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  • East Feliciana schools look into changing student-athlete grade requirements

    November 23, 2015 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Feliciana School Board could have a new grade policy in place for students who want to be involved in extra curricular activities. The school board will be discussing the possibility of adopting the same policy used by the high school athletic association, which would allow... more »
  • Unidentified body found in Slaughter house fire

    November 19, 2015 1:09 PM

    SLAUGHTER – Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire in Slaughter after firefighters found a man’s body inside a home Wednesday night. Firefighters from the Bluff Creek Fire Protection district responded to a house fire at 9158 Sanford Lane just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters said they got... more »
  • Made in Louisiana: The Old Hickory Railroad check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 15, 2015 10:53 PM

    JACKSON – All aboard the “Old Hickory Railroad” for a journey back in time through the history of Jackson and the Felicianas. The original “Old Hickory” dates back to 1833. The current train was built in 1964 and was brought to Jackson in 1998. It stopped running in 2009.... more »
  • Old historic Clinton High may soon get a facelift check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2015 7:33 PM

    CLINTON - The former Clinton High School in East Feliciana Parish could soon get a facelift, and many in the community are looking forward to future renovations. Johnny Beauchamp runs one of the few restaurants in Clinton called Johnny B's, and if there's one thing he takes pride it is... more »
  • Car pulled from creek in West Feliciana

    October 26, 2015 1:15 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Several law enforcement agencies pulled a car out of a creek in West Feliciana Parish Monday. Using a crane, State Police pulled the car out of the creek while West Feliciana Fire crews worked in the water to secure it. A spokesperson for the West... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man accused in hate crime incident check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 11, 2015 3:57 PM

    CLINTON - A grand jury in East Feliciana indicted a 54-year-old man for a felony cruelty charge Tuesday. The grand jury's decision comes about two weeks after Ronnie Barnes was arrested . Investigators said Barnes was caught on video pulling down the pants of a 12-year old child then... more »
  • First day of classes for some students check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2015 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some kids in Baton Rouge are heading back to class today. School officially starts on Thursday for students in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Tangipahoa Parish. Last month, parents in Tangipahoa Parish asked the school board to postpone the first day of classes because of... more »
  • Jindal: Florida Fuel Connection to invest in rail project

    July 28, 2015 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say Florida Fuel Connection LLC will make a $75 million capital investment to build a petroleum terminal and rail transportation facility in East Feliciana Parish, near the Mississippi River. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Florida Fuel Connection CEO John H. Armbrust announced the plans Tuesday. Jindal,... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in crash with big rig

    June 4, 2015 9:54 PM

    ALBANY - A man from East Feliciana Parish was killed when the motorcycle he was driving slammed into a big rig in Livingston Parish. The accident happened near Highway 43, north of Albany. State Police say Walter Booker, Jr., 42, came around a curve, couldn't stop in time, and... more »
  • East Feliciana School Board chooses new superintendent

    April 22, 2015 8:33 AM

    CLINTON- The East Feliciana Parish School Board has voted to offer a contract as superintendent to Carlos J. Sam, an associate superintendent in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system. Sam, also a finalist for superintendent of Lafayette Parish schools, tells The Advocate he would withdraw from the scheduled Wednesday... more »
  • Feliciana Parishes keeping eyes on wet weather check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 3, 2015 5:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - East and West Feliciana Parishes are rebounding from high water after several inches of rain in a short time Monday. "Yesterday that stream was so high and so swirling that you could go white water rafting, I mean right down the hill," said resident Donna MacKinnon.... more »
  • Woman dies in motorcycle crash in East Feliciana

    February 8, 2015 6:53 PM

    Clinton - Louisiana State Troopers are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that took the life of a woman on LA Hwy 432 east of LA Hwy 67 in East Feliciana Parish. Troopers say 61-year-old Debra N. Justilian of Slidell died after her motorcycle ran off the road into an... more »
  • East Feliciana superintendent gets top job in Orleans Parish

