Wendy Stoute

Vermilion Parish public school ended on Friday, which means it’s time for some school teachers and personnel to get new appointments for the next school year. A total of 68 new appointments, including voluntary and involuntary was approved at Thursday night’s school board meeting.

Megan Mouton

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month, a fact Megan Mouton wants to make more people aware of. Mouton, 14, an eighth grader at Mount Carmel, brought her message Tuesday to the Abbeville City Council during its regular meeting. “I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Scoliosis in January of this year,” Mouton told the council.
Charges have formally been upgraded for four men allegedly involved in the robbery and beating of Rickey Picard Jr. in early April.

Wendy Stoute

Megan Mouton

Five teams make high school softball playoffs

Meeting at the pitcher’s mound for Kaplan Wednesday against Celcilia are Kailey LeJeune, Abby Trahan, Lindsey Schexnailder, Olivia Trahan, Olivia Gabor and Lexi Breaux

Five local softball teams have landed in the LHSAA softball playoffs, announced Thursday afternoon.
Four out of the five will have home games, while Gueydan will be on the road.

Abbeville's Koryn reaches Top 10

Abbeville’s own Koryn Hawthorne sings the song “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson last Monday. Koryn is expected to sing again on Monday. It is unknown what will be her next song.

Country singer and coach Blake Shelton nailed it when he welcomed Abbeville’s Koryn Hawthorne to the Top 10 of The Voice.

Electrofishing gives students look at fish diversity

(Photo by Tobie Blanchard)
A. Raynie Harlan, a research associate in the LSU College of Agriculture’s School of Renewable Natural Resources, returns from taking a group of students electrofishing on Lake Maurepas. The students, from left, are Ryan Gary, Matthew Repp, Geoffrey Rhode and Aaron Christie. Christie is securing the anodes that are used to send electrical currents through the water and temporarily stun the fish.

By Tobie Blanchard
LSU AgCenter

Abbeville Arrest Report: April 5-13

Corey Michael Champagne
DOB: 7/12/1996
Charge: Contributing to Delinquency of a Juvenile (3 counts)
Charge: Criminal Mischief

Vermilion Parish Courthouse getting a $1.3 million facelift

All of the windows and shutters will be changed.

The Vermilion Parish Court House is getting a $1.3 million needed facelift.
Compliments of FEMA, the courthouse is getting a new roof, doors, new shutters and 96 brand new windows.

Video captures six beating one man

Colt Turner

A man is recovering in a hospital after being beaten by six men on Frank’s Alley in Abbeville early Tuesday morning.
The fight was captured on a nearby surveillance video.



Gueydan’s Cheyenne Lacomb earned a spot on the All-District First Team in a utility spot.


VC’s Bella Doucet earned first team All-District honors in the outfield.

Thirteen total Vermilion Parish softball players earned a spot on either the first or second teams in District 7-1A.


Virgie Foreman and family traveled to Russellville, Arkansas to welcome the fifth family generation. The family also celebrated Mother’s Day and Virgie’s 94th birthday. Pictured (l-r) are Patricia Guidry, great grandmother; Danna Caldwell, grandmother; Virgie B. Foreman, great-great-grandmother; Chantelle Corkren, mother with Amelia Corkren and Kathlyn Stracener, mother with Beckett Stracener.

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