Vote before Mardi Gras: Early voting in a special south Baton Rouge Senate race starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Voters will be allowed to cast ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at four East Baton Rouge Parish locations: the governmental building on St. Louis Street, Clerk of Court’s branch office on Coursey Boulevard, the Secretary of State Archives Building on Essen Lane and the Office of Motor Vehicles in Baker. Early voting concludes Feb. 28 and all voting locations will be closed Sunday and Tuesday for Mardi Gras. The primary election for the Senate District 16 seat will be held March 7.
Monroe store only Louisiana location affected: S&K Famous Brands, the parent company of S&K Menswear, is set to close 30 stores across the U.S. Company officials say they will close the Monroe store, but keep locations in Tanger Outlet Mall and Lafayette open. S&K, which has about 135 stores, filed for bankruptcy early last week.