Koryn Hawthorne

Koryn Hawthorne, one of the Top 6 finalists on NBC’s Emmy Award winning “The Voice” will be returning to her hometown of Abbeville, LA for a homecoming celebration on Wednesday, May .
Voters in Vermilion Parish approved the renewal of a 10-mill, 10-year property tax. The voters first approved the tax in 1996, which is dedicated to three things. In Saturday’s election, 87 percent of the voters approved the renewal with 70 out of 80 precincts. reporting.
GUEYDAN - People in Gueydan are on the look out for a mysterious white van and keeping an eye on their children at the same time. Recently, the driver of a white van stopped along the highway and tried to persuade 12-year-old Keagan Kibodeaux to cross the highway and enter the van.

Koryn Hawthorne

Vermilion Parish Courthouse getting a $1.3 million facelift

All of the windows and shutters will be changed.

The Vermilion Parish Court House is getting a $1.3 million needed facelift.
Compliments of FEMA, the courthouse is getting a new roof, doors, new shutters and 96 brand new windows.

Video captures six beating one man

Colt Turner

A man is recovering in a hospital after being beaten by six men on Frank’s Alley in Abbeville early Tuesday morning.
The fight was captured on a nearby surveillance video.

Darin Desormeaux announces candidacy for Police Jury District 1

Darin Desormeaux

After careful consideration, prayers and conversations with family, friends and parish leaders, I would like to announce my intentions to run for the office of Police Juror, District 1, in Vermilio

Traffic open on South Airport Road in Abbeville

Traffic can now pass on South Airport Road in Abbeville, as of late Thursday.
The road was closed for the last month in order to elevate the road for hurricane protection.

Man takes plea for card game robbery near Erath

Kendrick Alexander

Nine of the 11 men who were robbed eight years ago during a card game in Grosse Isle, finally got their chance to see one of the robbers admit to the crime.

Abbeville's Koryn Hawthorne makes Top 12 on "The Voice"

Koryn Hawthorne is expected to sing Monday or Tuesday.

Abbeville 17-year-old singer Koryn Hawthorne made the top 12 of “The Voice” on Wednesday night.
‘The Voice” is a nationally televised singing competition on NBC.

Abbeville donates $5,000 to keep Military Museum operating

The Military Hall of Fame and Museum is located at the airport in Abbeville.

The Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum will remain in standard operation for the time being, thanks to some assistance from the city it calls home.

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Kaplan celebrates at home plate after Abby Trahan hits a two-run home run to give the Lady Pirates a 2-0 lead in the Class 3A championship game Saturday night in Sulphur against John Curtis.

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Kaplan head coach Shay Herpin congratulates Abby Trahan as she rounds third base after smashing a home run against John Curtis Saturday night.

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Kaplan’s Lexi Breaux (14) and Lindsey Schexnailder converge on a fly ball that resulted in Breaux catching it for an out.

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The Kaplan Lady Pirates accept their second-place trophy at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Fast Pitch 56 Tournament in Sulphur after losing 4-3 to John Curtis in the championship game.

After taking a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Kaplan Lady Pirates fell one win short of their first state softball championship since 2006 with a 4-3 loss to top-seeded John Cur

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The 116th GFWC of La. State Convention in Lafayette highlighted (l-f) Marian St. Clair, GFWC National Second Vice President from South Carolina, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, Angela Cutrera, GFWC of Louisiana State President, and Marleen Thompson, GFWC of La. District 3 President.

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Charitable Community Service donations were made at the GFWC of La. State Convention to Faith House Domestic Violence Crisis Center. L-R Jessica Frazier, Operations Manager of Faith House, received the donations from Angela Cutrera, GFWC of La. State President, and Marleen Thompson, GFWC of La. District 3 President.

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Members of GFWC of LA, District 3, who hosted the 116th State Convention, are (l-r): Staci Dupree, District Treasurer; Tammy Richard, Les Dames de Gueydan; Angie LeBlanc, Les Dames de Gueydan; Marleen Thompson, District 3 President; Rena Labat, GFWC Houma Junior Women’s Club; Sandra Dunbar, District 3 Director of Junior Clubs; Laverne Bihm, Bayou Junior Woman’s Club; Lucinda Martinez, GFWC of LA Vice President; Angela Cutrera, GFWC of LA State President; Brooke Huddleston, Bayou Junior Woman’s Club; Marian St. Clair, GFWC National Second Vice President; Anne Blanchet, District 3 Convention Chairperson, and Elaine Dill, Woman’s Club of Abbeville.

The Woman’s Club of Abbeville and Les Dames de Gueydan were two Vermilion Parish Women’s Clubs in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Louisiana, District 3, which hosted the 116th Annual St

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