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Settlement at Shoe Creek Breaks Ground

Ground-breaking ceremonies were held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 for The Settlement on Shoe Creek, a 150-acre traditional neighborhood development on Sullivan Road/Central Thruway across from the Wal-Mart Super Center. Developer Prescott Bailey said the project will blend more than 479 home sites, 250 apartments, 100 assisted living units, numerous parks, and more than 150,000 square […]

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Luc Alexander, Shake  With Alexander Luc!

Luc Alexander, Shake With Alexander Luc!

At Central Middle School open house, Jolice Provost of Central City News had her son Luc Alexander Provost in tow when a Central High senior came in the door with her sixth grade brother and asked for instructions.  The young lady looked at Luc’s schedule and asked, “Is that his name?”  Jolice replied, “Yes it […]

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Istrouma High Class of 1964 Holds 50-Year Class Reunion, Remembers

Istrouma High Class of 1964 Holds 50-Year Class Reunion, Remembers

More than 200 surviving members of the Istrouma High School Class of 1964 gathered for their 50-year reunion July 11-12 at Holiday Inn South in Baton Rouge. Activities began with an informal reception Friday night and ended with a formal banquet on Saturday. During the banquet, the group lit candles honoring 72 of their classmates […]

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Istrouma Lives Again at NBR Reunion

Istrouma Lives Again at NBR Reunion

Every year on the second Thursday of July, Istrouma High School lives again, as graduates from the 1940’s to 1980’s gather at The Atrium downtown to celebrate their heritage.They are joined by graduates from Redemptorist, Glen Oaks, Baker, and Central who come to renew old friendships and reminisce about life in a world that no […]

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John Chauvin Press Box at Southeastern

John Chauvin Press Box at Southeastern

— Everybody who visits the Red Stick Farmers Market knows Francis Chauvin.  She’s the friendly lady from Hammond who bakes the best pies.  She’s also bright-eyed and eager to tell the latest news from Hammond, Ponchatoula, and the Florida Parishes. But not many who visit the farmers’ market know that Francis Chauvin is much more […]

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Trapped in the Middle of Rouzan

Trapped in the Middle of Rouzan

In the legal system today, getting justice is slow, difficult, and expensive.  That is one of the lessons Danny Hoover and Dr. Bob Welch have learned during a lonely, seven-year struggle to have the Metro Council live by the laws it has written.  When the Hoovers and Welches found themselves enclosed by Tommy Spinosa’s Rouzan […]

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Nathan Reynerson Gets a Little Taste of Southern [African] Hospitality

Nathan Reynerson Gets a Little Taste of Southern [African] Hospitality

Growing up in South Louisiana comes with certain expectations when you travel to other parts of the world. We strive to treat our guests with “Southern hospitality,” making sure they eat good food, experience the local culture, and have a good time doing it. Having been to 15 different countries all over the world, I […]

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BR Attorney Who Defeated CH2MHill, Saved Ralph Washington, Halted Rouzan

BR Attorney Who Defeated CH2MHill, Saved Ralph Washington, Halted Rouzan

What are the odds? A small town newspaper takes on a $6 billion international corporation over access to public records. The small town newspaper wins! A black city councilman is sued by the Louisiana Board of Ethics for allegedly making false statements on his qualifying form.  The Board asked that he be disqualified from running […]

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Courage Under Fire Is Nothing New for the Mayor Pro-Tem, Ralph Washington

Courage Under Fire Is Nothing New for the Mayor Pro-Tem, Ralph Washington

The effort last week to target Central Mayor Pro-Tem Ralph Washington and have him removed from the April 5 election ballot is something many in Central are still contemplating. Why was he targeted for supposedly failing to pay a questionable $100 fine from the Board of Ethics for late filing of a campaign finance report […]

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Surviving Stalin’s Labor Camps of WWII

Surviving Stalin’s Labor Camps of WWII

Author Miriam Roza Bensman survived persecution, destruction, and death under the Nazis and again under the Russian Communists.  But her greatest fear is that she sees it happening all over again in the United States. Bensman told her story to the East Baton Rouge Republican Women’s Club at Drusilla Seafood last Thursday.  Now a resident […]

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