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During the federal government's partial shutdown, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) continues to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services (USDA FNS) to ensure Louisiana's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipien… Read more

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Promotion of the Louisiana culture has become a strong economic engine for the state, and now it’s getting recognition worldwide. Read more

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Though the program is done for schools all over the country, those in West Baton Rouge Parish and Zachary High School are “the first school districts in the state” to participate in the School Safety Pilot Program with Firestorm Solutions, Superintendent Wes Watts said. Read more

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Today the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced the latest update on the repair of the Sunshine Bridge. Since the westbound side of the bridge was opened for two-way traffic on December 1, crews have been working below the bridge deck repairing cracked welds, repla… Read more

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Union Pacific locomotive No. 4141, named in honor of former president George H.W. Bush, is in Addis for a layover until 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. West Side residents gathered at the Union Pacific Terminal in Addis Friday to view the engines and enjoy a much-needed afternoon in the sun.  Read more

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Louisianians faced the fiscal cliff, survived a tariff war and made monumental changes to the justice system in 2018. The West Side was no stranger to change, either. As we jump into 2019, let’s pause to take a look back at 2018 and its impact on our laws, traffic, and community.  Read more

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The January Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful Clean Business Award was awarded to Brusly Shopping Center located at 309 South Vaughn Drive In Brusly. Owned by Chris Reeves, Francois Boulanger and Terry Hebert, the shopping center houses a variety of businesses that give people the opportunity … Read more

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Amid re-election, Gov. Edwards’ recent vows to give teachers pay raises are supported by officials and teachers two years after teacher pay raise success in West Baton Rouge Parish. Read more

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The 2018 recipients of Employee Recognition Awards were chosen by supervisors of each department and Mayor Richard Lee. A person in each department was recognized for performance above and beyond standard job requirements. Mayor Lee also identified Chief of Administration Adrian Genre as Emp… Read more

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The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced there will be one lane closed in both directions on the Intercoastal Bridge, from 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, until 4:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28. This closure is needed for inspection of the joints.  Read more

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An industry partner in Port Allen was approved for participation in the updated Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) this month following the completion of two projects.  Read more

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Red Hat Road residents are concerned a new subdivision will increase utility and drainage issues as well as crime. The neighborhood will nearly double the number of homes on the road, adding 21 to the almost 30 currently there.  Read more

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The opening delayed two weeks and personalized Company/Corporate Christmas Parties are newly offered. Read more

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The Department of Transportation and Development announced one lane will be closed in both directions on the Intercoastal Bridge, from 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19 until 4:00 am.m on Thursday, December 20. This closure is needed for inspection of the joints.  Read more

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The Village at Hun’s Grove kicked off the holidays with the 2018 Holiday Market on Sunday, Dec. 8. Visitors enjoyed taking photos with Santa Claus, face painting, shopping from local vendors and performances by the West Baton Rouge All-Parish Youth Choir and the Port Allen High School choir. Read more

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The West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening ceremony for Serena’s, the Lebanese restaurant in the Benedetto’s Shopping Center on Monday, Dec. 10. Read more

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The Addis Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary with the help of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, firefighters and Girl Scouts delivered 20 baskets to elderly, homebound and disabled residents with funds raised from the Addis Mardi Gras Ball. Read more