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St. Helena Parish Jail bookings Oct. 6-Oct. 11, 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the St. Helena Parish Jail Oct. 6 through Oct. 11: ANDERSON, CHAD: 31, 42227 La. 931; failure to appear. CHANEY, ANTOINE: 36, 2378 Willie Redden Road, Greensburg; unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. DURANT, JACOB: 32, 49 Curtis Lane, second degree battery. FORD, GREGORY: 45, 816 Ave A.,… Continue reading →

St. Helena Parish sentencing for Oct. 10, 2014

The following people were sentenced in St. Helena Parish by Judge Robert Morrison on Oct. 10: ADAMS, CORI: Disturbing the peace; given credit for time served in jail. FLOYD, JON: Domestic abuse battery; sentenced to 26 weeks of domestic abuse classes. HOLMES, LARRY: Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with improper tail lights, operating… Continue reading →

Opportunistic defense a key catalyst for Silliman success

Silliman Institute football coach T. J. Davis is a firm believer in the old adage that offense wins games, but defense wins championships. The Wildcats have been playing stout defense this season and that’s a big reason Davis’ team is 7-2 heading into Friday’s regular season finale against Ben’s Ford of Bogalusa. Friday, Silliman defeated… Continue reading →

Council on Aging menu

Sausage link and pinto beans, steamed rice, mustard greens, fruit salad, cornbread, oatmeal cookie. Hot dog with chili, chuckwagon corn, coleslaw, bread pudding with raisins. Monday Swiss style beef patty, mashed potatoes, carrots, white dinner roll, orange. Sliced ham,… Continue reading →

Butterfly Wings: Handing out well wishes for those needing them

Fran Snoddy

The best happy birthday ever to Mayor Burke Jones, of Greensburg, Oct. 22; my nephew Will’s sweet wife, Christy Wall, of Purvis, Mississippi, Oct. 23; Dylan Gill, of Greensburg, and Connie Pace, of Buff Creek, both Oct. 24; Marie Irwin, of Amite, Oct. 26; and Dawn Breecheen, of Greensburg, and Chris Dees, of Arcola, Oct.27. ---… Continue reading →

Work on your weakness

Jasper Knighten

We all have a keen desire to be great. For as long as I can remember, every person I have ever met desired to be the best at something or at least be considered great. In my short life, I have come to realize that greatness comes with a price and a great deal of sacrifice.… Continue reading →

Around St. Helena: Fall is in the air

Stephanie Warren

Leaves are falling, spiders are weaving webs, pumpkin crops are in and Friday night lights are heating up the football stadiums at area high schools. Fall is here, no doubt about it. With fall comes fun! Is your church, school or other organization planning a fall festival? Maybe a corn… Continue reading →

Butterfly Wings: Kindness, mercies shown by several in community

Fran Snoddy

Happy Birthday to Melissa Varnado, of Amite, and Ruby Alford, also of Amite, both Oct. 14; Brooke Nicole West, of Greenwell Springs, Oct. 15; Jason Zachary, of Baton Rouge, Oct. 16; Darlene Breechan Gill, of Greensburg, Oct. 17; and Kevin Morgan. of Amite, Oct. 18. - - - Greensburg FBC members in the October… Continue reading →

One St. Helena: Time to stop putting your life on hold

Jasper Knighten

How many of us have waited to do something because we thought the conditions were not favorable? How many times have we heard others allude to the fact they were waiting until the scales seem to tip in their favor? Life will never appear to be a beautiful flower garden. Even more… Continue reading →

Lane Home Health celebrates 30 years

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Charlie Massey, left, was CEO of Lane Regional Medical Center when Lane Home Health first opened in 1984. Massey and the nursing staff at Lane Home Health, including director Lori Hopwood, RN, right, celebrate their 30-year anniversary of operating in the Zachary community. Since 1984, LHH has served over 15,000 patients in East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Livingston, Pointe Coupee and St. Helena parishes.

