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  • McNeese offers small business seminar

    November 16, 2014 1:09 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A free seminar on starting and financing a small business is planned Dec. 9 at McNeese State University. The program will be held from 1-3 p.m. in Room B on the second floor of the university's SEED Center. Financing a startup, learning how to write... more »
  • Delgado offers 100 full scholarships in welding

    October 5, 2014 4:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Delgado Community College is offering 100 full scholarships to its welding school as part of a workforce development partnership with Praxair Inc., a major industrial gases company. Times-Picayune reports the partnership, known as the Praxair Skills Pipeline, has provided more than $300,000 to train new... more »
  • AgCenter offers mold control classes

    September 7, 2014 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU AgCenter LaHouse Resource Center will offer mold control and remediation training on Oct. 21-23 at LaHouse in Baton Rouge. The program is planned for 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. Completion of the course fulfills the initial 24-hour education requirement for a mold... more »
  • Southeastern offers courses on writing novels

    August 10, 2014 2:02 PM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Southeastern Louisiana University is offering two five-week, non-credit courses on novel writing at its St. Tammany Center in Mandeville. Taught by author Robin Wells, the first course will cover basics of fiction writing, including story structure, plotting, character development, dialogue, description and point of view. The... more »
  • Great Maya Reef offers exotic dive

    August 2, 2014 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two charcoal-colored cownose rays glided by inches away. A lookdown, a transparent silver fish, stared back with dark, eerie eyes. Nearby, a spiny Caribbean lobster tiptoe along a multicolored reef. And a scarlet-peppered graysby - a type of grouper - lingered in the depths while... more »
  • Caddo sheriff offers crime camp for youngsters

    July 20, 2014 5:51 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is offering a free crime scene investigations camp for 11 and 12-year-olds. The camp will be July 29-31 at the sheriff's Safety Town facility in Shreveport. Participants will apply investigation techniques at a mock crime scene, including collecting evidence, taking photographs... more »
  • University offers college prep camp

    June 22, 2014 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Southern University at New Orleans will offer an ACT Compass Prep Camp July 7-22 for prospective college freshmen to receive tutoring in reading, writing and mathematics. The program is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day and is designed to help students achieve a... more »
  • Northwestern State offers class in ceramics

    May 24, 2014 12:55 PM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Northwestern State University will offer a class in basic ceramics beginning June 5. The program is offered through the university's Office of Electronic and Continuing Education. It will meet Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. through Aug. 7 at the Fine Arts Annex. Cost to attend is $150... more »
  • Nicholls offers youth culinary camp

    May 18, 2014 1:25 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Nicholls State University plans to offer a culinary camp for youngsters. The Daily Comet reports the Kids in the Kitchen camp will team registered dietitians and Nicholls dietetics faculty with campers to prepare healthy. The camp is for children 9-14 years old. There will be two... more »
  • Bus system offers free rides as routes changed

    March 22, 2014 1:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The parish bus system is waiving fees for riders for a week at the end of March as it implements a new route structure. Riders can take a Capital Area Transit System bus for free March 30-April 5, The Advocate reported. The move is intended... more »
  • Tulane offers $1M to solve 'dead zone'

    February 18, 2014 4:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There is a $1 million prize available to the person who can devise the best way to resolve the "dead zones" that appear in oceans and lakes around the world. Tulane University unveiled its Grand Challenge competition Monday. It seeks new ways of fighting hypoxia, the... more »
  • Northwestern offers class in grant writing

    February 10, 2014 7:03 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A grant-writing course will be offered through Northwestern State University's Office of Electronic and Continuing Education beginning Thursday. The class is designed to train current and prospective grant writers in critical strategy and writing skills needed to win grants. Beginning with guidance in how to read... more »
  • Livingston charter commission offers minor changes

    February 5, 2014 8:00 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish Charter Review Commission has agreed on a handful of minor tweaks for the charter provisions dealing with the parish council. The Advocate reports Tuesday marked the commission's third meeting but the first time the group delved into the task of reviewing the parish... more »
  • La-Lafayette offers 'Teacher Coaching' courses

    February 4, 2014 6:04 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has announced a new online program for certified teachers who want to help other teachers improve their performance. The university says in a news release that the 12-hour, non-degree program will begin March 10. The deadline to apply is Feb.... more »
  • La. AG offers defense of role in Big Oil lawsuit

    January 10, 2014 9:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit that says he illegally approved a New Orleans-area flood protection board's contract with lawyers who are suing the oil and gas industry over coastal wetlands loss. Caldwell's office on Thursday released a copy of his state... more »
  • Clinton offers 35-day ticket 'amnesty' program

    June 3, 2013 6:10 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - Clinton Police Chief Fred Dunn says people who owe fines for traffic violations or other misdemeanors can get more time to pay by paying $35 to the town by July 12. He tells The Advocate that, starting July 13, police will begin arresting people on the... more »
  • La. offers workshops on wetland management

