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  1. Officials: Reports of bulkhead failures at False River need more study before blaming the drawdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Boaters prepare to pull a pair of tubers on False River in New Roads on Aug. 31. A drawndown of the lake in Pointe Coupee Parish is being blamed for the failure of bulkheads at properties along the lake. State officials say poor construction of the bulkheads may be to blame.

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  2. Some False River residents blaming lake drawdown for property damageRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2015 | The Advocate

    Several residents living along False River say they believe a drawdown of False River that was intended to help restore the ailing oxbow lake is damaging their property, and they plan to meet with state and local officials later this month to air their concerns. The False River Civic Association, a coalition of landowners living along the lake's 22-mile-long shoreline, wants officials to address their concerns about failures over the past three weeks to bulkheads and the foundations on lakefront properties. 18 comments

  3. Side Dish: a Old Timeya cake fit for The KingRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | The Advocate

    After a week of telephone calls and emails, I can emphatically say there are lots of Elvis Presley fans out there - or to be more precise, lots of folks who want to try the recipe for his favorite dessert, coconut cake. On Jan. 8, we ran a coconut cake recipe, attributed to Presley's mother, by the authors of a cookbook published 22 years ago.

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  4. What's next? North Baton Rouge parents searching for high schools...Read the original story

    Jan 11, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- Allison Courville Gravois, right, class of 2008 alumni prays with the group outside of the St. John Newman gym to save Redemptorist from closing at the end of the school year on Thursday, January 8. The announcement three weeks ago that Redemptorist High will close when the school year ends in May is the latest in a series of changes that have left north Baton Rouge parents shopping for high schools but with fewer and fewer options. Meanwhile, other schools have repeatedly changed leaders, reconfigured or received low letter grades from the state that prompted students to head elsewhere.

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  5. North Baton Rouge parents searching for high schools face limited choices in changing environmentRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- Allison Courville Gravois, right, class of 2008 alumni prays with the group outside of the St. John Newman gym to save Redemptorist from closing at the end of the school year on Thursday, January 8. The announcement three weeks ago that Redemptorist High will close when the school year ends in May is the latest in a series of changes that have left north Baton Rouge parents shopping for high schools but with fewer and fewer options. Meanwhile, other schools have repeatedly changed leaders, reconfigured or received low letter grades from the state that prompted students to head elsewhere.

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  6. Two injured in Pointe Coupee crashRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | The Advocate

    Two Pointe Coupee Parish drivers involved in a head-on collision that temporarily shut down a portion of La. 415 Thursday morning were hospitalized for treatment of their injuries, Louisiana State Police said.

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  7. Smiley: The broccoli signRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | The Advocate

    When I lived in New Roads for a few years in the '80s, I became friends with Dr. Jim Christopher, his wife Dianne, and their three children. Marching in our tuxes down Bourbon Street in a second line to celebrate the life of our friend, the late potato chip king Ron Zappe.

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  8. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | The Advocate

    After months of study a special highway panel should focus on short-term fixes in 2015, rather than any push to trim Louisiana's $12 billion backlog of road and bridge needs, a Senate leader said. "I think short term is what you have to look at," Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Robert Adley, R-Benton said.

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  9. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Jan 6, 2015 | The Advocate

    Southern baseball coach Roger Cador reveals a few things you might not know about him in new book 'Against All Odds' "Against All Odds," which is available at Amazon.com , does more than detail Cador's 30 years at the helm of Jaguar baseball, producing 14 Southwestern Athletic Conference championships and eight NCAA Tournament appearances. It chronicles the even greater challenges he faced to get there.

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  10. Geismar residents voice concerns about plans for sewage treatment plantRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2014 | The Advocate

    The proposed location of the central treatment plant for a future Ascension Parish sewer system has raised concerns among the Geismar residents who would be its neighbors one day. Parish Councilman Travis Turner said Friday that residents in his council district, which includes Geismar and the proposed plant site, are telling him they are opposed to the site and are concerned about odors from the treatment facility.

