Saturday Sep 13
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Donnie Williams of D.G. Williams, Inc., a Monroe-based service provider for FedEx Ground, made his second appearance at the National Truck Driving Championships this summer after taking home another Step Van title in Louisiana. A professional driver for more than 36 years, Williams has accumulated more than two million accident-free miles.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Couhig: Rail line acquisition a big boost to local economy
West Feliciana Parish President Kevin Couhig says the acquisition, and pending recommissioning, of 22 miles of unused railroad track by the parent company of a pulp and paper mill near St. Francisville will be a major economic boost for the area. Geaux Geaux Railroad LLC, a subsidiary of Amzak Capital Management, has completed acquisition of the "Zee" railroad line from Illinois Central/Canadian National Railroad, Couhig announced Monday.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Metro Council takes aim at payday lending practices
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Payday type loans left and right in a shopping center at the corner of Longbow Drive and Florida Blvd.. The Metro Council on Wednesday will take up an ordinance that proposes to restrict pay day lenders.
$1M bond set for man arrested for indecent behavior with a juvenile
After a month-long investigation, a Baton Rouge man was arrested and charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile, attempted production of pornography involving juveniles, and computer-aided solicitation of a minor. According to officials with the Plaquemine Police Department, the investigation began after 33-year-old Alfarran Luai contacted a juvenile female and "engaged in inappropriate conversations via social media."
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Traditional school districts work to overcome loss of students, money going to charter schools
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Story on enrollment of public schools throughout East Baton Rouge Parish thus far in the 2014-15 school year. Kindergarten teacher Megan Brockner reads and shows the book "Plaidypus Lost" by Janet Stevens at the Advantage Charter Academy, a brand new charter school in Baker, La., which was reporting having 356 students on Wednesday.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Zachary gets connected with kindness
Zachary is connecting with more compassion for a new community-wide kindness initiative.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Community rallies around BR General Mid City
What started as a day of sadness on the Mid City campus of Baton Rouge General Hospital turned into a raucous celebration by the time a news conference was held Wednesday evening.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Religion Bulletins for Aug. 23, 2014
USHER MINISTRY ANNIVERSARY: 11 a.m., Shady Grove First Missionary Baptist Church, 16443 Plank Road.
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Zachary residents say bridge repair taking too long
It has been a year since the Milldale Road Bridge in Zachary was first closed. Last year, the closed bridge caused headaches for people in that area.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Editor & Publisher
The Advocate Acquires Four Weekly Newspapers
The Advocate has announced that it is acquiring four weekly newspapers to increase its coverage of the Baton Rouge area as it continues to expand across south Louisiana.