City celebrates 80 years of PAFD

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local


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.


Legal fees loom over P.A.

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local

Port Allen City Councilman Garry Hubble revealed Wednesday, March 4 that there are no invoices currently available for a total of about $20,000 paid in legal fees in 2013.

When former city attorney Victor Woods represented former mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter in district court, $9,171.22 was paid to him. No invoices are currently available.


Collins lands in Sound Off top 20

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local


On Saturday, March 7, a Port Allen woman will have the opportunity to chase her dreams of stardom when she competes in the finale of a singing competition, where she will have the opportunity to win $50,000 and a trip to Los Angeles to audition for NBC’s hit television show “The Voice.”

Shelbe Collins, 25, was pushed through to the top 20 in the “McDonald’s Sound Off” competition, presented by Cumulus Broadcasting and the Horseshoe, and will compete Saturday in Shreveport to become the Sound Off champ.

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