Latest Business Headlines

“What in the hell’s going on here?”

On May 4 Drainage Director Bill Roux told East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage Commission #1 (EA Drainage Board) that $16-18 million is received in tax revenue every year, lamenting his department's … [Read More...]

1/2% Sales Tax defeated in City of Gonzales

With 15% turnout a Perpetual 1/2% Sales Tax in the City of Gonzales was rejected by voters on Saturday by a margin of 53% to 47%.  City officials estimated revenues of $3.5 million annually that was initially … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of October 5-11

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the  week of October 5-11: October 5 arrests: Gina Sanchez, 32, 40137 Black Bayou Ext, Gonzales was charged w/ Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Department seeks applications to improve reading, writing skills

Subgrants Draw from $55.5 Million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Education has launched a multi-million dollar competitive subgrant … [Read More...]

Small Business Seminar at Dutchtown Library

Ascension Parish Library invites all interested persons to attend a free small business seminar, Starting and Financing a Small Business.  It is designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish Library expands Digital Collection with Hoopla Digital and

Ascension Parish Library is pleased to announce public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks, comics, as well as online education courses all available for … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Free Cancer Screenings offered by Live Well Ascension on October 28

Live Well Ascension to offer free cancer screenings, food and fun for the entire family (Gonzales, LA) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales, in conjunction with the Gonzales Area Foundation, is … [Read More...]

Support local 4-H Club: Order your Sweet Potatoes and Peeled Pecans now

  Ascension 4-H is taking orders now for sweet potatoes and peeled pecans. … [Read More...]

Boucherie Festival scheduled at Lamar Dixon October 20-22

It’s that time of year again when the summer season begins to wane a bit and fall slowly creeps over the horizon here in Louisiana. While the temperature may still be hot, the fall festivals and car shows are … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Two men arrested for Child Pornography

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Unit have arrested two Rapides Parish men on multiple counts of child pornography charges.  “My office will … [Read More...]

St. James’ Ken Brass wins Ascension on way to District 58 victory

Ken Brass, a Democrat who currently serves on St. James Parish Council, won the Special Election to fill the District 58 seat in Louisiana's House of Representatives rendered vacant by Ed Price's election to … [Read More...]

Salvation Army opens Christmas Assistance Sign-Ups

The Salvation Army – Greater Baton Rouge will open the application process for Angel Tree Christmas assistance for families in need on Monday, October 16.  Parents will be able to come and apply for toys and … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Prison inmate work release programs offer enrichment to private and parish prisons

October 15, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) It took an article in Everybody’s magazine by writer Charles Edward Russell to embarrass the state of Georgia into enacting reforms to the state’s inmate work … [Read More...]

AG supports repeal of Clean Power Plan by Trump Administration

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry is praising EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision today to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama overreach that would have devastated Louisiana’s power plants … [Read More...]

Jeff Pettit, at it again. Questions “National Search” for Infrastructure Director

NOTE:  Yesterday Ascension President Kenny Matassa announced the hiring of William Daniel to the Infrastructure Division Director position.  Supposedly the parish conducted a National Search.  Jeff Pettit posed … [Read More...]

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