Southside

Raising awareness about heart disease in women gets fashionable

Advocate photos by C. J. FUTCH -- Amber Constantine, second place winner, works on her dress Saturday during the Red Dress competition at the Mall of Louisiana.

Most people tend to picture men when they think of heart disease, but it’s the No. 1 cause of death among women in the United States, said Casey Stannard, faculty adviser for Hemline@LSU, a student organization dedicated to promoting fashion at LSU.… Continue reading →

Livingston

Road overlay work could begin soon in Livingston Parish

Livingston Parish will get a little more mileage out of its road funds after bids for the parish’s overlay project came in under estimate. Seven companies bid on the overlay work, with R.J. Daigle & Sons, of Gonzales, submitting the low… Continue reading →

Ascension

Drug deal gone bad might be the story behind Ascension Parish double murder

Advocate photo by David Mitchell -- Shooting scene of double shooting on Latino Street, Donaldsonville.

Two men who were gunned down Monday afternoon in front of a Latino Street mobile home may have been robbed in a drug deal gone wrong, Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies said. Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said in… Continue reading →

Southeast

Raising awareness about heart disease in women gets fashionable

Advocate photos by C. J. FUTCH -- Amber Constantine, second place winner, works on her dress Saturday during the Red Dress competition at the Mall of Louisiana.

Most people tend to picture men when they think of heart disease, but it’s the No. 1 cause of death among women in the United States, said Casey Stannard, faculty adviser for Hemline@LSU, a student organization dedicated to promoting fashion at LSU.… Continue reading →

Zachary Plainsman

Mayor: ‘Together, we are Zachary’

Photo provided by Rip Rittell -- Zachary Mayor David Amrhein

The fourth anniversary of Zachary’s current administration was celebrated Jan. 10 as well as the end of a productive year by Zachary employees, Mayor David Amrhein said in his annual message to the city. An equally significant date, Jan. 13, ushered in… Continue reading →

East Feliciana Watchman

Major motion picture to be filmed in Clinton

Advocate staff photo by Stephanie Warren -- The East Feliciana courthouse in Clinton will be the setting of the movie

Known for its scenic beauty and historic landmarks, Clinton has caught the attention of film industries for decades. Beginning in May, the East Feliciana Parish courthouse will be the setting for the major motion picture “The Free State of Jones,” starring Matthew McConaughey,… Continue reading →

St. Francisville Democrat

Accountant: ‘It was a good year’ with surplus

Auditors presented a positive year-end report Wednesday to the West Feliciana Parish School Board for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The audit by Postlethwaite & Netterville indicates the School Board received $25.6 million in revenues, a slight… Continue reading →

St. Helena Echo

K-9 team complete

Advocate staff photo by Stephanie Warren -- St.Helena Parish Deputy Toler Smith and his new partner Bubba prepare to patrol the streets of St. Helena. Smith and Buddy arrived back home last week after training in Texas.

St. Helena Parish Deputy Toler Smith is back home in Greensburg with his new partner, a bulldog named Bubba, after attending a two-week training program in San Antonio. The new K-9 team is now complete and ready… Continue reading →