Advocate staff photo by Patrick Dennis -- School Board vice president ...
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- School Board vice president Tarvald Smith, speaks during discussion of a motion to authorize the Superintendent to contract for professional services to complete a separate audit by the Board to address the findings in the Louisiana Department of Education's EBR schools audit during a meeting of the East ... (more)
Louisiana Teacher of the Year Carla Jackson: Finding the spark in each student
Bains Elementary 3rd-grade teacher Carla Jackson hugs her husband, John, after being named Louisiana's Teacher of the Year.
St. Francisville teacher named Louisianaa s teacher of the year
A West Feliciana Parish elementary teacher took top honors as Louisiana's teacher of the year at an awards ceremony for outstanding educators Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for July 8, 2014
Baton Rouge police on Sunday arrested a man and woman accused of leaving their children alone in a hotel room for several hours while they were gambling.
Leo Jackson and Cornerstone Builders of New Orleans help the formerly incarcerated
The day Leo Jackson, then age 27, walked into the Louisiana State Penitentiary to begin a double-life sentence term, the Angola prison was known as the "bloodiest" in the nation.
NLCOG agrees to reimbursement clause for La. 3132 Stage 1 contractor
The Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments has agreed to modify the payment clause of a proposed contract offered to Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. to allow for the reimbursement if the company uses funds in its budget to cover its legal costs in an La.
Woman killed in East Feliciana crash
According to State Police, a Jackson woman was killed in a single-car accident in East Feliciana Parish late Sunday night.
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Slaughter business hopes community college helps with skilled workers problem
A business in the town of Slaughter that ships products across the world could be in big trouble because of a shortage of workers, not material.