Solving the problem with math

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Holy Family School  students excel in digital math program


Photo by Quinn Welsch/The West Side Journal

Three boys at Holy family School have earned top scores for a new math program in the Diocese of Baton Rouge and in the state of Louisiana.

First in Math, a digital math program, has become a major hit among students, according to Holy Family educators.


Local and state elections approach

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Early voting in WBR higher than state total; gov. race leans toward Edwards

Early voting has ended and election day is just around the corner, and so far parish-wide results show a greater number of participating voters than the state as a whole.

Early voting percentages were higher in WBR than the state total, with approximately 11.5 percent of parish voters casting their ballot during the Oct. 10-17 period, according to WBR Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan. That is, 1,855 of the parish’s 16,226 registered voters have already cast their ballot.


Port Allen native builds a career in show biz

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“Lights, camera, action” are words that life-long Port Allen resident Randy Austin never thought he would hear on a regular basis.

Austin never dreamed he would find himself on film sets with Billy Bob Thornton, Burt Reynolds, Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, among many other famous actos

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Wes Watts names new ‘Superintendent’ for the day

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Photo courtesy of Superintendent Wes Watts


West Baton Rouge School Superintendent took a temporary leave of absence from his position to let Andrew Corbett take the reigns for an afternoon.

Although Corbett is only 10 years old and still attending school at Cohn Elementary, he managed to fill Watts’ position for several hours, going so far as to announce plans to raise the wages of all school district employees in the West Baton Rouge Parish school district.

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