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Early Voting on Saturday; What’s on your ballot?

Early voting for the December 8 elections runs from Saturday (November 24) through Saturday (December 1).  There is one statewide election (a runoff for Secretary of State) on the ballot:   One … [Read More...]

Gonzales City Council meeting agenda (11/26)

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN OF THE CITY OF GONZALES Monday, November 26, 2018  AT 5:30 P.M @ City Hall AGENDA Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call. … [Read More...]

Hotel/Motel tax would pay for Gonzales Performing Arts Center

On December 8 voters in the City of Gonzales will decide the fate of a 2% hotel occupancy tax dedicated to Performance Arts Conference & Events Center (PACE).  Mayor Barney Arceneaux and a unanimous City … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

BASF provides internships for future process operators

BASF hired five process technology (PTEC) students as interns to gain experience working alongside process operators at the Geismar manufacturing facility.  The students, each currently enrolled in 2-year PTEC … [Read More...]

Ascension students leading State Beta Clubs

Dutchtown Middle student Reese Godchaux (left) and Dutchtown High student Torri Jackson are both serving as President of Louisiana's Junior and Senior Beta Clubs. **Please note: … [Read More...]

LPB’s Louisiana Public Square takes up LSU’s new “holistic admissions” policy

This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on ACT and SAT scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Parish offices to close in observance of Thanksgiving

All Ascension Parish Government Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 22 and 23, 2018 in observance of Thanksgiving Offices will reopen on Monday, November 26 … [Read More...]

Lego Club to meet at Donaldsonville Library

Whether you are a first time builder or a master at Lego construction, you are sure to have a fun time putting the pieces together at Ascension Parish Library’s Lego Club.  Try to construct our Lego Challenge … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 8-15

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of November 8-15: November 8 arrests: Heidi Albritton, 34, 223 Milano St, Garyville was charged w/ Probation Violation; Pete Cipponari, 38, 631 … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

LPB Winterfest includes Literary Classic, Stellar Music Performances, and more

LPB’s Winterfest 2018 kicks off Friday, November 23 at 9PM with Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III. The program chronicles Neil Diamond's triumphant return to the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in … [Read More...]

APSO arrests New Yorkers/Canadian in ATM cash thefts

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley reports several arrests following an investigation into several suspects who were captured on surveillance video committing ATM cash thefts at area banks. On November 13, … [Read More...]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of November 12-16

During the week of November 12-November 16, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Brendan Babin, 37113 … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Jeff “the Vulture” Landry swoops in for credit in Vermilion School Board “Open Meetings” violation case

November 20, 2018 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) A state district court last week knocked down action taken by the Vermilion Parish School Board for violations of the state’s Open Meetings Law. In what must … [Read More...]

Vermilion ruling a “Victory for Teachers, Public” declares Jeff Landry

AG Landry Pledges Continued Enforcement of Open Meetings Law  BATON ROUGE, LA - A district court late last week ruled in favor of Attorney General Jeff Landry when determining the Vermilion Parish School Board … [Read More...]

Together Louisiana illustrates the inequity of corporations profiting in poor neighborhoods

November 16, 2018 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) LouisianaVoice has expressed concerns about the industrial tax incentives, aka giveaway programs, for years. It has been our contention that while welfare … [Read More...]

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