The Port Allen city council has once again authorized Police Chief Esdron Brown to advertise for one vacant police officer position within the city of Port Allen police department. Once the position is filled, it will be the department’s seventh hire following a reported five turnovers this year.
Two separate Port Allen groups recently helped make the scalding summer a little more bearable for many residents throughout West Baton Rouge Parish, as they doled out loads of box fans to help elderly and less fortunate residents throughout the area.
On July 1, the parish’s six fire sub-districts officially made the move into one parishwide fire district.
The consolidation came as a result of state legislation last year that was signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal and ratified by the parish’s three municipalities: Port Allen, Addis and Brusly.
Holy Family School will begin their next school year under new leadership as the school recently announced the hiring of a new principal and assistant principal.
BATON ROUGE - State Rep. Major Thibaut, D-Oscar, and State Sen. Rick Ward, D-Port Allen, have announced that more than $50 million worth of capital improvement projects across West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana parishes were approved by state lawmakers at the close of the 2014 Legislative Session.