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  1. Four Democrats compete for House District 58 in Saturday's electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | The Advocate

    The four candidates in Saturday's special election agree that River Parishes' House District 58 has more than the usual numbers of refineries and chemical plants, yet the residents reap few benefits from the proximity of so much industry. Trying to better integrate the community with the massive plants in their backyards is the number one issue for the four Democrats running to replace Ed Price in the Louisiana House.


  2. Unbeaten Donaldsonville to renew rivalry with St. James in District 10-3A openerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 5 | The Advocate

    St. James head coach Robert Valdez eyes the defense on a time out during the game between De La Salle and St James at St James Football Field on October 21, 2016 in Vacherie, LA. When trying to set the scene for his unbeaten team to open District 10-3A play against No.


  3. Disturbing threats against children lead to arrest of Vacherie woman, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 25 | The Advocate

    A St. James Parish woman is accused of making disturbing and graphic threats against the children of a woman she was feuding with on social media. Brandi Rothman, 31, of Vacherie is accused of messaging the woman that she was going to shoot up the homes of the victim's family members, adding that the victim's children's heads would make a nice trophy piece, according to the Thibodaux Police Department .


  4. Schools close early, streets blocked off in St. James Parish due to stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | The Advocate

    St. James Parish officials asked drivers to stay off some roads and blocked others as rainwater inundated the streets on Tuesday morning. The Hymel subdivision streets were shut down and deputies placed barricades across them due to high water, according to a St. James Parish Sheriff's Office alert.


  5. St. James Parish Council narrowly approves land use needed for controversial Bayou Bridge pipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | The Advocate

    A house at the intersection of Burton street and lane looks out Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, onto a tank farm on the west bank of St. James Parish. Residents in western St. James have raised concerns about a the Bayou Bridge Pipeline and other industries continuing to surround this and other communities without an alternative way out in case of an accident.


  6. St. James Parish Council delays vote on Bayou Bridge Pipeline; parish ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | The Advocate

    St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel pledged Wednesday night to "review every possibility" to create an alternative evacuation route for residents worried about industrial development encroaching on the parish's rural west bank. The route has come up as major industrial facilities have been proposed for the area in recent years and the last leg of the 162-mile Bayou Bridge Pipeline is planned to go through the same area to deliver crude oil to two existing tank farms along the Mississippi River.


  7. Donaldsonville man indicted on molestation of juvenileRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2017 | The Advocate

    Assumption sheriff's deputies arrested Terrance Dorsey, 36, on a molestation count July 10, four days after the grand jury handed up the charge, Sheriff Leland Falcon said in a statement. Assumption sheriff's detectives have been investigating Dorsey, 33354 La.


  8. Mitchell stepping down as head of Louisiana Press AssociationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | The Advocate

    Mitchell, who became executive director of the trade organization for Louisiana newspapers and publications in October 1992, is set to step down effective Monday. Along with her tenure as head of the organization, she was advertising director of the LPA from 1988 to 1989.


  9. Whiff of politics, conflicts of interest continue in St. James malfeasance casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2017 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by David J. Mitchell -- District Attorney Ricky Babin, far left, sits Wednesday night with two of his assistant district attorneys, Robin O'Bannon and Chuck Long, second and third from left, as St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel delivered his regular report to the St. James Parish Council in Vacherie. Babin later spoke to the Parish Council and reminded members that he and he alone makes decisions about prosecutions.


  10. DA gives stern lecture to St. James Parish Council: 'I decide' on prosecutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | The Advocate

    District Attorney Ricky Babin reminded the St. James Parish Council on Wednesday night that the Louisiana State Constitution gives him the sole authority to decide which criminal cases to prosecute, no matter what the council members may say. Babin, whose three-parish 23rd Judicial District includes St. James, offered the lesson on the law in reaction to a proposed council resolution up for consideration.


  11. SLU's annual Fine Arts Showcase held at President's ResidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | The Advocate

    Hammond photographer Phillip Colwart, left, discusses his photo of Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie with Josie Mercante, of Hammond, at Southeastern Louisiana University's recent Fine Arts Showcase held in the President's Residence. The annual event highlights painting, sculpture and photography from nearly 40 Louisiana artists.


  12. New Orleans actor has part as Trevor in OWN series, 'Queen Sugar'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | The Advocate

    New Orleans native and actor Denzel Johnson will portray "Trevor" in Wednesday night's episode of "Queen Sugar," the second of a two-night, second-season premiere for the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series. "To be a part of such an award-winning and well-written show is unbelievable," Johnson says in a news release.


  13. Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie attempts to solve puzzle of 'slave' image on 'Wheel of Fortune'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | The Advocate

    An image of Vacherie's Oak Alley Plantation used during "Wheel of Fortune's" Southern Charm Week created a stir recently when viewers complained it depicted slaves working outside the mansion. "Someone please tell me why @WheelofFortune has slaves in their 'Southern Charm Week' images?" a viewer wrote on Twitter on June 15, sharing a clip from the show.


  14. Woman walking along road in St. James Parish late Friday struck, killed by carRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2017 | The Advocate

    A woman walking along La. 20 in St. James Parish Friday night was struck by a car and killed, according to a Louisiana State Police report.


  15. Vacherie teen killed in Lafourche Parish crash early Sunday, State Police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2017 | The Advocate

    An 18-year-old Vacherie woman died in a crash early Sunday morning in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana State Police said. Shortly before 12:30 a.m., state troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on La.


  16. Candidates for District 2 Senate seat share their views at Gonzales forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | The Advocate

    Eight of 13 candidates running for the District 2 Senate seat left vacant when Troy Brown resigned in February spoke Thursday about the need to listen to and respect the constituents, take concrete actions and address education. The forum for the candidates in the majority-black district was hosted by a new voters league formed by two black leaders of Ascension Parish.


  17. Smiley: I got the Baton Rouge bluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | The Advocate

    Lounging at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival on Saturday with root beer and boudin balls, listening to The Rakers' cheerfully ironic take on the blues, it occurred to me that Baton Rouge needed a new blues tune that would reflect modern life in the growing capital city. Here is my modest effort, and you're welcome to sing it.


  18. Smiley: Tale of the littlest card sharkRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2017 | The Advocate

    Duane Smith, of Port Allen, says, "The story about the young boy proclaiming to know his numbers - and stating that the jack came after 10 - triggered this memory. "My wife and I have five boys between us.


  19. Water outage, boil advisory planned Tuesday on St. James Parish's west bankRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | The Advocate

    Businesses and homes along the west bank of the Mississippi River in St. James Parish will be without water for about six hours Tuesday starting 8 a.m. while crews replace two fire hydrants. The outage, which will be followed by a precautionary boil water advisory once service is restored, extends from the Corner Drive Inn convenience store at River Road and La.


  20. Smiley: Voters 'just say no' to chickenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | The Advocate

    Dear Smiley: Your contributors' notes about ways to prep chicken brought back a memory of the early '60s, when I administered a senior citizens' program for Catholic Charities.


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