Key Club Builds Future Community Leaders

One of the major goals of the new Istrouma Kiwanis Club will be to launch and mentor a new Key Club for Istrouma High School.  For many years, Istrouma had one of the most active and successful Key Clubs in the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District. The former club operated for more than 60 years and provided […]

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Istrouma Football Team Spends Day With Central High Players, Coaches

Two weeks ago, the entire Istrouma High football team got on a school bus and rode to Central High, where they spent most of a day, observing an A school (as determined by the State Department of Education) and making new friends. The Istrouma athletes were paired up with boys who play the same position […]

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John Schroder Is Republican Candidate for State Treasurer

The pundits see Rep. John Schroder of Covington as a shoo-in to be elected State Treasurer against a relatively unknown Democratic candidate in the Nov. 18 runoff election, but Schroder does not see it that way at all. In an interview, Schroder said, he’s running scared. With an extremely low turnout expected statewide but a runoff […]

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Elect City Judge Nov. 18

Two Republican attorneys are scrambling to get voters to turn out and vote on Saturday, Nov. 18 in the special election for City Judge from a district in South Baton Rouge. The candidates are Assistant District Attorney Chris Hester and 19th Judicial District clerk Judy Moore Vendetto. They led in the Oct. 14 primary over […]

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LSU Football Players of 1950’s to 1970’s Meet Twice a Year to Fellowship and Reminisce

Twice a year, the greats and near-greats of LSU football from the 1950’s to 1970’s gather for a reunion.  It’s a time for the players to see one another, reminisce, and tell stories, “some of which are actually true,” according to Mark Lumpkin, who organizes the event. Lumpkin was the leading scorer on the LSU […]

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How Central Schools Can Be No. 1 in State

The Central Community School Board made a great decision in selecting Dr. Jason Fountain to become Central’s next Superintendent of Schools.  It is unfair to compare him to Supt. Mike Faulk whose vision and commitment to integrity took the Central school system from an idea to reality and made it one of the two or […]

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Coach Hill Left Legacy in Family, Students

Derrell V. Hill went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. He was born October 16, 1948 in Hammond. He was a member of Zoar Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and deacon. Derrell Hill was a 1966 graduate of Woodlawn High School and a graduate of LSU. […]

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Istrouma Football Team Spends Day with Central High Players, Coaches

Two weeks ago, the entire Istrouma High football team got on a school bus and rode to Central High, where they spent most of a day, observing an A school (as determined by the State Department of Education) and making new friends. The Istrouma athletes were paired up with boys who play the same position […]

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Special Election Saturday

A low turnout is expected this Saturday, Oct. 14 when Louisiana voters have the opportunity to fill a number of vacancies in state and local offices. Here in East Baton Rouge Parish,  all voters can help elect a new State Treasurer and vote on constitutional amendments.  In addition, some voters can have a say in […]

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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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