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Parish to ask motorists to complete survey

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Motorists on La. 1 this month will be stopped and asked to complete an online survey regarding a proposed La. 1/La. 415 connector upon returning home.

Parish President Riley “Pee Wee” Berthelot said the survey, part of an investment-grade study through global, Massachusetts-based company CDM Smith, will ask questions like: Do they take La. 1 over the Intracoastal Canal daily? Would they be willing to pay a toll?

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School Performance Scores

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

When the state released the school performance scores last week, West Baton Rouge Parish school system employees were expecting good news – but what they received was even better than they had hoped.

District Performance Scores showed that the WBR School District leaped nearly 10 points – right into the listing of a “B” graded school system.

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Parish looking to make improvements to parks, roads

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local

Recreational parks in the parish may see several improvements in 2013, according to a 2013 West Baton Rouge Parish Council budget introduced last week.

In August, parish officials reported vandalism of several parks, including William & Lee Park in Port Allen and Myhand Park in Addis.

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Together, Surviving

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local

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Julie Aillet and Cyndi Jones’ lives and stories will always be intertwined.

Sitting across from each other in their shared office of 16 years at the West Baton Rouge Parish Library, Aillet and Jones are two out of 16 women working at the library who have battled breast cancer – proving the statistic that one in every eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her life.

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Pretty In Pink

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The third annual “Together We Can Find a Cure” march was held in Brusly Saturday morning as hundreds of people took to the streets in support of cancer awareness.

As the sun slowly rose to warm the crowd, the sight was a beautiful one - a sea of pink and purple walking the Brusly streets, united by the bonds of love for each other in their quest to find a cure for cancer.

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