As Registrar Compares Every Signature, Spring Election for St. George Is Unlikely

In an interview with the Capital City News, East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn said his office is busy processing signatures on petitions for the incorporation of the City of St. George. However, it is slow-going, he said, and he does not anticipate completing his work in time to meet the March […]

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Baton Rouge’s Largest Taxpayer May See Fewer Reasons to Stay

Last Thursday, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted 5-4 against a resolution to grant an Industrial Tax Exemption on $67 million in capital improvements at the Exxon Refinery in Baton Rouge. Exxon’s tax exemption was unanimously approved by the State Board of Commerce and Industry, but under rules put in place by Gov. […]

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Russian Intelligence Heightened Tensions Here By Initiating an Alton Sterling Protest at BRPD

After the shooting of Alton Sterling at the Triple S convenience store on North Foster Drive in July 2016, protests broke out in front of the convenience store and at other points around Baton Rouge. Some protests were spontaneous, while others were well planned and organized. What few people knew at the time was that […]

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Clerk of Court Doug Welborn Discusses Work Of His Office, Cites Need for Commissioners

East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court Doug Welborn explained the workings of his office before the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon. The entire event was broadcast by Capital City News and is available online by scanning the QR code at right. Welborn reviewed how he inherited a troubled office 27 years ago with the previous […]

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James Linden Hogg at Manship Feb. 14

He’s only 18 but with amazing musical talent, a keen sense of American history, and the ability to step back in time and bring his audiences with him, James Linden Hogg is a speaker, singer, songwriter, and musician of the first order. Attendees at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheoon applauded and laughed as James took […]

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President George Bush As I Knew Him

The news that President Bush died put a lump in my throat as I began to remember all the many kindnesses he bestowed on my wife Diane and me and our family. He was a true and faithful friend! One of my favorite times was our trip with President Bush to Honduras in 1998 to […]

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Istrouma Returns to Varsity Football Next Fall Against Old Rival Bogalusa

Since reopening in Fall 2017 after being closed for four years, Istrouma High School relaunched its heralded football program, which has won nine State Championships. For the 2017-2018 school year, Istrouma had only 9th and 10th graders. Under Louisiana High School Athletic Association rules, it was only allowed to compete at the Junior Varsity level, […]

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Istrouma High-Bogalusa Rivalry in Words Of Bogalusa Students, Fans 60 Years Later

News that Istrouma High’s return to varsity football will begin with Bogalusa High next September is sure to bring back lots of memories from alumni of both Istrouma High and Bogalusa High. The rivalry between Istrouma in Baton Rouge and the Bogalusa High Lumberjacks spanned more than 30 years. For much of that time, they […]

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BRCC to Play LSU-E in Men’s, Women’s Basketball on Jan. 30 With Games to Air Worldwide

Baton Rouge Community College Vice Chancellor Phil Smith says the BRCC sports program is loaded with talent and exciting play, great coaches, and excellent facilities, but not enough sports fans are aware of how good the BRCC Bears are. That changed January 19 2019 when the college launched an ambigious schedule of TV broadcasts of […]

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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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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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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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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 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 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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