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Treasurer Kennedy

Flood Victims Are Entitled To State Sales Tax Refunds

BATON ROUGE, LA - Louisiana residents in presidential declared disaster areas impacted by the March and August floods can file for a refund of state sales tax they paid on personal property destroyed by the … [Read More...]


BASF to provide $250,000 to support flood relief and rebuilding in Southern Louisiana

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, and GEISMAR, LA, August 26, 2016 – BASF today announced it will donate $250,000 through its BASF Foundation USA to various not-for-profit organizations supporting flood relief and rebuilding … [Read More...]

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3-Step process for SBA Disaster Loan application

The Small Business Administration provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private, non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters to repair or replace … [Read More...]

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East Ascension

East Ascension HS football fans can renew season tickets until September 2

East Ascension Football Season Ticket Holders. The deadline to renew Season tickets has been extended until Friday, September 2 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold in the front office from 8 am to 1:00 pm daily. … [Read More...]


APSB Temporary Education Plan for Impacted Schools

The Ascension Public Schools Temporary Education Plan for Impacted Schools is available in detail on the district's website, The direct link … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish School board

Donaldsonville students return to school Wednesday; all others on August 29

All Employees to report to work Wednesday, August 24 Donaldsonville, La. –  Ascension Public Schools will reopen in a two-step phase as the district continues to recover from flooding. All employees will … [Read More...]

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Thomas Guillot

Donaldsonville man arrested for violating restraining order

Deputies arrested 35-year-old Thomas Guillot on Thursday afternoon for violation of protective order, simple robbery, false imprisonment, and home invasion. According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, deputies … [Read More...]

Mert Smiley (R)

Assessor “lessening tax liability” on flood-damaged properties

To the citizens of Ascension Parish, As a result of the recent historic flooding and the Governor’s natural disaster area, La. R.S. 47:1978.1 requires our office to reassess all flood damaged homes and … [Read More...]


REMINDER: Voter Registration for November 8 election open through October 11

The November 8, 2016 Presidential Election is fast approaching! October 11, 2016 is the last day to register to vote in this important election! This is a reminder!  Voters who have moved from one parish to … [Read More...]

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Crime stoppers tip leads to arrest of stolen trailer and motorcycle

On Wednesday, August 24, deputies received a crime stoppers tip advising that Jamie Clements had stolen a utility trailer in July from a residence on Coontrap Road in Gonzales. On July 28, deputies began … [Read More...]


CARA’s House needs your help

CARA HOUSE UPDATE: Please call or email: 225-407-0064 or 225-675-0400;  Email: Location:  Lamar Dixon- Go Right at the main gate, go all the way to the back.  CARA is in Barn … [Read More...]

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Relay for Life and LeBlanc’s Frais Marche: Free Groceries drawing

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Letters to the Editor

Letter toThe Editor

“Ascension Parish Voter” frustrated over lack of Council response

All Ascension Parish Councilmen and others willing to address the potentially criminal actions of an Ascension Parish elected official. Given the agenda for the next meeting that was published today I will … [Read More...]

Letter toThe Editor

Resident shares letter to his Councilman seeking discussion of Matassa actions

Mr. Lambert, I am William B. "Jack" Holden, (address redacted).  I believe that places me in Parish District 5 and under your leadership as Parish Councilman for District 5. I understand that the … [Read More...]

Matassa and Clouatre at 3:57 p.m. [3 minutes before meeting start time].

First step to recovery must be Matassa’s ouster

Last week's disastrous flooding poses an existential threat to Ascension Parish as we know it and recovery will require years, decades, of strenuous effort and heartache.  A necessary first step toward that … [Read More...]

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