West Side Journal Review: Last day of school, Morganza Spillway and more…

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May 24, 2019

School is out in West Baton Rouge!

It was a bittersweet day for Chamberlin Elementary and Devall Middle, who said goodbye to their campuses for the last time on Thursday. Those campuses will merge into one at the new Caneview K-8 in Erwinville in the 2019-2020 school year. You can read more about the merger and see photos from the last day by clicking here.

The Mighty Mississippi keeps on rising, and will likely lead to the opening of the Morganza Spillway on June 2. Check out pictures of the Port Allen levee and read more about it by clicking here.

The La 1/415 Connector project continues to cross over hurdles as it heads to the Senate Floor. We’ll have an updated article on that up this afternoon.

Enjoy the beautiful weather this long weekend with Live at 5 tonight in Addis, Family Day in the Park tomorrow at William and Lee Park in Port Allen and a special Memorial Day service at the West Baton Rouge Courthouse on Monday at 10.

Other stories:

WBRSO to host checkpoint Sunday 

The West Side Journal announces the addition of a new feature writer, Ally Giardina 

Fourroux family to memorialize matriarch with a donation to WBRM 

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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.