Antique church bells find home in new church

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Crews work on the large circular windows in the new St. George church being built on Siegen Lane.

Three church bells originally made for a mainly German-speaking congregation of Catholics in St. Louis were placed last week in their new home, St. George Catholic Church. The bells were installed May 12 at the church, which is… Continue reading →



From Sunday school to engineering degrees

Photo provided by SUSAN ANDRIES -- Matthew Skapura, Rebecca Andries, Anne Cooper, Kurt Ristroph and Margaret Granier, from left, all graduated with honors from LSU's School of Engineering with bachelor's degrees in chemical engineering. The five students have studied together since the age of four, when they all shared a Sunday school teacher in Susan Andries, Rebecca's mother.

When Susan Andries taught 4-year-olds in St. Aloysius’ Sunday school about 16 years ago, she knew her students were building more than just biblical knowledge. They were building, from an early age, a “strong sense of community and faith,” Andries said,… Continue reading →


Zachary Plainsman

Graduates are first to begin, end in school district

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary High School senior Terrell Turner flashes the peace sign during the Class of 2016 graduation procession at Bethany World Prayer Center in Baker on Friday. The ZHS senior class included more than 350 graduates.

In Zachary High Principal Joe LeBlanc’s comments to the 352 seniors receiving diplomas at Bethany World Prayer Center in Baker on Friday, he said in his notes from last year’s speech was a one-word reminder for the Class of 2016’s speech: legacy.… Continue reading →

East Feliciana Watchman

Police Jury hire prompts outburst

The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury voted Tuesday to hire a Baton Rouge woman for the position of secretary, prompting questions about out-of-parish hiring and a profanity-laced reply from the Personnel Committee chairman. LaKeidra Shonta Roach, of Avenue… Continue reading →

St. Francisville Democrat

Latest: Two more arrested, bringing total to five, in fatal shootings of two St. Francisville men; meth lab remnants found near crime scene

Advocate staff photo by OLIVIA MCCLURE -- Two people were shot to death Saturday morning in St. Francisville.

Update, 12:15 p.m. Sunday, May 22: Two more people were arrested early Sunday in connection with a double homicide in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Erin Foster said. Paul Bourque Jr., 22, of Youngsville, and Kristofer Cockerham, 19, of St.… Continue reading →

St. Helena Echo