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Local officials, Brusly High administrators, and the West Baton Rouge School District broke ground on the new Brusly High School campus Thursday, March 21. Read more

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The Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete hosted the 2019 Fete Dulcimers on the Delta Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10 at the West Baton Rouge Museum and Port Allen Community Center. Read more

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Since 1987, March has been designated as Women’s History Month. To honor women and their role in history, the month is dedicated to amplifying women’s voices to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future. In the West Side Journal’s first West Side Women special section, we wil… Read more

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Brusly is joining hundreds of urban cities using bicycle-share systems to promote exercise while reducing traffic and pollution. Read more

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Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent that regularly falls forty-six days before Easter. It is known as a time for Catholics to reflect on Christ's death and his resurrection through repentance, prayer, and fasting. Read more

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The West Baton Rouge Parish Council agreed to purchase the American Legion Post 160 Building, a similar deal the parish made with the Addis VFW Hall, during the Feb. 28 Parish Council meeting.  Read more

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Archaeologists will soon begin locating unmarked graves at Rock Zion Baptist Church in Addis. In 1996, a burial site with five graves was discovered on the property by construction workers digging a trench for a sewer line. The graves remain unmarked and questions about whether there are mor… Read more

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The Krewe of Good Friends of the Oaks, after having been delayed by two hours because of the heavy thunderstorms, rolled in on the corner of the LA-1 Service Rd. and Oaks Ave on Sunday. Meanwhile in Brusly, the Ladies of Pearls parade was also in full force for 3 p.m. while parade-goers were… Read more

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Local companies showcased their use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the second annual STEM Night hosted by Holy Family School.  Read more

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West Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters Corey L. Caillouet announced that early voting for the March 30 Special General Election will be held in the Registrar of Voters Office located in the Courthouse Annex Building at 883 7th Street, Suite A, in Port Allen beginning Saturday, March 16 and end… Read more

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Governor John Bel Edwards issued a state of emergency due to the threat of flooding along the Mississippi River and other bodies of water in the state. The declaration allows Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to coordinate support for local flood figh… Read more

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The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office will conduct Louisiana Highway Safety Commission sponsored campaigns, Saturation Patrols for “Click It or Ticket It” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” to kick off the Mardi Gras weekenend.  Read more

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Sheriff Mike Cazes will aggressively seek a new term in office in the October 12, 2019 primary election.  Currently in his 4th term, Sheriff Cazes has implemented new programs that are improving public safety and providing great resources to our people. “I’m proud of how our deputies are emb… Read more

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The Plaquemine ferry is expected to close on Thursday, February 28 for approximately three to four hours, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). The closure is necessary for crews to move traffic to the uppermost loading ramp due to rising water in th… Read more

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The Louisiana Public Service Commission approved an agreement between Entergy Louisiana and Eagle Solar Group last week to purchase the output of the solar plant slated for construction in West Baton Rouge. Read more