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A Port Allen city contractor built more than was bargained for, but he, the maintenance department supervisors and City Hall are unclear on why and how the project was approved. Despite a city ordinance requiring Council approval prior to expenditures over $2,000, the City Council approved p… Read more

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Students at Devall Middle met and interviewed veterans during social studies class to kick off the school-wide Veterans Day Living History Project. Sixth through eighth-grade students spoke with veterans during Amber Brown’s social studies class.  Read more

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Parish officials and West Baton Rouge Chamber members toured the parish via bus and drone for the second West Baton Rouge Investment Tour Thursday, Oct. 11. A 2017 study by the financial technology company SmartAsset named West Baton Rouge first in investment in the state. The tour of the pa… Read more

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Louisiana Secretary of State candidates will convene at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication to discuss their vision for office as part of LSU President F. King Alexander’s multiple-day Behind the Ballot Symposium Oct. 29 and 30. The Secretary of State Candidate Forum, slated for Oct. … Read more

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced 13 projects around the state were let on October 10, 2018. A nearly $3 million project was let for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) deployment along U.S. 190 in Pointe Coupee, St. Landry, and West Baton Rouge … Read more

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The grounds of the West Baton Rouge Museum buzzed with dancing, Cajun music, sweets and treats for the 23rd annual Sugar Fest Sunday, October 7. Read more

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Editor's note: I asked Barry Hugghins to write an editorial regarding the Thermaldyne variance after hearing him speak at the public hearing and parish council meeting. Hugghins is a West Baton Rouge Parish Councilman in his second term representing District 8. He has a wife, four daughters … Read more

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A law firm representing Tara Snearl allege the Port Allen Police Department conducted an illegal, uncertified investigation into the murder of Snearl’s son Fatrell Queen. The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and Port Allen Police Department, which are working together on the case, disputed … Read more

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The first Walk-Ons on the West Side held a grand opening on Monday, Oct. 8 after a weekend of soft openings for training. For a Louisiana-inspired menu served in a family-friendly atmosphere, head to 437 Oak Plaza Blvd. in Brusly. Read more

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Port Allen High School students were inducted as leaders and members of the Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) organization Thursday, Oct. 4. Congressman Garret Graves and Port Allen Wal-Mart Manager Mr. L. Louis encouraged students to work hard with stories of their own perseverance and success. Read more

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There has been a delay in the delivery of our newspapers this week due to a printing issue. Our press is working hard to ensure newspapers are out tomorrow for subscribers who did not receive their paper today. Read more

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West Baton Rouge acting Registrar of Voters, Corey L. Caillouet, announces that early voting for the November 6, 2018 open primary/congressional election will be held in the Registrar of Voters Office located in the Courthouse Annex Building at 883 7th St. Suite A in Port Allen beginning Tue… Read more

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More residential growth, dining options and upgrades to infrastructure are on the horizon for West Baton Rouge, Parish President Riley “PeeWee” Berthelot said during his annual State of the Parish address to the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, Sept. 26. Read more

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Joe Saia, Jr.’s spent most Saturdays in the basket of the Saia’s Grocery delivery bike when he was a child. Last week, Brian Fourroux found what he thought was an original delivery bike from the store while cleaning out his collection of bikes from the D’Agostino Building on Court Street. Read more

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The West Baton Rouge Museum got a sweet new permanent exhibit last week. A prototype of the first sugarcane planter invented by Leonard Julien now calls the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Museum home. Read more

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Residents packed the West Baton Rouge Parish Council chambers to oppose the variance requested by Thermaldyne, an environmental services firm that recently completed a $50 million facility on North Line Road in Port Allen, during a public hearing hosted by the Louisiana Department of Environ… Read more

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Branches of The Cottonport Bank celebrated law enforcement and first responders with the fourth annual “Burgers 4 Badges” on Friday, Sept. 21. Law enforcement officers and first responders gathered at the Brusly branch of The Cottonport Bank for burgers, soft drinks, a raffle and other goodi… Read more

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Elmo F Lebeouf III in West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parish reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Pro… Read more

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West Baton Rouge Parish President Riley “PeeWee” Berthelot received the Public Official of the Year Award from the Louisiana Association of Museums at the annual meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018.   This award recognizes an elected or appointed official who has demonstrated special or su… Read more

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Thermaldyne, an environmental services firm, is set to open its $50-million industrial waste reclamation plant in Port Allen this year. However, it must get approval from state environmental regulators before opening its doors at 2325 North Line Road in Port Allen. Read more