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Grief Recovery Fundraiser April 27

On Thursday, April 27, the Grief Recovery Center will host the ninth annual Culinary Arts for Healing Hearts fundraiser, an evening of fine food, beverage sampling, and music by the Chris LeBlanc Band, from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $450 for tables […]

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D.A. Has Diverse Team of Prosecutors

In a parish that is only 51 percent white in registered voters, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore thinks it is essential that all segments of the community be represented in the DA’s office.  It’s essential to build trust, he told the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon meeting at Café Américain. “Nationally, only four […]

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Istrouma to Be Modern, High Tech School

The first Istrouma High Roundup last Saturday at Winbourne Elementary School drew parents and prospective students despite a severe thunderstorm. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System and the Istrouma Advisory Committee unveiled plans for a modern, high tech campus when Istrouma High School reopens this fall. The campus will house three schools — an […]

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Brown: Widen Airline Hwy. from 4 to 6 Lanes

Baton Rouge architect Coleman Brown says the most important single thing the city could do to improve transportation is widen Airline Highway from the old Mississippi River Bridge to Florida Boulevard. Brown leads a Mid-City organization devoted to improving Baton Rouge’s transportation, infrastructure, and quality of life at reasonable costs. Brown says building another Mississippi […]

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City Honors Lt. Shawn Anderson

Tragedy came to the parish again in March when another police officer was killed in the line of duty. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Lt. Shawn Anderson was shot to death while attempting to question a rape suspect. The shooter also died. Law enforcement officers from across the state and nation, along with thousands of […]

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Scandals Mount at COA

The scandals at the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging continue to mount under director Tasha Clark Amar, daughter of District Judge Janice Clark. Last week, the Plummer family accused Clark Amar of swindling them out of $314,000 left by their grandmother, Helen Plummer, a 95-year-old client of the agency who died last month. […]

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Istrouma High to Offer Full Range of Athletics

Istrouma High to Offer Full Range of Athletics

When Istrouma High School re-opens August 9, it will offer a full range of athletics including football and basketball, in keeping with the school’s tradition of athletic success, which includes nine State Championships in football.  The high school football field and gym are being renovating, and an eight-lane track is being built.  Photo: 1955 Istrouma […]

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Istrouma High Technology & Magnet: Who Can Attend

When it opens August 9, Istrouma High School will be three schools on one campus — the traditional academic high school for students from the 70805 zip code, a technology and career institute for students who plan to be ready to enter the workplace upon graduation, and a magnet middle school. Based on the recommendations […]

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Brooktown Middle: Amazing Champions

Brookstown Middle School principal James Smith gets a little choked up when he talks about his basketball coach, Mario Williams, whose team just won the middle school district championship. “Let’s just put it this way. These kids were flood victims and their school flooded. They had nowhere to practice and no uniforms. Their coach flooded […]

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Golden Record Artist Jimmy Clanton To Have Final One-Man Show May 20

Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rouge’s teen idol from the 1950’s, will hold his final one-man show May 20 at Baton Rouge High School. Clanton, who earned four Gold Records in his career, will perform for the audience. Clanton began his singing career while a 17-year-old student at Baton Rouge High when he formed his first band, […]

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