St. George organizers submit their petition for new city

Advocate file photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Signs on Bluebonnet Boulevard notify drivers of a petition drive for city of St. George supporters outside Louisiana Lagniappe in Baton Rouge.

Capping off one of the largest petition drives to be completed in state history, St. George organizers on Monday submitted the fruits of their labor for the past year and a half in the form of heavy stacks of paper containing the signatures of thousands of people who want to vote on the future of a proposed new… Continue reading →

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Association holds Columbus Day events

The Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association’s Columbus Day Festa kicked off with a performance by Deana Martin and continued the following day with a full schedule of… Continue reading →




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Smiley: Get smart, Louisiana

Paul Major says, “Perhaps, after the senatorial candidates’ lack of adherence to the time limits in last week’s televised debate, we should break out Maxwell Smart’s ‘Cone of Silence.’ “Watching a candidate’s lips move without hearing anything could maybe provide at… Continue reading →

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Acadiana Crime Blotter for Oct. 21, 2014

A Lafayette man wanted on an attempted second-degree murder count in the Oct. 12 shooting on Clara Street was taken into custody over the weekend. Police say 30-year-old Rondell Derouen, of the 400 block of Eighth Street, was… Continue reading →