Baton Rouge’s BRAVE initiatve now expanding to 70802 area

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Representatives from the Baton Rouge Police Department BRAVE team and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office SCAT Team pause for a photo during a gathering of local law enforcement in the 70802 community, with a goal on bringing community members together to take a stand against violence in the neighborhood, Thursday, Sept. 18 in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge’s crime-fighting initiative, BRAVE, is officially expanding into a second ZIP code area: 70802, the area north of LSU that has been the site of a disproportionate number of the city’s violent crimes. “We want them all to know that (70802) is not just a geographical location,” said BRAVE’s team leader and Baton Rouge Police… Continue reading →

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Garden News: Mesa gaillardia named La. Super Plant

Photo by ALLEN OWINGS -- Plant Mesa gaillardias, a Louisiana Super Plant, in your yard this fall and get ready for a colorful show.

With fall coming, LSU AgCenter horticulturists are encouraging planting Mesa series gaillardias in September or October. If they’re planted early enough, gaillardias will begin flowering before Christmas. Also called blanket flowers, gaillardias are native Louisiana perennials. Although traditionally planted… Continue reading →

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