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Recently there was a complaint brought to the attention of the West Side Journal regarding the conditions and treatment of at least one customer staying at the Red Roof Inn in Port Allen. Doretha Houston, 33, reached out after leaving the establishment where she reported to have experienced … Read more

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BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. Edwards signed an executive order formally delaying the upcoming fall elections in Louisiana, following severe damage from Hurricane Ida in southeast Louisiana, which would make holding the election difficult and could lead to challenges for displaced voters. Read more

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Eighth Graders at Holy Family School prepared sandwiches for relief efforts as a service project last week during their US History class. Food donations by community members made this project possible. Students constructed 300 sandwiches in appreciation of the hard work done by electrical li… Read more

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Republic Services has informed the Parish that their recycling facility is back up, safely running and able to process materials. Republic Services will resume normal operations and daily routes of residential recycling on Monday, September 13th, 2021. Read more

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PORT ALLEN - The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during the annual September observance in honor of this foundational document of national governance. Locally, Richard N. Lee, III, Mayor of the City of Port Al… Read more

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Louisiana State Parks completed their assessment of properties on Friday, September 10, 2021 and offered free RV spots to Louisiana residents through the end of September. Evacuees seeking refuge should know only the sites are offered. An RV is needed to take advantage of this offer. Read more

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NATCHITOCHES – Kaleb Gauthier of Port Allen, a senior at Northwestern State University, is the 2021 recipient of the Luther W. Lott Sr. Memorial Scholarship.  Gauthier is a criminal justice major and a Dean’s List student. He is secretary of the NSU Speech and Debate Club, a reporter for the… Read more

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ALEXANDRIA — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Louisiana has announced an application period for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program-Wetlands Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE) for fiscal year 2022. Private landowners across the state are encouraged to apply. Read more

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MANCHESTER, NH - Joshua Cherry of Addis has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s summer 2021 Dean’s List. Eligibility for the Dean’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the term. Read more

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The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday it will utilize the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to address fuel shortages in Louisiana because of Hurricane Ida. Read more

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The Louisiana Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation (LHAREF) established the Louisiana Care Fund to assist hospital employees who experienced significant property loss or personal hardship as a result of Hurricane Ida.   Read more

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BATON ROUGE —The Louisiana National Guard continues emergency operations following the wake and destruction of Hurricane Ida, Sept. 5, 2021, while continuing its COVID-19 response missions. Read more

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When disaster strikes, the community responds. Kali Marionneaux of Port Allen began coordinating a laundry service for energy linemen who are staged off of Lafiton Lane in Port Allen when she noticed the trucks on her work commute. She posted online and found many willing volunteers. Read more

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BATON ROUGE - Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser reopened Bogue Chitto State Park RV sites to Louisiana residents only. The park, which is located in Franklinton, La., is also available to the public for day use only. Read more

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The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association (EBRMGA) will present talks on Underground Beauties and Trees for South Louisiana on Thursday, October 7th at the Jones Creek Branch Library (622 Jones Creek Road).  The talks are scheduled 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., are free, and open to the public. … Read more

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On September 18th, 2021 the West Baton Rouge Museum will open the exhibition entitled Music Behind the Gates. This exhibit explores the life of prison inmates and their escape through music. Bands, iconic songs, and touching stories are all birthed from this infamous prison and other prisons… Read more

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In the wake of severe storms that came through our area, your Better Business Bureau offers the following tips to help people decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims and their families: Read more

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District Attorney Tony Clayton. reports that on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the following persons were convicted on the charges listed below and were sentenced accordingly: Read more

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 Due to the devastation of Hurricane Ida, the State Fire Marshall and the Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning. West Baton Rouge Parish is included in the parishes this applies to. Read more

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Due to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) being without power and without the ability to process materials, Republic has suspended its curbside recycling service, effective immediately. Read more

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On August 24, 2021 at the weekly meeting of the Port Allen Rotary Club, Rotary President Toby Willis welcomed Baton Rouge Firefighters Kat Kleinpeter and Mike Paternostro.  The firefighters talked about the current activities and future vision for the Robert A. Bogan Fire Museum. The museum … Read more

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BATON ROUGE  – Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it will update the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) for livestock, poultry contract producers and specialty crop growers who faced marke… Read more

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Bailey Paul Lemoine, a 17-year-old from Port Allen, created sandbag holders for the sand filling station near West Baton Rouge’s Erwinville Community Center. Read more

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Even as a local, I recently enjoyed my recent swamp tour in Bayou Sorrel. I’ve done this kind of thing before, closer to New Orleans when I have family in town. However, I was happy to hear of a tour through an area so close to home. Since I am not a boat owner, I’ve never seen all West Bato… Read more

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HARAHAN - Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans (FHFofGNO), the Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center (LaPTIC) is presenting a new series of virtual seminars called, “Navigating the IEP.” It is in four parts and will be offered on different days of the week and at var… Read more

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Guaranty Bank & Trust Company has announced a promotion within the bank approved by the Board of Directors.  Mrs. Letha Butler has been named Assistant Vice-President, Port Allen, Maringouin and Grosse Tete Branch Manager and Business Development Officer.    Read more

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On September 4th, 2021 the West Baton Rouge Museum will open the exhibition entitled Louisiana Birds. This exhibit provides an intimate look at the beautiful array of birds that reside in our pass through our state. It will also highlight her paintings of different dog breeds. New Orleans ba… Read more

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   The Baton Rouge Ballet is holding open auditions for young and talented dancers interested in joining the BRBT Youth Ballet.  The Youth Ballet is a dynamic program that provides quality training for aspiring young dancers and historically, their mission has been to bring the art of ballet… Read more