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The House of Delusions Is Cheap to Build, But Drafty to Live in and Ready at Any Instant to Fall

The House of Delusions Is Cheap to Build, But Drafty to Live in and Ready at Any Instant to Fall

“The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in, and ready at any instant to fall.” — A. E. Housman If we are going to learn from the recent election and not repeat our mistakes in the future, we have to be honest with ourselves and not blindly repeat our own […]

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Proposition Will Give Central Share of Funds From Industry

East Baton Rouge Parish voters will face a proposition on the Nov. 21 election ballot to amend a section of the City Parish Plan of Government. While the ballot language is a bit confusing, the actual change in law is small and completely justified. The area of the parish north of Chippewa and west of […]

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Two Races That Really Matter Nov. 21

Two Races That Really Matter Nov. 21

Two races that could be very close in the election on Saturday, Nov. 21 are Louisiana’s Attorney General and here in the Florida Parishes, the Louisiana Board of Elementary or Secondary Education, or BESE. Because the races could be close, your vote is particularly important. Here’s our take on the two races: Attorney General — […]

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Two Races That Really Matter This Saturday

Two Races That Really Matter This Saturday

BY WOODY JENKINS, Editor, Capital City News BATON ROUGE — Two races that could be very close in the election on Saturday, Nov. 21 are Louisiana’s Attorney General and here in the Florida Parishes, the Louisiana Board of Elementary or Secondary Education, or BESE. Because the races could be close, your vote is particularly important. […]

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Reign of the Cynics

Reign of the Cynics

As a sophomore at Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge, I listened to our principal, Little Fuzzie Brown, on the loudspeaker in the morning and at our school assemblies.  He told us, “You attend the greatest school in this state, and you have the responsibility of keeping it that way.  You have to take the […]

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Buddy Caldwell Has Solid Conservative Record

Buddy Caldwell Has Solid Conservative Record

In 2011, Ed Gillespie, then the chairman of the Republican National Committee approached Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and asked him to switch from Democrat to Republican.  Gillespie told Caldwell that their research indicated that he was one of the most conservative Attorneys General in the United States — far more conservative than the average […]

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Bob Furlow Was Great Representative of NBR

Bob Furlow Was Great Representative of NBR

Over the past 50 years or so, few people have been better representatives of North Baton Rouge than Bob Furlow, the 1958 Istrouma grad and silver-tongued radio newsman and disc jockey at WLCS who was the No. 1 radio personality in this market in the 1960’s.  He went on to have a successful career in […]

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What Seems So Certain Seldom Is That Way

What Seems So Certain Seldom Is That Way

I’m always so amazed when someone says a particular thing is going to happen or a certain candidate is going to be elected or a certain calamity is about to befall us.  One of the things I’ve learned in life is that no can predict the future with any accuracy and that what seems so certain […]

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10th Anniversary of City of Central July 11

10th Anniversary of City of Central July 11

BATON ROUGE – The City of Central will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, July 11.  Central Mayor Jr. Shelton has planned a great day of family activities.  Things will kick off at 11 a.m. at BREC’s Lovett Road Park, where there will be food, entertainment, inflatables, face painting, and fire trucks.  At 6 p.m., […]

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Predictions on St. George, BRCC in Central

Predictions on St. George, BRCC in Central

Here are some predictions on the proposed City of St. George: Prediction #1. The supporters of St. George will turn in enough signatures to the Registrar of Voters, and the petition will be certified. Prediction #2. Mary Olive Pierson will file suit on behalf of the Metro Council to keep the vote on incorporation from […]

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