Donald Major, 62, of Ventress, died on Wednesday, May 6, after succumbing to injuries from a motorcycle crash on Highway 415, just north of Highway 416, in Pointe Coupee Parish.
The West Baton Rouge Museum presents the “Neal Family Blues,” an exhibition that pays tribute Naful Neal, the “Godfather of Baton Rouge Blues,” and his talented family, until Sunday, July 12. “
It’s a local topic,” said the museum collection curator Angelique Bergeron. “This music is something people can remember dancing to.” The blues emerged in the Southern United States at the turn of the century and numerous WBR residents played a part.
Penalties and enforcement of residentia trailer violations were the topics of the night in the Addis Town Hall as the town’s council brought the discussion into another round of deliberation on Wednesday, May 6.
So far, most officials agree that the town needs to do a better job at enforcing the local trailer ordinance among the several hundred trailers in Addis.
The West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce (WBRCC) celebrated a big development for business in the parish after Thermaldyne CEO Randall Tolbert and Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the company will establish a $19 million facility to handle industrial waste remediation.
The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is working on a $2 million survey through the end of May to determine the feasibility of improvements in the Interstate 10 corridor, from the Horace Wilkinson Bridge to the I-10/12 split.
The DOTD will preview potential concepts at a meeting with stakeholders in August. Right now all options are on the table, said DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett.