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  1. Driver booked in fatal Hammond car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday |

    ... caught a short while later. Savoie, whom police suspect was intoxicated, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite on counts of vehicular homicide, careless operation, hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license. ...


  2. Impairment suspected in fatal Tangipahoa Parish traffic accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Times-Picayune

    A Loranger man was booked with vehicular homicide and other charges Friday night following a single vehicle traffic accident in Tangipahoa Parish that killed a passenger in the pickup truck he was driving, according to State Police . Steve Savoie, 28, was arrested and booked in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite with careless operation of a motor vehicle, hit and run, suspended license and vehicular homicide in an accident that claimed the life of a 35-year-old man from Husser, La.


  3. Two tornadoes spotted in Denham Springs; southeast Louisiana still under tornado watch until 10 p.m.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 |

    At 8:28 p.m., Doppler Radar was tracking a tornado near Montpelier, 12 miles southwest of Amite, moving northeast at 30 mph. At least two tornadoes were spotted in Denham Springs Sunday night as southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi remain under tornado watch until 10 p.m. The National Weather Service reported a tornado touched down near Denham Springs around 7:50 p.m. on Sunday .


  4. Events set Saturday for help enrolling in a ObamacareaRead the original story

    Friday Nov 14 | The Advocate

    Help in getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is being provided Saturday at several area locations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Clinton and Amite by the Louisiana Enrollment Partnership. The group is a coalition of organizations trying to ensure Louisiana residents have access to free in-person assistance enrolling in Obamacare.


  5. Louisiana will refund higher pharmacy fees paid by state workers under new health care plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 |

    ... needed in the first place. "They are taking baby steps in the right direction," said state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, who pushed for the Attorney General's opinion. "I want to believe they are working in good faith." Some members who paid more ...


  6. Baton Rouge, Northshore under freeze watch until early SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 1 |

    ... St. Helena, Washington, St. Tammany , West and East Baton Rouge, Livingston, and Tangipahoa parishes in Louisiana, and Amite, Pike, Walthall, Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties in Mississippi.


  7. Freeze warning in effect overnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 1 | WBRZ

    ... eliciana, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa, and Livingston. It also includes the counties of Amite, Pike, and Wilkinson. It has even spread into Central Louisiana and East Texas.


  8. Downtown BR host to new ministry hoping to take a the church out into the worldaRead the original story

    Friday Oct 31 | The Advocate

    ... years to Melanie. They have three grown sons and a daughter, and 10 grandchildren. His most recent appointment was in Amite. He served in Methodist churches in Keithville, Noel UMC in Shreveport, Fellowship UMC in Bossier City and he began his ...


  9. Get It Growing calendar for 2015 now availableRead the original story

    Friday Oct 31 | Banner-Tribune

    ... Photographers whose images were selected for the 2015 LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar are Ramona Griffith Cutrer, Amite; Debra Jones, Walker; Azucena Pugh, Prairieville; Conchita Richey, Gonzales; Cathy Simpson, Alexandria; June Street, ...


  10. Independence man gets five-year sentence for multiple chargesRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 29 | The Advocate

    ... Van Elbert Johnson, who was thrown and suffered fatal injuries. Anderson fled the scene but later turned himself in to Amite police officers. On Nov. 16, 2013, while Anderson while out on bond, he was involved in an altercation outside an ...


  11. Louisiana state workers health care benefits dispute discussed on The Jim Engster Show Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 |

    State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, is very concerned about changes to government workers' health care benefits offered through the Office of Group Benefits. State Reps.


  12. Hammond moves closer to privately-run OMV officeRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... a motor vehicle office in Hammond. Foster said that the state had notified him that an OMV facility would remain in Amite, the Tangipahoa Parish seat, as required by state law, but that the office in Hammond would be closed. For several years, the ...


  13. Analysis: Few options to stop insurance changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | The Times

    ... plight of affected OGB members as well as its own culpability," he wrote in a recent letter to newspapers. Edwards, D-Amite, a 2015 candidate for governor, urged the administration to "ditch the ill-conceived plan changes and start from scratch." ...


  14. Louisiana Spotlight: Few options to stop insurance changesRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... plight of affected OGB members as well as its own culpability," he wrote in a recent letter to newspapers. Edwards, D-Amite, a 2015 candidate for governor, urged the administration to "ditch the ill-conceived plan changes and start from scratch." ...


  15. Butterfly Wings: Kindness, mercies shown by several in communityRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Advocate

    Happy Birthday to Melissa Varnado, of Amite, and Ruby Alford, also of Amite, both Oct. 14; Brooke Nicole West, of Greenwell Springs, Oct. 15; Jason Zachary, of Baton Rouge, Oct. 16; Darlene Breechan Gill, of Greensburg, Oct. 17; and Kevin Morgan. of Amite, Oct. 18. Greensburg FBC members in the October spotlight are Mary Lou Cutrer, Gene Rawls, Margaret Woodard Caraway, Susan Stringer, Little Harris, Gilda McDowell, Courtney Woodard, Mike R. Smith, Rhett Smith, Chris Belser, Cori Clark, Wendy Dover, Matt Bellser, David Ballard, Mayor Burke Jones, Cole Young, Brandon Cox, Clifton Speed, Jackie Smith and Jacob Glass.


  16. Tangipahoa Parish Council mulling over 2015 budget proposalRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... Permitting and Environmental services Facility in Hammond and renovations to the Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse in Amite. Looking ahead to 2015, Burgess anticipates that $4 million will be spent on road overlays. His message also anticipates that ...


  17. Tornado Watch until 9PMRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | WBRZ

    The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 3am Tuesday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties of Amite, Pike and Wilkinson in Mississippi.


  18. Still no sign of wanted man after late Friday night searchRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | WBRZ

    ... a helicopter in an area off Riverside Park Drive near the Frenchtown Road Conservation Area and the point where the Amite and Comite rivers meet. Twenty-four hours earlier an intial search of the area was called off. Thursday, a search crew made up ...


  19. North shore pumpkin patches and corn mazes offer fall funRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 |

    ... which include "pig races" on certain dates during October. Liuzza Land at Liuzza Produce Farm 56457 Holden Circle, Amite, 985.981.5788 Hours: Saturdays through October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (plus field trips and groups by appointment) This patch - open ...


  20. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... office in Hammond. "State law states that a motor vehicle office must be maintained in the seat of each parish, so the Amite office was protected. We did what we had to do to keep an OMV office in Hammond," Foster said. Also on Tuesday, the council ...


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