Port Allen discusses condemned properties within city limits

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As the city of Port Allen prepares to proceed with up to four condemnations, some residents say the condemnations cannot come soon enough.

“This process is taking way too long,” resident and business-owner Jason Hammack said.

“If it takes longer, I’d rather it’d be correct than swift,” City Attorney Lance Joseph said.


Oldies But Goodies Fest contest winners announced

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The Oldies But Goodies Fest hosted by the#n the vendor sales, the number of antique cars and the comments we have received, 2014 was a good year, Sharon added.

It takes a lot of work and organization to host this event each year. Director of Special Events for the Bureau, Kathy Gautreau and the staff at the West Baton Rouge CVB want to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and others that help make this event such a success.


Election: Drainage tax renewal a top priority

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

*This article is the first installment of a three part series

On Tuesday, November 4, residents of West Baton Rouge will have the opportunity to make their voices known one more time, as the day marks the primary for several important elections, such as the races for state representatives, justices of the peace, Brusly’s chief of police and more.


Under the Microscope

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BruslyPoliceMicroscope-editedMissing weapons and frivolous spending seemed to be the highlights of the Brusly Police Department’s audit report, which was shared Monday night at the Brusly Town Council meeting.

The audit, which was prepared by Baxley and Associates, LLC, showed that 20 police guns missing from the police department’s inventory and disclosed that two bank accounts the police department held did not adhere to state guidelines and violated trust.


Long-time WBR school board member dies

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Former school board member and community leader, Paul Pattan, died August 23, after battling Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

Pattan served on the West Baton Rouge School Board from 1982-2009 before his wife, Thelma Pattan, took over his seat in 2009, finishing his term through 2010.

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