Baton Rouge

Courtney M. Scott named chief service officer

Courtney M. Scott has been named chief service officer for Mayor-President Sharon Broome. Scott has over 15 years of multi-faceted experience in project management, community engagement, and communications. She has deep relationships with Baton Rouge’s […]

Drum Roll

Young received distinction honors

Angela Nichols Young, Ph.D., of Lake Providence, has been selected for inclusion in the upcoming Trademark Women of Distinction 2018 Honors for demonstrating dedication and professional excellence. She is CEO of Healthy Minds Counseling Angency […]

Buy the Book

20 take-a-ways from Wake Up Happy!

Recently, I stumbled on a discounted copy of Wake up Happy by Michael Strahan and Veronica Chambers. It was stuffed in a pile of unknown debut novels and children’s books that Albertson’s Grocery positioned in […]

Education

Grambling State approved to offer cybersecurity degree

NNPA Newswire–Grambling State University has been approved to offer the state’s first Bachelor of Science degree in cybersecurity. The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors provided their approval and support for the university’s program, […]

Health

Plants for every room of your home

Now’s a great time to consider rethinking your home décor to include greenery in every space. You and your family will enjoy improved air quality, elevated moods, a reduction in stress and the many other benefits plants provide. […]

Baton Rouge

Young ‘lawyers’ win in high school competition

The Southern University Law Center Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project held its tenth annual Regional High School Moot Court Competition on November 2 and 3, 2018. Sixteen students from area high schools participated in the competition. […]

Health

State expands medical marijuana treatments

Three years ago, the Louisiana Legislature approved medical marijuana as a treatment option for certain health conditions. The drug is expected to become available to patients this year. The number of people who could qualify […]

Baton Rouge

School board selects Kenyetta Nelson-Smith to lead

The seven-member East Baton Rouge Parish School Board unanimously selected Kenyetta Nelson-Smith Ph.D., as vice-president of the board following the resignation of Rep. Connie Bernard last month. Nelson-Smith has represented District 3 in North Baton […]

In the Issue

Celebrating 80 years!

The Drum’s founding publisher Mr. Eddie Ponds is 80 YEARS YOUNG and is publishing the 500th issue of The Drum this fall. Help us celebrate! Take over an eighth of a page or a half of […]

Baton Rouge

Who to Watch: Barbara W. Green

Baton Rouge counselor Barbara Green said she discusses everything with Seniors, parents, and social workers. At 71, Green manages a full time practice, host trainings and seminars, teaches in ministry, and publishes children’s books along […]

Baton Rouge

Sandbag locations open in preparation for rain

In anticipation of Tropical Storm Gordon, the Baton Rouge City-Parish announces additional sandbag pickup locations, below. Residents are advised to bring their own shovels. City-Parish maintenance crews are currently checking major out falls throughout the parish […]