Thirty years ago, health care industry professionals took a leap of faith by opening a home health division of Lane Regional Medical Center. With more than 30 staffers, Lane Home Health has survived an explosion of home health agencies that have sprung in the north capital region, said Summer Russum, community relations coordinator for Lane Home Health.… Continue reading →

St. Helena Academy announces 2014 homecoming court

Advocate staff photo by Stephanie Warren--The St. Helena College and Career Academy 2014 homecoming court includes, first row from left,  Tierra Rogers, Abbigail Chandler, Homecoming Queen Da'Veichia Taylor, Emily Ard, Shair'Miracle James and Julia Washington; and second row, Arnold Strauder Jr., Sam Banks, Daniel Zeno, Jo'Darius Flowers and Douglas Mahaffey.

The St. Helena College and Career Academy announced its homecoming court and list of events. The homecoming parade starts at 10 a.m. Friday. It will start on the corner by City Hall and the First Baptist Church in Greensburg and will roll down La. 10 and will turn in front of the parish jail. The Hawks… Continue reading →

Extra Sports: WF’s Raven Davis leads by example, work ethic

Raven Davis

The West Feliciana volleyball team has reached the midway point of its schedule and is in a tough battle in the District 4-3A race. Going into this week, coach Celeste Thornhill’s Lady Saints are in third place in district with a 4-2 record and 11-9 overall. One of the big reasons for the team’s success this year… Continue reading →

Village of Montpelier breaks ground at new town hall site

Advocate staff photo by Stephanie Warren-- Parish officials gather to break ground on a new municipal building in Montpelier. Gathering are Montpelier City Mayor Kenneth Giardina, St. Helena Parish Sheriff Nat Wiliams, Monpelier Chief of Police Gerald O'Malley,  Brad Toups, Billie Claire Tycer, Donald Langston, Lewis Warren, Rusty Durand, Michael Ard, Brad Davis, Darrell Fussell, Jonathon Adame and Jon Kelly.

For more than 30 years, Montpelier’s government officials and firefighters worked out of an old school building. Thanks to state funding and grants, a change in address for officials will take place next year. Construction is underway for the new village of Montpelier’s municipal building. Officials celebrated Sept. 18 with a ground-breaking ceremony.… Continue reading →

St. Helena Parish Jail bookings Oct. 2-Oct. 7, 2014

The following people were booked into the St. Helena Parish jail from Oct. 2 through Oct. 7: ANDERSON, CHAD: 31, failure to appear COHN, BAKER: 54, three counts aggravated assault with a firearm FORD, GREGORY: 45, domestic abuse battery JACKSON, CHRISTOPHER: 19, domestic abuse battery, simple battery JACKSON, ROBERT: 59, driving while intoxicated, improper lane… Continue reading →

Sentencing for St. Helena Parish judges for Oct. 2, 2014

The following people were sentenced in St. Helena Parish by Judge Elizabeth Wolfe on Oct. 2: CICCIO, JUSTIN: Received credit for time served; to run concurrent with Tangipahoa Parish on charges of aggravated criminal damage to property. SELDERS, RENAE: Received credit for time served on one count of criminal mischief.… Continue reading →

Local news from new, familiar names

The St. Francisville Democrat, The Watchman and the St. Helena Echo are entering a new era as they join The Advocate family of newspapers. As part of The Advocate Extra weekly, the Democrat, The Watchman and Echo each will continue to cover happenings throughout West Feliciana, East Feliciana and St. Helena parishes. With a reporting staff… Continue reading →

Around St. Helena: Get the 4-1-1 on happenings in St. Helena

Stephanie Warren

Welcome to The Advocate Extra. In this column each week, I’ll share information about St. Helena community events and interesting things going on in the parish. I’m excited about being the voice in your community. Here’s a few things happening around the parish. Adult Day Center to host open house The Adult Day Geriatric Care Center, at… Continue reading →

Crime Stoppers holds Night Out awareness event

Advocate photo by Stephanie Warren -- St. Helena Parish D.A.R.E Officer Hope Foster, left, hands out  balloons, candy, stickers  and  information on crime prrevention to the children participating in the recent Night Out Against Crime event.

