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Three Incumbents from South Baton Rouge Seek Reelection to EBR School Board Nov. 6

Three incumbent members of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board representing parts of South Baton Rouge found themselves with opponents when qualifying closed on July 20. Each one faces a lone opponent in the Nov. 6 primary. Newly-elected school board member Mike Gaudet, a Republican, faces opposition, as does former school board president Evelyn […]

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Real Time Crime Center

By next year, law enforcement officers on their way to a crime scene in East Baton Rouge Parish could be much better prepared for whatever awaits them. Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul says an officer typically has only two to three minutes from the time he is dispatched until he reaches the call. Too […]

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Diversion Canal Closer to Reality

Congressman Garret Graves, fresh off an historic victory in Washington, where he helped gain funding for the remainder of the work on the Comite Diversion Canal, visited the canal last week. The project, which has lanquished for 30 years until Graves’ breakthrough, seemed to come alive as the second-term Congressman described the scene at the […]

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Graves’ Determination Pays Off

At the Lily Bayou Control Structure Wednesday, Congressman Garret Graves was doing what he does best — speaking passionately about a cause he believes in, in this case the Comite Diversion Canal. The scene was surreal. The day was blistering hot. The massive Lily Bayou structure, reminisent of the Panama Canal, sat there as it […]

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Clerk of Court Doug Welborn Reception

More than 250 supporters and well-wishes of Clerk of Court Doug Welborn gathered at Kristenwood in Central to honor him and raise money for his reelection campaign next fall. The group included Baton Rouge attorneys and judges and many long-time supporters. Welborn, who has served as clerk since 1994, previously represented Central on the Metro […]

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Legal Experts Evaluate Trump’s Nominee for U.S. Supreme Court

Two legal experts and the leader of the Louisiana Legislative Women Caucus gave their evaluation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President’s Trump nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, to the Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon. Speaking were Michelle Ghetti, professor of Constitutional Law at the Southern Law School; Catherine Jenkins Newsome, president of the Federalist Society of Baton […]

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The Challenge of Istrouma High

Editor’s Note: Istrouma High School, once the largest high school in Louisiana and one of the most outstanding, fell on hard times a few years ago.  It was declared a failing school and was taken over by the State of Louisiana. Unfortunately, the State too failed and decided to close the school permanently four years […]

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Tax Renewal Saturday

Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish (outside the Baker, Central and Zachary school districts) will go to the polls on Saturday, April 28 to decide whether to continue to levy a 1¢ sales tax for school construction and for teachers’ and other school employees’ salaries. This is a sales tax, which everyone pays, not a […]

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Istrouma High Auditorium, Middle Magnet Annex Could Be Determined by Outcome of Saturday Vote

As voters go to the polls Saturday to vote on whether to  renew the one-cent sales tax for school construction and teachers’ salaries, residents of North Baton Rouge should consider that we have two incomplete buildings at Istrouma High School: •    The Istrouma High Auditorium, which will require about $5 million to put it back […]

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Istrouma Journal: Renew 1¢ Tax For EBR Schools

Istrouma Journal editor Woody Jenkins said he has met with East Baton Rouge Parish schools Supt. Warren Drake and reviewed details of the school board’s plan to continue building and renovating schools and funding teachers’ salaries. Jenkins said, “As a result of our meetings and review of the school construction plan, the Istrouma Journal has […]

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