Dustin Bertrand

Self Driven Man:Bertrand tells story of faith, relying on Father he always had

Dustin Bertrand, a Catholic evangelist of Abbeville, has shared his story with audiences all over Louisiana; a story most-often read or watched on television. The story is of a son and his Father and the problematic details of his life that led him to become a speaker of motivation.
Growing up, Bertrand recalls being different, but not knowing how or why. Comments from schoolmates led him sometimes to wonder.”I didn’t know my race for years; or my father.”
The 29-year-old tells his journey to spread positive messages as well as corroborating with those who need.

Vermilion Parish principals vote to separate schools from project graduation

It looks like Vermilion Parish project graduations may be going in a different direction next year.
On Monday, the parish high school principals voted to do away with project graduations after this school year.
Their vote will be brought up at this month’s school board meeting, and the school board will have the final say on project graduation.

Abbeville Police respond to Tuesday night shooting; victim in stable condition

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, at approximately 10:25 p.m., officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to the 800 block of Dutel Street in reference to a shots fired complaint.
On arrival, officers located a 59-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound. The male victim was then transported to a local hospital for care. The victim is in stable condition.
The Abbeville Police Dept. is asking the public, if anyone has any information about this incident to contact the Abbeville Police Dept. at 337-893-2511.

Brandon Smith was all smiles after being named the recipient of a leadership award in Lafayette.

Smith brings positivity to youth in Acadiana

Growing up, Abbeville native Brandon Smith had the greatest of influences in his mother Sabrina. Smith; who now lives in Lafayette, grew up here in Vermilion Parish and credits his mother as someone who had always taught him to always be prepared; something she tended to make ease of, as if it were as simple as that. “She was and still is my greatest influence,” he said “Despite any hardship we faced as a family, I never felt like I’d made a mistake bad enough not to get through it.”


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