    January 21, 2015 12:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - East Feliciana School System superintendent Henderson Lewis was named the new superintendent of the Orleans Parish School Board Tuesday night. Lewis' hiring comes more than two years after the process started. Lewis, 40, is also a member of the St. Bernard Parish School Board. ... more »
  • LSP: Teen killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    January 15, 2015 10:45 AM

    JACKSON - State Police investigators said a Baker teen killed in a wreck early Thursday morning wasn't wearing their seat belt. Troopers said 18-year-old Mekala Brooks died after the two-vehicle wreck on LA 964 north of LA 955 in East Feliciana Parish. The other driver in the wreck had... more »
  • Boil advisory in East Feliciana

    November 22, 2014 5:46 PM

    CLINTON - Some residents in East Feliciana are under a boil advisory. Officials say people living along La. hwy 960 in Clinton will need to boil their water before consuming it. No word yet on what caused the boil advisory or when it will be lifted. more »
  • Teens arrested in attempted aggravated rape case at school

    October 8, 2014 10:47 PM

    JACKSON- Two teenagers face charges after a girl at the high school here reported the two boys tried to rape her last week. Jacobe Johnson, 18, and Breeon Lee, 18, were charged with attempted aggravated rape. They were booked Monday. Lee was 17 when he was taken to jail... more »
  • DHH: Escaped inmate found in East Feliciana

    September 20, 2014 1:13 PM

    JACKSON - Department of Health and Hospital officials say the mental hospital patient that escpaed has been caught. Officials say Kent Douglas got out of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Hospital in Jackson La. and that he is a non-violent offender. Douglas was caught Sunday and is in state... more »
  • Zachary routs East Feliciana 49-8

    September 19, 2014 11:45 PM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary Broncos turned a 14-0 halftime lead into a rout, taking down East Feliciana 49-8 Friday night. The Broncos stormed out of the locker room in the third quarter, scoring on their first 2 possessions within the first 5 minutes of play. Lindsay Scott, Jr.... more »
  • Future school bus changes after child was struck check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2014 6:14 PM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana school officials are making some major changes after a child was struck while getting off the bus on Monday. Erin Loften said she saw the girl get hit by a truck. "It took my breathe away. I couldn't breath I couldn't think about anything... more »
  • People told to boil water

    August 20, 2014 9:55 PM

    EAST FELICIANA- A boil advisory was issued for some customers on the East Feliciana Rural Water System due to a break in the main line. Officials ask residents who experienced water outages during the evening of Wednesday, August 20, 2014, on Idlewild, Christy lane, and Sullivan road to take precaution... more »
  • Boil advisory in East Feliciana

    August 10, 2014 3:05 PM

    CLINTON, La. - A boil advisory has been issued in East Feliciana effective immediately. The advisory affects those who live in Clinton along La. hwy 960, Gilead Road, Hatcher Road and River Road. Water District #7 says people living in those areas should boil their water before drinking... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: East Feliciana Tigers Play Video

    August 9, 2014 10:56 PM

    CLINTON, La. - The East Feliciana Tigers look to take a deeper run, after being ousted from the playoffs in the first round last year. The Tigers will rely heavily upon their size on the defensive line, but head coach Cedric Anderson says they'll have to find key starters... more »
  • Neighbor speaks out about child rape case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 11, 2014 5:06 PM

    WILSON - Police say there are warrants out for the arrest of two people connected to a child rape case. Two men were arrested last night. Joe Loyd of Wilson and Darrell Anderson of Norwood are both accused of raping two children, ages three and six. Police plan to... more »
  • East Feliciana School Board phone systems down

    July 9, 2014 6:33 PM

    The start of school is about a month away for East Feliciana parish and the school board's phone system have been down for the past two weeks due to storm damage. The superintendent's office said a lightning strike caused their AT&T phone systems to go down and it caused... more »
  • LSU linebacker Beckwith ready for breakout sophomore season check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 6, 2014 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kendell Beckwith dreams of making plays on the field for LSU in 2014. "I walk around and dream of what I can do to beat the lineman and make big plays and just hear the crowd go crazy," Beckwith said. Beckwith was a 4 star... more »
  • Woman killed in East Feliciana crash

