Protest Leaders Meet with GOP Leaders

Rep. Ted James and businessman Cleve Dunn, Jr. addressed the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon Tuesday on behalf of black leaders who want to keep protests in Baton Rouge peaceful and constructive. Dunn said, “We’ve seen others tear down their communities, and we want to  make sure that doesn’t happen here. We’ve been on the ground […]

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The Week Baton Rouge Became a Community

Growing up and living as I have my entire life in the inner city of Baton Rouge, I remember a time when Baton Rouge was a real community, not just a random collection of people seemingly without much in common.  It was a place where neighbors knew one another and were involved in each other’s […]

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Investigation in Hands of FBI, Obama Justice Dept.

Protesters have called for the immediate dismissal of the two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the shooting and their immediate arrest on murder or other appropriate charges. However, immediately after the shooting, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor-President Kip Holden, Police Chief Carl Dabadie, and DA Hillar Moore all agreed to have the U.S. Department […]

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Thousands Take to Streets to Demand Arrest of BR Police

A 37-year-old Baton Rouge man, Alton Sterling, was shot to death early on the morning of Tuesday, July 5, by Baton Rouge police officers responding to a “man with a gun” call from 911 on North Foster Drive at Fairfields. Two videos of the shooting surfaced online almost immediately. They raised doubts about whether the […]

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Water, Water Everywhere

The City of Baton Rouge has released maps defining the full breadth of the recent flooding in East Baton Rouge Parish. In the parish, the Estimated Flood Inundation Area was 227.53 square miles, or 48.5 percent, of the 469.5 square miles in East Baton Rouge Parish In the City of Central, the Estimated Flood Inundation […]

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City of Central Has Never Shined More Brightly

Despite the greatest tragedy in the history of Central, the people of this community have survived.  Many thousands have lost their homes and even now are without a permanent dwelling. Most of the losses were uninsured and will not be reimbursed by anyone. Yet, the people of this community have demonstrated an indominable spirit.  They […]

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Parish’s 1,000-Year Flood

The people of East Baton Rouge Parish (pop. 440,000) experienced the greatest natural disaster in its history Aug. 12-14 when the parish received in some areas a record 30 inches of rain, followed by record flooding of the Comite and Amite rivers. More than 59,000 residences and 3,501 commercial buildings received damage, causing more than […]

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Louisiana’s Best Community Newspaper

The staff of Community Press, LLC, publishers of the Capital City News and Central City News, was honored at the 136th Annual Convention of the Louisiana Press Association in Lake Charles Saturday, June 18. The newspapers received some of journalism’s top awards at the state level. Most important was First Place in the General Excellence […]

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Saving Istrouma History from Destruction

Istrouma High School, which closed two years ago, is about to undergo a $22 million renovation program, in order to prepare it re-open in August 2017 on the 100th anniversary of the famous North Baton Rouge school. Supt. Warren Drake appointed the Istrouma Advisory Committee to assist him with the transition. Two weeks ago, the […]

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In Times of Trouble, Love Wins Out!

The eyes of the world have been on Baton Rouge for the past week. We have been on television, in the newspaper, and all over the Internet. The media have wrongly presented our city as a violent, hostile place.  If you have family from outside Baton Rouge, you’ve probably gotten concerned calls asking “Are you […]

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Life in Mid-City: No Signs Of ‘Divided’ Baton Rouge

As demonstrations began last week to protest the shooting of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police officers, the national media was portraying Baton Rouge as a “divided city.” However, in the inner city of Baton Rouge near the scene of the shooting, life went on as normal, and citizens reported that racial tension was minimal […]

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Supt. Drake Moves Forward on Plan To Re-Open IHS For Fall of 2017

Following up on his commitment to reopen Istrouma High School and make it a centerpiece for the North Baton Rouge community, Supt. Warren Drake has authorized a design team to complete plans for a $20 million renovation of the school. The design is supposed to be complete later this month and let out for bids.  […]

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Dr. Josh Parker Begins Orthodontics Practice

Dr. Josh Parker of Parker Orthodontics was born and raised in Baton Rouge. He graduated from Central Private High School and received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from LSU. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the LSU School of Dentistry. While in school, Dr. Parker was a member of several honor […]

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Dr. Tony LoBue Gets New Associate

Dr. Daniellé White has joined the staff at Crossroads Animal Hospital, led by Dr. Tony LoBue, local veterinarian and former Central City Councilman. Dr. White graduated from Biloxi High School in Biloxi, MS, in 2003. She attended Mississippi State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 2008. After completing her undergraduate […]

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