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8 Istrouma Key Clubbers Earn Chicago Trip

Eight students at Istrouma High School have earned enough money to attend the Key Club International Convention July 4-8 in Chicago. The students, all of whom are members of the Istrouma Key Club, worked for eight Saturdays and Sundays selling hamburgers, hotdogs, and Manda sausages outside HiNabor Supermarket to earn the $700 each needs for […]

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Death of Young Marine from Central Leaves Community with Grief, Pride

For Central High head football coach Sid Edwards, the death of Taylor Conrad was deep and personal.  The world knows Lance Cpl. Conrad as a Marine, but Coach Sid knows him as one of his players, a player who made a special connection with the coach, who has two autistic boys. Taylor Conrad loved kids […]

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How Conservatives, NBR Leaders United To Stop BREC from Moving Zoo to SBR

If you have a few minutes, go to the AppStore on your iPhone and download a “QR Code Reader.”  It will allow you to point your phone at the QR code in the upper right of this article and click.  This will activate a video that will start playing on your phone.  This particular video […]

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EBR Democratic Committee Ousts Parish Chairman in Unusual Move

In an unusual move, the East Baton Rouge Democratic Parish Executive Committee has voted to oust the Parish Democratic Chairman. Former BESE member Carolyn Hill, who has served as parish leader of the party since 2017, was removed during what she characterized as an illegal meeting of the parish executive committee. Hill said that under […]

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Louisiana Democrats Move Forward With State Gun Control Legislation

Three strong gun advocates told the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon that legislation being pushed by Democrats in the state House and Senate threaten the right to keep and bear arms in Louisiana. A total of 11 bills, all by Democratic senators and representatives, would shoot  holes in gun rights, they said. Of even greater concern […]

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Repeal the Second Amendment! Says Democratic State Chairman

Controversy has been swirling around the chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party as a result of her call for the repeal of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. For advocates of the right to keep and bear, nothing could be more controversial. The Democratic official, Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, is not only state party […]

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White Democrats a Dying Breed in Louisiana

An analysis of voter registration in Louisiana since the 2000 Presidential Primary shows a remarkable decline in the number of white Democrats in the state. In fact, it would be fair to say white Democrats are fleeing the Democratic Party by the hundreds of thousands. While there has been modest growth in voter registration by […]

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Istrouma Lights Come on May 17 For Mentorship

The lights will come on once again for Istrouma High School football when Istrouma hosts Mentorship Academy for a spring game at 6:30 p.m. on May 17 at Tack Jackson Stadium at Istrouma. Istrouma was a perennial football champion, winning eight state championships in a 12-year period. But the school was closed permanently in 2014 […]

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Little Libraries Are Popping Up Everywhere

LITTLE LIBRARIES such as these on Capital Heights in front of Ingleside Methodist or Terrace at Camellia avenues give neighbors a chance to share their books and save a trip to the library.  If you’d like information on starting a Little Library, go to littlefreelibrary.org

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Mims, Jenkins Named Volunteers of Year In East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools

Dr. Jackie Mims and former Rep. Woody Jenkins have been named Volunteers of the Year for Public Schools in East Baton Rouge Parish by Supt. Warren Drake.  Drake praised the two leaders for their roles in helping to bring back Istrouma High School, which was closed for good by the state four years. Supt. Drake […]

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