    June 30, 2014 5:42 AM

    CLINTON - According to State Police, a Jackson woman was killed in a single-car accident in East Feliciana Parish late Sunday night. Investigators say 66-year-old Jo Ann Ryals was not wearing her seat belt as she drove west along LA Hwy 10. They do not know why her SUV... more »
  • Convenience store owner arrested for drug distribution

    June 25, 2014 12:05 PM

    SLAUGHTER - A convenience store owner in East Feliciana Parish has been arrested on drug distribution charges. Ahmed Hussein Mana was charged with possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone and illegal possession of a firearm. The Delta Narcotics Task Force, including the East Feliciana Sheriff's Department and Louisiana... more »
  • Boil Advisory in East Feliciana

    February 23, 2014 2:53 PM

    CLINTON, La. - Officials in District #7 have issued a boil advisory for some people in East Feliciana parish. People who live along Hwy 960 in Clinton are advised to boil their water for the time being. Officials will lift the advisory when tests for the water supply... more »
  • Local High School Signings Roundup check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here's a roundup of signees from 4 parishes and 15 high schools around Baton Rouge on signing day: At Central High, the Wildcats follwed up a state quarterfinal birth with a handful of seniors moving on to the college ranks: Donald Lewis junior is heading... more »
  • Zachary runs past East Feliciana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 20, 2013 11:38 PM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary Broncos pitched their first shutout of the season with a 45-0 blanking of East Feliciana Friday night. Philip Brooks helped the Broncos' cause with a pick-6 in the second quarter that helped the defensive effort. This year's game against the Tigers certainly was much... more »
  • Catholic & Denham Springs blow open Jamboree games

    August 30, 2013 11:29 PM

    The Jamborees may have started Thursday night, but the major fireworks in 5-A started Friday with Catholic High taking on St Michael and Denham Springs beating East Feliciana. Catholic High's Dareus Guice took over the game on the ground for the Bears while the Yellowjackets blanked East Fel 17-0.... more »
  • 8-year-old shooter kills woman Thursday evening

    August 22, 2013 9:19 PM

    SLAUGHTER- State Police are assisting East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's investigators in a case where an eight-year-old boy shot a woman in the head. The unidentified woman died at the scene deputies said Thursday night. The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. at a mobile home community on Highway... more »
  • Need funding, Council on Aging chief says

    June 23, 2013 10:54 AM

    CLINTON, La. - The East Feliciana Parish Council on Aging director is asking the parish Police Jury to establish permanent funding for the council or call an election on a 1-mill tax to fund the agency. Director Brenda Gardner says the agency serves 49 elderly residents through its meal delivery... more »
  • Deputies investigate murder near Clinton

    May 24, 2013 4:58 PM

    CLINTON- Deputies in East Feliciana are working a murder outside of town a department official told WBRZ News 2. Deputies confirmed that one person was dead at a house on Highway 10, about six miles east of town, and that a second person is in the hospital related to... more »
  • School board makes campus switch, no decision on school days

    April 22, 2013 9:36 PM

    CLINTON- Students at some schools in East Feliciana Parish will attend different schools next school year. Monday, the school board voted to swap locations for the high school and middle school. The high school campus will move to Clinton and the middle school will move to Jackson. A judge... more »
  • School leaders to talk about four-day school week

    April 18, 2013 9:48 PM

    CLINTON- School system leaders in East Feliciana Parish are considering a four-day school week. Monday, it will be discussed at a special board meeting. Earlier this month, voters said no to a property tax that would have funded system improvements. In October, Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. warned... more »
  • Voters in East Feliciana deny new tax for public school system check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 6, 2013 10:51 PM

    CLINTON- A new tax to fund schools in East Feliciana failed to gain approval by voters Saturday. The tax would have increased property rates by about 45%, but would have raised $4 million dollars for the school system. The superintendent said the tax was needed to get schools... more »
  • Police jury adopts new mobile home ordinance

