The front of the new Riverfront.

Three and a half years after a fire completely destroyed their business, Riverfront Restaurant is fully back. The doors of the new restaurant will be open Monday for lunch and supper. It is located on Park Avenue, along the side of the Vermilion River, across the street from Vermilion Catholic High School.

Rylan Guidry, Laila Breaux and Avery Besson (L-R) finished as the top three at Thursday’s Dow Vermilion Parish You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Like most successful companies, Dow Chemical is always looking for what will help continue that success in the future. That future was on display Thursday night at Abbeville High School, as 31 middle school students from around Vermilion Parish competed in the second Dow Vermilion Parish You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Rep. Blake Miguez talks with the Abbeville Kiwanis Club members about the state budget.

Rep. Blake Miguez is not in love with the idea that Gov. John Bel Edwards has come up with as a way to balance the state budget. One of Gov. Edward’s plan is to increase the state’s 4-cent sales tax by a penny, and bring in $216 million more for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

The front of the new Riverfront.

Rylan Guidry, Laila Breaux and Avery Besson (L-R) finished as the top three at Thursday’s Dow Vermilion Parish You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Rep. Blake Miguez talks with the Abbeville Kiwanis Club members about the state budget.

Cheaper rates coming in 2017 as Abbeville renews electrical contract

Councilman Francis Touchet Jr., Constellation’s Mitch Poindexter, Mayor Mark Piazza, Constellation’s William Zednik, Councilman Francis Plaisance and Councilman Brady Broussard Jr., take part in signing the city’s new electrical contract extension.

When it comes to electricity in the City of Abbeville, a good deal just got better.

North Vermilion High students route to dance at National Competition

Showing off their moves during a recent NV basketball game are: Katelyn Cormier, Bailey Landry, Sarah Vice, Kaitlyn Theriot, Ajah Cox, Ann-Kathryn Dartez and Alli LeBlanc. Photo by Beverly Vincent

The North Vermilion High School Dance Team will be competing in their second National Dance Team Competition this weekend in Orlando, Fla.

Editorial: For a six pack of beer

We don’t know about you, but we are tired hearing about how bad things are in Louisiana. Anybody with a lick of sense knows the state is in dire financial circumstances.

‘Let’s Shine Vermilion’

New chamber president Dr. Anita Carrere accepts an award from outgoing chamber president Sammy Frioux during the banquet.

The Vermilion Parish Chamber of Commerce, which has been around for 96 years, is taking a positive approach to the upcoming year by adopting the theme “Lets Shine Vermilion.”

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Sports

The Erath Lady Bobcats soccer team will play a second round playoff game on Wednesday.

The Erath Lady Bobcats are heading to Baton Rouge Wednesday to take on the defending State Champions - University Lab - in the second round of the soccer playoffs.

Lifestyle

Otto Bertrand of Abbeville celebrated his 91st birthday on January 31st at his home with family and friends. Everyone enjoyed cake and ice cream for the party. He is married to Neila Bertrand.

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