Louisiana National Guard Soldiers of 927th Engineer Company (Sapper), 769th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, arrive home from Afghanistan at a welcome-home event at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Baton Rouge, La., August 23, 2014. The 927th, based in Baton Rouge, La., provided base defense and manpower in support of base closures in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

by By Spc. Joshua Barnett/ Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard’s 927th Engineer Company (Sapper), 769th Engineer Battalion, were greeted home by family, friends and fellow Guardsmen as they stepped off the plane at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Aug. 23.
Governor Bobby Jindal has signed a proclamation in support of September being designated as National Preparedness Month.

Laquincia Keyon Wilkerson, 19, of 4415 Heath Dr. in Baker was shot Aug. 28. (PHOTO/BPD)

by Stacy Gill/PLAINSMAN A shooting last Monday night in Baker is believed by detectives to have been in self-defense, said Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps.

Louisiana National Guard Soldiers of 927th Engineer Company (Sapper), 769th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, arrive home from Afghanistan at a welcome-home event at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Baton Rouge, La., August 23, 2014. The 927th, based in Baton Rouge, La., provided base defense and manpower in support of base closures in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Laquincia Keyon Wilkerson, 19, of 4415 Heath Dr. in Baker was shot Aug. 28. (PHOTO/BPD)

Dr. Oswald joins Regional Eye Center

Dr. Michael Roy Oswald, M.D. grew up in Central, lives in Baton Rouge and now works in Zachary at Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center. (PHOTO/Submitted)

Michael Roy Oswald, M.D., has joined Drs. Baron Williamson and Jason Allemond at the Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center located at 2421 Church St., in Zachary.

Louisiana Army National Guard Soldiers Return Home

Louisiana National Guard Soldiers of 927th Engineer Company (Sapper), 769th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, arrive home from Afghanistan at a welcome-home event at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Baton Rouge, La., August 23, 2014. The 927th, based in Baton Rouge, La., provided base defense and manpower in support of base closures in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

by By Spc. Joshua Barnett/
Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office

METRO 1 MEETING in Chaneyville Sept. 2

Metro Councilman Trae Welch to hold a Metro 1 meeting in Chaneyville this evening, Sept. 2.

East Baton Rouge Metropolitan Councilman Trae Welch, of District 1, will host a Metro 1 Meeting this evening, Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Chaneyville Community Center located at 13211 Jackson Rd..

Zachary Chamber Banquet, Business Awards Oct. 16

Each member of the Zachary Chamber of Commerce is encouraged to complete a business profile and submit it to the Chamber office at 4633 Main St. The deadline for profiles and nominations is Friday, Aug. 29! (PHOTO/Stacy Gill)

The Zachary Chamber of Commerce recently announced to Chamber members that its annual banquet has been set for Thursday, Oct. 16.

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Dr. Michael Roy Oswald, M.D. grew up in Central, lives in Baton Rouge and now works in Zachary at Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center. (PHOTO/Submitted)

Michael Roy Oswald, M.D., has joined Drs. Baron Williamson and Jason Allemond at the Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center located at 2421 Church St., in Zachary.

Lifestyle

Big leaf tibouchina creates a show in a sunny landscape with purple flowers at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station from late summer through fall.(PHOTO/by Allen Owings)

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Similar to candlestick cassia, this popcorn cassia is a species with potential, but it’s not widely grown in Louisiana. (PHOTO/by Allen Owings)

By Allen Owings/
LSU AgCenter horticulturist

Obituaries

David D. Horton, 89, passed away Aug. 8, 2014, four days before his 90th birthday.

David D. Horton entered into eternal rest on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at his residence in Zachary.

He would have been 90 on his birthday, Aug. 12.

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