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Port Allen updates code of ordinances

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local

The Port Allen city council has updated the city’s code of ordinances with regard to department heads, employment procedures, salary information and banking procedures.

The code of ordinances previously mentioned department heads but never clarified who they were. A majority of the city council moved to change that fact last year when former mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter fired the city’s CFO without city council approval.

Many city officials and residents considered the CFO a department head whose hiring and firing is subject to city council approval. However, Slaughter maintained that the CFO was simply “an administrative staff position to the mayor.”

CFO Audrey McCain took the issue to court in February of last year and won a preliminary injunction reversing the firing and preventing Slaughter from taking any adverse employment action against her.

The Port Allen city council has now clarified the term ‘department heads’ to mean the following five positions: CFO, Chief Administrative Officer, Director of Public Works, Fire Chief and Police Chief.

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Coming Soon

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

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When Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter entered the office of the mayor of Port Allen in January 2013, no one was expecting that residents of the city would be preparing to rush to polls only 15 months later to elect a mayor.

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Registrar of Voters announces early vote begins Saturday

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PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters, Stacy L. Ryan, recently announced that early voting for the April 5, 2014 primary election for the voters within the city of Port Allen only, will be held in the Registrar of Voters office located in the Courthouse Annex Building, 883 7th St., Suite A, Port Allen beginning on Saturday, March 22 and ending on Saturday, March 29.

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Deputy charged after shove

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

A West Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy was arrested and charged with simple battery after shoving an Addis police officer during a traffic stop in Brusly on Sunday, March 2.

Maj. Ronald “Ronnie” Graham, WBRSO’s chief of uniform patrol, was arrested Wednesday, March 5, for his actions days earlier when he confronted a uniformed Addis officer that was called to assist a Brusly police officer during a routine traffic stop that turned into anything-but-routine.

Brusly officers pulled over a vehicle for having a non-working headlight around 7 p.m., Sunday evening, according to the incident report.

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