Synthetic marijuana has been a highlighted issue recently, with many law enforcement agencies warning of its dangers. The sale of synthetic marijuana is illegal in Louisiana. Abbeville Councilman-at-large Francis Plaisance said he would like to see the same designation for drug paraphernalia.

This is one of the stores Manning/Menard Oil operates in Lafayette.

Abbeville based Manning Menard Oil Co., Inc. was named the state’s top performer by ExxonMobil for providing an exceptional customer service experience and achieving the highest overall site experience score in Louisiana.

It is still not known how this Chevy caught fire and burned in a sugar cane field last week north of Abbeville.

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff Office is trying to put the pieces together on why a black Chevrolet truck burned in a sugar cane field last week. On Tuesday, Major Darryl LeBlanc of the Sheriff’s Office released the name of the owner of the truck after matching vin numbers.

This is one of the stores Manning/Menard Oil operates in Lafayette.

It is still not known how this Chevy caught fire and burned in a sugar cane field last week north of Abbeville.


Knights of Columbus has coat drive in Abbeville

Just in time for the cold weather, the Knights of Columbus Council 2281 recently had a coat drive at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville. The council picked up 140 coats.

New Vermilion Parish economic director is an Abbeville native

Signing her contract as the new executive director of the Vermilion Parish Economic Development District is Anne Falgout (sitting, center). She was hired this week by the Economic Development District Hiring Board. Members of hiring board in the picture are (sitting, left to right) Ben Rivera, Falgout and Darin Desormeaux. (standing, left to right are) Richard Guilbeaux, Shari Cormier, the Economic Development assistant), Pat Rost, Paul Bourgeois, Kirk Frith, and Gale Smith.

The newly created Vermilion Parish Economic Development Board went national in its search for a new executive director. After a long search, they hired an Abbeville native.

Vermilion Parish teacher wins technology award

Sheri LeBlanc Young

Recently it was announced that Sheri LeBlanc Young, a Pre K teacher at Dozier Elementary won the Region IV LACUE (Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators) Early Childhood Education Award.

Truck Driver to Tank Operator

Lee Louis Bernard remembers driving his Sherman Tank on the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day Invasion.

ERATH — There were 50,000 Sherman Tanks destroyed in World War II. The good news for Lee Louis Bernard was that he was never driving one of those tanks.

Blanco to be honored as Living Legend


Andy Perrin, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Acadian Museum, stated that the Acadian Museum will honor former Gov. Kathleen

Consent form sent to parents about TOPS

The Vermilion Parish School Board Office is letting parents know to be on the look out for a consent form and letter explaining new procedures that school districts have to follow in order to relea

Stutes beats Harson in the DA race

Keith Stutes

LAFAYETTE — Retired prosecutor Keith Stutes ousted longtime 15th Judicial District Attorney Mike Harson on Tuesday, ending a tenure of two decades for Harson that over the past two years has been p



The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles after their 42-35 win over North Vermilion is the parish tournament championship Thursday night. VC won their fourth straight parish tournament.

For the fourth year in a row, the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles won the parish tournament, this time with a 42-35 win over North Vermilion.


The Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville’s annual Christmas
Social was hosted by Chapter President, Laurie Hulin
at Hulin Farms on Tuesday, December 2. Members are shown in above picture.


Board members include (seated) Laurie Hulin,
Nicole DesOrmeaux
(standing) Jamie Hebert, Megan Lalande, Kimi
Gaspard, Dr. Anita

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