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  1. House committee acts on bills that takes felons out of public lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | The Advocate

    Republicans on the Louisiana House and Governmental Affairs Committee huddle on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, during debate on legislation that would allow convicted felons the right to vote five years after being released from prison. From left to right is Reps.


  2. Private flood insurance proposals could lead to lower prices ... except on the coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 22 | The Advocate

    Flooded cars sit in a center median at a subdivision just north of Greenwell Springs Road off Joor Road during severe weather flooding in East Baton Rouge Parish on Tuesday August 16, 2016. Shawn Thigpen, left, and Scott Steinhauer check on the flooded home of Thigpen's grandfather, Paul Taylor, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, off U.S. 190 in Covington.


  3. Don't miss these events in the New Orleans areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 20 | The Advocate

    A scene from a past Brunch Fest in New Orleans; the festival benefits the Louisiana SPCA and starts at 10 a.m. Saturday with live music, refreshments, games and a bloody mary contest. $5 general admission.


  4. Oil prices holding steady, but U.S. production gains and future of OPEC cuts create uncertaintyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | The Advocate

    A more certain market buoyed by higher oil prices and more demand is key to increasing drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico. A more certain market buoyed by higher oil prices and more demand is key to increasing drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico.


  5. Police issue traffic advisory for Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 7 | The Advocate

    Festival goers and commuters should expect additional traffic around the Ponchatoula area this weekend as the Strawberry Festival kicks off for another year, the State Police said. The more than 300,000 anticipated visitors are expected to overwhelm the surrounding interstates, so the State Police recommend taking the following routes when entering or leaving the Ponchatoula area: Those traveling from Baton Rouge should exit Interstate 12 eastbound at exit 35 at Pumpkin Center and then continue south to La.


  6. Don't miss these fairs and festivals in south LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 6 | The Advocate

    Gary Hine of New Zealand plays fiddle while participating in the Band Lab during the Louisiana Folk Roots Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week last year in Lafayette. The week-long event returns Saturday and runs through Thursday, April 13, with demonstrations and workshops.


  7. Two confirmed tornadoes hit north shore early Monday; storm breaks barges loose near CausewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 3 | The Advocate

    High winds and violent thunderstorms that hit the north shore early Monday morning left just under 600 people without power and forced the closure of the Causeway for a little over two hours during the morning commute. The National Weather Service has confirmed two EF-1 tornadoes, one on the north side of Covington and another in Madisonville.


  8. Lakeview hires 19 former Louisiana Heart Hospital doctors, nurse practitionersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | The Advocate

    Covington-based Lakeview Regional Medical Center has added 15 former Louisiana Heart Hospital physicians and four nurse practitioners to its Lakeview Regional Physician Group. The new hires will help provide continuity of care to patients affected by the heart hospital's recent closure.


  9. Grace Notes: Fleming is first major Louisiana figure to land Trump administration jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | The Advocate

    U.S. Rep. John Fleming, R-La., speaks during a candidate forum for U.S. Senate Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at the Tchefuncta Country Club in Covington. U.S. Rep. John Fleming, R-La., speaks during a candidate forum for U.S. Senate Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at the Tchefuncta Country Club in Covington.


  10. Weekly wrapup: Ponchatoula High's Justin Caldwell wins AJGT Spring Golf ClassicRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | The Advocate

    Ponchatoula High senior Justin Caldwell was the only player in the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour Spring Golf Classic to break par, shooting rounds of 68 and 75 to finish at 1-under 143 and claim a four-shot victory at Carter Plantation in Springfield. In the girls 15-18 competition, Sarah Johnson of Richland, Mississippi, had a two-day total of 150 to beat Madeline Boudreau of Covington by 15 strokes.


  11. Georges Media Group purchases north shore weekly paper St. Tammany FarmerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | The Advocate

    The owners of The New Orleans Advocate on Wednesday expanded their footprint in St. Tammany Parish, purchasing The Farmer, a weekly newspaper that has been part of the north shore's civic life since 1874. Georges Media Group, headed by Dathel and John Georges, bought the newspaper from the family of Karen Goodwyn Courtney, which has owned The Farmer since 1928.


  12. Louisiana Square Dance Association holds annual convention, elects officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | The Advocate

    The Louisiana Square Dance Association elected new officers during the 48th annual convention held in Mandeville in March. Newly elected officers include, from left, Russel and Sandra Madere, of Hammond Y Knots, president; Mary and Mike Landry, of Covington Ozone Squares, vice president; and Shirley and Pete Copes, of Bossier City Southern Swingers, treasurer.


  13. Suited to a tee: 6-year-old Covington golfer turning heads nationwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | The Advocate

    Baby James has competed in Las Vegas, San Diego and even at fabled Pinehurst in North Carolina. PHOTO BY ANDREW CANULETTE - Baby James Grimes won 16 times on the U.S. Kids Golf Tour, earning him both the summer and fall Tour Champion Awards.


  14. People who say contractor defrauded them before flood decry lack of state helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | The Advocate

    Clayton Lester, former president of the Old Goodwood Landing Condominium Homeowners Association, speaks Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, about the association's dealings with Complete Construction Contractors and its owner, Matthew Morris, about fixing the condo building that burned in April 2015. The building, which remains unoccupied, lacks a roof and has had a blue tarp for more than a year, remains unfinished as the association and Morris fight over the cost to finish the repairs.


  15. Region 8 Science Fair winners announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | The Advocate

    Cove Geary of Christ Episcopal School in Covington was the overall winner of the 2017 Region 8 Science Fair at Southeastern Louisiana University on Jan. 27. Nicole Maraia, a Pope John Paul II High School student, was the overall winner of the junior division.


  16. Arts calendar for February-MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | The Advocate

    River Community Church, 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville, is accepting submissions from youngsters ages 5 to 13 for its annual Children's Community Art Show, which opens Sunday, Feb. 26, and runs through April 2. Viewing will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays and during the week when the church office is open. For requirements and take-in times, call 744-4367 or email [email protected] .


  17. Letters: Licensing rules in La. often absurdRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | The Advocate

    Once limited to vocations like medicine and dentistry, occupational licensing has skyrocketed in recent years. Today, nearly one in three Louisiana workers needs either a license or certification before they can legally work.


  18. Louisiana State Police Commission gets two new members after three quit during investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | The Advocate

    The Louisiana State Police Commission , which has been embroiled for the past few months by claims that both commissioners themselves and some troopers violated rules governing campaign contributions, recently received two new appointments. The additions come as the commission is moving forward on an investigation - which must be completed by late July - into allegations of money being improperly funneled to politicians through an outside organization that collects up to half of its funds from troopers, who are not allowed to donate to candidates.


  19. Baton Rouge area religion bulletins for Feb. 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | The Advocate

    Catholic Radio Fundraiser: 9 a.m., Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. Chef John Besh will headline the "Jam and Jazz Chef's Brunch," preparing a south Louisiana favorite. The prebrunch social begins at 9 a.m. Tickets are $75.


  20. Soccer notebook: Baton Rouge area teams get ready for the postseason; ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | The Advocate

    The debate over the benefits and detriments of the first- round bye in high school soccer hasn't been any easier in its second year. Many coaches prefer the first-round bye to get a little break and heal up before getting into the tougher rounds of play, while others don't want anything to break their team's focus during the most important time of the year.


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