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  1. 5 education bills that the Jefferson Parish School Board is watchingRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago |

    ... presented the board with several pieces of legislation in early March. House Bill 21 by Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite -- This would generally stop the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from approving charter schools in A- or ...


  2. Baton Rouge area under severe thunderstorm warningRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 |

    ... -size hail and damaging winds in excess of 50 miles per hour. Affected areas include McComb, Franklintown, Greensburg, Amite, Amite City, Magnolia, Kentwood, Roseland, Osyka, Montpelier, Herman, Easleyville, Wilmer, Tangipahoa and McComb Airport.


  3. University Lab athlete, LSU commitment Dylan Moses named top recruit in Class of 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 |

    ... teammate Adrian Ealy, an offensive line prospect, rates as the No. 146 player overall and he was quickly followed by Amite athlete Devonta Smith at No. 151. Catholic-Baton Rouge running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who was named the running back MVP ...


  4. Democrats highlight Louisiana's budget problems in response to Jindal's remarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... double digit annual tuition increase, which would double tuition since Bobby Jindal's been governor," said Edwards, D-Amite. "The forecast, as we stand here today, is for another five years of shortfalls ranging between one billion and two billion ...


  5. Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite working to correct audit findings, hires chief financial officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Advocate

    Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite continued to struggle in 2014 with organizing its finance staff to properly segregate duties and handle its financial statements internally, rather than relying on external auditors, according to a report the Legislative Auditor's Office released Monday. But the public hospital, which was founded in 1964 as Tangipahoa Parish Hospital Service District No.


  6. Bobby Jindal's critics at the Capitol react to his last speech to kick off lawmaking sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 |

    ... reforms the governor touted in his speech, as well as Jindal's motives. Louisiana state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, who the Democrats have already endorsed as their gubernatorial candidate, said Jindal's presidential ambitions have driven him to ...


  7. Franklinton football 2015: Three questions facing the Demons in spring practiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | The Times-Picayune

    ... will play at some point." "Scheduling was a nightmare," said Smith. "We start off at Covington, then at home against Amite, and home again with Bogalusa. We still don't have a week 5 opponent. In week nine, we have Jesuit. In district, we lost ...


  8. St. Helena Parish bookings for March 25-31, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | The Advocate

    SELF, DERRICK: 37, 200 Green Lane, Amite, illegal use of a firearm, unlawful use of body armor, possession of marijuana, failure to appear, public intimidation.


  9. Tangipahoa school desegregation settlement talks could lead to an agreement soon, attorney saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | The Advocate

    ... head football coach position. The board recently reassigned the school's former head coach, Zephaniah Powell, to lead Amite High School's football program. Sumner High graduate John McElveen urged the board to replace Powell soon, suggesting that ...


  10. Winter weather delays local strawberriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | The News-Star

    ... Monroe. Winter weather earlier delayed the crop by about three weeks this year, so he's trucking in strawberries from Amite to meet the traditional Easter demand. "We're going to be a little late," Petitto said. "That ice, sleet, snow and cold rain ...


  11. Louisiana Democrats pick John Bel Edwards in hopes of clearing field in governor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 |

    Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, received the Louisiana Democratic Party's endorsement for governor Saturday, March 28, 2015. when it endorsed state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, in the governor's race, months before the party typically makes a choice.


  12. Louisiana Democrats pick John Bel Edwards as their sole nominee for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | The Times-Picayune

    The Louisiana Democrats have selected Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, as their sole nominee for the 2015 governor's race. means the political party can start devoting staff and financial resources toward Edwards' campaign.


  13. Still no motive in attempted hatchet murder: Tangipahoa Parish sheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 |

    ... why he took a hatchet and tried to kill him." Deputies racing to the scene spotted the suspect in the vehicle at an Amite gas station, the sheriff's office said. When they collared Hart, they found "blood on this clothing and a visible 'bloody' ...


  14. Lafayette education advocacy group wants state to butt out of decisionsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Advocate

    ... testing; and modifying teacher evaluations that are tied to student performance. State Reps. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite; Terry Landry, D-New Iberia; Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette; and state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, and BESE member and St. Martin ...


  15. Jean-Paul Villere: If you give a New Orleanian a festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Uptown Messenger

    ... artificially flavored snow balls and Confederate flag vanity plates. This past Friday evening as a family we gave the Amite Oyster Fest a go. Like my fond memories of Strawberry Festival from when I was a boy, my girls had a blast riding the Sizzler ...


  16. Amite 2017 ATH Devonta Smith set to emerge as one of the state's top prospectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 |

    The Amite Warriors make their way out onto the field prior to the start of the LHSAA Class 3A football state championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Saturday, December 13, 2014. LSU hosted a slew of visitors for its weekend scrimmage.


  17. LaPolitics': More endorsements likely for Edwards campaignRead the original story

    Friday Mar 20 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    He's been running longer than anyone else in the race, so it's only natural that state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, would get the first round of big endorsements. But it's the one he doesn't have yet that has politicos watching out for more.


  18. Two Tangipahoa men get 10-year sentences on four-offense DWI convictionsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Advocate

    Two Tangipahoa Parish men were both sentenced to 10 years in prison for unrelated convictions on fourth offense driving while intoxicated, District Attorney Scott Perrilloux reported Wednesday afternoon. Judge Doug Hughes handed down the sentences in court last week to 56-year-old Richard Hawkins, of Independence, and 35-year-old Jermaine McGee, of Amite.


  19. Amite man booked with murder in Tangipahoa Parish shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 |

    A 30-year-old Amite man has been booked with second-degree murder in the Friday night shooting of a man on New Hope Church Road in Tangipahoa Parish , just west of Folsom, according to Action News 17. Arrested was Delbert H. Stark, who allegedly shot 30-year-old Eric Rowdon.


  20. Gubernatorial candidates gather in Lake CharlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... fall to the next governor in January, and I'm ready to pick up the ball and start running with it." John Bel Edward (D-Amite), State Representative: "Well, first of all, the most pressing issue facing Louisiana is education and the lack of adequate ...


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