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Leaving a Legacy - After 32 years as Addis mayor, Carroll Bourgeois hangs up his hat

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In 1966, a 21-year-old Carroll Bourgeois moved his family to Addis upon his taking a job at National Food Stores in Plaquemine.
Bourgeois said he was turned away from renting homes in Plaquemine, as owners did not want to rent to families with young children.
“So we moved here to Addis and we’ve been here ever since,” he said as he reminisced Thursday afternoon. “The people here made us feel very welcome.”

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WBR school bands' Christmas Concert a hit

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All of the parish high and middle school bands joined together last Thursday for an evening of holiday cheer and music.

The West Baton Rouge Parish school system held their fourth annual Christmas Concert December 13, at the Addis Community Center as bands from Port Allen and Brusly high schools, and Port Allen, Brusly and Devall middle schools played a Christmas concert to entertain the hundreds in attendance.

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Dear Santa Letters

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Dear Santa, what is your deers names? If you tell me when you come to my house my mom will feed the deers. Have a nise Christmas.  –Dimaria, Brusly Elementary School

All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth, Just kidding…  -Nicholas, 3rd grade, Lukeville Upper Elementary School

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TAP teachers receive big payouts

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Christmas came early for several Port Allen teachers this year.

On December 17 and 18, Port Allen Middle and Elementary schools’ teachers and staff received their TAP pay-out, some earning bonuses of up to $2,600 as a result of students’ performances.

TAP, the Teacher Advancement Program, is a program implemented last year by the two schools, that awards teachers based on school and student performances on state tests.

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New Direction

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Port Allen voters made it clear Saturday – they want a change in leadership.

Voters elected Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter to be the city’s newest mayor for the next four years, as Slaughter received 55% of the vote to top incumbent Roger Bergeron in the mayoral run-off election.

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