State Rep. Bob Hensgens

In what is another sign that Common Core will still be a hot issue this session, despite the budget, lawmakers are saying they've been invited to the Governor's Mansion next week for an "urgent meeting" on the topic.

Jermaine Williams will never be allowed to practice in law in any courtroom in the United States.

Vermilion Parish attorney Jermaine Williams agreed to give up his license to practice law in Louisiana, as well as the United States, according to the State Supreme Court. The agreement between the higher court and Williams, who is from Gueydan, was reached this past Friday.

Suzanne Carroll and her horses take a photo in front of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Abbeville.

Many have a “bucket list” that they would like to accomplish in their life time. Doug and Suzanne Carroll of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Canada are living out their “bucket list” now. They are traveling from California to Florida on the back roads as a way to see things and meet as many things as possible.

State Rep. Bob Hensgens

Jermaine Williams will never be allowed to practice in law in any courtroom in the United States.

Suzanne Carroll and her horses take a photo in front of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Abbeville.

Juvenile whooping cranes released into the marsh at White Lake WCA

Wildlife agents released 14 juvenile whooping cranes at the While Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in Gueydan.

GUEYDAN – Fourteen juvenile whooping cranes were released into the wild Monday at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Gueydan.

90-year-old bench returns

This cement bench is was built in 1925 and on Christmas Day it was delivered to a home in Vermilion Parish

ERATH - A part of Vermilion Parish history returned home Christmas Day.

Working on Christmas Day

Byron Vollmer spent Christmas Eve with his family, including wife, Lauren, and six-month-old daughter, Gracie, prior to the start of today’s shift.

A theme in many Christmas songs is simply being home for the holiday.
Unfortunately, duty keeps some from being with those they love on this special day.

Cuba could be good news for rice farmers

Farming rice is a popular crop in Arkansas and Louisiana.

CROWLEY - When President Obama announced last week that he is updating the U.S.

Honoring ‘Fallen Brother’

The fallen officers of Vermilion Parish are (left to right) Otto Bourque, Rodney Trahan, John “Dooley Hardy, Todd Touchet, and Allen Bares Jr. Their pictures are behind a cake with the saying, “All Gave Some. Some Gave All.”

This year, 123 officers have been killed in the line of duty. That number was 100 at the same time last year.

Vermilion Catholic completes $313,000 worth of improvements

VC students Kaylee Guidry is on lights and Brandt Golden on sound board. Brandt has his iPod plugged into the sound board to add sound effects. All this equipment is brand new.

It’s Thursday afternoon and a group of Vermilion Catholic students are practicing for their annual theater production. What makes this practice different are their surroundings. 

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Sports

Logan Goutierrez of Erath came off the bench and hit some big shots, including the game-winner with 14 seconds left.

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Monette Bolden had 13 points in the win for Erath.

ERATH - The Erath Lady Bobcats (10-9 overall) had a great week of basketball this past week.

Lifestyle

Mrs. Gregg Ryan Coyle

Miss Jennifer Langlinais and Gregg Ryan Coyle were joined in holy matrimony on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville.

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