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  11. New Roads man dies in fire that destroys apartment, damages businessRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2014 | The Advocate

    A 62-year-old man died Friday morning in a fire that destroyed the victim's apartment and a portion of the business located beneath it, according to State Fire Marshal officials. Brant Thompson, deputy chief with the State Fire Marshal, said the fire originated in the man's kitchen. 22 comments

  12. Pointe Coupee to end controversial drainage fee by June 2016 a " some say thata s not soon enoughRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | The Advocate

    As expected, the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury on Tuesday amended its 2013 drainage impact fee ordinance, adding a sunset clause that will expire the service fee on June 30, 2016. But the amendment's 7-4 approval by the Police Jury came with a chorus of discord from a faction of jurors echoing opposition from residents who view the fee as the jury's way of taxing residents without voter approval.

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  13. Common Ground: Pecans are Louisianaa s giving treeRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | The Advocate

    Grosse Tete resident Rev. Frank Collins III is loyal to his backyard duo of pecan trees he planted as a young boy.

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    Nov 29, 2014 | The Advocate

    Hannis T. Bourgeois LLP, certified public accountants, has promoted from managers to senior managers Angela M. Blount and Trey Sanders . Blount works in the tax division of the Baton Rouge office and specializes in tax preparation and planning for small businesses.

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  15. Community news, Nov. 25, 2014Read the original story

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by MARK CLAESGENS -- LSU Retirees Club -- Political analyst Jim Nickel spoke to the LSU Faculty and Staff Retirees Club on Nov. 10. Shown are, from left, Bill Cochran, Freddie Martin, Nickel, Denver Loupe and Joan Benedict. Friends of French Studies at LSU and L'Assemblee Francaise held the annual Fete Champetre Oct. 12 at the Lejeune House in New Roads.

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  16. New Roads mayor Robert Myer rings up $130K-plus in credit card charges; receipts lackingRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2014 | The Advocate

    New Roads Mayor Robert Myer has rung up nearly $134,000 in charges on his city credit card over the past four years, records show, including thousands spent on personal purchases ranging from movie theater tickets to Wal-Mart and Sam's Club shopping trips and restaurant visits. Myer has reimbursed the city for $8,680 charged on the card and says that represents all but a small portion of the total $9,054 in personal expenses he has put on the card to date.

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  17. New Roads mayor rings up hefty credit card charges; receipts lackingRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | The Advocate

    New Roads Mayor Robert Myer has rung up nearly $134,000 in charges on his city credit card over the past four years, records show, including thousands spent on personal purchases ranging from movie theater tickets, to Wal-Mart and Sam's Club shopping trips and restaurant visits. Myer has reimbursed the city for $8,680 charged on the card and says that represents all but a small portion of the total $9,054 in personal expenses he has put on the card to date.

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  18. Pointe Coupee Police Jury to revisit drainage feeRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Advocate

    The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury will hold a public hearing Dec. 9 on a proposal to amend its drainage maintenance fee ordinance, adding another year to the controversial fee. The Police Jury wants to add a sunset clause to the ordinance, adopted in March 2013 , that would keep the $2.50 per month drainage and maintenance fee in play until July 1, 2016.

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  19. MetroBuzz: New Roads mayora s press conference doesna t come off quite as plannedRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Advocate

    New Roads Mayor Robert Myer invited reporters to a press conference on Friday to accuse one of his election opponents of voter fraud and intimidation. But he wound up finding himself in an uncomfortable spotlight as he faced tough questions about his claims.

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  20. New Roads mayora s press conference doesna t come off quite as plannedRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Advocate

    New Roads Mayor Robert Myer invited reporters to a press conference on Friday to accuse one of his election opponents of voter fraud and intimidation. But he wound up finding himself in an uncomfortable spotlight as he faced tough questions about his claims.

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