Bonfires will light the sky Christmas Eve in St. James Parish
About 100 bonfires are set to go up in flames, weather permitting, on Dec. 24 in Gramercy, Lutcher and Paulina.
Advocate staff photo by Catherine Threlkeld -- From left, Tyler...
Mahlon PochA©, who turns 75 on Dec. 6, has been helping build Christmas Eve bonfires along the Mississippi River levee since he was a child in the 1940s.
Alumina powder released from plant
Alumina powder blew around Gramercy and Lutcher after an overloaded particulate control system allowed it to escape from the Noranda Alumina plant in St. James Parish.