Port Allen Middle School’s new principal Brandon Fontenot is taking the reins with one goal in mind: make PAMS the best choice for middle school students in the Port Allen area.
Local farmer Allen Herring was given the green light to continue establishing his business, Ecovet Farms, after the West Baton Rouge Parish Council approved the rezoning of a tract of land in the Acadian Bayou Estates area from residential to agricultural at the council’s monthly meeting on June 25.
The Port Allen Police Department arrested three people in connection with a meth lab in a small house located at 1176 Avenue C on June 18.
The discovery was a first for the Police Department, Police Chief Esdron Brown said.
The incident began when a concerned citizen reported a chemical odor coming from the house to the police. Officer Haley Stafford, who made the arrests, described the odor as an “unnatural sweet and smoky smell of chemicals.” When questioning two of the women living at the home, Stafford noticed abnormal behavior.
The West Side Journal was named Newspaper of the Year in its respective division by the Louisiana Press Association (LPA) on June 20 at the 135th annual press awards ceremony in New Orleans.
Each year, the LPA names the winner of different divisions of newspapers. This award marks the second year in a row that the Journal has been awarded the Division Four title for best newspaper.
Students and parents can expect some changes to student grading and privacy policies in the 2015-16 student handbook provided by the West Baton Rouge School Board.