Library offers thousands of computer classes online

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When it comes to modernizing your skill set, the West Baton Rouge Parish Library has you covered.

The library opened a portal to thousands of online classes through, an online education company that offers thousands of classes and video tutorials that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. The site became available to library members on Oct. 6.


Trinity Marine jobs to stay

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Barge building facility rescinds layoff notice


The Trinity Marine facility in Brusly will remain open, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced on Thursday, Oct. 1.

The company issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice (or WARN) on Aug. 20 to notify the public and some 282 employees that Trinity Marine Products Inc. would begin laying off its employees on Friday, Oct. 23 through the end of the year for a “permanent plant closing.”

Officials with the company recently obtained a contract that will permit the facility to remain open, the LWC reported. All of the 282 employees are expected to be retained.


Fire fighters educate during National Fire Prevention week

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Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths resulted from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep? According to the National Fire Prevention Association, this could be prevented with the use of smoke alarms. The use of smoke alarms is the association’s key message in this year’s fire prevention week, Oct. 4-10.

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