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Judges Address Federalist Society

Speaking to the Federalist Society, a group of conservative attorneys, three well-known jurists discussed how the courts operate and spoke introspectively on how judges can avoid living in an ivory tower devoid of normal human contact. Meeting at Galatoire’s, U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson, Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Greg Guidry, and Appeals Court Judge Will […]

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GOP Begins Race for State Chairman

Veteran State Republican Party chairman Roger Villere will step down at the end of the year after 12 years at the helm of the party. So far, four candidates are running to replace Villere, and three spoke on behalf of their candidacies to members of the East Baton Rouge Republican Parish Executive Committee last Friday […]

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Congressman Holds Townhall Meeting At Central Library Despite Protestors

After protesters disturbed a town hall meeting in Metairie, Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) was urged to cancel his town hall meeting planned for the Central Library in Central. But Graves was determined not to allow protesters to alter his plan to reach out to the public and get their views.  In Central, Mayor Jr. […]

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Why Istrouma Is So Important to Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish is hurting right now. More than 50,000 people have lost their homes and are struggling to rebuild. Nowhere are the problems more severe than in North Baton Rouge in the area bounded on the south by Florida Boulevard, on the west by Scenic Highway, and on the north and east by […]

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Interviews for 7 Candidates For Principal Set March 15

The Istrouma Advisory Committee, appointed by Supt. Warren Drake to advise him on the reopening of Istrouma High, has begun reviewing applicants who are seeking to be the school’s new principal. Out of 20 applicants, the staff selected seven for review by the committee. The process will continue with a meeting from 6 to 8 […]

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Career Paths at New Istrouma High

The new Istrouma High School will afford students from across East Baton Rouge Parish the knowledge and skills for successful transition into the 21st Century workforce. With a host of career options, students will receive the education and training necessary to secure a college degree, technical certification, or an apprenticeship. •    Manufacturing, Construction, Logistics Pathway […]

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First ‘Values-Based’ School

Istrouma High School will re-open August 9 on the 100th anniversary of the historic school with a new mission: It will be the first “values-based” public school in the state, which means it will emphasize character and core values, while welcoming people of faith. The school will sponsor a student “roundup” from 12 noon to […]

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Chamber EBR Recommends Cleanup

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Transition Committee asked the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish for its recommendations on economic development.  The Chamber EBR provided the following response: Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish 7515 Jefferson Hwy. #60 Baton Rouge, LA 70806 SETTING:  The City of Baton Rouge has been in a […]

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Bethany to Build New School in SBR

Bethany Church has begun construction of the new Bethany Christian School on the church’s south campus by the three crosses on I-10, according to church administrator Jared Stockstill. The school will include the Cub Club for children from six weeks to three years. Beginning this fall, Bethany Christian School still serve youngsters from K4 to […]

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The Bonfire and Other Secrets from Dr. Laycock’s Goodwood Plantation

[NOTE: After more than 160 years in the possession of only two families, Goodwood Plantation in Baton Rouge has been sold to developer Michael Hogstrom, who plans to preserve and restore the home and build 48 high-end homes on the property] By Woody Jenkins As a boy, I was always fascinated by Goodwood Plantation, sitting […]

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