Repeal the Second Amendment! Says Democratic State Chairman

Controversy has been swirling around the chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party as a result of her call for the repeal of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. For advocates of the right to keep and bear, nothing could be more controversial. The Democratic official, Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, is not only state party […]

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White Democrats a Dying Breed in Louisiana

An analysis of voter registration in Louisiana since the 2000 Presidential Primary shows a remarkable decline in the number of white Democrats in the state. In fact, it would be fair to say white Democrats are fleeing the Democratic Party by the hundreds of thousands. While there has been modest growth in voter registration by […]

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Istrouma Lights Come on May 17 For Mentorship

The lights will come on once again for Istrouma High School football when Istrouma hosts Mentorship Academy for a spring game at 6:30 p.m. on May 17 at Tack Jackson Stadium at Istrouma. Istrouma was a perennial football champion, winning eight state championships in a 12-year period. But the school was closed permanently in 2014 […]

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Little Libraries Are Popping Up Everywhere

LITTLE LIBRARIES such as these on Capital Heights in front of Ingleside Methodist or Terrace at Camellia avenues give neighbors a chance to share their books and save a trip to the library.  If you’d like information on starting a Little Library, go to littlefreelibrary.org

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Mims, Jenkins Named Volunteers of Year In East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools

Dr. Jackie Mims and former Rep. Woody Jenkins have been named Volunteers of the Year for Public Schools in East Baton Rouge Parish by Supt. Warren Drake.  Drake praised the two leaders for their roles in helping to bring back Istrouma High School, which was closed for good by the state four years. Supt. Drake […]

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Long-Time Employee Buys Militello’s

Clyde Lawrence came to Baton Rouge from North Louisiana and began working at Militello’s Shoe Repair in 1976. Now he and his wife Jerri have purchased the business from the Militello family. Militello’s is located on Corporate Boulevard across from Whole Foods. Militello’s repairs and cleans men’s shoes. They also repair the heels of women’s […]

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Why Moving Zoo Is a Bad, Costly Idea

The Board of Commissioners of BREC is expected to meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 to consider whether to authorize the closing of the Baton Rouge Zoo south of Baker and construction of a new zoo on Airline Highway near the Ascension Parish line. The March 22 meeting will be held at BREC […]

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How a Prominent Civil Rights Leader, Acie Belton, Set in Motion St. George

People in Baton Rouge should open their minds to the idea of incorporating the new City of St. George, especially when we realize how it all got started. In Louisiana, any community of 300 or more people anywhere in the state outside an incorporated municipality has the right to file a petition calling for an […]

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Istrouma Kiwanis Works on Program Of Service in North Baton Rouge

The Istrouma Kiwanis Club, founded in November 2017, is busy pursuing its Program of Service for North Baton Rouge. The organization meets twice a month — on the first Monday of the month at 12 noon at Doe’s Eat Place on Government and on the third Monday at 5 p.m. in the Istrouma High Alumni […]

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St. George: Odds-on Favorite

When the movement to incorporate a new city in the southeast part of East Baton Rouge Parish began in earnest four years ago, it was given little chance of success by most elected officials, media, and business leaders. Today, quite the opposite is true. When organizers of St. George announced two weeks ago that they […]

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