The Advocate overtakes The Times-​Picayune as Louisiana’s largest newspaper


Friday, 23 January 2015

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The Advocate’s circulation has increased since being acquired in 2013 and expanded by New Orleans businessman John Georges. Meanwhile, The Times-​Picayune has seen its circulation decline by about 28 percent since 2012 when news broke that it planned to reduce its home-​delivery schedule.”

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Nell Nolan: Boy Scouts honor Bob Merrick; KID smART celebrates 15 years; Weiss Awards


Wednesday, 03 December 2014

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Among those applauding him were 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award recipient John Georges with spouse Dathel, Philip “Phil” Gunn, the George and the Bert Wilsons, Charles and Dorothy “Dottie” Nelson, Cornelius “Cocie” and Nancy Rathborne, Cynthia and Joe Molyneux, Robby and Leigh Moss, Dr. Peter and Lori Fos, Joe Canizaro, Gary Blossman, Warren and Nancy Reuther, Creed Brierre, Frank Tessier, Bruce and Lisa Clement, Pat and Dene Denechaud, Jim and Joanne Letten, Joy and Jay Zainey, and David Fennelly. For starters.

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Developing a taste for some business


Monday, 07 April 2014

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Long thought of by her children as the official source of money, Kanestra Mitchell decided to try and dispel that myth Sunday.

Mitchell, 47, of Baton Rouge, brought her three children — Kayla, Kendall and Karenna — to the Lemonade Day Young Entrepreneur Expo on Sunday at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in downtown Baton Rouge, where children were taught the basics of owning and operating a business.

I want them to understand where money comes from,” the mother of three said. “It’s not just from mom and dad. You have to do something to create money. It doesn’t just appear.”

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Teaching entrepreneurship, one lemon squeeze at a time


Sunday, 04 May 2014

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Don’t mistake Thirsty’s Lemonade Stand for your average children’s neighborhood lemonade stand. It’s not.

Thirsty’s is a full-​fledged entrepreneurial endeavor, complete with its own secret recipe, investors and business plan. But it’s only one of many that can be found across Baton Rouge this weekend as Lemonade Day Louisiana celebrates its fourth year on Saturday.

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Advocate owner ‘invested, involved’


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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The Advocate is focused on serving all the communities in which the newspaper circulates, owner and Publisher John Georges said Tuesday.

Georges bought The Advocate 11 months ago from the Manship family, which owned Louisiana’s largest daily newspaper and other Baton Rouge newspaper properties since 1909.

It’s been a whirlwind tour,” Georges told the Public Relations Association of Louisiana’s Baton Rouge Chapter on Tuesday. “I’ve been everywhere in Baton Rouge. It’s very important for the community to know the newspaper owner is invested, involved and part of the community.

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