Construction on south branch library in Rouzan expected to begin in early 2021

The team working on the planned library in Rouzan is asking the Metro Council to approve a contract for its preferred architectural design team, and hopes to start construction in early 2021.
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The future of higher education in Louisiana is an educated guess

Colleges and universities across Louisiana are dealing with the harsh financial realities of a pandemic while also charting a path into an uncertain future.
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The Bluffs golf course goes back to previous owner; major renovations underway

The neighborhood-based group that bought The Bluffs on Thompson Creek Golf & Conference Resort in St. Francisville has transferred the property back to its previous owner.

News alert: Trader Joe’s panhandler ‘unarmed, out of arm’s reach’ when fatally shot, police...

A 61-year-old panhandler was “unarmed and out of arm’s reach” of 24-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed him Saturday evening in the parking lot outside Trader Joe’s on Perkins Road.

Dismukes: Hurricane Laura’s impact on petrochemical industry likely to be minor

Though it’s too early to determine the extent of the damage Hurricane Laura wreaked on the southwest Louisiana communities where it made landfall, the state’s petrochemical industry is well-prepared to weather massive storms and likely will emerge relatively unscathed, says David Dismukes, executive director at LSU Center for Energy Studies.

Baton Rouge hotels filling up with evacuees, first responders

The Capital Region’s beleaguered hospitality industry is getting an unexpected boost from those fleeing the path of the approaching storm. Local hotels were nearing 100% occupancy this morning and were expected to be at full capacity by late today.

With Wicker out of Baton Rouge mayor’s race, who benefits?

The Louisiana Supreme Court’s decision today to uphold a lower court ruling that disqualifies outgoing Metro Council member Tara Wicker from the Baton Rouge mayor’s race likely benefits incumbent Mayor Sharon Weston Broome more than any of the other six candidates in the crowded field, according to political experts.

The rise of B1BANK

b1BANK over the past 14 years has grown from de novo launched in Baton Rouge to Louisiana’s second-largest community institution.




JR Ball: You win 2020, I surrender

2020—with the last straw being Hurricane Laura—is fast-becoming the worst year ever ... then again, LSU did win the college football national title.

Riegel: Anger and stress in a time of uncertainty in Baton Rouge

We're emotionally cratering under the strain of a pandemic, a hurricane, social unrest and a presidential race, writes Editor Stephanie Riegel.

Publisher: What’s changed since the 2000 Baton Rouge mayor’s race?

The questions facing this year's candidates for Baton Rouge mayor are the same as those who ran for the office in 2000. When will they be answered?

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