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GUEYDAN - In the ordinary course of life, parents don't expect to out-live their children. But in the case of one Gueydan family the thought and fear was always there.
An Abbeville man, a teacher at a local middle school, has been charged with three counts of rape. Abbeville Police arrested James Harber shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Kaplan Principal Dr. Janet Guerrini (kneeling second from left) said her students help make Kaplan High a great place to be an administrator.

KAPLAN — Hard work yields positive results. Look no further than Kaplan High School for evidence of that. The Lady Pirates softball team will be playing in the state tournament later this week. The baseball team reached the postseason. The school’s musical department is thriving.

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Kaplan Principal Dr. Janet Guerrini (kneeling second from left) said her students help make Kaplan High a great place to be an administrator.

Moody is Hall of Fame inductee

Flanked by sons Kevin, left, and Stephen, Crowley businessman Braxton “B.I.” Moody III is inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum’s Political Hall of Fame during ceremonies Saturday night in

Lafayette – Politicians and politicos from across the state were in Lafayette Saturday to honor the 2016 class of the Louisiana Political Museum’s Political Hall of Fame.

Maurice sales tax up in January

MAURICE — Like most other areas, the Village of Maurice has seen its sales tax number decline for several months.

Abbeville Fire Department, A Pregnancy Center & Clinic holding baby supply drive

A Pregnancy Center & Clinic’s Betty Henson, Abbeville Fire
Department’s April Bodin, APCC’s Patrice Lewis and APCC’s Mary Mire promote the baby supply drive.

Everything needed for a baby during the first few month alone can have a financial impact for many families.
For single mothers, that cost can be greatly magnified.

ESPN to feature former Kaplan star, current South Carolina player Tina Roy

An ESPN producer interviews Marcelite Hopkins, Tina Roy’s mother, Wednesday morning in the Kaplan gym for a segment that will air next week.

KAPLAN — South Carolina basketball player Tina Roy, a Kaplan native, will be featured on ESPN during an NCAA tournament pre-game show next Thursday, March 24.

Mount Carmel’s Capital Campaign off to good start

Mount Carmel students cheer as teachers performing in a “Wheel of Fortune” skit reveal the amount that has already been raised toward the school’s Capital Campaign.

Mount Carmel’s effort to raise funds for school improvements, including a new assembly center, is off to a pretty good start.



Teammates swarm Bella Doucet after she knocked in the game winning run with a single on Saturday.


VC coach Jesse Faulk runs onto the field after Bella Doucet's hit.


VC running up to Bella Doucet after the hit.


Kelsey Michel scores the game winning run in the 10th inning. She was on third base.


Ainsley Mallet beats the throw to first base on a bunt single in the bottom of the 10th inning.

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The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles are heading to Sulphur for the first time in eight years.


Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza joins the Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville Chapter during their general chapter meeting on April 5 to present and read an official proclamation honoring April 03-06 as National Junior Auxiliary Week. Mayor Piazza thanked the chapter for their leadership, dedication and service to the community over the years. Mayor Piazza has been a supporter of JA of Abbeville since his installation as and the chapter is immensely grateful for his friendship. Members showcased their JA pride by wearing their chapter color, blue, and signifying their JA Week theme “Let BLUE Reign”.


Members of JA of Abbeville gathered for dinner at the new Riverfront location following the final chapter meeting of the JA year and in observance of Junior Auxiliary Week. Pictured are Marcy Lege, Shelly Libersat, Rita Broussard, Tara Duplantis, Renee Bertrand, Beverly Lege, Angie Detraz, Hollie Trahan, Tanya Istre, Liz Perry, Jamie Corner, Angelle Broussard, Dr. Anita Carrere, Laurie Gunter and Renee Duhon.



A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Harvey Lee Broussard, 86, who passed away on April 26, 2016.

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