    May 20, 2013 10:06 AM

  • SLU offers business counseling services

    April 22, 2013 8:13 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University is offering counseling sessions for businesses in the Florida Parishes. The free and confidential, one-on-one meetings are available by appointment only. The SBDC typically provides assistance in areas such as development of business plans, advertising and... more »
  • Agency offers help to pay utility bills

    February 4, 2013 9:09 AM

    FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) - The Quad Area Community Action Agency is making funding available to help low-income residents of Washington Parish pay their utility bills. The Daily News reports the agency is setting up appointments with residents, who must meet several requirements to be eligible for the program. More details... more »
  • Job placement firm offers free help to job seekers

    December 27, 2012 6:42 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago-based job placement firm is offering job hunters free professional help heading into the new year. Challenger, Gray and Christmas Executive Vice President Rick Cobb says his firm's mission is to reduce the time it takes for people out of a job "to get to their... more »
  • Gun group offers training for Utah teachers

    December 27, 2012 6:36 AM

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Classroom teachers could stop school shootings by carrying concealed weapons, say gun-rights advocates who plan to offer the required training Thursday for 200 Utah teachers. The Utah Shooting Sports Council said it would waive its $50 fee for concealed-weapons training for the teachers. Instruction featuring... more »
  • LDWF offers online renewal for commercial licenses

    December 26, 2012 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says commercial licenses can now be renewed online. People who have commercial licenses from the department can renew them at . Until now, commercial licenses could be renewed only by mail or in person at the department's... more »
  • La insurance dept offers online rate comparisons

    December 18, 2012 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says his department's new online system will make it easier for Louisiana residents to shop for the best insurance rates in their cities. You can't get quotes for your house and car. The auto insurance guide compares quotes for a 2004,... more »
  • Delta CC offers 1st winter session: 15 day courses

    November 26, 2012 3:56 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Delta Community College is offering its first winter session for students who want to take a three-credit course over the holidays. It's offering 18 intensive classes from an academic skills seminar to human anatomy and physiology. Five classes are online. The News-Star reports that registration... more »
  • SLU offers tax prep workshop

    October 15, 2012 9:19 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University is offering a seminar for tax preparers, certified public accountants and others engaged in payroll tax documentation. The seminar is scheduled Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the University Center. Cost to attend is $20. The... more »
  • Delgado offers registration help to vets

    October 15, 2012 9:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Delgado Community College is offering registration assistance for the spring semester to students who are military veterans and their dependents. Representatives of the college's academic divisions and student services departments will be on hand this week at two sessions: - Tuesday, 2-4 p.m., Delgado West Bank... more »
  • 'Little Prince' discovery offers new insight

    May 3, 2012 10:38 AM

    PARIS (AP) - The only known draft pages of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic children's book "The Little Prince" are on display at a Paris auction house, ahead of their sale this month. The two fragile handwritten sheets, brimming with original musings and even a new character, were discovered two months... more »
  • LSU offers different idea of college merger

    March 8, 2012 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU System President John Lombardi is offering a counter-proposal to legislation that would merge LSU's Shreveport campus into Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana System. Instead, Lombardi wants to move Louisiana Tech into the LSU System. Lombardi pitched the idea Wednesday in Shreveport.... more »
  • NSU offers homeland security degree

    March 5, 2012 6:17 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Northwestern State University is offering the state's first master's degree in homeland security starting this summer. It's an expansion of an adult education course currently offered that has a "concentration" in homeland security. Joe Morris, head of the Department of Criminal Justice, History and Social Sciences,... more »
  • Rapides Parish offers amnesty program

    March 1, 2012 8:38 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The 9th Judicial District will offer an amnesty program next week for defendants to pay their fines and court costs in order to avoid a contempt of court arrest for nonpayment. The Town Talk reports the district court judges, Rapides Parish District Attorney James Downs, Clerk... more »
  • Family of New Iberia Woman Offers $10,000 to Find Woman's Killer

    July 3, 2010 5:01 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The family of a New Iberia woman strangled two years ago is offering a $10,000 reward for tips leading to the conviction of her killer. Buddy Blanchard, of Bakersfield, Calif., says someone has to know something about who killed his sister, Judy Blanchard Landry. Another... more »
  • Vitter Offers Amendments To Reconciliation Bill

    March 24, 2010 6:42 PM

    From Senator Vitter's Office: U.S. Sen. David Vitter today offered the following amendments to the Senate's health care reconciliation bill. The first of several amendments offered by Vitter would provide for comprehensive prescription drug reform and allow for the reimportation of prescription medicines. "If we are truly serious about health... more »
  • Miles Perret Cancer Services Offers Support For Families

    February 26, 2010 7:21 PM

    Every year your chances of knowing and loving someone with cancer rise. Miles Perret Cancer Services hosted a wellness training today at city club in Lafayette. The goal is to show patients, family, and friends that there is support and hope for living a healthy and vital life even... more »

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