With the threat of rains throughout the week and into the weekend, students, parents, staff and faculty at Holy Family School took to prayer for the bad weather to hold off until their annual fundraising event was in the books.
It’s test time for West Baton Rouge schools, the time of year when 3rd-8th grade students prove how well their schools have equipped them throughout the year. But this year, the school system itself is being tested, as nearly 70 students chose to opt out of PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) testing.
On March 28, voters throughout the parish will have the opportunity to either allow or vote down a half cent sales tax dedicated to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
A decision handed down by the West Baton Rouge Parish council last Thursday is currently preventing a certified hydroponicist, presumably the first in the state of Louisiana, from farming on the seven acres and 20 acres of land he leased on West Acadian Bayou Lane in Port Allen.
The Port Allen fire department celebrated 80 years March 11 at the Port Allen city council meeting.
March 11, 1935, was the first organization meeting of the Port Allen fire department, a department which prides itself on volunteers.