Latest Business Headlines

Sunshine Bridge to close this weekend

Starting Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM, the LA 70: Sunshine Bridge will be closed until Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5:00 AM. This closure is necessary for the repair and replacement of structural … [Read More...]

HNTB’s Transportation Plan: Another $800,000 wasted

$800,000 worth of funding allocated in 2016, HNTB engineers assigned task of producing a long-range Transportation Master Plan for Ascension Parish was put on the back burner when a $25 million bond was … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of January 10-17

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of January 10-17: January 10 arrests: Johnturi Bassett, 26, 1937 S Gaudin Ave, Gonzales was charged w/ 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Criminal … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Ascension Parish Libraries on the road at locations near you

We’re on the road! With regular visits to a location near you, we’re expanding our services and extending our reach to provide books and other library services to those who may not be able to travel to our … [Read More...]

Matassa proclaims School Board Member Recognition Month

At the January 17 meeting of the Ascension Parish Council, President Kenny Matassa invited the entire Ascension Parish School Board as he proclaimed School Board Member Recognition Month. According to the … [Read More...]

APL’s eReader and Digital Media Individual Instruction sessions (January 22-23)

You may have heard that your library offers free eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, digital comic books, even videos and music. You know that these books and other materials are available for your phone, … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Robert Debate appointed to Sorrento Council; Special Election set for October 12

A unanimous Town Council appointed Robert Debate to join the body Monday afternoon, filling the vacancy left when first-term Councilwoman Randi Sutton resigned earlier this month.  Debate, a lifelong resident … [Read More...]

Parish Government offices closed in observance of MLK Day

All Ascension Parish Government Offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of  Martin Luther King Day Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 22 … [Read More...]

Donaldsonville City Council agenda (1/22)

A G E N D A DONALDSONVILLE COUNCIL TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019​ ​6:00 PM​ ​ 1. INVOCATION 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS 5. ADOPTION OF MINUTES (November 27 and December 11, … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Latest Pelican Poll: Industrial Tax Exemptions, “Yes” or “No”?

Ascension Parish taxing authorities have never denied a request for an industrial tax exemption.  Are we giving away too much? Let your voice be heard by taking the latest Pelican Poll. … [Read More...]

Krewe of Diversion schedules Mardi Gras Boat Parade (2/23)

Krewe of Diversion Mardi Gras Boat Parade is set to roll (or float) on February 23, ten days before the main event which lands on March 5 this year. 2019 marks the Silver Anniversary for the Krewe which … [Read More...]

St. Amant man receives 5-Year sentence in burglary plea

On January 15, 2019, Elmo Lambert of 45368 Gold Place Rd. St. Amant, LA., age 45, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (2 counts). Lambert was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Is Ascension giving away too much in industrial tax exemptions?

Ascension's taxing authorities never met an Industrial Tax Exemption they didn't like.  At the most recent Parish Council meeting it was Shell Chemical over which members gushed, insipidly begging the … [Read More...]

Congressmen Graves, Richmond continue the Fight for Louisiana Flood Victims

Advance Two Amendments as U.S. House Considers Disaster Aid Package Washington, DC – Congressmen Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and Cedric Richmond continue to stand up for Louisiana flood victims in the … [Read More...]

Ascension’s Floodplain Management Plan

Ascension's current Floodplain Management plan is to flood existing residents. … [Read More...]

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