Latest Business Headlines

How long before Olin Berthelot “drops the dime” Kenny Matassa?

March 10, 2017 was a sad but necessary day if Ascension Parish is ever to escape the stranglehold of crony capitalism which fattens bank accounts of campaign patrons whose money lubricates the local political … [Read More...]

23rd JDC Guilty Pleas for the Week of March 20-24

During the week of March 20-March 24, 2017, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court. Joshua Green, 6227 Crestway Ave. Baton Rouge, … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of March 16-24

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of March 16-24: March 16 arrests: Jerry Douglas Hirsch, 50, 9777 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Baton Rouge was charged with DWI-2nd Offense, and arrested … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

G.W. Carver Primary Receives 2017 TAP Founder’s Award and $50,000

New Orleans, Louisiana—Lowell Milken, chairman of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) and founder of TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, today announced that G.W. Carver … [Read More...]

Board recognizes Middle School Student of the Year finalist

The Ascension Parish School Board recognized Dutchtown Middle student Aubrey Green for becoming a finalist for Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year. Green will compete against top eighth grade students … [Read More...]

Jeremy Muse appointed Principal of Lake Elementary

New Lake Elementary Principal Jeremy Muse (center) is pictured with Lake Assistant Principals Steven Gray and Cindy … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Gonzales man imprisoned on firearm charge

On March 20, 2017, Jonquil Muse of 727 West Worthy Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 32, pled guilty to Attempted Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Muse was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni … [Read More...]

Gonzales City Council agenda for Monday

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, STATE OF LOUISIANA, WILL BE HELD ON, MONDAY MARCH 27, 2017  AT 5:30 P.M. AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER 738 W. ORICE ROTH RD. AGENDA … [Read More...]

Prairieville man pleads to Unlawful Use of Social Networking Site, 6 year sentence

On March 20, 2017, Jerry Rutherford of 42245 Moody Dixon Rd. Prairieville, LA., age 56, pled guilty to Unlawful Use of a Social Networking Website. Rutherford was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Geismar man arrested for stabbing victim during altercation Sunday night

29-year-old Robert Gonzalez of Geismar was arrested Sunday night, March 26, after an argument ensued between him and another male who is listed in critical condition. According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, … [Read More...]

Maxine Crump speaks to APSO leadership on race relations

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley invited community leader and activist Maxine Crump to speak to leaders within the department on the dialogue of race and the importance of understanding race relations in our … [Read More...]

Ascension Engineering Review Agency, CSRS, Inc. holding up 2016 Flood Recovery?

Handling of $250 million contract for 2016 Flood Recovery illustrates the extent of political corruption in Louisiana; But PDRM, led by CSRS of Baton Rouge, whose bid was $65 million higher, filed an official … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Protesters of Alton Sterling killing allege “brutal treatment/unlawful arrest” by police

Baton Rouge Protesters File Lawsuit Alleging Baton Rouge Law Enforcement Officials Conspired to Suppress July 2016 Peaceful Protests With Mass Arrests on Phony Charges BATON ROUGE – Soon after peaceful … [Read More...]

America is still “land of opportunity” though short on civility

Letter to the Editor, I have been watching in amazement how fellow Americans on both sides of the political spectrum are treating each other. We are all privileged to live in the best nation in world … [Read More...]

A tax by another name…Libertarian isn’t falling for new “fee” passed by Council

On January 19th, the Parish Council approved a resolution that levied additional “fees”, a fluffy term for tax, on every single person in the parish who uses a cell phone.  This tax will amount to well over 300 … [Read More...]

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