Camera monitoring bridge to help alleviate traffic woes

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West Baton Rouge Parish President Riley “PeeWee” Berthelot said Tuesday afternoon that the tall device on the south side of the Intracoastal Bridge in the LA-1 median is, in fact, a surveillance camera.

He said that the camera, which dons WBR Homeland Security decals, belongs to the parish and is being used to monitor traffic. he added that the camera, which is pointed in the direction of the bridge, may be used as evidence of traffic violations in court.


Pels handle Panthers

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For many attending the rivalry basketball game Friday between the Port Allen Pelicans and the Brusly Panthers, the slam dunk by the Pels’ Ishmael Lane just a minute into the game may have foreshadowed the outcome of the game itself – Port Allen would slam Brusly, 71-45.


School board narrows search to four

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The West Baton Rouge School Board voted Wednesday evening, May 21, to reduce the number of candidates vying for the position of parish schools’ superintendent down to four candidates.

The vote to narrow the pool came on the heels of the board’s decision to add three names to the list of five, bringing the list of top candidates to eight.

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Newspaper Subscription Form

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You will be able to order your subscription to the Westside Journal online for home delivery very soon. 

In the meantime call 225-343-2540 and get the Westside Journal delivered to your home.

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About The Westside Journal

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana, serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish.

It is located at 668 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, La., 70767.

The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

But the Journal, as it is known now, dates back to 1936, when L.D. Young bought it and changed its name from the Port Allen Observer to the West Side Journal.

The newspaper publication was created in 1852, when it was published as the Capitolian Vis-a-Vis by Philip Winfree, Jr.

Judge Henry Hyams purchased the paper in 1855 and renamed it the Sugar Planter. The Planter stayed around under various owners until 1925, though it was not published regularly from 1861-65, during the Civil War.

Jake Wade purchased the paper in 1925, and renamed it the Port Allen Observer.

The paper was sold in 1936, when L.D. Young bought it and changed the name to the West Side Journal.

In 1990, the publication went up for Sheriff Sale and was bought by Loretta Young, and in 1997 was purchased by George Jenne-owned Venture Capital Publisher LLC, who is the current owner.

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