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  1. Smiley: Dona t forget NewtonRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | The Advocate

    "I had a 15-foot canoe that I used to glide among the oak trees and brush where the ducks fed. "Like the battleship Missouri slowly swinging her guns to fire a broadside at an island fortress, I swung my shotgun to the left side and waited.

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  2. Victory is sweet (and savory); area cooks shine in Thanksgiving recipe contestRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Advocate

    If the winning dishes in The Advocate's Thanksgiving Recipe Contest sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket are any indication, Thanksgiving Day menus in south Louisiana reflect both the area's culinary heritage and the cooks' creativity. It wasn't easy selecting the contest's winners, the judges said as they tasted, critiqued and lobbied for their favorites among the dozen finalists in the appetizer, entree, side dish and dessert categories on Nov. 6. Debbie Carmichael, of Prairieville, won first place in appetizers for her Eggplant Caponata, which judge Mark Calandro termed "the best I've ever had.

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  3. Bank takes ownership of 29 acres of financially troubled cemetery in Ascension ParishRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2014 | The Advocate

    United Community Bank moved Wednesday to take possession of 29 acres of the financially troubled Oak Lane Memorial Park cemetery in Prairieville and is looking to resell the property after the bank posted the sole and winning bid for the property at a sheriff's sale. The bank, which holds $3.3 million in loans that were defaulted on by the cemetery, bid $2.4 million for the property, more than twice the appraised price.

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  4. Whata s Happening for Nov. 13, 2014Read the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Advocate

    LSU's Biological Engineering Student Organization is holding its 33rd annual Thanksgiving sweet potato and rice sale fund-raiser from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Nov. 21 and Nov. 24-25 at the John M. Parker Coliseum parking lot at Highland Road and South Stadium Drive. The sale will close at noon on Nov. 26, the day before Thanksgiving.

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  5. Smiley: Attention Victoriaa s SecretRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2014 | The Advocate

    Bob, of Prairieville, says, "This happened many, many years ago, but I still get a chuckle when I think about the time my little cousin came running in from the school bus with a big smile and a gleam in her eyes, and proudly announced that she had the 'perfect body.' Philip, of Denham Springs, says, "Some years ago, my mom, dad, brother and I were en route to the Smoky Mountains .

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  6. Ascension voters maintain 20-year record of opposition to new, parishwide taxesRead the original story

    Nov 9, 2014 | The Advocate

    Despite mounting pressure for more money to build new roads and provide other services in the parish, a wide majority of voters said "no" to three proposals for new taxes in the last three years: a half-cent sales tax for roads in 2012, a property tax in 2013 to transition from volunteer to paid firefighters in East Ascension and, on Tuesday, a property tax to pay for recreation. "People are hurting right now.

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  7. Ascension ordinance another step toward parish sewer system, but many, many questions remainRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    Ascension Parish government will for the first time have the ability to regulate and inspect private community sewage treatment systems and levy fines against their operators if they run afoul of health and safety rules. A newly adopted 27-page update to the parish sewer ordinance finally gives Ascension the ability to respond to residents' concerns about problematic treatment systems, Ken Dawson, parish chief administrative officer, said Friday.

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  8. In 23rd JDC races, Verdigets beats Parenton narrowly; Stromberg defeats Unangst going awayRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Advocate

    Judicial candidate Jason Verdigets narrowly defeated O'Neil Parenton Jr. Tuesday for the open Division A seat in the three-parish 23rd Judicial District, complete but unofficial returns say. In the 23rd JDC's Division C race, Tess Percy Stromberg beat Bruce E. Unangst II 63 percent to 37 percent, those returns from the Louisiana Secretary of State website say.

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  9. Judge rules cemetery has until Friday to turn records over to the stateRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | The Advocate

    The operator of a financially troubled Prairieville cemetery facing a Louisiana Cemetery Board investigation must comply with a board subpoena and turn over the business's records by the end of the week, a state district judge ruled Monday. State board officials have said in court papers they suspect Oak Lane Memorial Park cemetery in Ascension Parish was sold in April to evade expected board directives stemming from the board's look at the cemetery's finances.