    April 3, 2013 7:53 AM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has approved a new ordinance regulating the placement of mobile homes in unincorporated areas of the parish. On Monday the jury chose a version supported by the parish's Planning and Zoning Commission over a proposal jury official Joe Rouchon said he developed in... more »
  • Gerald faces sentencing for drunk driving deaths

    March 12, 2013 7:26 AM

    CLINTON - The man who police say was more than twice the legal limit when he crashed into another car head-on, killing seven people, will learn his fate today in an East Feliciana Parish courtroom. Brett Gerald pleaded guilty in December to seven counts of vehicular homicide, after originally... more »
  • Parents warned of scabies at school

    February 22, 2013 10:43 PM

    CLINTON- The school system in East Feliciana Parish alerted parents Friday that at least one school had an outbreak of scabies. Scabies is easily transferable. The outbreak was found at Clinton Elementary, but since students share transportation, families at all schools were notified. The school was disinfected.... more »
  • Former bus driver sentenced to life in girl's rape

    February 22, 2013 8:48 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A state district judge has sentenced a Clinton man to life in prison after his conviction July 17 for aggravated rape of a girl under the age of 13 on his school bus. William Staton's sentencing was delayed until Thursday. District Judge William G. Carmichael held two... more »
  • E. Feliciana Parish jurors raise workers' pay

    February 20, 2013 7:06 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has approved pay raises of 50 cents an hour for its 23 employees that will cost the parish about $24,000. The jury's Personnel and Finance committees proposed the cost-of-living raises Tuesday, while taking no action regarding merit raises for key personnel. The... more »
  • Work-release inmate wanted after leaving job

    February 18, 2013 4:58 PM

    JACKSON- A work-release inmate walked away from his job Monday, the second time in a week that the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office has had the task of locating a trusty. Most recently, Frankie New, 40, left a body shop where he was assigned to work on Highway 10.... more »
  • No new leads in search for escaped inmate

    February 12, 2013 11:05 AM

    CLINTON - Deputies continue to search for an inmate who officials say walked away from his work-release job Monday. Chief Deputy Cliff Hurst with the East Feliciana Sheriff's Office says they have no leads on 21-year-old Glen Carroll III. Hurst said deputies believe someone picked up Carroll from... more »
  • Inmate wanted after walking off release job

    February 11, 2013 10:22 PM

    AMITE- Authorities are searching for a man who walked away from his work release job Monday afternoon. Glenn Carroll was serving time at the East Feliciana Parish Prison but was working at a lumberyard near Amite. Deputies said he walked off the job. Carroll has connections across the... more »
  • Zachary man booked on obscenity counts

    January 15, 2013 9:09 AM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 47-year-old Zachary man after investigating complaints that he exposed himself to women. Deputies booked Calvin Chapman Jr. Monday with two counts of obscenity. Sgt. Kevin Garig says a woman filed a complaint in November saying that a man exposed himself... more »
  • Activists push for information after cats were killed

    December 21, 2012 10:11 PM

    CLINTON- People went door-to-door Friday, talking about the investigation over some cat killings. A number of felines have bee found dead. Some were shot at point blank range, others hanged. The group of activists handed out fliers. They're hoping to get information about who might be killing the... more »
  • East Feliciana Parish considers tax vote

    December 10, 2012 9:12 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish School Board has started talking about raising more money for public education. The board's financial adviser, certified public accountant Tommy LeJeune, presented estimates of the amount of money that could be gained if voters approved a 28-, 38- or 48-mill property tax increase.... more »
  • East Feliciana teacher bonus decision delayed

    December 5, 2012 7:34 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish School Board has deferred action on a move to deny bonuses to teachers no longer employed in the parish but who would be qualified for the extra pay for their performance in a special program last school year. The board voted 8-4 Tuesday... more »
  • East Feliciana Police Jury adopts budget

