Five years of success

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The Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) participants of West Baton Rouge gathered at the Parish courthouse Friday, October 17, for their fifth annual Installation and Initiation ceremony.


Port Allen council votes to overhaul outdated zoning ordinance

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The Port Allen city council unanimously introduced an ordinance at the October regular city council meeting that will set aside upwards of $100,000 for the overhaul of the city’s zoning ordinance, which has not been updated since the 1970s.

City Chief Administrative Officer Adrian Genre, who deals with city contracts, said the estimated probable cost of the project with Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is $99,500. ERM is the company the city contracted with for the city’s Master Plan.


Brusly P.D. to purchase body cameras, shotguns

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The Brusly Town Council agreed Monday evening to purchase body cameras and shotguns for the police department.

The equipment, according to documented price quotes, will cost the town more than $7,000.

“I know it’s outside of the budget,” said Interim Police Chief Richie Johnson to the town council. “But it’s money that we do have.”


The Fighter

Written by Cole Williams on . Posted in Local


Brusly resident Jerry Besson was recently inducted into the Louisiana High School Boxing Hall of Fame, as he was, in the 1940s, one of the best boxers in the state.

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