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Judge Verdigets denies Matassa’s effort to dismiss bribery charge

Judge Jason Verdigets denied the Motions to Quash the indictments charging Ascension President Kenny Matassa and his co-defendant, Olin Berthelot Wednesday morning.  As you'll read in the Minutes of this … [Read More...]

Matassa is the real victim in Election Bribery indictment according to Unglesby

Criminal defendant, Kenny Matassa is the victim according to his latest pleadings filed at 9:31 a.m. on Tuesday, 24 hours before his Motion to Quash the Indictment against him is set for hearing.  Being charged … [Read More...]

Absence from Council meeting Consent Agenda bodes ill for CARA’s House $$$

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL October 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair's Additions (4) … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

AEDC Memo to School Board argues for Industrial Tax Exemptions

MEMO TO:  ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD FROM:  ASCENSION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS DATE: October 17, 2017 SUBJECT: RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PARTICIPATION IN THE ITE PROGRAM FOR … [Read More...]

East Ascension versus St. Amant Community Shout Out on track for 2017

“Two communities Becoming One In Supporting Our Youth” The excitement is back. East Ascension High School and St. Amant High School students, staff, alumni and fans will once again gather to cheer their … [Read More...]

Department seeks applications to improve reading, writing skills

Subgrants Draw from $55.5 Million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Education has launched a multi-million dollar competitive subgrant … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Two Ascension Parish deputies graduate from CARTA 35

Ascension Parish Deputies Delacey Joseph and Kyle Melancon graduated from the Capital Area Regional Training Academy (CARTA) in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, October 17. “This graduation represents 11 weeks of … [Read More...]

East Ascension HS Mattress Sale fundraiser scheduled for October 28

It is that time! Time to start spreading the word about the East Ascension High School 6th ANNUAL MATTRESS SALE on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the E.A. gym. We currently hold the … [Read More...]

Free Cancer Screenings offered by Live Well Ascension on October 28

Live Well Ascension to offer free cancer screenings, food and fun for the entire family (Gonzales, LA) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales, in conjunction with the Gonzales Area Foundation, is … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Oh, the irony! (Guess who was subpoenaed to testify for Matassa)

Truth is stranger than fiction.  Nowhere is the adage truer than a criminal courtroom.... I suspect it is no more than a ploy to have me excluded during the proceedings in Judge Jason Verdigets' court … [Read More...]

Rape/Sexual Battery charges added to Child Pornography in case of Alexandria man

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced additional criminal charges have been brought against Michael Wayne Tipton of Alexandria. “It is a disturbing trend that those who … [Read More...]

Where have you gone, Cathy Derbonne?

Who is Scot Byrd and why does he think his opinion matters when it comes to matters concerning the people of Gonzales, decided by the voters of Gonzales? "I was pretty disappointed on behalf of the citizens … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

AEDC Memo to School Board argues for Industrial Tax Exemptions

MEMO TO:  ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD FROM:  ASCENSION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS DATE: October 17, 2017 SUBJECT: RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PARTICIPATION IN THE ITE PROGRAM FOR … [Read More...]

School Board member responds to “slander” by Together Ascension

NOTE:  Pelican Post received the following email which was sent to Ascension public school employees by School Board Public Information Officer Jackie Tisdell. **The following message is being sent on behalf … [Read More...]

Why the secrecy, Ascension? $450 million in tax exemptions/four fictitious projects/only 32 new jobs?

October 16, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Only in Louisiana. A lawsuit filed in 23rd Judicial District Court in Ascension Parish challenging the legality of the proposed approval of $450 million in … [Read More...]

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