Capital City News To Bring Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade for Lecture, New Book

Brian Kilmeade, host of Fox and Friends every morning on Fox News, will come to Baton Rouge to speak on his new book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans at the invitation of the Capital City News as part of its Great Americans Lecture Series.         The event will be held from […]

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Kyle Ardoin’s Political Mail

Acting Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin got himself in trouble last week when he sent out a mailing, labeled by his opponents as “political,” to 44,000 senior citizens who received mail ballots for the Nov. 6 election. The mailing was paid for by the taxpayers. A few days before Ardoin sent out the unsolicited mailing, […]

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Rick Edmonds, Heather Cloud, A.G. Crowe on Nov. 6th Ballot

Nine candidates are running for Secretary of State in a special election Nov. 6 to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Tom Schedler. Six Republicans are seeking to replace Schedler, and the good news for conservatives is that three of the candidates are highly-regarded conservative Republicans. The bad news for conservatives is exactly […]

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Istrouma Homecoming

Istrouma High principal Reginald Douglas is inviting Istrouma alumni of all generations to return to the school for Homecoming celebrations Oct. 10 and 13. “We’re excited about our alumni returning home. They will love the physical facilities and our students and faculty,” he said. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 with […]

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Endorsements for Congress-6, Judge, Constable, School Board

In this edition of the Capital City News and the Istrouma Journal, our newspapers are proud to endorse the following candidates: Congress – 6th District Garret Graves (R) Baton Rouge City Judge Chris Hester (R) City Constable Gordon “Trey” Bargas (R) East Baton Rouge Parish School Board – District 2 Vereta Lee (D) District 3 […]

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City Judge, City Constable on Ballot Nov. 6

Two familiar candidates are seeking a City Judgeship Nov. 6 in a Republican-oriented south Baton Rouge district. Chris Hester and Johnell Matthews will meet again after an at-large race last year. In the City Constable’s race, four political newcomers are running — Riley Harbor, Terrica Williams, Trey Bargas, and Leo Lamonte. The Constable’s office works […]

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Istrouma Indians, Off to 4-0 Start, Recall Glory Days Of Seasons Past

Istrouma High School’s fledgling football program is off to an impressive start. After going 4-1 last year, Istrouma  is 4-0 so far this season with four games remaining. Last week, the Indians defeated Broadmoor handily 37-6, thereby avenging its only loss last year. Enrollment at Istrouma is skyrocketing, increasing from 452 students in May to […]

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Istrouma High Advisory Committee

Istrouma High School has made great progress over the past three years, going from a school that was closed and set for demolition to a beautiful new campus with $30 million in improvements, an entirely new faculty and staff, and the fastest growing student body in the state. Istrouma went from 452 students in May […]

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Pros and Cons of Const’l Amendments

When voters go to the polls on Nov. 6, 2018, they may be surprised to find they have a lot more to vote on besides the candidates running for statewide and local offices. Also included are six proposed statewide Constitutional amendments and one proposition, which will be on the ballot only in East Baton Rouge […]

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Istrouma Football Team Spends Day with Central High Players, Coaches

Two weeks ago, the entire Istrouma High football team got on a school bus and rode to Central High, where they spent most of a day, observing an A school (as determined by the State Department of Education) and making new friends. The Istrouma athletes were paired up with boys who play the same position […]

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Istrouma Key Club: Eight Girls, 9 Days, 2,000 Miles on Rail Trip to Chicago, Ill.

A group of eight students spent more than a week in Chicago this summer as delegates from the Istrouma High Key Club to the Key Club International Convention. It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip for the Key Clubbers, who learned more about their mission to serve the North Baton Rouge community and Istrouma High. Key Club […]

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Three Incumbents from South Baton Rouge Seek Reelection to EBR School Board Nov. 6

Three incumbent members of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board representing parts of South Baton Rouge found themselves with opponents when qualifying closed on July 20. Each one faces a lone opponent in the Nov. 6 primary. Newly-elected school board member Mike Gaudet, a Republican, faces opposition, as does former school board president Evelyn […]

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Real Time Crime Center

By next year, law enforcement officers on their way to a crime scene in East Baton Rouge Parish could be much better prepared for whatever awaits them. Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul says an officer typically has only two to three minutes from the time he is dispatched until he reaches the call. Too […]

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Diversion Canal Closer to Reality

Congressman Garret Graves, fresh off an historic victory in Washington, where he helped gain funding for the remainder of the work on the Comite Diversion Canal, visited the canal last week. The project, which has lanquished for 30 years until Graves’ breakthrough, seemed to come alive as the second-term Congressman described the scene at the […]

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Graves’ Determination Pays Off

At the Lily Bayou Control Structure Wednesday, Congressman Garret Graves was doing what he does best — speaking passionately about a cause he believes in, in this case the Comite Diversion Canal. The scene was surreal. The day was blistering hot. The massive Lily Bayou structure, reminisent of the Panama Canal, sat there as it […]

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Clerk of Court Doug Welborn Reception

More than 250 supporters and well-wishes of Clerk of Court Doug Welborn gathered at Kristenwood in Central to honor him and raise money for his reelection campaign next fall. The group included Baton Rouge attorneys and judges and many long-time supporters. Welborn, who has served as clerk since 1994, previously represented Central on the Metro […]

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