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Pastor’s Legal Battles Look Promising After Landmark Supreme Court Decision in NYC

Legal problems facing Rev. Tony Spell for holding church services at Life Tabernacle in defiance of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ orders seem less and less likely to land the Central pastor in prison.  On the contrary, it looks more and more like he will win the outstanding civil and criminal cases and could well be […]

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Timeline at Capitol Shows President’s Speech Could Not Have Caused Riot

The timeline of events at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, published by the Washington Post shows President Trump’s remarks that day could not have caused rioting at the U.S. Capitol.  The timeline shows Trump started speaking at 12 noon.  He ended at 1:10 p.m.  However, protesters gathered outside the Capitol at 12:30 […]

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State Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes Wins Round in Libel Suit Against Advocate

 Louisiana Supreme  Court Associate Justice Jeff Hughes was the center of attention at the Baton Rouge Advocate for more than a year.  Half a dozen major front-page articles held up the judge as the epitome of unethical behavior on the bench.  Another two dozen stories mentioned him as an example of judges who avoid being […]

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Will Legislative Session Fail To End Shutdown, Masking?

As a special session of the Louisiana Legislature nears adjournment, it appears less and less likely that anything will be done to end Gov. John Bel Edwards’ shutdown of the Louisiana economy and his mask order. Neither Speaker Clay Schexnayder nor Senate President Page Cortez has been willing to take on the governor and pass […]

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Pastor Describes Ordeal In Gripping Testimony On Religious Persecution

In dramatic testimony before the House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice Wednesday, Rev. Tony Spell, pastor of Central’s Life Tabernacle Church, told of the persecution he has suffered from Gov. John Bel Edwards, who ordered him arrested and his church closed. Rev. Spell spoke in favor of the bill but was only given five […]

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Gov. Mike Foster: The Peoples’ Governor

he absolutely hated wearing a helmet.  In fact, in typical blue collar fashion, he hated being told what to do about anything “for your own good.” Year after year, I worked with Mike to prevent mandatory helmets, and we were successful. Our nemesis on such legislation was Rep. V. J. “Safety First” Bella, who was […]

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Attorney Gen. Jeff Landry Sues Google For Alleged Violation of Anti-Trust Laws

Today, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry – along with the U. S. Department of Justice and ten other state Attorneys General – filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to prevent Google from unlawfully maintaining monopolies through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and search advertising […]

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Hurricane Delta Left 41,000 Without Power, But DEMCO Has Now Fully Restored Service

DEMCO has now completed restoration from damage incurred by Hurricane Delta. On Saturday Oct. 10, DEMCO had 41,688 meters without power, 200 broken poles, and more than 500 primary lines that were broken or on the ground.   “Restoration of this magnitude requires everyone to work together: to coordinate and communicate from moment to moment, […]

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Youngest Covid Victim in EBR Was 29; So Why Require Students to Wear Masks?

The St. George Leader has analyzed East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner office reports on deaths attributed to the coronavirus from March 22 to August 31. The results are remarkable. The disease has primarily affected senior citizens. Census estimates for 2019 say 14.6 percent of the parish population is 65 or older.  However, they represent 76.6 […]

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Four Metro Council Races Highlight Nov. 3 Election in City of St. George

On Nov. 3, residents of the new City of St. George will choose from a host of candidates for Metro Council from four Council districts in whole or in part in St. George.  The ballot will also include President, U.S. Senator, Congress, a Court of Appeal judgeship, Mayor-President, justice of the peace, and constable. All […]

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