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Dr. Banner hosts 1st “Coming to the Table” meeting for racial healing

WALLACE – Dr.  Joy Banner, director of communications and descendants for Whitney Plantation Museum, invites the public to a “Coming to the Table” kick-off discussion ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to.

Drive-thru testing now offered on West Bank

WALLACE — A second COVID-19 testing site has opened on the West Bank of St. John the Baptist Parish. The new drive-thru site is at ... Read more

3 months ago by Brooke Robichaux.

Legend’s Sports Bar & Grill opens on West Bank

WALLACE — Four friends from Wallace had a vision to bring a full-fledged sports bar to the West Bank from the time they were in ... Read more

4 months ago by Brooke Robichaux.

Whitney Plantation honors black history: Blessing ceremony & viral photographs tie past to present

WALLACE — Whitney Plantation’s grounds are considered a sacred space because of the tears and the labor of the enslaved people who suffered and died, ... Read more

5 months ago by Brooke Robichaux.

Whitney Plantation marks 5 years: Admission includes fellowship, music & food

WALLACE — This Saturday, Dec. 7, Whitney Plantation will mark its fifth-year anniversary with a free day of fellowship, music and cuisine. This is a ... Read more

7 months ago by Brooke Robichaux.

Descendants honor enslaved ancestor with tree planting & blessing ceremony

WALLACE — In 1829, Anthony, a 21-year-old enslaved man was put on a ship in North Carolina and sold to the Duparc-Locoul Brothers in New ... Read more

8 months ago by Special to.

Whitney Plantation director responds to viral plantation reviews

WALLACE — Ashley Rogers, executive director at Whitney Plantation, wasn’t surprised to read the insensitive plantation tour reviews that went viral on Twitter last week ... Read more

11 months ago by Brooke Robichaux.

SJSO visits back to school bash

WALLACE — The St. John Sheriff’s Office recently helped students on the West Bank prepare for school. Sheriff Mike Tregre and a few of his ... Read more

11 months ago by Special to.

Real Housewives of Potomac film emotional trip to Whitney Plantation

WALLACE —Locals who watch The Real Housewives of Potomac may have noticed a familiar location in Sunday’s episode, as cast member Gizelle Bryant traced her ... Read more

1 year ago by Special to.

Public asked to share ideas on improving bicycle & pedestrian safety in St. John

LAPLACE — Pedestrian and bicycle safety is a major problem with fatal consequences in St. John the Baptist Parish and surrounding regions, according to Cassie ... Read more

1 year ago by Brooke Robichaux.

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