President Must Declare War on Media

The media smells blood in the Potomac River. They sense the President they hate could be removed from office. Never mind that he won a landslide, winning electoral votes in 31 states. The media hate the President’s agenda and they hate that he defied their wishes and expectations by winning last November. What has happened […]

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Mid-City Spot Shows Potential of BR Canals

In a state known for its waterways, it’s amazing how little recreational or commercial use is made of the system of drainage canals that wind through Baton Rouge. The canals such as Ward Creek, Hurricane Creek, and Jones Creek, are filled with rainwater and not sewerage, which has a separate drainage system. Most of the […]

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How EBR Legislators Voted on Key Issues

During the current session of the Louisiana Legislature, the House has voted on three controversial bills — HB 71 sanctuary cities (passed 63-32), HB 676 protections of historic monuments (passed 65-31) and HB 832 a $5.5 billion increase in state gasoline taxes (Ways & Means Committee only so far, passed 9-7). On sanctuary cities and […]

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New Principal at Istrouma

After being closed for the past three years, Istrouma High School in North Baton Rouge is undergoing a $24 million renovation program.  It will open Aug. 9, just in time for the school’s 100th anniversary. The new principal is Reginald Douglas, a veteran educator and currently principal at St. Helena College and Career Academy, where […]

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Gas Tax: $6 Billion Tab

Despite a massive state sales tax increase last year, and flood devastation which left many citizens struggling financially, the Louisiana Legislature is once considering a large tax increase. HB632 to raise gasoline taxes by 17 cents a gallon would raise $550 million a year from consumers, or more than $6 billion over the next 10 […]

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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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Grief Recovery Fundraiser April 27

On Thursday, April 27, the Grief Recovery Center will host the ninth annual Culinary Arts for Healing Hearts fundraiser, an evening of fine food, beverage sampling, and music by the Chris LeBlanc Band, from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $450 for tables […]

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D.A. Has Diverse Team of Prosecutors

In a parish that is only 51 percent white in registered voters, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore thinks it is essential that all segments of the community be represented in the DA’s office.  It’s essential to build trust, he told the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon meeting at Café Américain. “Nationally, only four […]

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Istrouma to Be Modern, High Tech School

The first Istrouma High Roundup last Saturday at Winbourne Elementary School drew parents and prospective students despite a severe thunderstorm. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System and the Istrouma Advisory Committee unveiled plans for a modern, high tech campus when Istrouma High School reopens this fall. The campus will house three schools — an […]

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