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Central Community School Board Unlikely to Oppose ITEP Application by Custom Metal

Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Extension Program (ITEP)was begun in 1974. Since then, it has brought billions of dollars in new investment to the State of Louisiana. Under the program, industry submits proposals to the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry for approval.  If approved, 80 percent of property taxes can be abated for a period of […]

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Chamber of East Baton Rouge Reviews Alternatives to DOTD’s Plans for I-10

The people of the Capital Region need to wake up, according to the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish. If they do not, Baton Rouge will face a man-made disaster from which it may never recover. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is pushing forward with a plan that will keep Baton […]

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Treads & Care Tire Co. Now in Central

Devin Holley has opened Treads & Care at the corner of Hooper and Park Place Drive near the BREC ball park. Treads & Care is a family tradition begun by Devin’s dad in 1971. They had a popular location at Florida and Wooddale. Devin sold his Baton Rouge locations of the business in 2016 but […]

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LPA Honors Central City News Staff With 12 First Place Awards for News, Ads

The Central City News and other community newspapers published by Community Press, LLC, once again dominated the Better Newspaper Awards competition conducted by the 110 newspapers of the Louisiana Press Association. The Central City News group, which also includes the Istrouma Journal in North Baton Rouge and the St. George Leader in the new City […]

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Plant World Helps Bring Normalcy to Area Families

Declared an “essential business” because of its product line, Plant World at 10131 Greenwell Springs Rd., is doing a land office business. Founded more than 52 years ago by Gary and Mary Chapman, Plant Road is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week through May. During the flood of 2016, Plant […]

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Central Businesses Innovate to Stay Alive

Most businesses in Central are under an emergency order from the Governor to close their doors. Other types of businesses were deemed by the Governor to be “essential” and can remain open.  Both whether they are deemed essential or not, many businesses in Central are finding unusual ways to continue to serve their customers. Dr. […]

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Dr. LoBue Opens Luxury Boarding

 Dr. Tony LoBue has greatly expanded his veterinary practice with the opening a new state-of-the-art luxury pet boarding facility and day care center. Located behind Crossroads Animal Hospital, the new facility is a separate building, which provides some rather impressive services. Kennels and pet boarding facilities are notorious for their odor, but a tour of […]

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Jack Hood Jewelers Comes to Central

Jack Hood opened Jack Hood Jewelers on Florida Boulevard nearly 40 years and developed a thriving business based not so much on selling jewelry but on designing and creating unique, world class jewelry unsurpassed in the Baton Rouge market. Nearly 90 percent of all jewelry sold in the world is manufactured in China, India, Europe, […]

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3rd Annual Tasting: Pass-a Dozen

 Pass-A-Dozen Tamales will hold its 3rd Annual Tasting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at Ste G in Oak Point Plaza Wanda Pass will serve her famous Louisiana Mississippi Delta Tamales, shrimp and crab corn chowder, and seafood gumbo.  Her mother, Verdi, is known for serving broccoli hollandaise. Other featured items […]

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Chamber EBR Recommends Priorities for Next Mayor-President and Metro Council Members

In 2012, a handful of small business owners created the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish. It was intended to be a conservative, free enterprise voice for small business owners throughout the parish. Today, more than 300 small business owners participate in the activities of the ChamberEBR. The “new” Chamber has often found […]

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