School board OKs steps to demolish Cohn High buildings

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The West Baton Rouge School Board unanimously approved, Wednesday evening, a request that would see the demolition of several derelict, historical buildings in Port Allen.

During the monthly school board meeting, the board approved the request to start taking bids to demolish buildings on the old Cohn High School campus.

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Mayor Lee swears in

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-Photo provided by Audrey McCain

Richard Lee III places his left hand on a Bible, held by his wife Carolyn Rubin-Lee, and raises his right hand for his swearing-in, which was performed by his cousin Angélique Roché, last Tuesday evening at the Port Allen City Hall.

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Whaley resigns

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Brusly Chief of Police Jamie Whaley announced Monday that he would resign as the town’s head law enforcement official, effective April 25.

Whaley’s resignation comes on the heels of his April 10 indictment by a grand jury on felony charges of theft and malfeasance in office. The charges stem from an investigation by the FBI and Inspector General that alleged Whaley charged $1,120 to a town-issued fleet credit card for gasoline used in his personal vehicle and boat.

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