Ryley Hope Case

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Vermilion Parish to be held on April 24. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Vermilion Parish will take place on April 24, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Kaplan High School located at 200 E. Pirate Lane Kaplan, LA 70548.
New Vermilion Parish District Attorney Keith Stutes let it be known that “fixing” tickets or “helping” with tickets are now a thing of the past, now that he is the new district attorney.

A.A. Comeaux Park has a sign that states no weapons are allowed in the park.

Did you know it is legal to bring an exposed gun into most parks in Abbeville? A person can display a .38 caliber pistol on his hip and there is nothing anyone can do. The Abbeville City Council wants to try and change that. What the person can not do is discharge a gun in the city limits. That’s against the law.

Ryley Hope Case

A.A. Comeaux Park has a sign that states no weapons are allowed in the park.

Abbeville Arrest Report: April 5-13

Corey Michael Champagne
DOB: 7/12/1996
Charge: Contributing to Delinquency of a Juvenile (3 counts)
Charge: Criminal Mischief

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.



North Vermilion’s Jordan Windmon earns parish MVP honors.

North Vermilion senior Jordan Windmon was recognized as the Vermilion Parish MVP and Abbeville head coach Berwick Hamilton earned coach of the year honors in the parish.


The grounds are a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation with an advanced bird habitat certification.


The home of Lauren Daspit and Steve Montgomery is situated on approximately two acres with landscape design and labor done by homeowners; a parterre vegetable garden; a semi-formal landscaping; a small fishing pond; a courtyard; four porches and multiple sitting areas to view yard; multiple arbors; topiaries and garden art.

Spring is in the air and the Abbeville Garden Club is preparing for the annual Abbeville Garden Tour.
This relaxing stroll will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015.


ABBEVILLE — Funeral Services for Leslie "BB" James Bessard, (66) will be held, 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 821 1.J. Joiner Street.

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