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P.A. enacts ordinance in response to police turnover

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The Port Allen city council has unanimously approved an ordinance whereby newly hired police officer trainees must enter into a two-year contract with the city.

If the police officer trainee chooses to break that contract, the ordinance states that they must, “reimburse the City of Port Allen for the total costs incurred and expended for his/her training, including the costs of personal protective equipment and uniforms.”

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HFS celebrates 65 years

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Upon completion of their school year in May, Holy Family School began preparing for its new year by making strides into the future of the school, but in commemoration of its 65th year anniversary, faculty and staff have taken special care to celebrate the school’s past.

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Addis raises sewer impact fee

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The Addis Town Council voted Wednesday to raise the town’s sewer impact fee by more than four times the original rate after hearing a recommendation by the town’s engineer.

Oscar Boudreaux, Addis Town Engineer, said that the town is currently charging a $350 sewer impact fee per lot, which is “about 30 percent of the old number and a lot less than the new number” of $1,500.

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Welcome Back

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

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West Baton Rouge School Superintendent Wes Watts said Monday afternoon that the first day of school for the 2014-2015 WBR school year, August 11, went off without a hitch.

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