Caught You adminBusinessman W.T. Winfield of WTAA Engineers in Baton Rouge spent the past week visiting with longstanding friends in the public servant sector, including council members LaMont Cole, Donna Collins Lewis, Tara Wicker, and Chauna Banks. “Since I do not have an opportunity to get out too often it was really great to get caught up on what is going on or coming up in our beloved city,” Winfield said.Read more »
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Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Willie Ward, from Baton Rouge, loosens bolts on a re-reeving machine to prepare for landing cable replacement on USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck. John C. Stennis is underway conducting proficiency and sustainment training. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cole C. Pielop)Read more »
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Greenwell Springs library technician Keith Cooper was watching a movie,”The Barbershop,” when the idea for a community barber day came to him.
“Knowing how our branch manager Ms. Geralyn Davis is a huge proponent of our going into the community and becoming a part of its fabric, I thought to approach her about our doing our own Back To School Free Haircut Session,” Cooper explained. Not knowing to expect he created flyers and enlisted the support of his co-workers Natoria Ingram, Javia Lazard and Nicole Wilson.
Barbers from Upper Cuts, Classic Cuts, and Latinos Barbershop joined the team to provide dozens of free hair cuts to boys for school and men for job interviews on Aug. 9 at the library.
“I could not have been more pleased by the turnout and response from the locals,” Cooper said.
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BOGALUSA – Students, volunteers and elected officials celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, by giving back to the community.
They converged on the Robert Hicks Civil Rights Museum to begin remodeling. Former NBA player Nikita Wilson (at left), Valeria Hicks, Edward “Shaka” Butler, and Barbara Collins Hicks show a woodcarving created by Butler and donated to the museum.Read more »
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The Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalist president Michelle McCalope, vice president Gerron Jordan, secretary Gheni Platenburg, secretary, and treasurer Kelli Palmer, along with a dozen members and LSU faculty met with New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet, Nov. 30, at Louie’s Cafe.Read more »
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The Capitol Senior High Class of 1967 members celebrate their 65th birthday at their annual Christmas gathering in style with a formal affair at Lake House Reception Center on December 20, 2014. During the event Beverly R. Pitcher was crowned Queen and Frank James crowned King. Pictured left to right are: Bottom row: Queen Beverly R. Pitcher, King Frank James Upper row: Raymond Johnson, Gwendolyn M. Guillory, Deloris R. Gray, Patsy F. Parker, Lyndell C. Brown, Willie White. (Photographer: Cleveland Brown)Read more »
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CAUGHT YOU: J.K. Haynes Charter School math teachers challenge participants during the school’s showcase and back to school supply giveaway, July 27. The new middle school is located at the old Banks Elementary, 2401 72nd Ave., in Scotlandville. See more photos on The Drum facebook page.Read more »