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Vranic Honored for Community Service

DEMCO CEO and General Manager John Vranic has been named Cooperative Leader of the Year for 2016 by the Louisiana Council of Farmer Cooperatives (LCFC). LCFC President Billy Gibson said Vranic received the honor primarily in recognition of his exemplary response to the Baton Rouge area flood of August 2016. The flood not only caused […]

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DEMCO’s 40th Annual Youth Tour Essay

Local high school students Megan Dedon, a home-schooler; Joseph Howard of Zachary High School; Rain Scott-Catoire of Central High School,  and Lisa Taylor of St. Joseph’s Academy each won an all-expense paid trip this coming June, to Washington, D.C. They were the four winners of the 40th Annual DEMCO Rural Electric Youth Tour Essay Contest. […]

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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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