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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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Long-Time Employee Buys Militello’s

Clyde Lawrence came to Baton Rouge from North Louisiana and began working at Militello’s Shoe Repair in 1976. Now he and his wife Jerri have purchased the business from the Militello family. Militello’s is located on Corporate Boulevard across from Whole Foods. Militello’s repairs and cleans men’s shoes. They also repair the heels of women’s […]

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Sheriff Gautreaux Needs More Officers

Sheriff Sid Gautreaux told the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon the past 18 months was the hardest in his memory. First, there was the Alton Sterling shooting, followed by protests and demonstrations. Then the assassination of three police officers. This was followed by the Great Flood of 2016, which left much of the parish in devastation. […]

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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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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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Opponents of Moving Zoo Produce 15-Minute Video

Opponents of moving the Baton Rouge Zoo from its location near Baker have produced a 15-minute video explaining the advantages of keeping the zoo where it, while expanding recreational opportunities near the zoo. According to Coleman Brown, who represents the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish, their alternate plan includes: •    Provide a […]

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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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Central Mom Begins Practice of Medicine

Years of sacrifice and hard work are finally paying off for Amanda and Neal Watts, both 2002 graduates of Central High School. During her high school years, you might have watched Amanda play for the Lady Wildcats softball team.  Or she might have waited on you at Indian Mound Grocery Store, which is owned by […]

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Istrouma High: A Time Capsule But Not for Long

Since Istrouma High School was closed by the State of Louisiana nearly two years ago, it has sat idle, sealed up, waiting for better times. What was once the largest high school in the state with a student body of 1,900 — and also one of the finest — has fallen on hard times. In its […]

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Patriots Day Set Friday, April 17

The annual Patriots Day luncheon will be at 12 noon on Friday, April 17 at the Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge.  The event is sponsored by the American Judicial Alliance and retired Baton Rouge Judge Darrell White.  Attendees always say it is one of the best events of the year. For […]

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