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Recommendations to amend Home Rule Charter in 2018 due next week

On May 30 the Ascension Home Rule Charter Revision Committee must recommend changes to the 25-year old document in order for such amendments to appear on the ballot for voter approval on December 8. The Council … [Read More...]

Is it legal for one business’ billboard to block another’s?

As many already know, Pat & I own a family business (RE/MAX PLUS) in Prairieville on Airline Hwy. We also own the land and building after taking a great leap of faith, saying many prayers, and risking our … [Read More...]

Weather system approaching Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center has increased the development probability of a tropical or subtropical cyclone in the eastern Gulf to 40% over the next 5 days (near 0% next 48 hours).  Other than the increased … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Spartan/Gator Club delivers Shout-Out checks to EA/St. Amant

Gonzales: The Spartan/Gator Club delivered another $20,000.00 per school this week from the 2017 Spartan / Gator Shout Event, stated event Coordinator James E. LeBlanc. The Spartan/Gator Shout Out began in … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle’s Lori Charlet is Semifinalist for LA Middle School Principal of the Year

Gonzales, LA -- Gonzales Middle School Principal Lori Charlet is a Semifinalist for Louisiana Middle School Principal of the Year. This is the fourth year in a row that Ascension Public Schools has a principal … [Read More...]

LA Department of Education: What they aren’t telling you

Don't listen to what they say; listen to what they don't say May 17, 2018 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) The key is to listen to what they don’t say. Whenever an elected official or bureaucrat starts … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Baton Rouge man sentenced following Vehicular Homicide plea

On February 22, 2018, Thomas Bowers of 26232 Kendalwood Rd. Baton Rouge, LA., age 44, pled guilty to the charge of Vehicular Homicide. Bowers was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Steven Tureau and … [Read More...]

Ms. Full-Figured Louisiana Pageant coming to Gonzales

Louisiana is on the map all the way in Newark NJ!!!  Congratulations to these Current Louisiana Queens; they slayed!!!  Super proud of these ladies for bringing the crowns back to Louisiana! Speaking of … [Read More...]

Jury finds Geismar Man Guilty of Illegal Firearm Possession

  On May 16, 2018, an Ascension Parish jury found 58-year-old Kevin Darville of 36341 Candy Land Ln. Geismar, LA. guilty of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Darville was prosecuted by … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Summer Family Movie Morning: Moana (5/26)

Kick off your summer with a family movie at the library! Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown will host a Summer Family Movie Morning showing of Moana on Saturday, May 26, at 10:00 AM. Moana, from Walt Disney … [Read More...]

Gonzales man gets 15 Years gun, drug, and battery charges

On May 14, 2018, Benjamin Locklear of 14326 Tiggy Duplessis Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 45, pled guilty to the charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Legend Drug Without … [Read More...]

Extended-year membership option for new Girl Scouts and volunteers

Girl Scout and mom taking on the high ropes course at Camp Whispering Pines. BATON ROUGE (May 14, 2018) —Imagine a summer where a girl can be herself, gain confidence to lead, make new friends, and learn new … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

When will that Floodplain Management Plan be enacted?

Former Drainage/DPW Director Bill Roux promised a Floodplain Management Plan, recommending "no fill in floodplains" on October 3, 2016 (price unknown since items continue to be added); Urban Systems, Inc. … [Read More...]

$450,000 of your taxes so, you might as well…Ascension Comprehensive Plan

Your Parish Council decided to spend $450,000 for it so...Bring Your Ideas to replace Ascension's Master Growth Plan, utterly ignored by successive Planning and Zoning Commissions and the councils which … [Read More...]

LPB to livestream Governor Edwards “Our Louisiana” message

On Tuesday, May 22 at 1PM, LPB will livestream Governor John Bel Edwards “Our Louisiana” message to the people of Louisiana from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus. See the address at lpb.org/live. … [Read More...]

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