Former State National Life Insurance building downtown sold to NOLA investor

The former State National Life Insurance building in downtown Baton Rouge has been sold to a New Orleans-based investor.
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Bernhard group, Enwave poised to share LSU energy contract

The LSU Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Tuesday, at which it is expected to announce that the two entities competing for a lucrative energy services deal for the main Baton Rouge campus have reached an agreement to share the contract.

Unglesby withdraws as plaintiff in suit challenging St. George incorporation

Veteran Baton Rouge defense attorney Lewis Unglesby is no longer a plaintiff in Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s lawsuit challenging the incorporation of the prospective city of St. George.

MasteryPrep sees market opportunities after investing in virtual instruction

Baton Rouge-based MasteryPrep is adapting to a changing U.S. education market by banking on virtual standardized test preparation services.

Baton Rouge jewelers see glittering sales

From increased spending on engagement rings to consumer preferences trending toward customization, Baton Rouge’s jewelers are seeing a boon in business.

Frustrations in Baton Rouge mount as thousands still without power

An estimated 30,000 residents and businesses in the Capital Region remain without power this afternoon, more than 48 hours after losing electricity during Monday’s ice storm, and patience is starting to wear thin.

EBR environmental services department planning operations facility

The East Baton Rouge Parish Department of Environmental Services aims to open a 27,000-square-foot operations facility on Florida Boulevard. The department wants to renovate and add space for “offices and service shops” at a vacant building that once belonged to an All Star Nissan dealership.

Most Baton Rouge hotels at or near capacity due to power outages

As power outages swept through Baton Rouge, many of the city’s hotels have experienced a surge in occupancy.

Alford: Sales tax issues also on Legislature’s agenda

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Marie Constantin: Capturing litter could prevent flooding

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Riegel: The cost of Baton Rouge ignoring its stormwater problems

Baton Rouge may be upset about its litter problem but it seems to be ignoring an even bigger problem—our Stormwater Management Program which is out of EPA compliance.

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