Tuesday May 14
Louisiana privatization efforts would get legislative oversight under bill advancing in state House
Louisiana lawmakers would be given the power to reject efforts to privatize work now done by state government employees under a bill advancing in the House of Representatives.
Tuesday May 14
KPLC-TV Lake Charles
Mississippi woman claims $1M Powerball prize in Louisiana
Netterville claimed the prize Monday just hours after learning she held the winning ticket.
Mon May 13, 2013
Wrecker operator, others booked in burglaries
West Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies investigating a string of burglaries have arrested five people, including the operator of a local vehicle towing company, Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said Monday.
$1M Powerball ticket sold in La.
The Louisiana Lottery Corp. reports that nobody won the top jackpots in the multistate Powerball and Louisiana Lotto drawings on Saturday night but one Powerball ticket sold in St.
Thu May 09, 2013
Where the Water Runs is Onyx Fest must-see
Each of the festival's three featured play will be performed once more - Kambui Abdullah's The Layover ; TaMara E'Lan G.'s Reflections and Shaun Sutton's Where the Water Runs .
Idols of Awesome and Shibboleths of Community
Every once in a while I stumble over something that opens my eyes wide to a lot of the silliness of secularism that pervades evangelicalism and, in turn, warps the whole of generations.
Looking North for Thursday, May 9, 2013
Lane Outpatient Therapy Center, 4801 McHugh Road, Suite A, in Zachary is offering free speech screenings Friday for children ages 3-12 and for adults who may have difficulties in communicating.
Wed May 08, 2013
Police and Fire briefs for Thursday, May 9, 2013
A St. Francisville woman accused of setting her boyfriend's truck on fire, and catching her hair on fire, after an argument on May 2 has been arrested.
Timely play explores a family's struggle with mental illness
With mental health and the downsizing of mental health facilities in Louisiana so much in the news lately, was it by design that the upcoming Southern Repertory Theater musical production of "Next to Normal" deals with this sensitive subject? According to Aimee Hayes, producing artistic director for Southern Rep, the timing of the play dealing with ... (more)
Smiley: The sound of Mom
Bernadette Mills says the pedals moving on an old treadle sewing machine is the sound she associates with her mom: Says Karen, "The server informed him that you were a frequent diner and ate everything on the menu - but not on the same day.
Woman killed in Wednesday crash on Old Hammond Highway
An 85-year-old woman died Wednesday morning in a car crash in the 10000 block of Old Hammond Highway at St.
Mon May 06, 2013
Cooking Creole: Rolling on the river in a luxury steamboat
For years, every time I heard Tina Turner or Creedence Clearwater Revival belt out "Proud Mary" and "rolling on the river," I pictured myself on a steamboat plying the mighty Mississippi.
Sat May 04, 2013
At Random: Thumbs way up for new book
The recent death of Roger Ebert was a reminder that as a film critic, he had many imitators, yet no real equals.
Thu May 02, 2013
West Feliciana Police Jury committee splits on lawsuit offer
Advocate staff photo by JAMES MINTON -- Buses await passengers from the riverboat American Queen at the old St.
Wed May 01, 2013
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Many travelers seek out bed-and-breakfast inns for their comforting atmosphere and their home-style meals.
A carnivore's guide to Jazz Fest
For me, a shameless carnivore of the highest order, meat is always my first thought when I hit the food areas at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with a hungry belly and a wallet full of cash.
Angola 5 trial judge to rule on inmate statement
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. -- The judge presiding over the Angola 5 first-degree murder cases is expected to rule by Friday whether to throw out an inmate's statement against the final defendant facing trial in the slaying of a prison security officer more than 13 years ago.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Wall Street Journal
The Meaning of Home
Rod Dreher, by his own admission in "The Little Way of Ruthie Leming," was a geeky bookworm who never quite fit in his small Louisiana hometown.
Zachary Plainsman News
Thank you, Zachary
Many industries award their top performers or employees on an annual basis. Zachary schools work hard to earn the top scores in the state year after year, and for this, they have been named the #1 district 8 consecutive years.
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A Grieving Brother Finds Solace In His Sister's 'Small Town'
"People waited for hours for her wake to come in and pay their respects," Dreher says of the United Methodist Church where his sister was buried.