West Side Journal Review: Commemorating Flag Day, Louisiana Dental Center and more

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West Side Journal Review for June 14:

The West Side is commemorating Flag Day with flags along La. Hwy. 1 and Court Street.

Recent Port Allen graduate Kaleb Saizan was the only Pelican baseball player to be named to the All-Strict 8-2A team. Coach Brian Bass said the “team pastor’s” success went beyond the diamond. Read more about Saizan’s impact on his teammates by clicking here.

Louisiana Dental Center broke ground on a brand new facility in Addis off of La. Hwy. 1. The 20-chair dental office will provide care for residents, regardless of insurance type. Click here for more information about the dental center coming later this year.

Brusly High officially has a new baseball coach. Read more about Mike Forbes and what he plans to bring to Brusly’s baseball program by clicking here.

This weekend the city of Port Allen will celebrate Juneteenth at William and Lee Park beginning at noon with a concert by Tyree Neal from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Juneteenth National Freedom Day celebrates June 19th, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas, bringing news that the Civil War had ended and that the Emancipation Proclamation declared all slaves to be free.

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The Port Allen City Council approved a $10 million budget which includes new bathroom facilities for two parks. For the second year, the council opted to slash the community development budget in order to approve events on a case-by-case basis. Read more about the budget by clicking here.

Julie Mayeaux, assistant principal of Brusly High School, is saying goodbye to campus after 33 years. As of July she will work in the WBR Schools Central Office as the Supervisor of Secondary Education. Read more about Julie and her new position by clicking here.

The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying three to four men who burglarized cars in a trailer park last week. Click here to see the video footage captured of the suspects.

There’s a new podcast in town. Nothing but Facts with host Shelton Berry and “go-to expert” Elliot Dogan gives West Baton Rouge residents and officials a platform to discuss local and national issues. Click here to learn more and tune in.

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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