Woman joins 13.1-mile effort to support hospital programs

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Runners take off at the starting line Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, during the Woman's Half Marathon held in downtown Baton Rouge.

Amy Counce considers herself fit — she attends Yogalates classes regularly, she said. “And that’s not easy. But I wouldn’t call myself a runner,” the Baton Rouge attorney added, even after finishing the Woman’s Hospital Foundation Half Marathon on Nov. 16.… Continue reading →


Livingston School Board takes step toward getting Community College

The Livingston Parish School Board on Thursday agreed to give 12.3 acres of undeveloped land to the state in exchange for a community and technical college. The parish does not have a community college. Under the… Continue reading →


Ascension officials exploring cause of subdivision road failure

Advocate staff photo by David J. Mitchell -- This section of Timberstone Drive, seen Friday, Nov. 21, in the Keystone of Galvez subdivision of Ascension Parish is failing. Parish officials plan to close Timberstone at Wynstone Drive 7 a.m. Monday to find out why. Though other sections of Timberstone and other roads in Keystone had problems with road construction that were repaired a few years ago before they became parish roads, parish officials said they believe this problem is due to some kind of utility leak.

Work crews will dig up Timberstone Drive in the Keystone of Galvez subdivision on Monday to see what is causing the road’s foundation to fail, Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said. Martinez said some kind of… Continue reading →


Around the Southeast for Nov. 20, 2014

Jack in the Box restaurants are celebrating Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge’s 25th anniversary in 2014 with sales of a limited-edition Dashing Jack antenna ball/ornament. Net proceeds will go the nonprofit organization. The Dashing Jack antenna ball/ornament sports a… Continue reading →

Zachary Plainsman

Around Zachary: Broncos players honor ‘J.B.’

On Friday, we had gumbo (Pack the Pantry) and Saturday, chili (Code Red) — good thing it was cold out. Two events for two great causes — feeding the hungry and cancer treatment services in the Zachary community.… Continue reading →

East Feliciana Watchman

Ceremony celebrates veterans in Jackson

Advocate staff photo by Stephanie Warren -- Bobby Powell, canteen manager at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson sings God Bless America Nov. 7 while playing the piano during the Veteran's Day program at the Louisiana War Veterans Home.

War veterans were honored on Nov. 7 during a Veterans Day program at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson. The Veterans Home hosts the annual celebration to honor its veteran residents and other veterans.… Continue reading →

St. Francisville Democrat

Christmas in the Country features tour of homes

Photo provided by Yvonne Cappe -- The Didier home is on this year's Tour of Homes in St. Francisville's Christmas in the Country, a three-day festival slated for Dec. 5-7.

St. Francisville’s Tour of Homes, part of the Christmas in the Country festival, is Dec. 6. The Friends of the West Feliciana Parish Library, which hosts the annual tour, moved the event to Saturday to accommodate the town’s annual Christmas parade scheduled… Continue reading →

St. Helena Echo

Around St. Helena: Home for the holidays

Stephanie Warren

It is only during the holidays when some families gather due to living in different parts of the country, or even the world. If your family, or if you know of a family who has a special reunion planned for the… Continue reading →