GONZALES — After a parish committee spent a month systematically picking apart Ascension Parish government's home rule charter for possible amendments, Parish Councilman Bill Dawson said Monday it's time to let "the elephant out of the room."
Monday, April 23, 2018
GONZALES — A pedestrian bridge over the river that runs through Gonzales, making some downtown streets one-way and adding pedestrian crossings are some of the suggestions from the U.S. Park Service for a walking/biking path around the city.
PRAIRIEVILLE — State highway officials said Monday a much anticipated closure of the Bluff Road overpass across Interstate 10 will start May 25 in Ascension Parish and last more than two months.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
PORT ALLEN — March 29 started out as a day brimming with hope for the Huggins family as they continued the next leg of their three-day journey from California to Florida, where dad Jeremiah Huggins had accepted a new job.
The longtime CEO of the Baton Rouge-area electric utility DEMCO received a contract extension this week as outside auditors continue their probe of vendor activities and whether the contractors have improper relationships with board members.
Friday, April 20, 2018
PORT ALLEN — The two candidates left standing for the April 28 runoff election for an open seat on the 18th Judicial District Court are each stressing their resumes and community ties as they try to convince voters they are the best person for the job.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
SPRINGFIELD — At the most rural schools in Livingston Parish, principals have to make hard choices about what classes they can offer with the limited number of teachers they can attract and afford.
This week's Spotlight Classroom features Zenobia Carter's pre-kindergarten class at Bains Lower Elementary School in St. Francisville. The students were asked:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts’ production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” includes cast and crew members from Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
As the United States entered World War II, 17-year-old Cornelius Dunn left his home in Denham Springs, lied about his age and joined the U.S. Army.
WALKER — During an April 9 meeting, Mayor Jimmy Watson and the City Council continued to gather information about how the city might be of assistance in the future construction of the Northshore Technical Community College, slated for an area on B…
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Yellow and Red Knight fought as the champion of nearly 100 screaming Baton Rouge student musicians and their supporters. He defeated the Black and Red Knight during the staged Medieval Times tournament, where knights fight for both prize and honor.
West Feliciana Head StartWest Feliciana Parish Early Head Start and Head Start programs are accepting applications. Required documents are birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization record, medical card, proof of residence (911 address …
Penny is young, but she's destined to change lives and assist the sick and hurting. She won’t go to nursing or medical school, but she could save lives. Her uniform will be a shiny coat, and her caring hands will not have opposable thumbs because …
ST. FRANCISVILLE — The West Feliciana Parish School Board unanimously approved a plan for spending money it expects to receive as a result of voters having passed the district’s tax renewals on March 24.
CLINTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved funding for repairs to two bridges in East Feliciana Parish damaged by the floods of August 2016, police jurors learned Tuesday.
Students interested in nursing got hands-on experience Friday during the Southern University School of Nursing's annual Simulation Day.
HAMMOND — The Greater Hammond Chamber invites members to a Just the Facts breakfast with Hammond Mayor Pete Panepinto on Thursday, April 26.
Fifteen high school seniors each received a $500 scholarships from the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce during its annual scholarship breakfast April 11 in Satsuma.
Receive free vascular ultrasounds and electrocardiogram screenings at Cardiovascular Institute of the South’s Wine and Wellness Event. It’s from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the clinic, 8401 Picardy Ave.
The Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana’s 2018 board of directors includes President Joan Alemán, Vice President Chad LeBlanc, Secretary Karen Lambert, Treasurer Stephen Estopiñál and board members Denise Lindsly, Gwen Hanna, Rose Marie…
Dr. Carroll Falcon presented a synopsis of his recent visit to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands to the Canary Islanders Heritage Society during its April 7 meeting.
State legislators recently welcomed members of more than 50 business, civic and education groups, including United Way of Louisiana and its chapters, to the State Capitol to receive information on why working families and employers want to restore…
Family medicine physician Dr. Kate Freeman has joined the staff of Ochsner Health Center-Summa, 9001 Summa Ave. She is accepting new patients.
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber has announced that applications for its fourth annual Teacher Externship program are open at brac.org/externship through May 9.
The St. George Golden Oaks welcomed guest speaker Wanda Chase, landscape architect with Imahara’s Landscape Co., as the guest speaker of the group’s April 9 meeting. Chase’s topic was "Timeless Gardens: How to Spend Less Time on the Hard Stuff and…
Black and white congregations unite in harmony for the 28th annual Sounds of CommUNITY concert at 4 p.m. April 29 at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive. A reception will follow.
New Venture Theatre will hold general auditions for its summer production of “The Wiz Jr.” at 1 p.m. May 5 at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, second floor, 427 Laurel St.