Latest Business Headlines

The Court is responsible for delay in Matassa criminal proceeding

August 14 marked the first court appearance for indicted Ascension President Kenny Matassa since his May 8 arraignment when he pleaded "Not Guilty" to LSA-RS 18:1461.5(4)(a) Election Offenses Involving Bribery. … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of August 10-17

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of August 10-17: August 10 arrests: Malcolm Ray Duplush, 51, 909 S Abe St, Gonzales was charged with Domestic Abuse Battery (Strangulation); … [Read More...]

Council approves soccer contract; authorizes $450,000 Master Land Use plan

Another day, another standing room only crowd at Gonzales' Courthouse Council meeting room to urge execution of a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between Ascension Parish and Gonzales Soccer Club to operate … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

LPB’s Louisiana Square “Studying TOPS”

This month, LPB’s Louisiana Public Square focuses on Louisiana’s TOPS program which provides free in-state college tuition for qualifying students. The state’s cost of funding the program has nearly tripled … [Read More...]

Louisiana’s ESSA plan approved by US Department of Education

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Education today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has approved the state's plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act … [Read More...]

Mia Edwards Named Director of Secondary Schools

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Mia Edwards as the new Director of Secondary Schools. Edwards replaces Lisa Bacala, who recently retired. "We are delighted that Mia wants to take this … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Ascension Guilty Pleas for the Week of August 14-18

During the week of August 14-August 18, 2017, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Anthony Knight, 1421 Hwy 1049 … [Read More...]

River Road African America Museum genealogy event

River Road African American Museum is hosting this unique event in honor of National History Month. … [Read More...]

UPDATE: Gonzales man has been located and is unharmed

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for 35-year-old Doyle Oubre who was reported missing on Wednesday, August 9, according to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre. He is a white male, 5’8” and … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Importance of Exercising while Aging

On Tuesday, August 22, at 6:00 PM at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales, Physical Therapist, Tom Weber, will discuss the importance of exercising as we age and across the lifespan.  Dr. Weber, board … [Read More...]

Help CARAs House Clear the Shelters on August 19

CARA's House invites anyone and everyone seeking to add a four-legged member of the family to join us at the facility on Airline Hwy, in Sorrento.  It's going to be a great day and we hope you can spend it with … [Read More...]

Planning Commission requests $450,000 to fund Land Use Plan

Ascension's Planning Commission adopted a resolution to request $450,000 from the Parish Council in order to fund a Land Use Plan at its August 9 meeting.  Planning Director Jerome Fournier corrected Chairman … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Longtime Gonzales Council member opposes ABA

Over the last twenty-plus years, Ascension parish has become one of the fastest growing parishes in the state of Louisiana. This growth has brought hundreds of new families to our parish and has spurred … [Read More...]

$450,000 better spent on roads than Master Plan says Compton

Tonight the Parish Council adopted a resolution to spend $450,000 to have a new master plan created for Ascension Parish. Coincidentally, there have been several articles published about this subject and the … [Read More...]

No wonder he gets Unglesby to drive him to court

Given his obvious limitations, President Kenny Matassa has to be graded on a sliding scale even when it comes to parking. And since he so rarely uses the most prime spot maybe it's understandable that he … [Read More...]

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