Southside

Gardere Initiative celebrates MLK

Advocate photos by C. J. FUTCH -- Katie Pierson, 7, and Ashanti Johnson, 12, prepare turnips they harvested in the garden before heading back to the Gardere Initiative offices on Monday. The students participated in a Martin Luther King Jr. service project.

Students, teachers and volunteers with the Gardere Initiative gathered Monday for a daylong celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. About 50 students and adults ended a morning ceremony by joining hands in a giant unity circle… Continue reading →

Livingston

Restaurant settles case over copyright claims

A Denham Springs Mexican restaurant accused of copyright infringement has agreed to a settlement deal, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Last month, Papi’s Fajita Factory on South Range Avenue was sued by a number of copyright holders and… Continue reading →

Ascension

Assumption Parish deputy fired, accused of battery on wife, trying to disarm responding deputy

An Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputy was fired Tuesday after he grabbed and tried to disarm a deputy who had responded to his home Sunday on a domestic disturbance complaint, Sheriff Mike Waguespack reported on his Facebook page. Deputy Gary Ellis Jr., 30,… Continue reading →

Southeast

Fellowship encourages expression of faith

Photo provided by Woodlawn High School Fellowship of Christian Students -- Fellowship of Christian Students' faculty advisor James Daniels recently leads an FCS meeting at the school. Woodlawn's club, at about 150 students, is one of the larger in the parish.

Most of the student-leaders of the Woodlawn High School chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Students came to FCS for similar reasons. “I was already a Christian, but I wanted a way to express my faith (at school),” said Brian Williams, who… Continue reading →

Zachary Plainsman

Officeholders sworn in for new terms in Zachary

Photo provided by Rip Rittell -- David Amrhein, standing left, is sworn in for a second term  as Mayor of Zachary by attorney Billy Kline, front right, at the community’s inauguration ceremony Jan. 12. Amrhein is joined on stage by, back from left, his wife, Robyn; son, Blake;  grandson, Jackson; and son Dustin (not shown) with wife, Laura-Kate. Councilman Tommy Womack and Police Chief David McDavid are seated left.

Zachary Mayor David Amrhein; City Council members Ben Cavin, Francis Nezianya, Brandon Noel, Laura O’Brien and Tommy Womack; and Police Chief David McDavid were sworn into office Jan. 12 at the city’s inauguration ceremony at Fellowship Church. Master of ceremonies William “Billy”… Continue reading →

East Feliciana Watchman

Annual livestock show showcases 4-H, FFA in Felicianas

Advocate photo by HOWARD ARCENEAUX -- Cade Dubois, a 17-year-old West Feliciana High School senior from Angola, tends to his pig during the Livestock Show held Jan. 17 at the West Feliciana Sports Park Barn in St. Francisville.

The Feliciana 4-H and Future Farmers of America partnered to host the annual mini-farm and livestock show Jan. 16-17 at the West Feliciana Sports Park Barn. Eighty-two students from East and West Feliciana competed in a host of animal show categories for… Continue reading →

St. Francisville Democrat

Annual livestock show showcases 4-H, FFA in Felicianas

Advocate photo by HOWARD ARCENEAUX -- Cade Dubois, a 17-year-old West Feliciana High School senior from Angola, tends to his pig during the Livestock Show held Jan. 17 at the West Feliciana Sports Park Barn in St. Francisville.

The Feliciana 4-H and Future Farmers of America partnered to host the annual mini-farm and livestock show Jan. 16-17 at the West Feliciana Sports Park Barn. Eighty-two students from East and West Feliciana competed in a host of animal show categories for… Continue reading →

St. Helena Echo

Annual livestock show showcases 4-H, FFA in Felicianas

Advocate photo by HOWARD ARCENEAUX -- Cade Dubois, a 17-year-old West Feliciana High School senior from Angola, tends to his pig during the Livestock Show held Jan. 17 at the West Feliciana Sports Park Barn in St. Francisville.

The Feliciana 4-H and Future Farmers of America partnered to host the annual mini-farm and livestock show Jan. 16-17 at the West Feliciana Sports Park Barn. Eighty-two students from East and West Feliciana competed in a host of animal show categories for… Continue reading →