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Final Push for St. George

Last week, East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Elaine Lamb certified 15,165 names on a petition calling for an election to incorporate the proposed City of St. George.  She also announced that 17,859 names would be necessary to meet the requirement of state law that the petition have signatures of 25 percent of the […]

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Republican Party Backs Amoroso for House Seat

Republican Party Backs Amoroso for House Seat

The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish has endorsed Metro Councilman Buddy Amoroso in his bid to win a seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives in a special election in House District 66 on Feb. 21. The election was called by House Speaker Chuck Kleckly to fill a vacancy left by the resignation […]

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Three Candidates in HD 66 Agree on Majority of Issues

Three Candidates in HD 66 Agree on Majority of Issues

The three Republican candidates running in the special election to fill the vacancy from House District 66 disagree on some key issues (see chart at right). But they agree on the vast majority of issues. An analysis of questionnaires filed by candidates Buddy Amoroso, Rick Bond, and Darrell Ourso with the East Baton Rouge Republican […]

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Central Mayor Says Future Looks Bright

Central Mayor Says Future Looks Bright

Central Mayor Jr. Shelton gave his first annual State of the City address last week, and all of the major news media in Baton Rouge were there to cover the story including the Advocate, Times-Picayune, Business Report, WAFB-TV, and WBRZ-TV. Here are some of the major points Mayor Shelton made: • Central is a land […]

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$3.4 Million to Improve Greenwell Springs Road

$3.4 Million to Improve Greenwell Springs Road

For years, the narrow, two-lane stretch of Greenwell Springs Road inside the City of Central has been the scene of countless traffic accidents and many fatalities. The road, which has been used since the 1850’s, has never been upgraded to reflect the high traffic counts of the 21st century.  There are no shoulders, steep dropoffs […]

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Two Major Events for Christians at LSU Jan. 24

Two Major Events for Christians at LSU Jan. 24

Two major events of interest to Christians will be held on the LSU campus Saturday, Jan. 24, and leaders of the two have decided to combine some of their activities. The annual Louisiana Life March, which normally goes from the Old State Capitol to the new State Capitol, had to be moved this year because […]

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Few Signatures Invalid

Few Signatures Invalid

East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Elaine Lamb and her staff have been examining the authenticity of more than 18,200 signatures on a petition calling for an election to incorporate the proposed City of St. George. So far, the petition is holding up well, Lamb said.  “All of our staff are working on this, […]

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Visit of KCS Christmas Train

Visit of KCS Christmas Train

The Kansas City Southern’s Christmas Train visited Baton Rouge last Friday, and more than 3,000 area residents climbed aboard to enjoy the unique Christmas experience offered by the railroad. The train, which resembles the Polar Express, is decorated inside and out.  Touring the inside is an exciting experience but even the outside warms the hearts […]

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Incumbents Reelected

Incumbents Reelected

Voters in Central reelected three incumbent members of the Central Community School Board Tuesday, keeping the seven-member school board intact, despite a spirited challenge. Central school board member and former board chairman Sharon Browning was the leading vote-getter.  She won 72 percent of the votes in District 7 against Felicia Braud, who received 28 percent.  […]

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EBR GOP Squares Off with EBR Demos

EBR GOP Squares Off with EBR Demos

With the primary election scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, the national election is focused on the battle between Democrats and Republicans, but that is not the case here in East Baton Rouge Parish.  In this parish, most districts are either heavily Democratic or heavily Republican.  Only in a minority of districts do Democrats and Republicans […]

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