent

The North Vermilion High School Dance Team will be competing in their second National Dance Team Competition this weekend in Orlando, Fla.

Editorial: For a six pack of beer

We don’t know about you, but we are tired hearing about how bad things are in Louisiana. Anybody with a lick of sense knows the state is in dire financial circumstances.



Teammates swarm Bella Doucet after she knocked in the game winning run with a single on Saturday.


VC coach Jesse Faulk runs onto the field after Bella Doucet's hit.


VC running up to Bella Doucet after the hit.


Kelsey Michel scores the game winning run in the 10th inning. She was on third base.


Ainsley Mallet beats the throw to first base on a bunt single in the bottom of the 10th inning.

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The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles are heading to Sulphur for the first time in eight years.


Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza joins the Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville Chapter during their general chapter meeting on April 5 to present and read an official proclamation honoring April 03-06 as National Junior Auxiliary Week. Mayor Piazza thanked the chapter for their leadership, dedication and service to the community over the years. Mayor Piazza has been a supporter of JA of Abbeville since his installation as and the chapter is immensely grateful for his friendship. Members showcased their JA pride by wearing their chapter color, blue, and signifying their JA Week theme “Let BLUE Reign”.


Members of JA of Abbeville gathered for dinner at the new Riverfront location following the final chapter meeting of the JA year and in observance of Junior Auxiliary Week. Pictured are Marcy Lege, Shelly Libersat, Rita Broussard, Tara Duplantis, Renee Bertrand, Beverly Lege, Angie Detraz, Hollie Trahan, Tanya Istre, Liz Perry, Jamie Corner, Angelle Broussard, Dr. Anita Carrere, Laurie Gunter and Renee Duhon.

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