The West Baton Rouge School Board fought for the rights of parish school bus drivers during last Wednesday’s regular school board meeting, but not before tension and frustrations mounted among the board, the drivers and First Student, the busing company that the WBR School System contracts with.
Erwinville resident Josh Cooley, owner of Cooley’s Diesel, LLC in Port Allen, works on semi trucks and three-quarter one-ton trucks all day.
The city of Port Allen’s former payroll clerk, Robin Ackerman, is back at work per the terms of a settlement reached on Jan. 9.
Ackerman, who had worked for the city for nearly 18 and a half years, was only 16 months away from retirement when she quit on Aug. 23.
Approximately six months after the start of the fiscal year, the city of Port Allen officially has a budget.
The city council unanimously adopted the budget on Jan. 8 and CFO Audrey McCain said Mayor Lynn Robertson signed it into effect on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
The West Baton Rouge Parish Council introduced an ordinance Thursday evening, January 9, during their regular council meeting, that, if adopted, will merge the parishes six fire sub-districts into one fire district.