    December 4, 2012 10:33 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has adopted a $7.6 million budget for 2013. The jury's financial adviser said Monday the budget conservatively estimates revenues and anticipates spending to remain nearly the same as this year. Accountant Phil Graham, who prepared the budget proposal, tells The Advocate the... more »
  • BR man dies in East Feliciana Parish crash

    November 19, 2012 10:22 AM

    SLAUGHTER - State police say a 33-year-old Baton Rouge man died after the vehicle in which he was riding crashed into a pickup on La. Highway 67 in East Feliciana Parish. Trooper First Class Nick Manale says 38-year-old Derrick Daniel, of Zachary, was driving a car south on La. 67... more »
  • Chemical fire in Slaughter overnight

    November 19, 2012 4:29 AM

    UPDATE: According to Louisiana State Fire Marshall, Butch Browning, the fire occurred at Monolyte Laboratory on LA 19 near Meadowood Drive in Slaughter a little before 2:00 AM. It is under control and crews were still working on some hotspots. The cause of the fire has not been determined. ... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted for Clinton

    November 6, 2012 11:44 AM

    CLINTON - Town officials lifted a boil order for Clinton earlier today. They said health department tests of water samples came back clean, and people could stop boiling as of 11 a.m. today. The town issued the boil order last week after a contractor installing fiber optic cables... more »
  • Sheriff threatens to stop taking 911 calls check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 24, 2012 5:44 PM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Talmadge Bunch says his staff will no longer take 911 calls beginning Nov. 19, if a new financial deal with the parish cannot be worked out. The sheriff's office currently supplies half of the eight-person emergency communications staff. Sheriff's officials say currently payments... more »
  • Task force holds river counterterrorism drill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 11, 2012 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Joint Task Force 7 held a counterterrorism drill on the Mississippi River to test their inter-agency skills, while neutralizing a simulated terrorist threat. The drill had sheriff's deputies from seven different agencies working together to find a mock bomb strapped to a pillar on the Mississippi... more »
  • E. Feliciana school board panel votes for layoffs

    October 11, 2012 10:20 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana School Board's Finance Committee has voted to support laying off enough school employees to offset a looming deficit resulting from a drop in enrollment. The recommendation to begin the layoffs effective Oct. 31 goes to the full board for consideration at a special meeting Tuesday.... more »
  • E. Feliciana school board panel votes for layoffs

    October 11, 2012 8:15 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana School Board's Finance Committee has voted to support laying off enough school employees to offset a looming deficit resulting from a drop in enrollment. The recommendation to begin the layoffs effective Oct. 31 goes to the full board for consideration at a special meeting... more »
  • Texas man dies in E. Feliciana wreck

    October 1, 2012 10:37 AM

    CLINTON - State Police identified the victim of a deadly single-vehicle wreck last night in East Feliciana Parish as a Texas man. State Police said Richard Kennedy Jr., 25, of Austin died in the wreck just after midnight last night. Investigators said Kennedy was in a pickup pulling... more »
  • Disaster food stamp sites open in Felicianas check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 20, 2012 4:10 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- People in East and West Feliciana Parishes began applying for disaster food stamps today. In East Feliciana sign up is at Early Learning Center 914 Plank Road in Clinton. The West Feliciana sign up is at Independence Community Center 10498 La. 965 in of St. Francisville. ... more »
  • Disaster food aid sites open in Felicianas

    September 20, 2012 1:06 PM

    CLINTON - Sites opened today for people in East and West Feliciana parishes who were affected by Hurricane Isaac to apply for or receive disaster food aid. The sites will be open for the next seven days, and will help people get Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, formerly disaster food... more »
  • Felicianas approved for Isaac-related Disaster Food Stamps

    September 18, 2012 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East and West Feliciana Parishes are approved for Disaster Food Stamps. Sites open Thursday for those residents. Locations will be open from 8 a.m. Until 6 p.m. Locations: East Feliciana - East Feliciana Early Learning Center, 914 Plank Rd., Clinton West Feliciana -... more »
  • Meetings set to review East Feliciana plan

