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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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Three GOP Councilmen Join Dems In Effort to Kill City of St. George

Three GOP Councilmen Join Dems In Effort to Kill City of St. George

Three Republican Metro Councilmen joined all five Democrats on the Council in an effort to kill the proposed City of St. George, even before voters have the chance to go to the polls on whether to incorporate. John Delgado, Trae Welch, and Scott Wilson voted to hire local attorney Mary Olive Pierson to challenge the legality of […]

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Kip Holden Plan Identifies Key Needs for EBR

Kip Holden Plan Identifies Key Needs for EBR

Mayor-President Kip Holden has a new tax proposal, and it is far different from those he has offered in the past.  It is narrowly targeted to five specific needs in the parish and it excludes most of the frills the mayor has offered in the past. • New Mental Health Facility to provide 24-hour emergency […]

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