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  10. Fire damages home off Nicholson Drive and other Baton Rouge area police and fire newsRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by MATT MCKINNEY -- St George and Baton Rouge Fire Departments responded to a house fire at 14759 Memorial Tower in University Club Plantation Saturday at 7:43 p.m. A fire caused major damage to a home on Memorial Tower Drive on Saturday evening, including a collapsed roof, but a parent and four children were able to escape unharmed, authorities said. The St. George and Baton Rouge fire departments arrived at 14579 Memorial Tower Drive, off Nicholson Drive, about 7:30 p.m. Sunday and brought the blaze under control within an hour, St. George Fire Department spokesman Eldon Ledoux said in a new release.

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  11. Prairieville cemetery focus of lawsuits, regulatory scrutinyRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by DAVID J. MITCHELL -- The Oak Lake Memorial Park cemetery off La. 73 in Prairieville bills itself as "Ascension's most beautiful cemetery" as graves have been established under the property's large oaks.

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  12. electionRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Advocate

    The three-parish 23rd Judicial District is losing 42 years of combined experience on the bench come Jan. 1 when Judge Ralph Tureau retires and Judge Guy Holdridge heads to the Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge. Fixtures on the court, Tureau and Holdridge remained in office unopposed after initial election contests brought them to the judiciary nearly two decades ago or more.

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  13. Profile of 23rd Judicial District: Whoa s leaving, whose vying for two open seatsRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2014 | The Advocate

    The three-parish 23rd Judicial District is losing 42 years of combined experience on the bench come Jan. 1 when Judge Ralph Tureau retires and Judge Guy Holdridge heads to the Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge. Fixtures on the court, Tureau and Holdridge remained in office unopposed after initial election contests brought them to the judiciary nearly two decades ago or more.

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  14. Prairieville man accused in road rage incident involving estranged wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | The Advocate

    A Prairieville man is accused of attempted murder after repeatedly ramming his SUV into his estranged wife's car Saturday, causing a three-car accident that injured six people, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Gerald Asay, 33, who had his infant child in the back seat of his vehicle, spotted his estranged wife at around 2:30 p.m. and started following her as she drove with a male passenger on US 61 near Swamp Road in Prairieville, Major Ward Webb of the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

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  15. Livingston authorities arrest 3 in car burglariesRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | The Advocate

    Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputies on Tuesday arrested three men accused of stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise from about 25 unlocked vehicles late Monday and early Tuesday. The men allegedly stole GPS devices, laptops and sports equipment that totalled between $3,000 and $6,000 in value, said Lori Steele, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

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  16. Lambert wins Ascension School Board race after opponent withdrawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | The Advocate

    Chad Bourgeois, a Libertarian candidate, officially withdrew from the race on Monday, according to the Secretary of State's Office. Lambert, of Prairieville and not affiliated with any political party, has said that his late grandfather, Gilbert Buratt, a longtime councilman for Ascension Parish, inspired him to get involved in public office.

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  17. Claitor parents hospitalized following wreckRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff file photo by BILL FEIG -- From left, as mom Nancy Claitor and son Sam Claitor watch, Dan Claitor, right, signs in to qualify to run for office at the Secretary of State's office. Nancy Claitor, 80, and Robert Claitor, 88, were transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center after the collision, State Police Troop A spokesman Jared Sandifer said Monday.

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  18. Our Views: We support Ascension taxRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2014 | The Advocate

    That's meant a big increase in the number of youngsters in Ascension, and the parish's recreation facilities and programs simply haven't kept up with the growth. That's why we support a millage proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot that would dramatically expand parks and recreation opportunities in Ascension.

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  19. Sentencing in fiery crash that killed 5 delayed; defense tries to get judge to step downRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Attorney Jim Boren, far right, walks with his client David Leger and Leger's wife, Rebecca, outside the 19th Judicial District Court courthouse Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. David Leger's sentencing has been delayed as the defense asked that Judge Trudy White be disqualified from the case based on comments she allegedly made.

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  20. Prairieville, Dutchtown voters to decide on tax renewalRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Advocate

    Prairieville and Dutchtown voters will be asked Nov. 4 to renew the original property tax and parcel fees that allowed northeastern Ascension Parish to have a full-time, paid fire department nearly a decade ago. Officials with parish Fire Protection District No.

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