In the zone: Children play games in smoke-free area ahead of Hammond Mardi Gras parade

The Advocate |Feb 22, 2022

Several hundred youngsters, accompanied by parents and family members, gathered on Friday, Feb. 18, in what has come to be known as Mardi Gras in the Zone.
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Baker COVID vaccine event to take place Saturday

BR Proud |Feb 27, 2022

Residents looking to get vaccinated this weekend can stop by the “City of Baker Vax Event” taking place this Saturday.
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Our Views: Get the shot, and a gift card, and you'll be glad you did. Promise.

The Advocate |Aug 20, 2021

We often casually thank people by saying “you’re a lifesaver,” but rarely do we mean it literally, and perhaps even more rarely do we apply the phrase to a politician.
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Zachary vaccination event set for Saturday, Jan. 29

The Advocate |Jan 28, 2022

Southeast Community Health Systems invites people to get vaccinated at the Zachary Community Vax Event.
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Community health system coordinates vaccination clinics

The Advocate |Jan 29, 2022

Nathaniel Johnson, sat in his truck Friday for drive-in services that might save his life.
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COVID in Louisiana schools: As students return to campuses, infection rates are worse than ever

The Advocate |Aug 16, 2021

Like many other educators, Kelli Joseph thought the worst was over. Yet, the superintendent in rural St. Helena Parish is once again starting a new school year with cases ofthe deadly coronavirus on the rise.
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Louisiana's community health centers push Congress for funding, warn of harm to 385K patients

The Advocate |Feb 6, 2018

Community health centers that provide critical primary care to 385,000 of Louisiana's poorest residents sounded alarm bells Tuesday about the possibility of deep cuts to their services if the federal government fails to reauthorize one of their key funding pools. 
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Kids under 12 may start getting COVID shots soon. Here’s how the Baton Rouge area is preparing.

The Advocate |Oct 27, 2021

Vaccines that protect children ages 5 to 11 against COVID are likely coming soon to a doctor’s office, pharmacy or school near you — and medical professionals are bracing for an initial rush of interest.
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St. Helena School District revises back-to-school plan, online learning begins Thursday

BR Proud |Jan 5, 2022

St. Helena Parish School District has made changes to the Return to School Plan for the upcoming semester.
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After 10 students caught COVID, this Louisiana school district tested over 300 more

The Advocate |Aug 20, 2021

St. Helena Parish public schools tested nearly 400 students for COVID-19 this week out of “an abundance of caution,” the superintendent said, after a few came down with the virus a couple of weeks into the fall semester.
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