Election: Drainage tax renewal a top priority

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*This article is the first installment of a three part series

On Tuesday, November 4, residents of West Baton Rouge will have the opportunity to make their voices known one more time, as the day marks the primary for several important elections, such as the races for state representatives, justices of the peace, Brusly’s chief of police and more.


Under the Microscope

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BruslyPoliceMicroscope-editedMissing weapons and frivolous spending seemed to be the highlights of the Brusly Police Department’s audit report, which was shared Monday night at the Brusly Town Council meeting.

The audit, which was prepared by Baxley and Associates, LLC, showed that 20 police guns missing from the police department’s inventory and disclosed that two bank accounts the police department held did not adhere to state guidelines and violated trust.


Long-time WBR school board member dies

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Former school board member and community leader, Paul Pattan, died August 23, after battling Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

Pattan served on the West Baton Rouge School Board from 1982-2009 before his wife, Thelma Pattan, took over his seat in 2009, finishing his term through 2010.

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Candidates set for November elections

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After the August 22 deadline passed, the majority of West Baton Rouge Parish elections have already been decided, as many candidates enter their races unopposed, including all school board members.

With many of the races already decided, though, some races do appear to be headed to the final stretch.

The following is a list of the qualifiers for each race that will take place parishwide:

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Berthelot talks traffic

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West Baton Rouge Parish President Riley “PeeWee” Berthelot spoke to a group of local business leaders Wednesday afternoon during the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon, addressing the state of WBR Parish.

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