Despite undesirbale weather and a few location changes, the city of Port Allen’s annual Fourth Festival still maintained a turnout of about 10,000 people, according to the West Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).
Americans from across the country celebrated the nation's 239th birthday last Saturday in Port Allen during Fourth Fest, the city's annual Independence Day celebration. The festival brought live music, food, activities for children and families, and of course, the fireworks on the Mississippi River.
As sure as summer brings heavy rainfall, so too does growth bring infrastructure problems in a small town.
Sugar Hollow, a new subdivision developing in between Peter Messina Road and Parker Road, is testing the town of Addis’s ditches and culverts used to divert water and prevent flooding on the streets.
Yvonne Gooch, 66, of Kenner, was killed in a car crash in West Baton Rouge on the morning of Friday, July 3, while traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 at La. Hwy 415 near the Lobdell exit.
Port Allen residents Robin and Darrel Fontaine are not only newlyweds but are now a couple of the newest beekeepers on the West Side, bringing the busy lives of bees into their already busy world.