Supt. Watts says WBR will be a top district by 2020

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Superintendent Wes Watts is determined to put the West Baton Rouge Parish School District in the top 10 districts in the state of Louisiana by the year 2020.

All of the pieces are in place, he told the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce during his “state of the schools” address at the Chamber’s monthly meeting, on Nov. 18.


One arrested, one dead after crash near Erwinville

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Photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police

Michael Holmes, 53, of Ventress, was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Section and Bueche roads near Erwinville on Friday, Nov. 20. 

The crash occurred as 27-year-old Nicholas Porche was traveling westbound on Section Road in a 2008 GMC Sierra at about 5 a.m at the same time Holmes was traveling southbound on Bueche Road, according to a release from the Louisiana State Police. A police investigation showed that Porche did not yield at the stop sign at the intersection and struck Holmes’ vehicle as he crossed the intersection. 

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