A Street Dedication Ceremony was held September 23rd to officially open Eddie Payne III Drive to the public. The new street in Port Allen near William and Lee Park was named after Payne in recognition of his tireless efforts to encourage and motivate area youth.
On September 17, West Side Journal editor and Port Allen resident Aaron Williams travelled to Uganda, Africa to take part in a project called “Geaux Love Africa.”
Some changes could be in order for the much-traversed La. Hwy. 1 upon the completion of a state traffic, access and safety study of the highway from N. Line Rd. to its junction with La. 988 (Schneblen St.).
The West Baton Rouge Parish school district is ahead of many school districts in fully implementing a new state early childhood program that the Louisiana Department of Education says will “ensure more children enter school kindergarten ready,” because, “Today only half of Louisiana children enter kindergarten with basic number and letter recognition skills.”
*This article is the final 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.