Once again, the Stars and Stripes are raised on Mt. Suribachi. ABOVE: Veterans who brought an American flag with them for the sole purpose of raising it on Mt. Suribachi in Iwo Jima. (PHOTO/Barry Fisher)

On June 15, 1944, more than 67,000 U.S. Marines stormed the beaches of Saipan, which was defended by over 31,000 Japanese. Some 3,400 Marines were killed and an estimated 29,500 Japanese died in the fight. Thousands of Japanese civilians committed suicide by jumping from high cliffs in fear of the American invasion.
Nicholas Chauvin, 27, Port Vincent, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia Robert Axton, 32, Clinton, booked for simple assault, resisting an officer and disturbing the peace Nathaniel Selders, 31, Baton Rouge, booked in for bench warrant for failure to appear for no seat belt used and driving under suspension

A project before and after thanks to Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge. (PHOTOS/rebuildingtogetherbatonrouge.org)

by Stacy Gill/PLAINSMAN In 2003, the Baton Rouge affiliate of Rebuilding Together was formed, and by October 2004, the organization's first three homes were renovated. Rebuilding Together is comprised of about 183 affiliates across the nation such as in New Orleans, Boston, Denver and San Francisco.

Once again, the Stars and Stripes are raised on Mt. Suribachi. ABOVE: Veterans who brought an American flag with them for the sole purpose of raising it on Mt. Suribachi in Iwo Jima. (PHOTO/Barry Fisher)

A project before and after thanks to Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge. (PHOTOS/rebuildingtogetherbatonrouge.org)

BHS grad ready to make “The Leland” proud

Southern bound Baker graduate, Kelli Marks, received a $500 book scholarship because of where she lives in Baker, a community known as "The Leland" and named for its proximity to the former Leland College.

Kelli Marks is on her way to Southern University in Baton Rouge, and the Baker High School grad will have a little something extra when she arrives on Aug. 18.

Remington's "Cuts for Kids" sends kids back to school looking, feeling best

Remington College invites parents to bring their kids in for FREE back-to-school haircuts during its sixth annual Cuts for Kids event Aug. 1 - 29.

Remington College invites parents to bring their kids in for FREE back-to-school haircuts during its sixth annual Cuts for Kids event.
 

Zachary Rotary learns about Rebuilding Together BR

A project before and after thanks to Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge. (PHOTOS/rebuildingtogetherbatonrouge.org)

by Stacy Gill/PLAINSMAN

In 2003, the Baton Rouge affiliate of Rebuilding Together was formed, and by October 2004, the organization's first three homes were renovated.

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Once again, the Stars and Stripes are raised on Mt. Suribachi. ABOVE: Veterans who brought an American flag with them for the sole purpose of raising it on Mt. Suribachi in Iwo Jima. (PHOTO/Barry Fisher)

On June 15, 1944, more than 67,000 U.S. Marines stormed the beaches of Saipan, which was defended by over 31,000 Japanese.

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Once again, the Stars and Stripes are raised on Mt. Suribachi. ABOVE: Veterans who brought an American flag with them for the sole purpose of raising it on Mt. Suribachi in Iwo Jima. (PHOTO/Barry Fisher)

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Mt. Suribachi in Iwo Jima. (PHOTO/Barry Fisher)

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A bombed out Japanese operations facility in Tinian. (PHOTO/Barry Fisher)

On June 15, 1944, more than 67,000 U.S. Marines stormed the beaches of Saipan, which was defended by over 31,000 Japanese.

Obituaries

Juanita Bertrand Guillory, of Eunice, 76, passed away June 15, 2014.

EUNICE--It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the loss of our loved one, Juanita Bertrand Guillory, who passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

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