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  1. The sound of electric guitars billows for blocks, along with the booming thud of shuffling drums, every Friday evening on Port Allen’s north side.
  2. When integration came to East Baton Rouge in earnest 50 years ago, other parishes had already taken long steps to incorporate Black students into predominantly White school districts, though with varying degrees of success.
  3. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to award a contract to dig out and build a 1.5-mile segment of the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal as early as the end of November, agency officials said.
  4. High school athletic events, including the start of the football playoffs this weekend, will continue under Gov. John Bel Edwards' latest coronavirus restrictions, but they will happen under tighter capacity limits and social distancing measures that are now required.
  5. ZooLights open Friday at BREC Zo0