Southside

Trevor’s Wish kicks off Hunger Action Month

For the third year, National Hunger Action Month at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank honors Trevor’s Wish and legacy through a monthlong food and fund drive in September. The drive launched with live morning show television coverage from the Greater… Continue reading →

Livingston

Chamber earns top state honor

Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON --  Livingston Chamber of Commerce President and CEO April Wehrs, right, with her staff Karla Needham, office manager, left, and Lana Guay, communications and event coordinator.

The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce won Chamber of the Year at the state level in the mid-size city category, said April Wehrs, president and chief executive officer of the organization. “We won Chamber of the Year in 2012 for the small… Continue reading →

Ascension

Southeast

Trevor’s Wish kicks off Hunger Action Month

For the third year, National Hunger Action Month at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank honors Trevor’s Wish and legacy through a monthlong food and fund drive in September. The drive launched with live morning show television coverage from the Greater… Continue reading →

MidCity

Getting Lean on Me started a group effort

Advocate photo by C.J. Futch -- Collette Desselles stands in one of the bedrooms of her 5-bedroom transitional home for women and families, run by the nonprofit group she started, Lean On Me.

Collette Desselles was a single mother struggling to live paycheck to paycheck when she first came up with the idea for Lean on Me, her nonprofit organization. When she was going through her darkest times, she could have used a low-cost,… Continue reading →

Zachary Plainsman

Around Zachary for Sept. 3, 2015

For folks who wish to buy extra copies of The Zachary Advocate & Plainsman or who cannot make it to a store on Thursdays, as an added service, The Plainsman will be sold as a stand-alone newspaper at the following locations throughout Zachary… Continue reading →

East Feliciana Watchman

Saints fight hard for win; Tigers rally over McKinley

Photo provided by H.H. Smith -- West Feliciana running back R.C. Carmenia takes command of the ball for the Saints on Friday during their jamboree win over Zachary High.

Don’t tell West Feliciana coach Robb Odom that jamborees don’t count. Last week’s 14-6 triumph over Zachary was a big victory. What impressed Odom wasn’t what the Saints won — a game that doesn’t count in the standings — but how… Continue reading →

St. Francisville Democrat

Louisiana Tech confers diplomas on Feliciana grads

Louisiana Tech University’s summer quarter commencement exercises were held Aug. 20, with diplomas awarded to 286 graduates. The ceremony marked the close of the summer quarter at Louisiana Tech. Graduates from the area include: SLAUGHTER:… Continue reading →

St. Helena Echo