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Still in the family

Still in the family

In April 1954, a Pak-a-Sak convenience store manager in Baton Rouge named Jay Prothro got the itch to open his own business. The married young father didn't know what kind of venture to launch; he was simply driven by the idea of entrepreneurship.

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

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

Shaq Inc.

Shaq Inc.

More than two decades ago, a 7-foot-1-inch basketball star with a lopsided grin, a sense of humor and a tenacious business drive attempted to walk into LSU professor Joe Hair's principles of marketing class and got stuck.

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

PBS documentary on St. George draws mixed reactions

PBS documentary on St. George draws mixed reactions

While city of St. George supporters say a 30-minute PBS Frontline documentary airing Tuesday evening on the incorporation effort and its effect on public schools in the Baton Rouge area focused too much on racial and socio-economic issues,...

DATE: July 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'Daily Report' Week in Review: New annexation requests roll in, BR asks judge to dismiss suit over annexations already OK'd and much more

This week saw several new requests for annexation into Baton Rouge that could take away land—and tax revenues—from the proposed city of St. George. Daily Report first

DATE: July 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

'Daily Report' Week in Review: New annexation requests roll in, BR asks judge to dismiss suit over annexations already OK'd and much more

This week saw several new requests for annexation into Baton Rouge that could take away land—and tax revenues—from the proposed city of St. George. Daily Report first

DATE: July 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

New BR annexation requests total at least 300 acres

The three new annexation requests the City of Baton Rouge received for land located along River Road late Wednesday afternoon total at least 300 acres and are collectively valued at $216,500, according to the annexation petition. As Daily...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Entrepreneur: Edward 'Sandy' Comeaux

If you want to know what welders want in a cap, just ask them. That's what Edward "Sandy" Comeaux did back in 1973. As Business Report details in its new Entrepreneur feature on Comeaux, he was a sales rep then, supplying workwear to stores...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

St. George proponents say annexation of L'Auberge wouldn't derail petition, budget

Although L'Auberge Casino & Hotel officials haven't requested the River Road site be annexed into the City of Baton Rouge, proponents of the city of St. George incorporation effort say they're prepared for such a request eventually now that

DATE: July 08, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

The standoff

The standoff

Midway through a year that has been somewhat defined by the debate over efforts to incorporate a new city of St. George from a mostly white, middle-class section of unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish, supporters of the movement have yet to...

DATE: July 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

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