Special Election Saturday

A low turnout is expected this Saturday, Oct. 14 when Louisiana voters have the opportunity to fill a number of vacancies in state and local offices. Here in East Baton Rouge Parish,  all voters can help elect a new State Treasurer and vote on constitutional amendments.  In addition, some voters can have a say in […]

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Greatest Generation Still Going Strong

The greatest generation still lives! Here in Baton Rouge, that generation is epitomized by the Crifasi family. Their mother and father immigrated from Italy in the early 1900’s. Of the five boys and three girls, six are still alive, including five who reside in the Baton Rouge. They range in age from 83 to 100. […]

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Flood of 2016 Presented Greatest Challenge

The Great Flood of August 2016 swept into North Baton Rouge with a vengeance, flooding areas that had never flooded and areas that everyone agreed would never flood. One of those areas was Winbourne at Airline.  Hi Nabor Supermarket got three to four feet of water, which devastated the store. Without flood insurance, the Crifasi […]

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Hi Nabor Continues a Family Tradition

Sam Crifasi’s father Dominic immigrated to America from Italy and started a fruit stand to provide for his wife, five boys, and three girls. Sam worked in the family businesses. A practicing Catholic, Sam fell in love with a Southern girl named Mary Lou Jacocks, who was Protestant. She converted, they married and started having […]

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LPA Honors CCN with Top Awards

The staff of Community Press, LLC, publishers of Capital City News and Central City News, were honored at the 137th Annual Convention of the Louisiana Press Associtation in Biloxi on Saturday, July 9. The newspapers received some of journalism’s top awards at the state level. Accepting the honors were editor Woody Jenkins, business manager Jolice […]

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Noted M.D., Conservative Leader

Dr. Lawson Glynn Cox passed away in July at the age of 95. He was a well-known and respected local physician who resided in Baton Rouge for almost 60 years. Dr. Cox was a staunch conservative who could always be counted on to support conservative candidates and causes. He was born in a North Louisiana […]

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Stockyard Cafe: Good Eatin’ Since 1950

Dominique’s Stockyard has been a fixture at 1462 Airline Hwy. near the old Mississippi River Bridge for 72 years, since 1945.  Every Monday, 500 or more head of cattle are auctioned to willing buyers with an eye for a good deal. For almost as long — since 1950 — the Stockyard Cafe has been serving […]

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Public Service Commission Candidates

The Louisiana Public Service Commission regulates public utilities like Entergy and common carriers, but it has also been a stepping stone for ambitious officials hoping to establish a statewide base. Perhaps for that reason, local Republicans asked two Republican candidates for the PSC why they both supported the Democratic candidate, John Bel Edwards, for governor. […]

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NBR Celebrates as Officials Cut Ribbon, Marking Return of Istrouma High School

On Tuesday, Istrouma principal Reginald Douglas, with the help of Supt. Warren Drake, members of the East Baton Rouge Parish school board, and other officials, cut the ribbon marking the re-opening of Istrouma High School. More than 100 Istrouma alumni from the 1940’s to the 2000’s were on hand to cheer and applaud. In 2010, […]

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Central City News, Istrouma Journal Merge TV, Internet to Cover Games

Woody Jenkins has been in the TV business most of the past 50 years. He worked at WAFB-TV as a young newsman in the 1960’s and later started more than a dozen small TV stations across the South. He still has an interest in WSTY-TV, Hammond and Baton Rouge. But Jenkins, who edits the Capital […]

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3 Republicans, No Dems Seek Seat on PSC

Three Republican candidates are seeking a seat on the Public Service Commission from a district that includes parts of Baton Rouge and Lafayette — former Rep. Damon Baldone, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Craig Greene, and former Rep. Lenar Whitney. All are running as conservative Republicans. No Democrats are in the race. The Republican Party of East […]

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Football Back at Istrouma

Istrouma High School played its first football in four years Wednesday night and did it in style, defeating Tara 32 to 7 at the Tara High field. It was an impressive showing for an Istrouma team that only received pads last week and jerseys the day before the game. Istrouma scored most of its points […]

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