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  • Stolen Civil War artifacts set to return to Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 11, 2014 3:41 PM

    GREENSBURG - More than 150 years ago pure silver Masonic officers' jewels went missing from the St. Helena Lodge No. 96. During the Civil War a Union cavalry regiment from Illinois pillaged the artifacts. Then the items were passed around to family members and ended up at a lodge... more »
  • Shootout, chase ends in St. Helena Parish

    December 26, 2013 6:51 PM

    GREENSBURG -The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office says a man was arrested for shooting at two officers and stealing a patrol car. Deputies say it happened hours after 27-year-old Dennis Morgan allegedly kidnapped a McComb woman in a late-night home invasion. He's accused of shooting at lawmen, carjacking... more »
  • St. Helena proposes academy schools

    December 2, 2013 8:55 AM

    GREENSBURG- St. Helena Parish is aiming to convert its elementary and high schools into academies that would refocus the curricula at both schools. Superintendent Kelli Joseph said St. Helena Central Elementary School and St. Helena Central High School use traditional curricula, which means they teach core classes and electives. At... more »
  • Hit and run court date postponed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 8, 2013 2:17 PM

    GREENSBURG- The Livingston Parish School Board president accused of a hit in run that killed a man in Saint Helena Parish didn't have his day in court as planned. Malcolm Sibley, 66, was supposed to have an arraignment in Saint Helena Parish, but it was postponed because the judge... more »
  • Contractor chosen for St. Helena school project

    October 23, 2013 7:23 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish School Board named Ragusa Construction, of Independence, as the contractor for renovations and additions at St. Helena Central High School. The school board held a special meeting Tuesday to award the bid in advance of a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday. Ragusa's base... more »
  • St. Helena board seeks to regain control of school

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM

    GREENSBURG- The St. Helena Parish School Board is appealing a federal judge's decision to deny the board a new trial after the judge rejected the parish's request to offer middle school grades to its students. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady shot down a request in August by the school... more »
  • School board president involved in deadly hit-and-run skips meeting

    June 20, 2013 10:09 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The school board president, arrested for leaving the scene of a crash where a man died in St. Helena Parish, missed his first public appearance since the incident. Malcolm Sibley was not present for Thursday's meeting where the board approved next year's budget. Sibley is charged... more »
  • State Police investigating if Sibley had passenger check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 19, 2013 6:22 PM

    ST. HELENA - Louisiana State Police are investigating if a passenger was riding with Malcolm Sibley when he crashed into a truck early Saturday morning. Cody Iasigi, 21, of Liberty, Miss., later died at a hospital from injuries sustained in the crash. Troopers said he and two others,... more »
  • Woman almost threw away $10,000 lotto ticket

    April 8, 2013 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A St. Helena Parish woman said she almost threw away her Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing. Then she dug it back out of the trash to check the numbers, and discovered she'd won big. Joyce Womack, 41, of Greensburg claimed her $10,000 prize at... more »
  • Ethel man killed in single vehicle accident

    January 29, 2013 10:16 AM

    GREENSBURG - State police say a 21-year-old Ethel man died in a single vehicle crash in St. Helena Parish. The accident happened before 8 p.m. Monday and La. Highway 38 west of Greensburg. Troopers say Evan Vides was westbound when his pickup failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway... more »
  • St. Helena budget has surplus

    December 19, 2012 10:26 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury has adopted a budget for 2013 that would keep expenditures below projected revenue and add money back to the parish's fund balance for only the second time in four years. The Advocate reports general and special fund revenue for 2013 are projected... more »
  • St. Helena board approves bid to revamp building

    November 30, 2012 8:41 AM

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish high school students could be dining in a new cafeteria next school year. The school board approved a low bid Thursday for renovations of the former technical college building next to the high school campus. Blount Construction, of Walker, won the contract with... more »
  • Neighbor charged with murder of 76-year-old

    September 15, 2012 12:33 AM

    GREENSBURG- A man who lives less than two miles from the murder scene where John Nelson Hornsby was found dead faces charges for the killing. Michael Lynn Halford was arrested Friday. Investigators said DNA evidence connected him to the 76-year-old's murder. Hornsby was found dead, his house burned... more »
  • Body found in St. Helena now a homicide

    August 8, 2012 3:57 PM

    GREENSBURG - Sheriff's deputies in St. Helena Parish today said a person found dead in front of their burned home was murdered. Detective Joe Chaney with the parish sheriff's office said an autopsy found John Nelson Hornsby, 76, suffered blunt force trauma to his head. Hornsby was found... more »
  • St. Helena test scores up despite setbacks

    June 6, 2012 5:50 PM

    GREENSBURG - Budget problems and school takeovers are some of the challenges the Saint Helena School District has faced in recent years. Despite the issues, the district had the biggest improvement in student test scores: 43 percent of students scored at basic or above levels in core subjects this... more »
  • St. Helena hires legal expert to craft new sex law

    April 2, 2012 8:45 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury has hired Scott Bergthold, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based lawyer whose practice specializes in helping local governments draft laws that regulate adult businesses. Police Jury Vice President Thomas Wicker tells The Advocate Bergthold was recommended to the police jury by the Moral Alliance of... more »
  • St. Helena students get success makeover

    August 11, 2011 6:18 PM

    GREENSBURG-- Take a walk through St. Helena Central High School, and you won't just notice that things look different. You'll notice they feel different, too. After years of failing test scores, the system has a new superintendent. The high school has a new principal, and the two are teaming... more »
  • Two teens flown to hospital after fall from Ferris wheel

    May 14, 2011 7:59 PM

    GREENSBURG - Two teens were flown to a hospital in Baton Rouge after falling from a fair ride at the St. Helena Parish High School, according to emergency officials. Chief Michael Martin said the teens fell from the Ferris wheel at the fair, and were flown to Our Lady... more »
  • Shotgun-wielding robber sought by St. Helena deputies

    April 25, 2011 3:31 PM

    GREENSBURG - Authorities hope surveillance photos of a man taken before an armed robbery in St. Helena Parish will help them identify the robber. Deputies said the man used a shotgun to rob Bebo's convenience store north of Greensburg around 9:30 p.m. Friday. Surveillance cameras at the store... more »
  • Man faces reconstructive surgery after hammer attack

    January 25, 2011 6:06 PM

    ST. HELENA - A man faces reconstructive surgery on his face Thursday after he was attacked with a hammer outside a St. Helena grocery store. Alvin "Mooney" Amacker walked out of the normally quiet M & M Grocery Store near Greensburg, when deputies say Charlie Morris, Jr. hit Amacker's... more »
  • St. Helena man attacked with hammer after leaving store

    January 25, 2011 3:16 PM

    ST. HELENA - "Mooney" Amacker is waiting on reconstructive surgery at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, after he was attacked with a hammer Saturday night outside the M & M Grocery Store near Greensburg. Deputies with the St. Helena Sheriff's Office are looking for Charlie... more »
  • Pastorek: Ailing St. Helena schools need help

    January 14, 2011 10:13 AM

    GREENSBURG - State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek told the St. Helena School Board that the school system is like an ailing patient who needs healing. Pastorek said Thursday night that one solution would be the state taking over the system's two remaining schools. St. Helena's middle school is already... more »

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