Clarence Mitchell Jr.

An Abbeville Police Officer avoided injury and made a successful arrest after a man tried to stab him with a pair of scissors. Clarence Mitchell Jr., 55, of Abbeville faces multiple charges as a result of the incident.

Thousands of people lined Cushing Avenue to watch the parade.

The weather perfect on Tuesday which would explain why thousands came out to watch the Chic-A-la-Pie parade in Kaplan. The parade lasted more than two hours.

The front of the new Riverfront.

Three and a half years after a fire completely destroyed their business, Riverfront Restaurant is fully back. The doors of the new restaurant will be open Monday for lunch and supper. It is located on Park Avenue, along the side of the Vermilion River, across the street from Vermilion Catholic High School.

Clarence Mitchell Jr.

Thousands of people lined Cushing Avenue to watch the parade.

The front of the new Riverfront.

Abbeville Police investigate phone scam, alert public

On Nov. 24, 2015, Abbeville Police Department was notified by an individual who was the victim of a scam.
The individual reported that he was notified by text message that he would receive a check in the mail. Once he received the check he was told to go and deposit the check into his checking account, keep $200.00, and to send the remaining money back to an address.

John Bel Edwards wins governor's race

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).
Edwards won 56 percent of the vote, with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

Kaplan's defense rises to occasion

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.

Crash claims life of Abbeville man

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to a vehicle crash on Boat Shop Road at 1:08 PM.

Go vote on Saturday

Saturday’s the big day.
Voters around Louisiana will decide on the next governor, as well as other top elected officials.

Task Force busts 12 in Vermilion

Brandon Benoit

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon and Chief of Police Tony Hardy, the Vermilion Parish Municipal Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

LSN Editorial: Vitter for Governor

After studying the voting records of both candidates and gleaning as much information as we could on each candidate, we are prepared to recommend Senator David Vitter for Governor.

LSN Editorial: John Bel Edwards

Representative Alan Seabaugh, a state representative worked side by side with John Bel Edwards for five years and had this to say. Excerpts from his article are presented below.

Abbeville influences musician - Eric Adcock

Photo courtesy of Zach Smith
Eric Adcock has called Abbeville home for the last 12 years. He said the city inspires his music.

Abbeville resident Eric Adcock has been rocking alongside Roddie Romero for over 20 years.



The Erath Lady Bobcats play on Thursday and are the No. 8 seed in the latest Class 3A power point ranking.

The latest power point ranking was released on Tuesday and it was good news for some local teams, and bad news for others.


Otto Bertrand of Abbeville celebrated his 91st birthday on January 31st at his home with family and friends. Everyone enjoyed cake and ice cream for the party. He is married to Neila Bertrand.

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