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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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Clerk of Court Doug Welborn Annual Report to People of East Baton Rouge

Clerk of Court Doug Welborn Annual Report to People of East Baton Rouge

East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court Doug Welborn told the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon that his office is all about customer service. In his Annual Report to the People of the Parish, Welborn said, “We strive to be a user-friendly office with a special emphasis on customer service, embracing technological advances but making sure […]

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Conservative Chamber Fundraiser April 24 To Help Launch Radio Station WSGX 95.1

The Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge plans to launch a new radio station in Baton Rouge this June — the Mighty WSGX 95.1 FM. The station’s format will be that of a Top 40 station from the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s.  It will feature news on the hour and half hour, classic rock […]

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Now Is Final Push for City of St. George

There is really no mystery about whether the proposed City of St. George will be a success, and there is certainly no mystery about whether the proposed Southeast school district will be a success. We don’t have to guess whether incorporating a new city and creating a new school system in this parish can work. […]

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