Latest Business Headlines

Dancing for a Cause on July 8 at Lamar Dixon 4-H Building

  Get your tickets now; Dancing for a Cause is only two weeks away. … [Read More...]

Five arrested after man found severely beaten in the trunk of his vehicle

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of five people following an investigation that began on June 11 where a man was located in the trunk of his vehicle, according to Lt. Col. Ward Webb. St. … [Read More...]

Tropical Storm Cindy Update

Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall  near the Louisiana/Texas border this morning.  National Weather Service projects from 2-6" of rain for Ascension through Friday. … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Jump Start Pre-Engineering Career Pathway provides advance skills, college credits

First-of-its-Kind Pathway Designed for Students Pursuing Both TOPS and Jump Start Diplomas BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana high school students will be able to develop skills to help them succeed in college or … [Read More...]

All activities to resume at Ascension Public Schools

All activities will resume on Thursday, June 22, 2017, for Ascension Public Schools. The district has been monitoring the threat of Tropical Storm Cindy along with local and state emergency officials. At … [Read More...]

Louisiana to establish Wait List for Child Care Assistance starting July 1

Demand for Child Care from Working Families Exceeds Funded Slots BATON ROUGE, La.--  As the result of anticipated overwhelming demand from working parents and a shortage of funds, the Louisiana Department … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Clerk of Court announces qualifying dates for 58th Representative District special election

Bridget Hanna, Clerk of Court for Ascension Parish, announced this week the dates for qualifying as a candidate in the special election for State Representative, 58th Representative District.  Qualifying will … [Read More...]

Codeine and AK-47: Gonzales man arrested on gun/drug charges (with two others)

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley reports the arrest of a Prairieville man on simple robbery and drug charges on Monday, June 19. On Wednesday, June 7, deputies were dispatched to Aikens Road in … [Read More...]

Graves Statement on Senate Confirmation of New FEMA Administrator

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana)released the following statement today after the US Senate confirmed Brock Long as Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Alzheimer’s Services invites you to join us for our CHARLIE’S PLACE II OPEN HOUSE

Alzheimer’s Services invites you to join us for our CHARLIE’S PLACE II OPEN HOUSE What: OPEN HOUSE Who: Anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s Services and Charlie’s Place II in Ascension … [Read More...]

LSU AgCenter 2017 Ascension Parish Vegetable Garden Contest Winner

On June 13th, 2017, the LSU AgCenter and Ascension Master Gardeners held a Vegetable Garden Workshop at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.  An educational program was provided by Craig Roussel of the LSU … [Read More...]

Photos show boats riding high on the Diversion Canal

Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security is monitoring the current river stages.   All stages are below action stage.  But these photos were taken within the last few hours along the Diversion Canal which … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Who’s to Blame for Our Budget Mess? It’s all of us

June 21, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice)  By Stephen Winham-Guest Columnist The 2017-18 budget was enacted in a ball of confusion that allowed an escalation of the blame game.  There was less … [Read More...]

Call to Action: A simple way to hold parish officials accountable

NOTE:  Once again our friend Bobby Hoyt, the freest of free thinkers we know, comes up with a great idea to hold our officials accountable. Call to action: if anyone around the parish happens to see Parish … [Read More...]

Edmonson a leading candidate to replace LSU Police Chief ousted for excessive overtime

June 19, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) “LSU police chief retiring next month; national search on tap,” said the HEADLINE in the June 9 Baton Rouge Advocate. But don’t look for that “national … [Read More...]

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