Latest Business Headlines

Cassidy on Lowering Your Energy Bills

This week, Entergy Louisiana announced customers will see their energy rates cut next month and over the next four years by over $200 million thanks to the tax reform legislation Republicans enacted in … [Read More...]

Gonzales Council to discuss 2018-19 Budget

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, STATE OF LOUISIANA, WILL BE HELD ON, MONDAY APRIL 23, 2018 AT 5:30 P.M. AT CITY HALL 120 S. IRMA BLVD. AGENDA 1. Call to Order. 2. … [Read More...]

This is ridiculous!: Org Chart battle pervades Charter Revision Committee discussion

To the victor go the spoils. The axiom is traced back to Andrew Jackson's 1828 presidential election, spoils meaning the goods and benefits taken from the losing side's control.  The passage of two centuries … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

APSB Honors 2017-18 Teachers and Principals of the Year

2017-18 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR From left: Lake Elementary's Hollie LeBlanc, Dutchtown Middle's Ashley Brown and Dutchtown High's Maureen … [Read More...]

Ascension Fund grant brings Digital Storytelling to D’ville Primary

Thanks to a grant from Ascension Fund, students in Mrs. Sheldon’s Class at Donaldsonville Primary School are demonstrating their creative writing and innovative thinking as they construct their own digital … [Read More...]

Teacher uprisings in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky are headed toward Louisiana

April 19, 2018 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Legislators and leaders of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) would do well to pay attention to the rumblings of discontent that began in … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Open House on Thursday to discuss I-10 widening; Bluff Rd bridge closing

DOTD stated purpose in hosting this event: "To learn  about the I-10 widening project and the related Bluff Road Bridge Closing." Parking and meeting entrance are located in the back of Dutchtown HS' campus. … [Read More...]

Monday Home Rule Charter Revision agenda

MEETING of the ASCENSION PARISH HOME RULE CHARTER  REVISION COMMITTEE MONDAY – APRIL 23, 2018 – 5:00PM- ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE (Gonzales) AGENDA (1) Call To Order/Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll … [Read More...]

APSO taking back unwanted prescription drugs (4/28)

On Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Gonzales Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

“A Miracle from God” amid unspeakable tragedy: Carmille Raelyn Smith

Into unspeakable tragedy Carmille Raelyn Smith was born; a brilliant ray of sunshine in the darkest hour any family could ever endure.  And now, 18 years later, Carmille (her name itself an homage to those … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of April 12-19

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of April 12-19: April 12 arrests: Charles E. Carter, Jr., 40, 8671 Summergrove Ave, Baton Rouge was charged w/ Vehicular Homicide (DUI), and … [Read More...]

Donaldsonville man sentenced to 17 years following 2017 Vehicle Pursuit

On April 17, 2018, Brandon Payton of 212 Vatican Dr. Donaldsonville, LA., age 31, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts), Aggravated Criminal … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

FBI is a deeply-flawed federal agency run by ambitious bureaucrats

April 21, 2018 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) JIM BROWN, Louisiana’s erstwhile legislator, secretary of state, gubernatorial candidate, state insurance commissioner and self-described victim of an … [Read More...]

Not that Applicant Interviews by the Council’s Personnel Committee matter, but…

Councilman Benny Johnson, who chairs the Parish Council's Personnel Committee presented a few ideas on how to improve its functioning at the most recent Council meeting.  Staffing Ascension's multiple board's … [Read More...]

Teacher uprisings in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky are headed toward Louisiana

April 19, 2018 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Legislators and leaders of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) would do well to pay attention to the rumblings of discontent that began in … [Read More...]

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