Port Allen dedicates road to local man

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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.



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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.”

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WBR School Board implements early childhood program

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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.”


Vandersteen: tax renewal vital to WBR

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*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.

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