Latest Business Headlines

Jeff Pettit takes on Parish Utilities of Ascension

I attended the parish council utilities committee meeting on November 7, 2017 and, as usual, the administration’s report on Parish Utilities of Ascension (PUA) was a complete disaster. Not only does the Matassa … [Read More...]

William Daniel’s job description? Continue to mislead the Council on Peoples Water boondoggle

President Kenny Matassa and his administration, without apparent Council input, created a new department of Ascension Parish Government with corresponding job title: Infrastructure Division Director.  Since the … [Read More...]

Parish employees have Doc Satterlee and Strategic Planning to thank for new appeal procedure

Ascension amends charter as paltry 7% of voters show up Ascension Parish voters adopted the Home Rule Charter on July 17, 1993 when 4166 citizens comprised the 64% majority as 6523 votes were cast.  The … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

APSB announces 2017-18 Students of the Year

Donaldsonvile, La. - Ascension Public Schools announces the 2017-18 Students of the Year for fifth, eighth and twelfth grades. These outstanding students will be recognized at the Jan. 16, 2018, Ascension … [Read More...]

PCS Nitrogen Donates $15,000 to Spanish Lake Primary

Spanish Lake Primary received a donation of $15,000 from PCS Nitrogen (PotashCorp) Geismar. The company's contribution will be used to fund a digital sign and STEM "Maker Space" for the school. Principal … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School Thanksgiving Food Drive

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, the Gonzales Middle School Junior Beta Officers loaded all of the non-perishable food items collected during the school wide Thanksgiving Food Drive to be delivered to the St. … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

New sound system makes Donaldsonville Courthouse more user-friendly

At the urging of Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa, the sound and public address system in the historic courthouse in Donaldsonville has been replaced with one that makes the courtroom much more user … [Read More...]

Parish Governmental Offices will be closed on November 23-24, 2017

All Ascension Parish Governmental Offices will be closed on November 23 & 24, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 27, 2017. … [Read More...]

Illegal Alien, three other men arrested for Child Exploitation

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has arrested four men, including an illegal immigrant living in Acadiana, on nearly 250 counts of possessing child pornography.  “Keeping … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Cassidy pushes Disaster Tax Relief

As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I've been working with my colleagues to draft a tax reform bill that cuts taxes for working families and helps keep jobs here in America. In Louisiana, many … [Read More...]

Cookie Swap: Jolly Candleholders at Parish Library

Colorful lights line the streets, the sweet sound of carolers fills the air, and it’s getting chilly outside.  The holiday season is finally here, and that means it’s time for one of our favorite traditions: … [Read More...]

Marble Mazes at Parish Library

Do you like mazes? Like to solve puzzles? Construct your own marble mazes with every day craft supplies at the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville. Join us and see what you can build! This STEM program … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

True cost of Peoples Water Company yet to be revealed

14 months after purchasing Peoples Water Company for $5.9 million and members of the Parish Council Utilities Committee are getting around to vetting the acquisition. Councilman Benny Johnson recently … [Read More...]

Jeff Pettit takes on Parish Utilities of Ascension

I attended the parish council utilities committee meeting on November 7, 2017 and, as usual, the administration’s report on Parish Utilities of Ascension (PUA) was a complete disaster. Not only does the Matassa … [Read More...]

Fire Marshall Browning less than truthful about carnival ride inspections

November 20, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) The film An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary about former Vice President Al Gore’s lectures on the perils of global warming, won an Academy. State Fire … [Read More...]

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