Members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Abbeville Woodmen of the World salute the flag that will now honor Allen Bares Jr.

More than a month after losing Allen Bares Jr., members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department continue to honor their fallen brother. The Abbeville Woodmen of the World, Chapter 7, joined the members of the VPSO Thursday morning during a ceremony to replace the flag in front of the parish jail.
One way to force a company into getting better at picking up garbage cans in Vermilion Parish is to hit them in the pocket book. Since March, Progressive Waste Solutions has been picking up garbage cans throughout Vermilion Parish. The Police Jury sold its garbage trucks and trash cans to Progressive Waste Solutions.

Construction is still being done at North Vermilion Middle with three weeks to go before school begins.

North Vermilion Middle School parents and students learned Tuesday night that their brand new middle school will not be ready in time for when school starts on Aug. 11 in Vermilion Parish.

Members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Abbeville Woodmen of the World salute the flag that will now honor Allen Bares Jr.

Construction is still being done at North Vermilion Middle with three weeks to go before school begins.

The Louisiana Military Museum gets big gun in Abbeville

The Louisiana National Guard unloads a freshly painted M-110 Howitzer at the airport in Abbeville.

For years, this M-110 Self-propelled Howitzer sat rusting away in a grave-yard for military equipment at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Vegetation was overtaking it.

71-year-old woman cleans Abbeville’s State Street just because

Sandra Marant was busy Tuesday morning sweeping up the cigarette butts and paper along the sidewalk on South State Street in Abbeville. She does this once a week for free.

At least once a week, 71-year-old Sandra Marant can be found sweeping up cigarette butts, money, vomit, paper, broken glass or anything else that could be found on South State Street in Abbeville.

Erath contractor arrested by Sheriff's Office

Shane LeBlanc of Erath

Shane LeBlanc, a contractor from Erath, was arrested by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office early Tuesday morning in Erath.

Vermilion 4-H students make proposal for extension office to be strengthened for hurricanes

Ty Zaunbrecher, of Gueydan, far right, tells the Vermilion Parish Police Jury about a video he and other 4-H Club members made to show how south Louisiana can adapt to disasters. Also shown with Zaunbrecher are 4-H Club members Anne Catherine LeBlanc of Abbeville, and his brother, Clay Zaunbrecher, who also worked on the project. Photo by Bruce Schultz

A group of 4-H Club members presented the Vermilion Parish Police Jury recently with a proposal for improvements at the local extension office to strengthen it against hurricanes and other major w

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The Gulf Coast Bank 29ers won two games during the American Legion state tournament in New Orleans.

All but one team that took part in the American Legion state tournament was going to come up short of the goal of winning a championship.
Such is the case for postseason play.

Obituaries

ABBEVILLE — Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Hills, Jr., 67, is scheduled to be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church – 310 S. Lamar Street – Abbeville, LA.

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