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Delgado says he expects Roper to take new attorney position OK'd by council

While all the attention at Wednesday night's Metro Council meeting was focused on the heated debate over the so-called fairness ordinance, the council did tend to a handful of other noteworthy items. Among them: It voted 9-2 to create a new attorney...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Two warehouses on South Choctaw sell for $600,000

Dallas-based Purvis Industries, the parent company of several industrial service companies, has acquired two office warehouses on South Choctaw Drive, according to land records filed with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court. The...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

See local children perform in ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Take a trip to Never Land as participants in the Disney's Peter Pan Jr. musical production camp perform this weekend. The production, based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film, will be performed entirely by the young...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Family

Metro Council to consider banning firearms from City Hall

Among a number of high-profile issues before the Metro Council this week, the council will introduce Wednesday an amendment to the city-parish code of ordinances to bar possession of firearms or other weapons in the City Hall building, located at...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

LSU lakes need dredging to keep from returning to swampland, report says

The University and City Park lakes, as well as three of the four smaller lakes surrounding them, are too shallow and need to be deepened or they will eventually revert into swampland. That's according to the results of a study from Baton Rouge-based...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Library board to hire two consultants to evaluate potential south branch sites

The library board is expected to sign two contracts this week with firms that will help the board evaluate in more detail five potential sites for a new south Baton Rouge branch library. The contracts—one for a desktop engineering assessment,...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

City-parish closing in on completion of home buyouts near wastewater treatment plant

With the closing of five more properties last week, Baton Rouge has now completed about three-fourths of planned home buyouts as part of a plan to create a buffer zone around the North Baton Rouge Waste Water Treatment Plant. The most recent...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Watch 'em rise

Watch 'em rise

In 1972, a local restaurant owner named Frank Dedman Sr. made a life-changing decision. Eight years earlier, in 1964, he had opened a drive-in eatery that sold car-side burgers, po-boys and homemade ice cream.

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

'225 Dine': Cafeciteaux looks to bring quality coffee to BR

'225 Dine': Cafeciteaux looks to bring quality coffee to BR

Locals Christopher Peneguy and Stevie Guillory have been home-roasting coffee beans for a few years now. After surprising themselves with the results, they started eyeing the Baton Rouge market. "You couldn't buy what we were making," Peneguy tells...

DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Foster case shows how legacy lawsuits in La. come from 'inside'

In the second part of a series of stories, The Advertiser looks at the history of so-called legacy lawsuits in Louisiana and highlights a case involving former Gov. Mike Foster to show how plenty of legacy suits start with the property owners...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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