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The Bonfire and Other Secrets from Dr. Laycock’s Goodwood Plantation

[NOTE: After more than 160 years in the possession of only two families, Goodwood Plantation in Baton Rouge has been sold to developer Michael Hogstrom, who plans to preserve and restore the home and build 48 high-end homes on the property] By Woody Jenkins As a boy, I was always fascinated by Goodwood Plantation, sitting […]

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Business Prepares for Special Session

Small business owners involved in the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish heard from state legislators about their plans for the Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature scheduled for Feb. 13-22.  After legislators outlined their proposals, the business owners had their say, calling for smarter use of highway dollars on small projects, instead […]

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Mike Gaudet Elected to Fill Vacancy on School Board

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted 5-3 to choose Mike Gaudet to fill the vacancy left by the election of Barbara Freiberg to the Metro Council. Gaudet is a conservative Republican. Gaudet, who retired as division vice president of Albermarle, earned a B.S. in chemical engineering and MBA from LSU. He worked in […]

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Istrouma High to Reopen

One of Supt. Warren Drake’s commitments to the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board when he applied for his job was that he would oversee the rebirth of Istrouma High School. Istrouma had once been the largest high school in the state and a mecca of academic and athletic success. But several years ago, the […]

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