Zachary High School principal, Wesley Watts, was chosen to be the new leader of WBR schools during the West Baton Rouge School Board meeting Wednesday, June 18.
The West Side Journal was awarded top honors on Saturday, June 21, as the community newspaper was named the Louisiana Press Association’s Newspaper of the Year in its respective division for the third time in five years.
Former Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley was arrested on Wednesday, June 11, and charged with theft, malfeasance in office and two counts of forgery, stemming from an investigation by the Louisiana Inspector General and FBI.
The investigation was reported on June 5 by the West Side Journal after onlookers witnessed officials from the Inspector General’s office removing boxes from Whaley’s Brusly home.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the West Baton Rouge School Board is preparing to make a decision that will affect the parish’s education system for years to come.
An architect hired to evaluate Port Allen’s old city hall, police station and fire station at 710 N. Jefferson Ave. is recommending that the city demolish the aging structure.