Latest Business Headlines

Matassa must forfeit retirement if/when convicted

In 2012 Louisiana's legislature enacted Revised Statute 11:293, entitled Forfeiture of retirement benefits; public corruption crimes, to further discourage "public servants" from engaging in criminal behavior … [Read More...]

Jeff Pettit takes on Parish Utilities of Ascension

I attended the parish council utilities committee meeting on November 7, 2017 and, as usual, the administration’s report on Parish Utilities of Ascension (PUA) was a complete disaster. Not only does the Matassa … [Read More...]

William Daniel’s job description? Continue to mislead the Council on Peoples Water boondoggle

President Kenny Matassa and his administration, without apparent Council input, created a new department of Ascension Parish Government with corresponding job title: Infrastructure Division Director.  Since the … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Rotary Club of EA Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon with The Arc® of East Ascension

In the spirit of giving thanks, members of the Rotary Club of East Ascension gathered not only to eat and meet, but to feed and greet The Arc® of East Ascension. Rotarians served a Thanksgiving luncheon to … [Read More...]

APSB announces 2017-18 Students of the Year

Donaldsonvile, La. - Ascension Public Schools announces the 2017-18 Students of the Year for fifth, eighth and twelfth grades. These outstanding students will be recognized at the Jan. 16, 2018, Ascension … [Read More...]

PCS Nitrogen Donates $15,000 to Spanish Lake Primary

Spanish Lake Primary received a donation of $15,000 from PCS Nitrogen (PotashCorp) Geismar. The company's contribution will be used to fund a digital sign and STEM "Maker Space" for the school. Principal … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

ACUD #1 to notify customers of non-compliance with Sanitary Code

Pelican Post has learned that customers of Ascension Consolidated Utility District (ACUD) #1, which includes parish residents who live on the west bank of the Mississippi River but outside the City of … [Read More...]

New sound system makes Donaldsonville Courthouse more user-friendly

At the urging of Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa, the sound and public address system in the historic courthouse in Donaldsonville has been replaced with one that makes the courtroom much more user … [Read More...]

Parish Governmental Offices will be closed on November 23-24, 2017

All Ascension Parish Governmental Offices will be closed on November 23 & 24, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 27, 2017. … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

LA Public Square: Sportman’s Paradise or Problem?

For decades, Louisiana has proclaimed itself as the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” But for today’s hunters, changes to Louisiana’s landscape have caused a decline in the quality of the state’s deer habitat and smaller … [Read More...]

Cassidy pushes Disaster Tax Relief

As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I've been working with my colleagues to draft a tax reform bill that cuts taxes for working families and helps keep jobs here in America. In Louisiana, many … [Read More...]

Cookie Swap: Jolly Candleholders at Parish Library

Colorful lights line the streets, the sweet sound of carolers fills the air, and it’s getting chilly outside.  The holiday season is finally here, and that means it’s time for one of our favorite traditions: … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

BR judge says it’s not okay to write a news story which accurately reflects the contents of a negative audit

November 21, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) We have apparently entered into an era in which a public servant who does his job as he should now runs the risk of being named a defendant in one of those … [Read More...]

True cost of Peoples Water Company yet to be revealed

14 months after purchasing Peoples Water Company for $5.9 million and members of the Parish Council Utilities Committee are getting around to vetting the acquisition. Councilman Benny Johnson recently … [Read More...]

Jeff Pettit takes on Parish Utilities of Ascension

I attended the parish council utilities committee meeting on November 7, 2017 and, as usual, the administration’s report on Parish Utilities of Ascension (PUA) was a complete disaster. Not only does the Matassa … [Read More...]

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