Reflection before action

Written by Stephen Waguespack on .

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Thankfully, the 2015 election season is finally over. After six months of attack ads and sound bites filled with personal accusations and character assassinations, we can move on as a state and get to work on the issues at hand.


Jubilee Year of Mercy

Written by Matt Lorrain on .


Pope Francis announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 8, and ending on Nov. 20, 2016.

A Jubilee Year, or Holy Year, is so designated as a special time for people of faith to grow in holiness through pilgrimage and other religious observances.


Allies, old and new

Written by Quinn Welsch on .


The brutal attacks in Paris have once again shown us how vulnerable innocent life is.

Sympathy, support and prayers to the French people have flooded in from across the globe as people of all colors and creeds have condemned the attacks.


Letter to the Editor: Poor taste in headlines

Written by Kati Gunter on .

The headline “BHS gets an ‘A,’ PAHS falls to a ‘D,’” published in the Nov. 5 edition of The West Side Journal, is absolutely detrimental and misleading for Port Allen High School. Your article contains great info, but how many people will actually take the time to read the entire article? How many will look at that headline and think negatively about PAHS?


Support ‘Small Business Saturday’

Written by Jamie Hanks on .

WBR Chamber of Commerce Director-

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday and now Small Business Saturday is gaining prominence.

This important nation-wide initiative aims to drive shoppers to local, independently-owned merchants on Saturday, Nov. 28. Join the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce in participating in Small Business Saturday to check off items on your nice list.

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