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LPA Honors St. George Leader’s Staff With 12 First Place Awards for News, Ads

The St. George Leader and other community newspapers published by Community Press, LLC, once again dominated the Better Newspaper Awards competition conducted by the 110 newspapers of the Louisiana Press Association. The Community Press, LLC group, which also includes the Central City News in the City of Central and its startup publications, the Istrouma Journal […]

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Flood of 2016 Presented Greatest Challenge

The Great Flood of August 2016 swept into North Baton Rouge with a vengeance, flooding areas that had never flooded and areas that everyone agreed would never flood. One of those areas was Winbourne at Airline.  Hi Nabor Supermarket got three to four feet of water, which devastated the store. Without flood insurance, the Crifasi […]

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Hi Nabor Continues a Family Tradition

Sam Crifasi’s father Dominic immigrated to America from Italy and started a fruit stand to provide for his wife, five boys, and three girls. Sam worked in the family businesses. A practicing Catholic, Sam fell in love with a Southern girl named Mary Lou Jacocks, who was Protestant. She converted, they married and started having […]

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Greatest Generation Still Going Strong

The greatest generation still lives! Here in Baton Rouge, that generation is epitomized by the Crifasi family. Their mother and father immigrated from Italy in the early 1900’s. Of the five boys and three girls, six are still alive, including five who reside in the Baton Rouge. They range in age from 83 to 100. […]

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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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Dr. Josh Parker Begins Orthodontics Practice

Dr. Josh Parker of Parker Orthodontics was born and raised in Baton Rouge. He graduated from Central Private High School and received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from LSU. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the LSU School of Dentistry. While in school, Dr. Parker was a member of several honor […]

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Dr. Tony LoBue Gets New Associate

Dr. Daniellé White has joined the staff at Crossroads Animal Hospital, led by Dr. Tony LoBue, local veterinarian and former Central City Councilman. Dr. White graduated from Biloxi High School in Biloxi, MS, in 2003. She attended Mississippi State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 2008. After completing her undergraduate […]

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Galen, Angela Iverstine to Bring Products From Their St. Helena Farm to Tables of BR

In 2009, Central High School grad Galen Iverstine earned his degree in political science from LSU and considered three options — military service, law school, or graduate school.  During a school project, he became aware of the environmental, social, and economic impact of today’s industrialized food system and how it has marginalized family farms over […]

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Agriculture: Backbone of Louisiana Economy

Agriculture: Backbone of Louisiana Economy

In Washington, Ronnie Anderson is recognized as the leader of one of Louisiana’s largest and most influential organizations — the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation. But at his place in East Feliciana Parish just north of Zachary, Anderson looks like just another cow hand, as he herds cattle, drives them into holding pens, and then helps […]

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Crosstown Busing Still in Full Swing

Crosstown Busing Still in Full Swing

Some people in Baton Rouge think that when the U.S. Department of Justice ended its consent order over public schools in East Baton Rouge Parish that busing in the parish also ended.  But busing has not ended. Case in point: Woodlawn Middle School. The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board — not the federal courts […]

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