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa held its sixth annual Tangipahoa and St. Helena Night Out Against Crime event Sept. 27 in Amite to celebrate the kick-off of National Crime Prevention Month, which began Oct. 1. There was a Hot Wing Cook-Off Challenge and a Light the Night Glow Run 5K. The family-friendly event was free to residents.… Continue reading →

Extra Sports: Despite sitting out, Chatman shines

Ricky Chatman Jr.

When asked recently which West Feliciana Saints football players have made the biggest impression on him so far this season, head coach Robb Odom thought about the question and rattled off the obvious names of a few guys who immediately popped into his mind. Then he thought for a second and said, “And we have this… Continue reading →

St. Helena playground, features get upgrade

Advocate photo by Stephanie Warren --New playground equipment has been added at the 5th Ward Recreational Park, located at the Highway 16 facility in St. Helena Parish.

Children will soon slide, swing and play on new playground equipment added at the 5th Ward Recreational Park at the La. 16 facility in St. Helena Parish. The equipment, worth $34,000, was added the first week of September. The playground equipment and some other park features will be ready for residents by the end of… Continue reading →

Jasper Knighten: Not too late to finish strong

Jasper Knighten

As this year abruptly comes to a close, I felt a sense of urgency to encourage everyone to finish this year strong. As we all know, we are in the last quarter of this great year. At the onset of the year, each of us set goals and made… Continue reading →

Bookings for St. Helena Parish Jail Sept. 26-Sept. 29.

The following people were booked into the St. Helena Parish jail from Sept. 26 through Sept. 29: DONALD BRUMFIELD: 49,, court contempt. DOWLIN WILLIAMS: 22, failure to appear. RICO DAWN: 24, domestic abuse battery, unauthorized use of a moveable vehicle, disturbing the peace. BARREN MUSE: 21, disturbing the peace by fighting, resisting an officer with force… Continue reading →

Butterfly Wings: By God’s grace, press forward and serve

Fran Snoddy

God made this happy birthday on Oct. 7 just for Margaret Woodard Carraway, of Greensburg; Oct. 9, sister Liz Kinchen, of Jessie Stone Road; and Oct. 12 Glenn Nesom. I hope they will all rejoice and be glad. -- My husband, Phillip, and Brent Whale, of Amite Cornerstone Church, are in the Philippines and were expected… Continue reading →

St. Helena College plants fall garden

Photo provided by Ahmad Robertson  -- Ahmad R. Robertson works with a St. Helena College and Career Academy student on a fall garden during a Sept. 24 visit.

Ahmad R. Robertson, assistant area agriculture and natural resource agent with the LSU and Southern University agricultural centers, shared tips on managing a fall garden Sept. 24 during a stop at the St. Helena College and Career Academy. Robertson talked about plant spacing, location, transplanting, irrigation, mulching and cultivating of two vegetable plots. Terry Guy, agricultural… Continue reading →

Sentencing for St. Helena Parish judges for Sept. 26, 2014

The following people were sentenced in St. Helena Parish by Judge Brenda Ricks on Sept. 26. JEANETTE DANIEL: Received a 30-day suspended jail sentence and one year probation on one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. TONYA DANIELS: Sentenced to 30 days in jail; suspended to one year probation for criminal mischief. HARRISON HENRY: Counts… Continue reading →

The Advocate buys four weekly newspapers

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Advocate Publisher John Georges

The Advocate is acquiring four weekly newspapers to increase its coverage of the Baton Rouge area as it continues to expand across south Louisiana. The papers are the Zachary Plainsman-News in Zachary, The Watchman in East Feliciana Parish, The St. Francisville Democrat in West Feliciana Parish and The St. Helena Echo in Greensburg. The terms… Continue reading →