Central City News, Istrouma Journal Merge TV, Internet to Cover Games

Woody Jenkins has been in the TV business most of the past 50 years. He worked at WAFB-TV as a young newsman in the 1960’s and later started more than a dozen small TV stations across the South. He still has an interest in WSTY-TV, Hammond and Baton Rouge. But Jenkins, who edits the Capital […]

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3 Republicans, No Dems Seek Seat on PSC

Three Republican candidates are seeking a seat on the Public Service Commission from a district that includes parts of Baton Rouge and Lafayette — former Rep. Damon Baldone, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Craig Greene, and former Rep. Lenar Whitney. All are running as conservative Republicans. No Democrats are in the race. The Republican Party of East […]

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Football Back at Istrouma

Istrouma High School played its first football in four years Wednesday night and did it in style, defeating Tara 32 to 7 at the Tara High field. It was an impressive showing for an Istrouma team that only received pads last week and jerseys the day before the game. Istrouma scored most of its points […]

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Investigative Reporters Explain Methods, Ethics Of Reporting Most Difficult, Controversial Stories

Four Baton Rouge reporters and editors explained the details of investigative journalism to members of the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish at Café Américain. And they had some advice for those who might someday be the target of their investigation. Speakers were Chris Nakamoto of WBRZ-TV, Andrea Gallo of The Advocate, Stephanie […]

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Supt. Drake to Stress Community Service

Students who play on athletic teams in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System will be required to participate in community service, according to a plan by parish schools Supt. Warren Drake. The plan is modeled after a program begun by Central High School head football coach Sid Edwards. Members of his football squad are […]

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Opponents of Moving Zoo Produce 15-Minute Video

Opponents of moving the Baton Rouge Zoo from its location near Baker have produced a 15-minute video explaining the advantages of keeping the zoo where it, while expanding recreational opportunities near the zoo. According to Coleman Brown, who represents the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish, their alternate plan includes: •    Provide a […]

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Flood Survivors Glean Lessons From Past Year

We asked our readers who survived the flood of August 2016 and its aftermath to tell us what they learned from the experience. Here’s what they said: Rhonda Badeaux Conrad That I put too much value on “things” and not enough on family! Sherry Kelley-Mack Don’t trust your insurance policy, agent, or provider! Rae Lyons […]

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Brandi Payne: How the Flood Changed Our Lives

My friend wanted a non-flooded comparison of Lawson’s touching front entrance photo. Doesn’t look too drastic until you look at the mailbox. Wow! This is about how it looked when we woke up. We were rescued by boat about three hours later. What a long wait! Cell phones not working, 911 not answering anymore, or […]

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Lessons from the Great Flood of August 2017

We asked our readers to tell us what they learned from the flood of August 2016 and past year of trying to recover from it. Their fascinating answers are found on Pages 4-7 and 10 of this newspaper. You probably won’t be able to put it down! But we also wanted to answer that question […]

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BR City Judge Candidates in Oct. 14 Election To Replace Judge Suzan Ponder Who Retired

CANDIDATES FOR CITY JUDGE (left to right) Whitney Higginbotham Green (R), Chris Hester (R), Carson Marcantel (R), Johnell Matthews (D), and Judy Moore Vendetto (R) will address the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish at 12 noon Tuesday, August 22 at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Hwy. They will joined by Democrat Janice Miller […]

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