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APSO Arrest Report for the Week of July 5-11

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of July 5-12: July 5 arrests: Alex Brown, Jr., 46, 7024 Buttonwood Dr, Baton Rouge was charged w/ Theft; Bret Millet, 53, 14490 Lake Crossing … [Read More...]

Personnel Committee recommends adjustment to Parish Presidents’ salary

On Wednesday, a few hours after Ascension's current parish president exited one courtroom a free man, the Council's Personnel Committee took up the issue of the position's salary beginning in 2020.  Chairman … [Read More...]

Matassa acquitted by Directed Verdict

Kenny Matassa was acquitted by Directed Verdict of Judge Tommy Kliebert moments ago.  Finding none of the state's witnesses proved the elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt, Matassa avoided putting on … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Nan Riffe Returns to AP Library (and plenty more on tap)

The Ascension Parish Library happily welcomes back Nan Riffe on Tuesday, July 17th at 10:30 AM in Galvez! You know her as “The Bookmark Lady”, but this summer, she will show you how to make your very own … [Read More...]

BESE Tuition Program for Teachers focused on STEM

BATON ROUGE, La. --The Louisiana Department of Education and the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today released an application for the BESE Tuition Program for Teachers, which will … [Read More...]

Louisiana students improve on LEAP Tests

BATON ROUGE, La.-- Louisiana student performance improved in social studies and remained steady in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics on recent Louisiana Educational Assessment Program tests, also … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Gonzales Soccer Club Registration has begun

Sign up today to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount. Hurry! Offer ends July 31st. Gonzales Soccer Programs Include: 3-Year Old Little Kickers (Birth Year 2015): An introduction to the basics of … [Read More...]

The Rivers n’ Bayou Poker Run to support local veterans (7/21)

The Rivers n’ Bayou Poker Run will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The run starts and ends at the NEW American Legion Location: Gautreau-Williams Post 81, 12042 W. Main Street, Gonzales, La 70737. Everyone … [Read More...]

Libraries Rock: Next week at Ascension Libraries

This year’s Teen Summer Reading Theme is Libraries Rock, and we have all sorts of programs this summer that will rock your world!  On Wednesday, July 18th, at 2:30 PM in Galvez, enjoy the beloved movie classic … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Deadline to register for 2018 Master Gardener Class nearing (7/18)

The LSU AgCenter and Ascension Parish Master Gardeners will be hosting a Louisiana Master Gardener training class this fall.  The class curriculum is composed of approximately 40 hours of coursework.  The … [Read More...]

Ascension Guilty Pleas for the Week of July 9-13

During the week of July 9-July 13, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court; Ascension Parish: Kynisha Kinney, 41021 Chick … [Read More...]

32nd Annual Garfish Rodeo to benefit St. Jude [7/28]

The 32nd Annual Garfish Rodeo to benefit St. Jude is two weeks away.   … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Need a good laugh? Judge joking at deputy lying on the lethal injection table at Angola

July 10, 2018 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Remember Robert “Robbo” Davidson, the DeSoto Parish sheriff’s chief investigator whose private company ran more than 41,500 background checks through the … [Read More...]

Confessions of a convicted state trooper: Ticket Quotas

July 9, 2018 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Former state trooper Jimmy Rogers, according to his attorney Ron Richard, “probably sang the NATIONAL ANTHEM at more events in this town (Lake Charles) than … [Read More...]

AG applauds Supreme Court pick

BATON ROUGE, LA - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge … [Read More...]

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