Corona: tax renewal very important to schools

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

West Baton Rouge School Board Superintendent David Corona said Monday afternoon that an parish residents will get the opportunity to renew a 15 mil property tax for the school system.

The tax, which, if renewed, will generate about $5.8 million per year for a 10-year period, which is used for operating expenses, including salaries, according to Corona.

“Obviously, renewal of this tax is important to our overall well-being as a school system,” he said. “I ask the voters to please give positive consideration to this renewal.”

The West Baton Rouge school system was recently upgraded to a “B” school district, improving from the “C” grade through the last several years.


LA-1 bridge “structurally deficient”

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local


Parish officials say they are concerned about the state of the LA 1 bridge in Port Allen over the Intracoastal Canal, a bridge classified “structurally deficient” according to Transportation for America, and say they are pushing for a LA 1/LA 415 connector.


P.A. Council seeks investigation of Mayor

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local

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During a packed-house council meeting, March 13, where several council members were accused of racism, the Port Allen city council adopted a resolution 3-2 to request that the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office launch an investigation into Mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter’s first few months in office.

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