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“During a time when our country was fighting for its life, the 1940’s was a time when everyone needed to pull together in unity for the sake of survival,” Jeannie Luckett-Director of Programs shares as she walks the corridor while narrating the differences between the COVID-19 pandemic and t… Read more

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Anna Johnson opens the line of communication between members, the communities, and businesses to get projects done. As a public affairs specialist with over 10 years of experience in both public and private sectors, Anna has experience in public relations consultation, team building, profess… Read more

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District Attorney Tony Clayton. reports that on Thursday, January 6, 2022, the following persons were convicted on the charges listed below and were sentenced accordingly: Read more

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NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana Supreme Court Clerk of Court John Tarlton Olivier, who in early 2021 announced his retirement, exited the magnificent Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Courthouse at 400 Royal Street for the last time as Clerk of Court on December 31, 2021. He served the Louisiana… Read more

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BATON ROUGE – Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to maintain health and safety concerning the latest surge of COVID-19 positive cases in Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) has suspended prisoner visitation indefinitely effective Janu… Read more

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The 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge has approved SafePoint Insurance Co.’s takeover of approximately 30,000 homeowners policies from two insolvent insurers, Access Home Insurance Co.and State National Fire Insurance Co., Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced last week. Read more

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NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard (LANG), at the direction of Gov. John Bel Edwards, continues to support various coronavirus missions around the state into 2022 as the new variant spreads. Read more

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(Left to Right) Rickey Decuir from Erwinville and Josh Comeaux from Lake Charles won the Ariat Series Team Roping Event in Las Vegas last December. They took home $260,000, Cactus Saddlery trophy saddles, Gist Silversmiths champion trophy buckles, H. Holden Bronzes, YETI tundra coolers, dinn… Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration is warning people of fraudulent coronavirus tests, vaccines and treatments. According to the Centers for Disease Control, since the arrival of the Omicron variant, the increase of testing for COVID-19 has become a concern. Scarcity often leads to potential… Read more

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Teachers whose schools are within a community served by PC Electric and whose students’ homes or parents’ businesses are served by the Cooperative are eligible for educational grants under an educational program sponsored by the Co-op. “One of our seven cooperative principals is Concern for … Read more

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In front of desk, Pam Walsh and Elisa Tubbs members of the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club, presented the January “To Brighten Your Day Plant” to Nancy Ward and Jim Bridges at the WBRP Library.  Read more

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One day after Christmas – in an event that seems particularly on-brand for 2021 – the world lost one of its living saints, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whose work in South Africa helped bring about the peaceful dismantling of the institutionally racist apartheid. Read more

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A busy year is in store for state lawmakers, with issues ranging from redistricting to transportation and juvenile justice, according to state Sen. Rick Ward. Read more

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This Christmas, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted 55 families with a total of 142 kids, which makes almost 40 more children assisted this year. Compared to 43 families and 104 kids last year. Read more

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PIONEER, La. – On Saturday, January 8, 2022, visitors to Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in a ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, earthworks and nature found in the park. This program begins at 10 a.m. and can take between 2 and 3 hours to complete the hike, dep… Read more

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BATON ROUGE  — Stores are not legally required to accept exchanges or give refunds, unless the merchandise was defective or misrepresented. While most retailers do offer refund and exchange programs, policies vary greatly from one store to another. But be sure to double check policies this h… Read more

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The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association (EBRMGA) will present talks on Roses and Super Plants on Tuesday, February 8th at the Main Branch Library (7711 Goodwood Boulevard). The talks are scheduled 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., are free, and open to the public. Seating is limited. Read more

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I found striking this past week the statement by Pres. Biden that there is no “federal solution” to the pandemic, making the point that a balance must now be struck between public health/social and economic considerations.  Read more

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This is   Tigey Wigey. He’s gentle around children, but has never met a dog before so that would be a new experience. All cats and kittens in the adoption program are examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated with age appropriate vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and micro-chipped prior to leaving… Read more

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BATON ROUGE   — The Louisiana Department of Health announces that 449 people in Louisiana are hospitalized with COVID-19 – a figure that has doubled in the last week. The last time we reported this many COVID-19 hospitalizations was mid-October, as we came down from our third and then-worst … Read more

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There are just two months left before the Louisiana legislature takes up redistricting, a process that will shape our state’s politics for the next decade. In preparation, Louisiana Progress and the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) ar… Read more

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An economic impact study released by Baton Rouge Community College reveals the college has a $300 million impact, or supports 4,520 jobs, annually in the greater Baton Rouge area. The study also found high returns on investment in BRCC, highlighting its value beyond a traditional educational… Read more