    September 10, 2012 10:36 AM

    CLINTON - Meetings are scheduled this week for the public to review a draft plan for economic development, land use and transportation in East Feliciana Parish. The Advocate reports the first meeting will at J.D.'s Restaurant in Clinton Monday night. The second meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday... more »
  • East Feliciana Schools plan to raise the bar check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2012 4:39 PM

    EAST FELICIANA PARISH - Students in East Feliciana Parish schools got to a early start on the school year today, hitting the books on the first day of school. Teachers in the area prepared during the summer to begin lessons on the first day to get a good start.... more »
  • East Feliciana, Livingston residents sentenced for fraud

    August 1, 2012 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Feliciana Parish couple and four women from Livingston Parish have been sentenced for taking nearly $100,000 in ineligible food and child care assistance benefits. James and Luchan Myles, both of Clinton, pled no contest to charges of illegally obtaining $35,823 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... more »
  • Arrests made in possible murder in East Feliciana Parish

    July 6, 2012 2:36 PM

    Four people accused in a possible murder in East Feliciana Parish, are now under arrest. Detectives found the body of 59 year-old Katherine Hartman wrapped up in a sheet and dumped at the end of Lane Road in Ethel. Hartman was reported missing on June 25. Kendale... more »
  • East Feliciana schools declare financial emergency

    June 21, 2012 7:01 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish School Board unanimously approved a central office reorganization plan that Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. said would save the district $500,000 but protect classrooms from budget cuts. Board members agreed Tuesdays to declare a financial emergency, called an exigency, and voted to freeze 1.5... more »
  • East Feliciana school reorganization plan on agenda

    June 19, 2012 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Feliciana School Board is scheduled to vote tonight on several big issues. One involves restructuring the district's central office. New Superintendent Henderson Lewis, Junior, officially takes over July 1st. He told a Finance Committee he wants to hire a chief financial officer for the district.... more »
  • Students plant garden to battle obesity

    May 21, 2012 5:14 PM

    CLINTON - Students in East Feliciana Parish are digging, planting, watering and weeding their way to better health. It's part of a pilot program to help combat obesity and other health risks in their parish. Right now, 20 percent of kids ages 7 to 19 in East Feliciana are... more »
  • Contract for new school chief

    May 6, 2012 8:28 AM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish's new school system superintendent has a contract. The East Feliciana Parish school board reportedly has approved a contract for Henderson Lewis Jr. of Violet. The contract calls for Lewis to be paid a $128,000 base salary. The present superintendent, Douglas Beauchamp, is retiring on... more »
  • E. Feliciana picks new school chief

    April 13, 2012 6:54 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish School Board has voted to name Henderson Lewis as the next superintendent of schools. Thursday's 10-1 vote came after the public had a chance to meet Lewis and the other finalist, Edna Lusk Thomas. The board also questioned the two separately behind closed doors.... more »
  • Boil advisory for parts of East Feliciana

    April 6, 2012 11:34 AM

    EAST FELICIANA - A boil advisory has been issued for parts of East Feliciana Parish. Water District #7 reports it has experienced problems with the water supply system. The boil advisory is effective immediately and affects homes on Smith and Hepzibah Road. more »
  • 6 finalists for schools post in E. Feliciana

    March 24, 2012 1:23 PM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish School Board plans to interview finalists for the post of superintendent of schools on Monday and Tuesday. Board President Michael Bradford said a committee headed by Central schools superintendent Michael Faulk interviewed 13 candidates on March 16. Faulk recommended the six finalists. Superintendent Douglas... more »
  • State testing suspended in E. Feliciana due to scabies outbreak

    March 17, 2012 10:37 AM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish public elementary and high school students won't be taking state standardized tests like most Louisiana students on Tuesday because of concerns about the possible spread of a skin infection known as scabies. East Feliciana Superintendent Edna Lusk Thomas told The Advocate on Friday that 16... more »
  • Officer booked in battery on wife

