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

Trial date set on Walker man accused of ripping fetus from wife’s body

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Officials stand outside a residence on Oct. 23, 2012, near Walker, where Jeffery Reynolds is said to have ripped a fetus from his wife's body. His trial on attempted second-degree murder, feticide and battery on a police officer is scheduled Sept. 21.

Accused of carving a fetus out of his pregnant wife’s body, Jeffery Reynolds will appear before a jury in Livingston Parish on Sept. 21. The 33-year-old appeared in state district court for a pretrial conference Thursday morning when the trial date… Continue reading →

Ascension

Missing semi-automatic rifle mysteriously dropped off at the home of Sorrento’s police chief

Advocate staff photo provided by David J. Mitchell -- Sorrento Police Chief Fern Barnett puts a once-missing Bushmaster M4 semi-automatic rifle back into her department's storage locker late Thursday morning. Barnett said she realized by mid-January that the rifle had been missing at least for months from the Police Department. After Barnett called around and the missing gun was publicized in some media sources, she said someone dropped off the gun at her home 9 p.m. Wednesday. Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies took that rifle, two other Bushmaster rifles and all other guns in the department later on Thursday and put them in the sheriff's armory for safe keeping. g

Sorrento Police Chief Fern Barnett heard a knock on a door at her home about 9 p.m. Wednesday while she was reading, went to answer and saw the lights of a vehicle pulling out of her driveway off… 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 →