On Nov. 24, 2015, Abbeville Police Department was notified by an individual who was the victim of a scam.

John Bel Edwards

State Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) was elected the governor of Louisiana in a runoff election on Saturday, defeating U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R).

Julius Johnson for Kaplan rushed for 120 yards this past week.

WINNFIELD - The Kaplan defense rose to the occasion more than once in the Pirates’ win over Winnfield Friday in the Class 3A second round playoff game. Kaplan won 22-7 and will play host to No. 1 Lutcher Friday in the third round game.

John Bel Edwards

Julius Johnson for Kaplan rushed for 120 yards this past week.

Pecan Island native creates unique wooden bowls

One of the bowls Neil Bourque created.

About a year ago, Pecan Island resident Neil Bourque purchased a woodworking lathe and decided to try his hand at a new hobby.

New Abbeville High football coach learns he has cancer

The day before Coach Gary Adkins is going to have tests done, he was busy helping the players change their decal on their helmet at school on Thursday.

While most high school head football coaches are preparing for their first game of the season, Abbeville Head Football Coach Gary Adkins is also doing that, plus, he is preparing to have a brain

Former Abbeville High Wildcat football players coaching at Kaplan

Jarod Duhon (left) was an offensive lineman for the Wildcats in early 2002-03 Brandon Johnson was a former defensive lineman and tight end who graduated from Abbeville High in 1999.

Sometimes you just have to break tradition and go where your heart is at that moment.

Schilling gives $1 million for UL sponsorship

Herbie Schilling, left, president and chairman of Schilling Distributing Company, Inc. shakes hands with Dr. Joseph Savoie, right, UL Lafayette President as Wayne Elmore, middle, past chairman of the RCAF board, looks on after signing a $1 million spo

LAFAYETTE - Schilling Distributing Company loves sporting events, tailgating and other activities that bring people together.

A Small Star Was Born For Abbeville Wildcats

Abbeville's Jose Pedroza (9) runs around the corner as NV’s Triston Romero approaches.

A little star was born Friday night for the Abbeville Wildcats.
That little star is junior Jose Pedroza.

Trahans recall road home

Paul (son), Cheryl & David Trahan

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Rita approaching, the Abbeville Meridional continues our series of articles with David and Cheryl Trahan’s recount of the storm.



Devren Constantine is one of VC's top four receivers. He uses his 9 1/2 inch hands to catch the football.

It is no secret that Vermilion Catholic has four of the best wide receivers in Class A. One of those receivers may have the largest hands in Class A.


On November 17, another special meeting was held at the Vermilion Council on Aging due to the resignation of Kirk Frith from the board of directors, and the termination of term limits of Dr. Powlin Manuel and Ms. Diane Ardeneaux. Dr. Manuel served on the board as treasurer and was replaced buy a new member Stan Hardee. Ms. Diane Ardeneaux served as secretary and was replaced by Ms. Sandra Marant


ERATH – A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Roy Joseph Johnson, 80, will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Fr.

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