West Side Journal Review: First Lady Donna Edwards visits BHS, Intracoastal Bridge repairs

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On Tuesday, Louisiana’s First Lady Donna Edwards visited Brusly High School and sat in on the Educator’s Rising Class.

West Baton Rouge is the pilot parish for the Educator’s Rising program in the state. The program launched at Port Allen High School and Brusly High at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year with the help of 2018 Louisiana Teacher of the Year and Brusly High educator Kim Eckert. You can read more about the program and check out photos from Edwards’ visit by clicking the links below.

The Panthers are on the road to state championships. The Brusly baseball and softball teams will continue to compete in playoffs today. The baseball team advanced to the second round with a 6 to 2 win over St. James on Tuesday and will play Erath this evening. The Lady Panthers softball team will take on Church Point in the semifinals today. Follow us on Twitter (@WestSideJournal) for live updates.

Last but certainly not least, crews wrapped up the final phase of repairs to the Intracoastal Bridge on Thursday which means no more plates and lane closures, for now.

Addis is starting the weekend right with Live At 5 this evening so head on out to the Railroad Park for some family-friendly fun with music by the Band Louisiana. We also have the Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful Community Clean-up happening tomorrow morning starting at 8 at the Depot in Port Allen and the annual DOW YMCA Annual Healthy Kids Day from 9 to noon.

Donna Edwards Visit:

https://www.thewestsidejournal.com/news/louisiana-s-first-lady-visits-brusly/article_6d89fe84-66ac-11e9-8ca6-a7e58a83973a.html

Educator’s Rising:

https://www.thewestsidejournal.com/news/wbr-pilot-parish-with-edrising-launch/article_a0089a1c-c0ff-11e8-a1e1-f3268e4c60ec.html

Intracoastal repairs:

https://www.thewestsidejournal.com/news/northbound-lanes-of-intracoastal-to-close-for-cleanup/article_b6c270e8-65f0-11e9-8f0a-f7766e4b55fe.html

Pair of home runs lifts Brusly over St. James, 6-2:

https://www.thewestsidejournal.com/sports/pair-of-hrs-lifts-brusly-over-st-james/article_b8761d3e-6769-11e9-bd1a-8785985ce4bf.html

Community Calendar with info about events mentioned:

https://www.thewestsidejournal.com/calendar//search/?l=25&unrolled=1&s=start_time&sd=asc&f=html&d1=2019-04-27&d2=2019-04-27

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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.