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Sugarfest 2012

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Once again, the SugarFest, an annual festival at the West Baton Rouge Museum, delighted young and old with a festival that continues to get bigger and better, according to many of the festival-goers.

With the opening of the their newest permanent exhibit, the Arbroth Store, the museum touted a more spacious festival than ever before, spanning across their campus’ entirety.

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PA hires city inspector

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Port Allen Mayor Roger Bergeron announced at the Port Allen City Council committee meeting that the city has filled a nearly three-month vacancy for city inspector.

The mayor introduced Milan Lathers, of Port Allen, who at the time of the meeting on Oct. 3 had already worked a little less than two weeks on the part-time job, Bergeron said.

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Chamberlain Elementary gets new principal

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The West Baton Rouge School Board hired a new acting principal, and is looking to hire a new permanent principal next semester, for one of its elementary schools.

Dr. Amy Westbrook was hired as Chamberlin Elementary School’s acting principal after Joni Nabors transfered to fill a vacant position in the school system’s pupil appraisal program.

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FEMA to assess WBR hurricane damage

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FEMA officials are visiting the parish this week to determine if the parish qualifies for individual and household assistance following Hurricane Isaac.

Parish President Riley “Pee Wee” Berthelot estimates 140 people in the parish called in to FEMA  prior to last Thursday’s council meeting, not including at least 30 people who notified the parish directly. 

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Governor Jindal, ExxonMobil Announce $215 Million Expansion in Capital Region

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Port Allen — Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Exxon Mobil Corporation announced Thursday that the company will expand its existing Port Allen Lubricants Plant and Baton Rouge Chemical Plant.

The expansion will help the company increase capacity for synthetic lubricant base stocks manufacturing and lubricants blending, packaging and storage and will include a $215 million capital investment to expand operations, revive and modernize equipment and construct a state-of-the-art blending center for synthetic aviation oil in Port Allen.

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