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Smiley: On a matter of priorities

With the historic LSU-Ole Miss football came coming up, Bill Haynie, of Slidell, tells "my dad's favorite LSU football story: "My dad, Larry Haynie, left Marksville for the Ole Miss game in Baton Rouge in 1959 with a friend. During the game he had to visit the stadium rest room. "He said later, 'I h

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-10-19 16:01:00

Editorial: Why such a low voter turnout?

What can a small voter turnout say about the current sentiment on an election and the issues on the ballot? It's hard to speculate. But in the case of the Oct. 14 primary election in Livingston Parish, inaction spoke louder than words. A 12 percent turnout is, to say the least, embarrassing. Differe

LIVINGSTON PARISH NEWS - 2017-10-20 05:00:00

Mighty Moms seeking more volunteers to help with Feeding Young Minds, barrel collecting and fundraising

LIVINGSTON -- Middle-schoolers walked inside the library, grabbed their free snack and started to read. And if Dawn Birdsong, director of Mighty Moms, has her way, kids will be doing all three of those things at other libraries in the near future. She just needs a little help. Mighty Moms, a non-pro

LIVINGSTON PARISH NEWS - 2017-10-19 17:15:00

Ponchatoula doctor accused of sexual battery involving patient

A Ponchatoula family physician was booked with three counts of sexual battery after a patient complained about inappropriate behavior by the doctor. Dr. Gregory Allen was released on bond Monday (Oct. 16) from the Tangipahoa Parish jail, the state Attorney General's Office reported. Allen's arrest s


2 killed in early morning I-55 crash near Ponchatoula

Two people were killed in an early-morning traffic accident Wednesday (Oct. 18) on Interstate 55 near Ponchatoula. Earl J. Daigle, 78, and Ana Nimon, 73, both of Schriever in Terrebonne Parish, died after their vehicle was struck from behind, causing it to overturn, Louisiana State Police reported.

NOLA.COM - 2017-10-18 20:03:17

Police identify victims of fatal car crash Wednesday morning on I-12 near Juban Road

DENHAM SPRINGS - Two Tangipahoa Parish men died in a car crash Wednesday morning, on Interstate 12 according to the Denham Springs Police Department. The crash occurred on the westbound artery near the Juban Road exit, according to Denham Springs Police Chief Shannon Womack. DSPD identified Wesley P

LIVINGSTON PARISH NEWS - 2017-10-18 12:57:00

Two killed in rear-end crash on I-55 near Ponchatoula

Two people were killed when their Ford Explorer SUV was struck from behind early Wednesday on Interstate 55 south of Ponchatoula and overturned, State Police said. Early Daigle, 73, and Anna Nimon, 73, both of Schriever, died of injuries sustained in the 6:40 a.m. crash, State Police said in a news

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-10-18 20:44:00

Lights On Afterschool celebration on October 26 at Community Center

For several years The City of Ponchatoula has been working towards developing a community after-school program for Ponchatoula school children. We are happy to announce that in September 2017 we opened the doors of the Ponchatoula Student Outreach Program. The program is housed in the Ponchatoula Co


Springfield Town Attorney Brian Abels

Springfield Town Attorney Brian Abels advises the Board of Aldermen on how it should handle the delinquencies on water and sewage bills. He addressed the board at its meeting Oct. 18, 2017. Springfield Town Attorney Brian Abels advises the Board of Aldermen on how it should handle the delinquencies

LIVINGSTON PARISH NEWS - 2017-10-19 04:21:00

Gary Stanga elected parish Clerk of Court

Gary Stanga, who has served as interim Clerk of Court of Tangipahoa Parish since the January 9, 2017 death of Julian Dufreche, won the seat by a landslide vote. Stanga received 79 percent or 7,327 of the votes in the Saturday, October 14 election. Stanga's only opponent, Arden Wells of Ponchatoula,


Tickfaw man arrested on child pornography charges: State Police

A registered sex offender living in Tickfaw has been arrested on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography, Louisiana State Police said Wednesday (Oct. 18). Vernon E. Sweeney Jr., 52, was arrested after a joint undercover online investigation by the State Police Special Victims Uni

NOLA.COM - 2017-10-18 19:14:43

Springfield Board of Aldermen agree to issue final warning to delinquent utility customers

Buy Now Springfield Town Attorney Brian Abels discusses the issue of delinquent bills from water and sewage customers. SPRINGFIELD - A total of approximately $10,000 in delinquencies on wastewater accounts has prompted the Springfield Board of Aldermen to take action against utility customers in th

LIVINGSTON PARISH NEWS - 2017-10-19 02:24:00

Sumner remains winless after home loss to Albany

The Jewel Sumner Cowboys are still searching for a win this season after losing 51-7 to District 7-3A opponent Albany last Friday. A fumble by Sumner punter Laquontion Bickham led to Albany gaining possession on the Cowboys' 22-yard line that later set up a 5-yard touchdown run for Kamryn Mayers on


SWIMMING | Holden's Hirstus, Walker's Poland continue to set pace in the pool

BATON ROUGE -- It was a case of doubles for two Livingston Parish swim teams at their Capital City Swim League meet on Saturday. Holden's Hannah Hirstus swam two qualifying times for the Division IV State Swim Meet, while Walker's Jered Poland was a double winner in his two events. Hirstus was fourt


Kenny Sharpe: Red-headed caterpillars feed on azalea, blueberry leaves

I have had recent reports of something eating azalea leaves. The culprit is a caterpillar that we know as the red-headed azalea caterpillar. As the name implies, this is a very colorful caterpillar with a red head. The immature caterpillars will be magenta in color and are covered in long, gray hair

LIVINGSTON PARISH NEWS - 2017-10-19 01:00:00

3 of 4 ambush attack suspects caught; one still wanted

UPDATE: Randall Delay was located by the sheriff's office Thursday, October 19. Donald Leonard and Tracey Collins were located earlier in the month. Deputies are still seeking Julia Oswald. ***** LIVINGSTON PARISH - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking four individuals after a man alleg

WBRZ.COM - 2017-10-19 07:00:00

LPSO thanks chiropractor who raised money to buy guns

LIVINGSTON PARISH - Officials with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are thanking a local doctor who raised money to buy deputies tools needed to keep themselves and others safe. LPSO shared photos from an event honoring Dr. Ron McMorris. In September, McMorris spoke with WBRZ about his dedicat

WBRZ.COM - 2017-10-19 07:00:00

McHugh David: What causes voter apathy?

As with any situation, proposed scenario, debate, problem, or hot issue someone out there has your answer. An ironclad, set-in-stone, perfect explanation for why such a thing could happen, or very simply exist. The best part about these groups of someone is, in their own way, they are almost always


Economist Loren Scott says Livingston Parish ecnomic future good, some growth

DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish will see a small but steady job growth rate in the coming year, while the task of bringing economic development to the parish will be made easier or harder based on state policies, according to a recognized economist. Dr. Loren Scott, longtime professor at LSU and

LIVINGSTON PARISH NEWS - 2017-10-18 19:14:00

US Sen. John Kennedy announces $10.4 M for south Louisiana schools

Information provided by US Sen. John Kennedy WASHINGTON, DC - US Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today (Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017) that FEMA is granting $10.4 million in Public Assistance Funds to school districts in Livingston Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish and the city of Baker. The East Baton R