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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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Caldwell vs. Piedrahita: Hottest Judge Race

Caldwell vs. Piedrahita: Hottest Judge Race

District Judge Mike Caldwell faces his most serious challenge in 18 years on the bench from Baton Rouge attorney Randy Piedrahita. Piedrahita has criticized Caldwell for refusing to hear criminal cases for 17 of the past 18 years and carrying a light load of civil cases.  He says the state Constitution and the backlog of […]

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Mayor Shelton: Central Lost Hero

Mayor Shelton: Central Lost Hero

During Celebration of Life ceremonies honoring the late Ralph Washington, Central Mayor Jr. Shelton praised Washington as “a public servant in the truest sense of the word.”  Shelton said Washington, who served as Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Central from the city’s formation in July 2005 until July 1, 2014, “walked softly but carried a […]

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Will EBR or St. George Be More Diverse?

Opponents of the incorporation of St. George have argued that a St. George-based school system would be less diverse than the East Baton Rouge Parish school system, but an analysis of enrollment figures raises doubts about that claim.  EBR, which has 64 one-race schools, has a diversity rate of 10.6 percent, compared to 18.1 percent […]

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Gov. Jindal on St. George: Let People in SBR Decide

Gov. Jindal on St. George: Let People in SBR Decide

Gov. Bobby Jindal told the Baton Rouge Press Club Wednesday he supports the right of the people of St. George to incorporate as a new city or form a new school district. At the same time the governor was making his remarks, Mayor-President Kip Holden was taking the opposite position before the Baton Rouge Rotary […]

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How to Get Your Refund of CATS Property Taxes

E — If you reside in the City of Baton Rouge or own property here, you’ve probably received a copy of your 2013 property tax bill from the Sheriff.  Included in that bill is a property tax for CATS, the Capital Area Transit System.  It’s a 10.6-mill tax, which costs you about 1/10th of one […]

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Louisiana Stong Has Capacity Crowd

Louisiana Stong Has Capacity Crowd

A capacity  crowd packed into Drusilla Seafood last Saturday for the first Louisiana Strong Summit.  Keynote speaker Michael Voris explained how collectivism and urban socialism are being promoted through the Industrial Areas Foundation, which was organized by Saul Alynsky. Voris said many well-meaning churches and church leaders are duped by the tactics of the far […]

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‘Lives That Will Never Rust’ by BR Author Danny Brown

‘Lives That Will Never Rust’ by BR Author Danny Brown

“LIVES THAT WILL NEVER RUST” The remarkable love story of Col. James Hamilton Beard and his family — Hero at the Battle of Mansfield — Last major Confederate victory by Danny Brown (Softcover: $12; Oct. 16, 2013) BIC Media Solutions, a sister company of BIC Alliance, “LIVES THAT WILL NEVER RUST” is the true story […]

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