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Watson BBQ Favorite Targeted by Governor

A single mom who recently purchased Firehouse BBQ in Watson is in a David-vs.-Goliath battle with Gov. John Bel Edwards, who wants her restaurant closed. Edwards wants her to forcibly eject customers who don’t mask. However, Danielle Bunch says she has no intention to close her popular restaurant. Ms. Bunch attracted the governor’s attention when […]

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America’s Frontline Physicians Endorse Hydroxychloroquine, Face Censorship

In late July, a group of physicians calling themselves America’s Frontline Doctors held a news conference on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington to discuss their experience in treating Covid19. The group explained their success with patients in the early stages of the disease, where they said they get nearly 100 […]

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Governor’s Emergency Powers Do Not Include Closing Businesses or Masking

The governor’s Emergency Powers under La. R.S. 29:721 et seq are much more limited than he has told the public.  Since March 2020, Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued more than two dozen Emergency Orders, which have been presented by the news media as valid and lawful. Few if any have challenged the governor to […]

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So Now the Fool Governor Forbids Dancing

THE GOVERNOR SAYS NO  DANCING — Yes, our fool Democrat governor has a new one: No dancing!  Add that to no singing, no hand shaking, no hugging, no funerals, no visiting your dying mother in the hospital.   “A video recently posted on Facebook shows couples dancing inside a Lafayette restaurant. A viewer called News […]

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Act Creating St. George Transition District Will Solve Many Problems, Spokesman Says

 On June 12, 2020, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed legislation authorizing the creation of the St. George Transition District. St. George movement spokesman Drew Murrell said the law, Act 361 of the 2020 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, will solve several problems involved in transferring governmental control of the area from the City-Parish to […]

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Attorney General’s Opinion Raises Doubt About Legality of Governor’s Mask Order

July 15, 2020 OPINION 20-0068 La. R.S. 29: 721, et seq.  La. R.S. 29: 760, et seq.   Conclusion: Certain provisions of 89 JBE 2020 may be unconstitutional and unenforceable.  Dear Reps. Bagley, Beaullieu, Edmonds, Horton, Miguez, Owen, Seabaugh, and Senator Mills: We received your requests for Attorney General Opinions and/or inquiries related to mask […]

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LPA Honors St. George Leader’s Staff With 12 First Place Awards for News, Ads

The St. George Leader and other community newspapers published by Community Press, LLC, once again dominated the Better Newspaper Awards competition conducted by the 110 newspapers of the Louisiana Press Association. The Community Press, LLC group, which also includes the Central City News in the City of Central and its startup publications, the Istrouma Journal […]

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Gov. Edwards Addresses Press at City Club

Gov. John Bel Edwards listed his accomplishments in office in a speech to members of the Louisiana Press Association at their annual meeting held at the City Club in Baton Rouge. Central City News editor Woody Jenkins asked the governor if President Trump has been cooperative in working with him in the interests of Louisiana. […]

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As Registrar Compares Every Signature, Spring Election for St. George Is Unlikely

In an interview with the Capital City News, East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn said his office is busy processing signatures on petitions for the incorporation of the City of St. George. However, it is slow-going, he said, and he does not anticipate completing his work in time to meet the March […]

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Baton Rouge’s Largest Taxpayer May See Fewer Reasons to Stay

Last Thursday, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted 5-4 against a resolution to grant an Industrial Tax Exemption on $67 million in capital improvements at the Exxon Refinery in Baton Rouge. Exxon’s tax exemption was unanimously approved by the State Board of Commerce and Industry, but under rules put in place by Gov. […]

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