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How Conservatives, NBR Leaders United To Stop BREC from Moving Zoo to SBR

If you have a few minutes, go to the AppStore on your iPhone and download a “QR Code Reader.”  It will allow you to point your phone at the QR code in the upper right of this article and click.  This will activate a video that will start playing on your phone.  This particular video […]

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How a Prominent Civil Rights Leader, Acie Belton, Set in Motion St. George

People in Baton Rouge should open their minds to the idea of incorporating the new City of St. George, especially when we realize how it all got started. In Louisiana, any community of 300 or more people anywhere in the state outside an incorporated municipality has the right to file a petition calling for an […]

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After Today, You Will Never Look at a Newspaper The Same Way Again: Welcome to the 21st Century!

It’s really quite obvious, isn’t it?  Newspapers have to compete with television, radio, and cable.  Even more to the point, they have to compete with computers, the Internet, smartphones and every manner of new device. So newspapers have to change — or die. Well, this newspaper is not going to die! Rather, we will be […]

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How Central Schools Can Be No. 1 in State

The Central Community School Board made a great decision in selecting Dr. Jason Fountain to become Central’s next Superintendent of Schools.  It is unfair to compare him to Supt. Mike Faulk whose vision and commitment to integrity took the Central school system from an idea to reality and made it one of the two or […]

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Lessons from the Great Flood of August 2017

We asked our readers to tell us what they learned from the flood of August 2016 and past year of trying to recover from it. Their fascinating answers are found on Pages 4-7 and 10 of this newspaper. You probably won’t be able to put it down! But we also wanted to answer that question […]

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Pockets of Prosperity in Struggling City-Parish

Pockets of Prosperity in Struggling City-Parish

For years, there have been well-justified complaining that too much of our state budget is tied up in so-called dedicated funds. This is money locked up by the Louisiana Constitution or state statutes, which can only be used for certain specified purposes — not necessarily for what the greatest needs in the state may be. […]

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Will BREC Move Zoo to Iberville Parish Line?

Now the Board of Commissioners of BREC is considering a plan to move the Baton Rouge Zoo from its home in North Baton Rouge to a site in the southern part of the parish, possibly near L’Auberge Casino on the Iberville Parish line — 22.7 miles and at least 34 minutes from the zoo’s present […]

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President Must Declare War on Media

The media smells blood in the Potomac River. They sense the President they hate could be removed from office. Never mind that he won a landslide, winning electoral votes in 31 states. The media hate the President’s agenda and they hate that he defied their wishes and expectations by winning last November. What has happened […]

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Why We Urge ‘No’ Vote On Five Tax Proposals

On Tuesday night, the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish met to discuss the five tax proposals on the Dec. 10 election ballot. Four of the propositions would impose new local property taxes and hereby increase existing taxes  by more than $660 million. A fifth proposal would renew the 1/2-cent […]

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City of Central Has Never Shined More Brightly

Despite the greatest tragedy in the history of Central, the people of this community have survived.  Many thousands have lost their homes and even now are without a permanent dwelling. Most of the losses were uninsured and will not be reimbursed by anyone. Yet, the people of this community have demonstrated an indominable spirit.  They […]

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