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West Side Journal Review for June 21:

Another new Mississippi River Bridge is inching towards reality. The Capital Area Road and
Bridge District gave the green light to an environmental impact study to determine a location for
the now $2 billion project during the Monday meeting. Click here to read more.

The Sid Richardson Connector will be dedicated as Carroll Bourgeois Road tomorrow at 10 a.m.
The public is invited to attend the event. Click here for details.

The opening of Caneview K-8 has been delayed indefinitely due to heavy rainfall this year
causing delays with construction and minor flooding in the building. Read more about the new
campus and those delays by clicking here.

Cohn Elementary School received a $10,000 donation from MRC Global to benefit the school’s
STEM and intervention initiatives. Click here to read more.

The West Side Journal was named best overall website in its division by the state press
association. Click here to see other awards the Journal and its writers, designers, and
photographers earned.

Other stories:

State Rep. Jeremy LaCombe is upbeat after his first legislative session. He addressed the
Parish Council and School Board recently to discuss measures benefiting the West Side. Click
here to read more about his first legislative session.

The Brusly Lady Panthers were down a few players, but that did not stop them from displaying
another dominant performance in the Glen Oaks summer league. Brusly held Belaire scoreless
through three quarters en route to a 39-5 win Monday afternoon. Click here for more.

Turner Industries cut the ribbon on a new administration headquarters in Port Allen. Click here
to learn more about the expansion.

Check out what was going on this week in West Baton Rouge History.

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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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