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Voter fraud case at a halt until failed 2013 recall petition produced

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The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office must wait until November in order for the 18th Judicial District Court to determine whether Port Allen resident Larry Profit should be held in contempt for failing to produce public records of the failed 2013 petition to recall Port Allen City Councilman R.J. Loupe.

The hearing was originally scheduled for Sept. 11, but a clerk with the WBR Clerk of Court’s office said, “Nothing happened that day.” The hearing was continued to Nov. 6.

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Port Allen dedicates road to local man

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A Street Dedication Ceremony was held September 23rd to officially open Eddie Payne III Drive to the public. The new street in Port Allen near William and Lee Park was named after Payne in recognition of his tireless efforts to encourage and motivate area youth.

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GO LOVE

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On September 17, West Side Journal editor and Port Allen resident Aaron Williams travelled to Uganda, Africa to take part in a project called “Geaux Love Africa.”

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WBR School Board implements early childhood program

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The West Baton Rouge Parish school district is ahead of many school districts in fully implementing a new state early childhood program that the Louisiana Department of Education says will “ensure more children enter school kindergarten ready,” because, “Today only half of Louisiana children enter kindergarten with basic number and letter recognition skills.”

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