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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
East Feliciana - East Feliciana Early Learning Center, 914 Plank Rd., Clinton
West Feliciana -... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
January 5, 2011 2:54 PM
A boil advisory has been issued for parts of East Feliciana Parish.
The East Feliciana Reeves Morgan Water System has experienced problems with the water supply system at the Dawson Road Well.
The boil advisory is effective immediately and includes the following areas: Hatfield Lane, Motel Lane, Highway... more »
December 15, 2010 7:33 AM
JACKSON, La.- East Feliciana Parish finally has a public-supported animal shelter and adoption center for the care of unwanted cats and dogs roaming the parish.
And the state now has another facility to temporarily shelter pets that could be displaced because of a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina.... more »
November 26, 2010 10:46 PM
The dream season for East Feliciana continues as the Tigers defeated Calvary 33-7 to advance to the semifinals.
Joseph Robinson scored from 25 yards out on East Feliciana's opening drive as the Tigers took a 6-0 lead after a missed PAT.
Calvary quickly answered thanks to a long... more »
November 5, 2010 11:52 PM
Coming into this season, many people questioned the chemistry at East Feliciana High. After all, it was the Tigers' first season after Clinton and Jackson consolidated. But after Friday night, everyone is all smiles.
East Feliciana defeated Episcopal 22-17 to complete an undefeated regular season. With the win, the... more »
October 18, 2010 11:48 AM
A gas station in East Feliciana Parish is missing its safe, and a good portion of its south wall, after a smash-and-grab burglary.
Investigators say a vehicle drove through the wall of the Mobil gas station near the intersection of LA 61 and LA 68 sometime late Sunday or... more »
October 4, 2010 12:36 PM
The son of East Feliciana Parish's sheriff is recovering after he was shot twice while driving to work this morning.
Louisiana State Police said 31-year-old Bennett Bunch is in stable condition after the incident on Plank Road south of Clinton. Investigators said at this time it appears to be... more »
September 22, 2010 7:32 PM
School leaders in St. Helena Parish aren't cutting it, according to Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek.
"I think that school board has been about as dysfunctional as it could be," said Pastorek about the system with the lowest test scores in the state.
That's why Pastorek... more »
August 2, 2010 9:03 PM
A 3.0 magnitude earthquake rattled homes north of Baton Rouge just before midnight Sunday. It hit east of Clinton near the East Feliciana and St. Helena Parish line.
Many people told News 2 they didn't feel the quake, but for Clinton resident Natalie Neck, it hit close to home.... more »
April 23, 2010 9:18 AM
The boil order for Water District #7 in East Feliciana Parish has lifted.
The Department of Health and Hospitals tested the water and the results came back clean.
The reason for the order was because a chlorine system failed. It has since been repaired. more »
April 21, 2010 10:55 AM
A boil order for a part of East Feliciana Parish has been extended until noon Thursday. It was supposed to end at four p.m. Wednesday. The order is in effect for about 900 people who live in water district seven.
The order was extended because the Department of Health... more »
February 26, 2010 11:24 AM
A former deputy with the East Feliciana Sheriff's Office was arrested and charged with malfeasance in office. Investigators say Johnny Kelly engaged in inappropriate sexual activities with a female detainee. Kelly was fired after his arrest. Investigators say no other deputies are suspected of similar activities. more »
December 28, 2009 10:11 AM
23-year-old Eric Martin turned himself in to East Feliciana Parish Deputies this morning. He is accused of shooting and killing 21-year-old Terrance Brooks outside Gerri's Blues Club in St. Francisville after a fight over the weekend. He will be booked into the West Feliciana Parish Jail and charged with murder. more »
December 2, 2009 5:52 PM
An after school program and optional academic program on Mondays for students in East Feliciana Parish are at risk of shutting down.
Grant money was used to fund the "21st Century After School Program" and "5th Day Project." That money has run out, forcing school leaders to temporarily suspend... more »
November 20, 2009 2:14 PM
A man facing an aggravated rape charge in East Feliciana Parish, has been booked on two additional counts.
East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's deputies say 38 year-old William Staton of Ethel had inappropriate behavior with a student on his school bus in 2008.
Staton was booked with indecent behavior... more »