    March 16, 2012 9:03 AM

    CLINTON- East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Clinton police officer on a domestic abuse complaint. Sheriff Talmadge Bunch tells The Advocate 52-year-old Ronnie Harrell was booked with domestic abuse battery and released on bail. Detective Don McKey says Harrell's wife accused him of striking her during an argument... more »
  • Signs in East Feliciana sheriff's race vandalized check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 18, 2011 5:52 PM

    CLINTON - People in East Feliciana Parish are talking about this weekend's runoff election for sheriff, but someone's doing more than just talking. Signs for both candidates have been torn up, slashed apart or cut down across the parish. "The middle is completely cut out of it," said... more »
  • Deadline approaching for Tropical Storm Lee aid

    November 18, 2011 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Local government agencies, school districts and nonprofit organizations seeking FEMA disaster aid to help cover emergency work and damage repair from Tropical Storm Lee have one more week to submit their requests. FEMA said Friday that the deadline to apply is Nov. 27. Public... more »
  • DOTD closes Line Road in E. Feliciana

    October 10, 2011 2:18 PM

    JACKSON - Department of Transportation and Development closed Line Road in East Feliciana Parish at 9 a.m. Monday for road work at its intersection with La. 10. The work is to fix the different between the roadways in the intersection. Line Road is expected to be closed until... more »
  • Deputy terminated for accused criminal mischief

    August 11, 2011 2:44 PM

    EAST FELICIANA PARISH - A local Parish Sheriff's Deputy has lost his job after detectives suspecting him of criminal mischief. EFPSD detectives say an inmate at the parish prison gave money to Deputy Kabarris Jackson to buy some unnamed drugs and bring it back to him. Police intercepted... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted in East Feliciana Parish

    July 8, 2011 2:43 PM

    The East Feliciana Rural Water System has lifted the boil advisory that was in place this past week. The advisory affected customers in the Bluff Creek area. more »
  • 5 arrested for making meth near child

    July 7, 2011 6:09 PM

    ETHEL-- East Feliciana deputies arrested five people for child cruelty and operation of a clandestine lab after they say they found all five people with a child about five years old inside a trailer littered with meth making materials. A tip led two East Feliciana probation officers to the... more »
  • 2 booked after dog attack on woman

    July 7, 2011 6:12 AM

    CLINTON- East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested two people after an Ethel woman suffered serious injuries inflicted by three dogs on Monday. A sheriff's office spokesman tells The Advocate the victim remained under treatment in a hospital Wednesday for numerous lacerations on her arms and legs, as well as... more »
  • Lightning strike causes boil order in East Feliciana Parish

    May 27, 2011 4:06 PM

    CLINTON - Customers of Water District 7 in East Feliciana Parish are being told to boil their water at least through Tuesday before drinking it or using it to prepare food. The district's maintenance supervisor, James Jenkins, told The Advocate the order was issued after lightning struck a water... more »
  • Power outage closes 5 E. Feliciana schools

    March 11, 2011 7:12 AM

    CLINTON- A power outage in East Feliciana and West Feliciana has closed the following schools: Clinton Elementary School East Feliciana Elementary School East Feliciana Enrichment Academy East Feliciana High School East Feliciana Middle School Slaughter Elementary school will remain open. more »
  • Drowning victim is football star's brother

    February 21, 2011 5:08 PM

    WILSON - The brother of famed Saints and Packers football player Jimmy Taylor drowned Saturday afternoon. Clark W. Taylor was fishing with his brother at his fishing pond in Wilson when he fell out of his boat and went under shortly before 12:30 p.m. East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Deputies... more »
  • BR man, 77, drowns while fishing in lake

    February 21, 2011 11:14 AM

    WILSON, La. - A 77-year-old Baton Rouge man has drowned in a private lake on his property in Wilson. East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Talmadge Bunch says Clark W. Taylor was fishing Saturday with his brother when he fell out of his boat and went under shortly before 12:30 p.m.... more »

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