J.H. Williams Middle School administrators (seated L-R) Ryan Abshire, Lysonia Robertson, Principal Dana Primeaux and Kimberly Etie accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon. Doing the honors of pouring are staff members (L-R) Rodney LaSalle, Bruce Bass, Dean Dronet and Chuck Guardia.

Money continues to pour in to the ALS Association thanks to the group’s Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge has been accepted across the nation. The gesture has raised more than $100 million toward ALS research.

Mary Lou Diggs talks to the Abbeville Police about her son's death in 1997.

Mary Lou Diggs believes in God. It’s the Lord who keeps her going each day. She needs all the help she can get to survive each day because over the last 17 years, two of her sons were murdered and another son is spending the rest of his life in prison for murder.

Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy (left), Lt. David Hardy (middle) and Abbeville Councilman Wayne Landry take part in discussion
during Wednesday’s meeting.

Abbeville City Councilman Wayne Landry organized a town hall meeting weeks ago to discuss the open homicide cases in both Abbeville and Vermilion Parish, not knowing exactly what would come of it. Four of the cases occurred in Landry’s District D.

J.H. Williams Middle School administrators (seated L-R) Ryan Abshire, Lysonia Robertson, Principal Dana Primeaux and Kimberly Etie accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon. Doing the honors of pouring are staff members (L-R) Rodney LaSalle, Bruce Bass, Dean Dronet and Chuck Guardia.

Mary Lou Diggs talks to the Abbeville Police about her son's death in 1997.

Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy (left), Lt. David Hardy (middle) and Abbeville Councilman Wayne Landry take part in discussion
during Wednesday’s meeting.

Chevy SUV runs into back of tractor on Hwy 167 south of Maurice

The driver of the SUV hit the back of the fertilizer trailer being pulled by a Ford tractor. The driver of the tractor was not seriously injured.

A driver of a Chevy SUV ran into the back of a Ford tractor pulling a fertilizer tank traveling south on La. 167, in between Maurice and Abbeville.

Film and Visitors commission to have mural painted on Abbeville City Hall

The mural will be painted in the middle of the building on the west side of the Abbeville City Hall.

The Abbeville Film and Visitors Commission has funded a number of projects in the city during the past few years.
That includes providing wireless Internet access to Magdalen Square.

Cajun football team has four locals on its roster

Delcambre’s Christian Umphries signs autographs during Ragin Cajun Fan Day. Umphries, a Delcambre High graduate, is a freshman for UL-L.

More than a 1,000 people attended Sunday’s Ragin’ Cajun Fall Fan Day at the Cajundome in Lafayette. There are four local players on the Cajun roster this year.

Abbeville may soon have speed cameras

Anyone driving through Lafayette during the last few years has surely noticed speed cameras placed at various intersections throughout the city.

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The Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles preparing for Opelousas Catholic on Monday. Eagles play Thursday at 6 p.m at Teurlings High School.

Game week is always intense in football, even if it is only the week of the jamboree.

Lifestyle

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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