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Boogie on the Boulevard set for this weekend
Mark your calendars to join in the fun with other folks for the Kaplan Area Chamber of Commerce’s first Boogie on the Boulevard 5K and one mile Fun Run family event. Even if you don’t participate i...
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Dredging material will not be used for protection levee
It does not look like Vermilion Parish will ever get a protection levee created by the dredging of the Intracoastal Canal by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. What it looks like the parish will get, how...
Sep 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fishing for Memories donates check to Alzheimer’s Association
Proceeds from Fishing for Memories were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Tuesday evening at the Abbeville Harbor and Terminal Board meeting. The $45,000 big check from the 2013 rodeo takes th...
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Chase leads to arrest by Vermilion/Municipal Task Force, another picked up on drug charges
According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Chief Tony Hardy and Chief Boyd Adams, the Vermilion / Municipal task force recently made following arrests for drug related offenses due to undercover operatio...
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Three generations of school bus drivers in Vermilion Parish
To have a mother, daughter and granddaughter driving Vermilion Parish school buses at the same time may be a first for the parish. When public school begins Monday, Laura Hebert, a bus driver since...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbeville City Hall metal detector workign well after three years
The Vermilion Parish Police Jury voted recently on changes for security measures at the parish Courthouse. Among the changes will require those who enter the courthouse to walk through a security s...
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Abbeville police allegedly catch man burglarizing car as they drive up
An Abbeville man was allegedly caught burglarizing a car as the Abbeville Police Department arrived on scene. The patrol officers of the Abbeville Police Department were dispatched to North Oliver ...
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2013 Fishing for Memories Top 3 Results
2013 Fishing for Memories Results OVERALL RODEO WINNERS Prizes – Plaques Best Offshore Boat - “Triad” with Scott Butaud, Hunter Butaud, Coy Durke, Brent Frith, Trent Frith, Darius Girouard, Jon Sni...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greg Theriot resigns as North Vermilion High School principal
North Vermilion High School will have a new principal when school starts next school year. Greg Theriot, who has been the principal at North Vermilion High for the last five years, announced to sup...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erath's Grant Leblanc wins world carving titles with his ducks
Grant LeBlanc can boast he is a “World Champion” Wildfowl Carving Champion. He earned that title after two of his wood carving ducks captured first place in the intermediate division of the 43rd An...
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Abbeville native, community work to send kids to summer camp
Walter August Jr. left Abbeville more than 30 years ago. In that time he became Pastor Walter August Jr. and has lived in Houston for more than 30 years, helping build Bethel’s Family Church into o...
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Anyone affected by BP oil spill can retrain to be a chef for free in Abbeville
Business was slow and you were laid off because of the BP oil spill in 2010 and now you are stuck in a dead-end job and can’t afford to be retrained for a new career? Good news. The St. Mary Commun...
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Abbeville Council names Jerry Smith new Parks, Rec Director
The Abbeville City Council has named Jerry Smith the new director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department. The Council voted 5-0 on the move Tuesday during its regular meeting. Smith replaces...
Oct 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missing Erath man may be in Mexico
Damien Trahan, 20, may be in Mexico, according to reports by the Erath Police Department. Erath Chief Gerald Hebert said Boarder Patrol agents saw Trahan crossing into Neuvo Laredo, Mexico the Satu...
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Abbeville Council to name new parks director
The search for the next Abbeville Parks and Recreation director will be over by the end of Tuesday The Abbeville City Council is expected to hire one of four finalists for the job during Tuesday’s ...
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Local state reps not fans of Common Core
There has been a lot of anguish concerning the Common Core Standards and the curriculum adopted by individual districts across the state of Louisiana. Vermilion Parish state representatives Simone ...
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another bomb threat at Abbeville High School; second one in six days
For the second time in less than a week students at Abbeville High had to be evacuated Wednesday morning in response to a bomb threat. Like last Friday, officials found no bomb on campus. A faculty...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appeals hearing renders same verdict
KAPLAN - A Kaplan Civil Service appeals hearing requested by the former director ended with the board rendering the same verdict....a unanimous vote for termination. Callie Abshire, who was the Kap...
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Common Core under fire; Vermilion Parish parents, school board members not happy with it
Common Core, the new curriculum standard the Louisiana Department of Education has instituted in 2010, is under fire from parents, legislative members and the Vermilion Parish School Board. Heck, e...
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Fr. Guillory appointed to prestigious position in Rome
Fr. Joshua Guillory, a native of Kaplan and the pastor at Sacred Heart in Ville Platte, has been appointed to help Raymond Cardinal Burke in the Apostolic Signatura. Father Guillory is the son of J...
Sep 09, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
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Almost a half century later, Gueydan man arrested for crime
A Vermilion Parish Grand Jury returned a true bill against Mark Mouton of Gueydan for a crime he allegedly committed 41 years ago. The grand jury found three true bills on four different counts of ...
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Vermilion Parish’s Virgie Foreman receives First Lady Award
The Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana’s Children is excited to announce that our latest recipient of a First Lady Award is Ms. Virgie Foreman of the Vermilion 4-H. This award is presented per...
Aug 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trahan faces many trials living with CMT
KAPLAN - Kaplan native Ryan Trahan is a shining example of inspiration. Although he suffers from Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, Ryan does his best to overcome the pain so he can lead a normal l...
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Check point in Abbeville nets 5 DWI arrests
More than 600 vehicles passed through a sobriety check point in Abbeville late Friday and early Saturday. The Abbeville Police Department conducted the check point with the help of a grant received...
Aug 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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