Latest Business Headlines

DENIED! Parish Council backs decision on Hudson Cove as residents rejoice

Without the buffer provided by a defunct three-member Appeals Board to shield them from public scrutiny, Ascension's Parish Council was left to decide whether (or not) to overturn its Planning Commission's … [Read More...]

Who’s up for ratification? Meet the candidates.

Parish President Kenny Matassa is seeking ratification of his top lieutenants by Ascension’s Parish Council on Thursday (excluding two General Managers for whom two new departments are being created). … [Read More...]

Ascension Guilty Pleas for the Week of July 10-14

During the week of July 10-July 14, 2017, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Patrick Booker, 2954 Jackson St. … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

G. W. Carver Principal Latitia Johnson among educators to meet with US Education Secretary DeVos

Educators whose districts are making significant student achievement gains and closing gaps traveled to Washington to share how federal innovation funds enabled them to make changes at the district and school … [Read More...]

Jump Start Super Summer Institute draws record attendance

More than 600 Louisiana educators to earn credentials to provide Industry Training to students LAFAYETTE, La. - More than 600 Louisiana educators today convened for the 2017 Jump Start Super Summer … [Read More...]

17 schools to serve Free Meals for 2017-18

Free meals pursuant to Federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program Donaldsonville, La. – Seventeen of the 28 Ascension Public Schools will offer free student meals for the 2017-18 school year as part … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

No Show at July Council meetings; Matassa on hand for photo op with governor

Ascension Parish to Receive $33 M for Flood Hazard Mitigation NOTE: Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa skipped two Parish Council meetings in July, including Thursday when four of his top level … [Read More...]

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of misleading Tobacco Settlement Ads

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning the public of online promotions that mislead consumers to believe they can receive money from a settlement reached between the nation’s four … [Read More...]

Not a #Number: Protecting youth from Human Trafficking at Gonzales Library

Not a #Number is an interactive, prevention curriculum designed to teach youth how to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation through information, critical thinking, and skill development.  … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Ascension’s $25 million Revenue Bond among Commission’s July approvals

BATON ROUGE, LA - The State Bond Commission approved $271.2 million for projects statewide and more than $4 million in savings at its July meeting, according to State Treasurer Ron Henson. "The … [Read More...]

LPB collecting Vietnam War remembrances in honor of new Ken Burns documentary

In support of the new landmark series, The Vietnam War, by documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, airing on PBS and LPB beginning September 17, Louisiana Public Broadcasting is launching a new … [Read More...]

Calcasieu Parish man arrested on over 100 counts of Child Pornography

SULPHUR, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) has arrested a Sulphur man for possessing sexual abuse images of children. “Our office is committed to using every tool we have to find … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Social Media petition targets Hudson Cove appeal; urges opponents to attend July 20 Council meeting

In August of 2016 the people of South Louisiana went through one of the most devastating floods ever seen. During that flood many residents in Prairieville/Galvez off of HWY 42  endured these flood waters. Some … [Read More...]

A simple tactic to force members of Congress to listen to us

July 17, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) In trying to illustrate why members of Congress become so inaccessible once they’re inside the Beltway, it would be to belabor the obvious to say that they … [Read More...]

Hudson Cove lawyers up for July 20 appeal of plat denial to Council

If Quality Engineering is the go to firm for subdivision developers the Cohn Law Firm is just as assuredly their preferred legal talent.  David Cohn will present the case for Hudson Cove to Ascension's Parish … [Read More...]

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