BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal filed suit in federal court arguing President Obama’s U.S. Department of Education has violated the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and federal law by coercing states to adopt Common Core standards and assessments.

Connie LeGrand is going to jail for 15 years.

Connie LeGrand, 49, won’t be getting behind the wheel of a vehicle intoxicated for a few years. Judge Durwood Conque sentenced LeGrand to 15 years in prison with no chance of parole after she was arrested two years ago for driving drunk. She received her seventh DWI ticket in Louisiana.

Dropping water on EHS Principal Marc Turner are students Ross Granger and Karl Howell.

The past week, social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and others were overtaken by ALS Ice Bucket challenges to raise money for the organization. The challenge has raised nearly $80 million by Monday.

Connie LeGrand is going to jail for 15 years.

Dropping water on EHS Principal Marc Turner are students Ross Granger and Karl Howell.

National Farmers Market Week declared

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said let us all show we support our local farmers markets.

Abbeville Arrest Report: July 21-28

Randel Paul Adams
DOB: 4/21/1983
Charge: Possession of Stolen Things

Leonard Paul Boudreaux
DOB: 9/30/1983
Charge: Theft By Shoplifting

Plan in place for North Vermilion

North Vermilion High Principal Tommy Byler speaks to parents during Monday’s meeting. Byler is joined (seated L-R) by NV Middle Principal Joan Romero, Vermilion Parish Assistant Superintendent Ellen Arceneaux, Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert, School Board Member Dexter Callahan and School Board Member Chris Gautreaux.

LEROY — When it became clear that construction of the new North Vermilion Middle

Gueydan Duck Festival Junior Grand Marshals announced

GUEYDAN -The Gueydan Duck Festival will hold its annual Wine and Cheese Social Saturday night, August 2 at the Gueydan Civic Center to honor dignitaries, sponsors and supporters.

Biggest One Yet

UL basketball player Kasey Sheppard and many of his teammates were celebrity waiters.

Those involved with this year’s 21st annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner said it had the chance to be the biggest ever.
They were right.

Progressive has garbage pickup problems

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury is four months into its contract with Progressive Waste Solutions to pick up garbage in the parish, and the jury is already not happy with the marriage.

Abbeville Arrest Report: July 14-21

Robert Joseph Broussard Jr.
DOB: 11/28/1978
Charge: (Misdemeanor) Theft of Goods
Charge: Entry/Remain on Premises After Being Forbidden



The Patriot football team for photo day 2014. North Vermilion plays Kaplan for the Jamboree Aug. 29.

The North Vermilion High School Patriot football team plays in a tough district that does not make it easy to win.


Ashley Domingue and Charles Hunter

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Domingue of Kaplan, La. along with Ms. Tina Newman and Mr. Charles L. Hunter, Sr. of Lake Charles, La.

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