Pope Francis arrives in U.S.

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Pope Francis marked the beginning of a five-day visit in the U.S. after touching down at Joint Base Andrews in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

During his visit, the pope will travel back and forth between Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia from Tuesday until Sunday, Sept. 27.


Addis, Brusly fire mergers ‘moving forward’

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The combination of the Brusly and Addis fire departments has been a success so far, according to West Baton Rouge Parish Fire Chief Kenny Hunts.

The two departments merged in July and have taken over fire control in the south end of the parish with relative ease, Hunts said. The merger of the fire departments is part of a parish-wide consolidation meant to consolidate costs and maximize the fire district’s funding.


WBRM celebrates Addis Centennial

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Photo by Quinn Welsch/The West Side Journal

A model Texas-Pacific freight train rolls past a station at the West Baton Rouge Museum (WBRM). The model railroad is part of the museum’s exhibit “100 Year of Addis” and is on display at the WBRM through Sunday, Nov. 15. The exhibit is complete with photographs and stories from the town’s 100-year history.

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11 more sites added to Brusly’s historic landmark register

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Brusly added 11 homes to the town's register of historical locations this past weekend, bringing the total number of locations to 91.

At a town hall ceremony on Sunday, Sept 20, the Brusly Landmark and Heritage Commission provided several local home owners with a certificate and a plaque to designate their property as a historic site. The plaques are a point of pride for community members, said Brusly Town Council member Joanne Bourgeois. However, Bourgeois was quick to note that the plaques do not belong to the home owner, but rather the site itself.

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