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Youth Empowerment more than a walk

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“Youth empowerment” is more than just the name of a walk held Saturday, Oct. 18, according to Port Allen Middle School Football Coach Kevin Lawrence.

“Youth empowerment” is Lawrence’s calling and occupation, he said.

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Operation Tango and Cash recognized with national award

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BATON ROUGE - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that the Director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) for the U.S. Department of Justice recognized Operation Tango and Cash as the National 2014 Outstanding International Primary Money Laundering Investigation and the 2014 Special Investigation of the Year for the Southeast Region.

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Five years of success

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The Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) participants of West Baton Rouge gathered at the Parish courthouse Friday, October 17, for their fifth annual Installation and Initiation ceremony.

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Port Allen council votes to overhaul outdated zoning ordinance

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The Port Allen city council unanimously introduced an ordinance at the October regular city council meeting that will set aside upwards of $100,000 for the overhaul of the city’s zoning ordinance, which has not been updated since the 1970s.

City Chief Administrative Officer Adrian Genre, who deals with city contracts, said the estimated probable cost of the project with Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is $99,500. ERM is the company the city contracted with for the city’s Master Plan.

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