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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Six Metro Council Seats on Ballot Dec. 10 Will Determine Direction of City-Parish

Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish filled six of the 12 seats on the Metro Council in the Nov. 8 election. The remaining six seats will be filled in runoff elections set for Saturday, Dec. 10. The current party alignment on the council is seven Republicans and five Democrats, although party seldom plays a role […]

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Attorney Says Political Activities of COA Violate Wide Range of State, Federal Laws

Baton Rouge attorney Chris Alexander unveiled findings of his investigation of the political activities of the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging. Alexander says he documented violations of state and federal campaign finance laws, the Louisiana Constitution’s prohibition on the use of public funds to support or oppose a candidate or proposition on the […]

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Superintendent Drake Holds Luncheon

East Baton Rouge Parish schools Supt. Warren Drake reported on the status of the school system this week at the Superintendent’s Luncheon.  Some of the facts and figures were: • 41,000 students including 2,000 pre-k •    84 school sites and centers •    9 percent of students have disabilities •    4 percent are English language learners […]

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Daniel Wesley Joins Elite Group of Central Heroes Led by Homer Wise

Before young Daniel Wesley risked his wife to try to save April Beck this past Sunday, four Central men had become well known in their community for remarkable acts of courage that lives. Here are their stories: HOMER WISE Homer Wise grew up off Joor Road in Central during the Depression.  His family was poor […]

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BRAF Asks for $60 Million in New Taxes

Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish will go to the polls on Saturday, Dec. 10 to vote on five tax proposals, including one that would be paid entirely to a private, non-governmental organization. The first proposition on the ballot is a 1.5 mill property tax increase that would hit taxpayers for $60 million over the […]

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Why We Urge ‘No’ Vote On Five Tax Proposals

On Tuesday night, the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish met to discuss the five tax proposals on the Dec. 10 election ballot. Four of the propositions would impose new local property taxes and hereby increase existing taxes  by more than $660 million. A fifth proposal would renew the 1/2-cent […]

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Daniel Wesley: Central’s Homegrown Hero

A 17-year-old Central High School senior is being hailed as a hero after he risked his life to try to save a murder victim. The murderer told Daniel, “If you help her, I will kill you!” and he did his best to do just that! Daniel Wesley, known at Central High for his strong school […]

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Dec. 10: It’s About Turnout

Since the City-Parish form of government was adopted in 1949, three Mayor-Presidents have come from outside the City of Baton Rouge, but never has the parish leader come from Central. That could change Dec. 10 when voters go to the polls to choose between Democrat Sharon Weston Broome of Baton Rouge and Republican Bodi White […]

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Current, Former Council Members Square Off

Five candidates are seeking election Tuesday to the Metro Council from District 10, which runs north-south along the Mississippi between Southern and LSU. It includes the seats of parish and state government, as well as the petrochemical complex centered around the Exxon Refinery. Voters will have the unusual opportunity of choosing between the sitting Council […]

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Lane Home Health Celebrates National Home Care Month

Lane Home Health joins the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) in celebrating November as National Home Care Month. An affiliate of Lane Regional Medical Center, Lane Home Health has provided in-home health care since 1984. Currently in its 32nd year of operation, Lane Home Health is one of the longest standing home […]

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