LSU coach Les Miles defends offensive line and says Brandon Harris deserves more playing time

Les Miles defended his offensive line and said freshman quarterback Brandon Harris earned more playing time with his play in the loss against Mississippi State. In his weekly meeting with reporters on Monday, Miles discussed and was asked, at length, about the Tigers’ 34-29 loss to the Bulldogs. He touched on other notes, too.… Continue reading →

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Our Views: IRS probe yields bills

When officials of the Internal Revenue Service targeted a number of conservative organizations seeking tax exemptions, it rightly caused a national furor. But while members of Congress of… Continue reading →


Native Culture Day held at Vermilionville

Spectators visited the Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville to partake in their annual Native American Culture Day on Saturday. Representatives from many of Louisiana’s Native American tribes were present… Continue reading →




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Smiley: Up, up and away

Tom Hertwig, of Gonzales, says an article on the Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival (Friday through Sunday, Sept. 26-28) in the Ascension section of The Advocate reminds him of the time he and his wife celebrated an anniversary by “ascending over Ascension… Continue reading →


Plaquemine shopping center purchased

A Cleveland-based investment trust has purchased the Belleview Shopping Center in Plaquemine for nearly $4 million. The Carnegie Companies, which owns more than 40 properties across the U.S., including shopping centers, apartment complexes, parking garages and warehouses, bought the center in a… Continue reading →