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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | The Advocate

    Louisiana State Police cited a Prairieville woman with careless operation Monday in the June deaths of a brother and sister who were fishing along Bluff Road when the woman's vehicle ran off the road, striking both of them. On Friday, the Ascension Parish grand jury declined to prosecute Shawnette B. Taylor, 48, of Prairieville on two counts of negligent homicide.

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  5. Vandale Thomas found guilty of stealing from N.O. Traffic CourtRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | The Advocate

    Accountant Vandale Thomas, who managed to bill $1.3 million to New Orleans Traffic Court over three years under written contracts capped at less than half that amount, was convicted Friday on all 11 counts he faced in connection with an alleged embezzlement and money-laundering scheme in which he admittedly blew much of the proceeds at roulette and blackjack tables. A federal jury deliberated for about four hours before convicting Thomas, 41, a former Mississippi State basketball shooting guard who lives in Prairieville, on counts of theft, money laundering and structuring transactions to skirt federal reporting rules.

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  6. Video: Scene of the June 24, 2014, fatal crash on Bluff Road in Ascension ParishRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | The Advocate

    An Ascension Parish grand jury Friday declined to charge with negligent homicide a Prairieville woman who drove off Bluff Road in late June, killing two children who had been fishing with their father. The unanimous decision to return a no true bill came shortly after District Attorney Ricky Babin, who is the DA for Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes, finished presenting evidence to the grand jury on Friday."

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  7. Grand jury rejects negligent homicide charge for two children run over, killed while fishingRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | The Advocate

    An Ascension Parish grand jury Friday declined to charge with negligent homicide a Prairieville woman who drove off Bluff Road in late June, killing two children who had been fishing with their father. The unanimous decision to return a no true bill came shortly after District Attorney Ricky Babin, who is the DA for Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes, finished presenting evidence to the grand jury on Friday.

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  8. Three Baton Rouge restaurants set openings this monthRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | The Advocate

    Three new restaurants are opening in Baton Rouge during the last week of October, including two properties at the Mall of Louisiana. Santa Fe Cattle Co.

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  9. Ascension council agrees to $60 million in bonds for regional sewer systemRead the original story

    Oct 5, 2014 | The Advocate

    A regional sewer system for the northern reaches of Ascension Parish moved one step closer to becoming a reality last week when the council approved ordinances allowing issuance of up to $60 million in revenue bonds. The Prairieville area serviced by the system would include businesses on Airline Highway north of La.

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  10. About Town for Sept. 28, 2014Read the original story

    Sep 27, 2014 | The Advocate

    WHAT: "Art and Soul of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church," a lecture on the church's art, architecture and history. DETAILS: Lecture topics include Dom Gregory DeWit, mural artist, presented by the Rev.

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  11. Oak Grove Baptist Church celebrates 100th anniversaryRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2014 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by Oak Grove Baptist Church -- The present Oak Grove Baptist Church was built under the auspices of H. Clayton Waddells ministry and completed in 1962. Renowned architect A. Hays Town designed the sanctuary.

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  12. Smiley: Killing timeRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2014 | The Advocate

    When I went outside Tuesday morning to get the paper and let the cat either in or out - or possibly both - I noticed a hint of coolness in the air. I was walking into the downtown Baton Rouge post office one early fall morning when the slight chill in the air caused one of two guys in front of me to remark to his companion, "Nice cool weather, isn't it?" As if we didn't have enough to worry about, what with worldwide turmoil, deadly diseases and LSU football, now Linda Israel tells us that HUGE, VICIOUS BIRDS ARE ATTACKING INNOCENT VICTIMS! She says, "My daughter Chelsea lives in a wooded area and enjoys taking early morning walks when things are quiet and peaceful.

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  13. Land purchased for future Chabilla s siteRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2014 | The Advocate

    A 1.12-acre parcel of land on Burbank Drive near Bluebonnet Boulevard has been sold for $823,480 to a Morgan City developer who plans to build a Chabill's Tire & Auto Service on the site. Charles L. Gowland Sr. Family LLC bought the land in a deal that was completed Tuesday, said Mark Hebert of Kurz & Hebert Commercial Real Estate.

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  14. New program gives students two-year head start in collegeRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2014 | The Advocate

    Nia Comery, 14, of Prairieville, has begun her freshman year of high school at River Parishes Community College in a new program that has some unique advantages, particularly one that will allow her to earn two years of college credits while in high school. "I decided to do this because I'd rather not miss this opportunity and regret not taking it in the future," Comery said of her decision to enroll in the Early College Option program, now going into its second year in Ascension Parish.

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  15. Deputies searching for men in Prairieville burglariesRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | The Advocate

    Sean Patterson, 32, 39148 Camp Drive, Prairieville is a person of interest in a number of thefts and burglaries, deputies said Tuesday. In what deputies said was a separate matter, an unidentified man burglarized a vehicle on Salerno Drive in Prairieville early Sept.

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  16. West Feliciana hummingbird festival thrills bird enthusiastsRead the original story

    Sep 13, 2014 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- A girl lets a hummingbird fly away after it has been banded and marked by Nancy L. Newfield on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, during the Feliciana Nature Society and National Wildbird Refuge's annual Hummingbird Celebration in the Felicianas at home of Murrell Butler.

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  17. Prairieville property acquired for Keller Williams locationRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2014 | The Advocate

    A local developer bought a 1.65-acre tract of land at Airline Highway and La. 42 in Prairieville and plans to build an office for Keller Williams Realty First Choice.

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  18. Bus waiting on repairs catches fire, spreads to other busesRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    Five empty buses were torched when one empty church bus suddenly caught fire while awaiting repairs on Saturday afternoon, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Firefighters arrived at a repair shop near Greenwell Springs Road and Victoria Drive just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday to find the bus, which could seat about 25 people, engulfed in flames, said Curt Monte, a Fire Department spokesman.

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  19. Ask the Advocate: Stash that trash and Geaux GreenRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    BREC currently recycles at large special events and internally at the Administrative Building on Florida Boulevard, the Baton Rouge Zoo, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center and at many of our maintenance facilities. As of June 2014, BREC now offers public recycling at the Burbank Soccer Complex through the help of a Healthy Communities Grant provided by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, with 40 recycling bins and a recycling dumpster donated by Progressive Waste Solutions.

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  20. Two EBR area judges draw no opponents for appellate court seatsRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | The Advocate

    Concerned that Ascension Parish wasn't getting needed representation on the critical 1st Circuit Court of Appeal, a Prairieville-based state legislator in 2008 pushed through a change to the election maps to give lawyers from the fast-growing area a better shot at making it to the appellate bench.

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