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Louisiana Supreme Court Recognizes City of St. George

Nearly five years after the voters of the proposed City of St. George voted to incorporate, the Louisiana Supreme Court gave them a historic victory. On Friday, April 26, 2024, in a 4-3 decision, the high court dismissed the suit filed by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and ruled organizers of the proposed city had met […]

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How a Prominent Civil Rights Leader, Acie Belton, Set in Motion St. George

 People in Baton Rouge should open their minds to the idea of incorporating the new City of St. George, especially when we realize how it all got started. In Louisiana, any community of 300 or more people anywhere in the state outside an incorporated municipality has the right to file a petition calling for an […]

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St. George Leader To Use St. George Knight as Symbol

In honor of St. George, the patron saint of England, the St. George Leader has adopted as its symbol a St. George knight who carries a shield bearing the St. George Cross. When East Baton Rouge Parish was settled, the first Catholic parish was St. Joseph Catholic Church in downtown Baton Rouge.  The second Catholic […]

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Yes for St. George!

Voters in the southeast part of East Baton Rouge Parish went to the polls in near record numbers on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, and gave a resounding ‘Yes’ to a proposal to create the new City of St. George. A total of 32,285 voters cast their ballots and gave a 54-46 victory to incorporation. For […]

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Message to Graduates from Across Time

In May 1913, Pearl Elizabeth Felps walked to the podium as the valedictorian of the first graduating of the new Central High School, located at the corner of Canal (now Hooper) and Sullivan roads. A copy of her speech was discovered in 2009 and given to the Central City News. It is a timeless message […]

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President George Bush As I Knew Him

The news that President Bush died put a lump in my throat as I began to remember all the many kindnesses he bestowed on my wife Diane and me and our family. He was a true and faithful friend! One of my favorite times was our trip with President Bush to Honduras in 1998 to […]

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Istrouma High-Bogalusa Rivalry in Words Of Bogalusa Students, Fans 60 Years Later

News that Istrouma High’s return to varsity football will begin with Bogalusa High next September is sure to bring back lots of memories from alumni of both Istrouma High and Bogalusa High. The rivalry between Istrouma in Baton Rouge and the Bogalusa High Lumberjacks spanned more than 30 years. For much of that time, they […]

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The Challenge of Istrouma High

Editor’s Note: Istrouma High School, once the largest high school in Louisiana and one of the most outstanding, fell on hard times a few years ago.  It was declared a failing school and was taken over by the State of Louisiana. Unfortunately, the State too failed and decided to close the school permanently four years […]

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How a Prominent Civil Rights Leader, Acie Belton, Set in Motion St. George

People in Baton Rouge should open their minds to the idea of incorporating the new City of St. George, especially when we realize how it all got started. In Louisiana, any community of 300 or more people anywhere in the state outside an incorporated municipality has the right to file a petition calling for an […]

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Former Gov. Roemer Pens Autobiography

Buddy Roemer represented Louisiana for eight years in the United States Congress before being elected Governor in 1987. He served one term as governor before Edwin Edwards returned to power in 1991. In 2012, Roemer briefly ran for President. Over the years, the former governor built a prominent bank and mostly stayed out of politics. […]

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