In 1999, John Georges went into the tugboat business. It was unchartered territory for him. Though he had a successful wholesale distribution company and a thriving video poker business, offshore maritime was a totally new ballgame. The business was...
DATE: May 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
"After a lifetime in the shadows of its culinarily renowned neighbors, Louisiana's capital city is finally cooking," reads the opening of a new profile of Baton Rouge in Garden & Gun magazine. The piece is written by former Baton Rouge...
DATE: April 01, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Among the buildings on the list of state-owned properties the Jindal administration is planning to sell to help balance next year's budget is Baton Rouge's so-called oldest skyscraper—the 12-story State Office Building at 150 N. Third Street,...
DATE: February 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
While Louisiana is one of just six states in the U.S. with more jobs now than before the recession—and just experienced a banner year in economic development—LED Secretary Stephen Moret says the best is yet to come.
DATE: February 04, 2013 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
Roger Wilder III is a self-made man with boundless energy. He keeps busy running the 11 Smoothie King franchises he owns in the Capital Region. In his spare time, he works to improve public education in the community through a partnership his...
DATE: November 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: FortyUnder40
Slow Food Baton Rouge’s Slow Food Socials allow guests to enjoy delicious fare while meeting new people that are passionate about supporting local, sustainable agriculture. The next social begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1,...
DATE: October 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: (AR) Lagniappe
More than 60 years have passed since voters approved the consolidation of city-parish government and expansion of Baton Rouge's city limits to 30 square miles. Over that span, another 107 annexations have been approved and Baton Rouge's city limits...
DATE: October 09, 2012 | CATEGORY: Real Estate Weekly
In a letter dated Thursday, Gov. Bobby Jindal urges the IATSE—the largest entertainment industry union—and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to designate Baton Rouge a "production center." The designation would make...
DATE: August 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Baton Rouge is not alone in being a medium-sized city combating a rising murder rate, as The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend on its front page, focusing on the March shooting of Silas Gibbs Jr., a former star Clinton running...
DATE: August 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
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