The Brusly Town Council approved disputed alcohol licenses for Back Brusly Grocery owner Tricia Michel during its regular council meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, a week after reaffirming permit denials by Mayor Joey Normand and the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC).
The city of Port Allen awarded the family of the late Ernest “Cliff” McDaniel with a plaque to be placed at the city’s Rivault Park.
Cliff, who had been an icon at the park and a major influence in the community, passed away on Dec. 15, 2013, at the age of 82. The plaque recognizes Cliff for his contributions to young athletes. It will be mounted in Rivault Park during its reconstruction, which will end in 2016.
The city of Port Allen will host a Christmas lighting ceremony at The Depot, the city’s historic train station, on Wednesday, Dec. 9 in lieu of Bonfest this year.
The lighting show will include music and refreshments and is estimated to cost less than Bonfest’s $18,000 bill.
Bonfest been the city’s annual Christmas celebration, from 1997 up until recently. The city attempted to reignite the festival last year, but a low turnout due to weather put a damper on attendance.
Supporters say ‘Everybody deserves a second chance’
The Brusly Town Council unanimously denied a beer and liquor license for Back Brusly Grocery owner Tricia Michel on Monday, Nov. 2.
Michel’s boyfriend, Jamie Whaley, owns 5 percent of the business and is the town’s ex-police chief. The special meeting for the beer and liquor permit decision brought a packed house into the Brusly Town Council chamber, most of whom supported Whaley and Michel.
High school success rates were up at Brusly High School, but down at Port Allen High School last year, according to the latest reports from the Louisiana Department of Education.