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Mr. Ronnie's Famous Hot Donuts to open in late May

Baton Rouge will get a new donut shop before summer. Rocky McMillan, director of franchise development with Mr. Ronnie's Famous Hot Donuts, says the Houma-based 24/7-donut stop will make its Baton...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Dine) Foodies

Plan in the works to bring golf back to former Oaks at Sherwood

Pickles Kelly, owner and operating manager of Caddyshack Driving Range, Bar & Grill, is working with the new owners of the former Oaks at Sherwood Golf Course to reopen the 18-hole course that closed abruptly last summer. "It's not a done deal by...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Metro Council to consider annexation of Celtic, Costco and SAIF next week

After months of dealing with paperwork and red tape, Celtic Studios will appear before the Metro Council next week to formally request to be annexed into the city of Baton Rouge. The studio, which sits partially in the city and partially in an...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Capitol Views: Union busting bill targets picketing

Following the lead of lawmakers in Michigan, Mississippi and elsewhere, state Sen. Barrow Peacock, R-Bossier City, is pushing legislation that would establish new rules and penalties for "mass picketing." In other states, unions are arguing that...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Our pick for lovely cheeks

Get a lit-from-within complexion any time of year with Ambient Lighting Blush by Hourglass. The powder provides a natural glow without noticeable streaks. Photoluminescent technology adds the perfect mix of color and depth. Six...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: (AR) Health & Beauty

2 BR gas stations among 100 Valero looking to sell

2 BR gas stations among 100 Valero looking to sell

The Valero gas stations at 7515 Perkins Road and 15138 Airline Highway are among 100 stations across nine states the company has put up for sale as it works to "optimize its network" of roughly 1,900 locations nationwide. Along with the Baton Rouge...

DATE: April 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Tight job market in US cities prompting higher pay

Companies across the U.S. are struggling to fill positions with metropolitan jobless rates below the 5.2% to 5.6% level the Federal Reserve regards as full employment nationally. As Bloomberg reports, competition for workers is prompting businesses...

DATE: April 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: LSU junior awarded Truman Scholarship … Feds announce plan to auction 21 million Gulf acres … Vitter says education would be his top priority as La. governor

Top honors: Baton Rouge native and LSU junior Marlee Pittman is among just 60 students nationwide this year to be awarded a Truman Scholarship. Pittman, an Honors College student, expects to graduate in May 2015, after which she...

DATE: April 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Land deals signal 'quicker pace' on Comite diversion project, attorney says

Larry Bankston, attorney for the Amite River Basin Commission, says the Comite River Diversion Canal Project—which Congress originally approved in 1992 to lower flood stages along the Amite and Comite rivers—is finally gaining some...

DATE: April 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Capitol Views: Bill to reduce government contracts by 10% lives to die another day

In what could be a modern-day record in legislative futility, a contract reduction bill championed by Treasurer John Kennedy was approved by the House Appropriations Committee today for the fifth year in a row. If history repeats itself, HB 142 by...

DATE: April 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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