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Candidates prepare for run-off

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On Saturday, December 8, voters in Port Allen will decide which direction they want the city to move.

The city’s mayoral run-off election between incumbent Roger Bergeron, who served as the city’s mayor for the past year, and challenger Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter, who was the top vote-getter in the November 6 election with 46.45% of the vote, will allow voters to make their final decision on who will be the city’s leader for the next four years.

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Million Dollar Haircut

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“You give one million dollars, and I’ll shave my head.”

Father David Allen, priest at Holy Family Catholic Church in Port Allen, said that once the words left his mouth several months ago on a Sunday morning from the pulpit, he realized what he had done – and that he couldn’t take back what he’d said.

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Reasons For Thankfulness

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Erwinville residents Cory Salemi, 26, and Emily Allain, 25, traveled to a campground in Mt. Herman to relax and watch a meteor shower with a group of friends.

Their 7-year-old son, Travis Salemi, went to visit his great aunt, who had planned a trip to the Angola Rodeo.

On October 21, during the end of what was supposed to be a relaxing weekend, the family’s life was suddenly turned upside down.

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P.A. Chief asks for old position back

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Port Allen Police Chief Ken Bates, who lost re-election Nov. 7 to 15-year veteran of the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office Esdron Brown, informed the Port Allen City Council at the Nov. 14 council meeting of his desire to continue working for the Port Allen Police Department as of Jan. 1, 2013, when the newly elected police chief takes office.

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