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Guilty Pleas for the Week of August 6-10

During the week of August 6-August 10, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Phillip Ferdinand, 8623 Rush … [Read More...]

Gonzales PD/DA’s Office upgrading Traffic/Criminal Record Sharing

The Gonzales Police Department, working in conjunction with the Office of 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky Babin, recently embarked into a mutually shared program funded by a Federal Motor Carrier Safety … [Read More...]

Committee to consider Development Districts funded by new subdivisions (or refuse roads)

"We can't keep taking in roads like we're doing." Ascension's longest serving council member uttered the declaration above at the most recent meeting of the body's Transportation Committee.  District 9's Todd … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

LA Schools receive $10 million grant to increase literacy

Award Includes Funding for Districts to Pilot New Age-Appropriate Measures in Grades K-2 BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Wednesday will vote to award more than … [Read More...]

Ascension Students achieve 52% increase in College Level Examination

Donaldsonville, La. -- Ascension Public Schools student performance on College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams increased 52 percent in one year and 109 percent since 2015 parish-wide. The number of CLEP … [Read More...]

Lunch and Learn with ReferenceUSA at parish libraries

Do you want to grow your small business?  Join Ascension Parish Library for lunch and learn sessions with ReferenceUSA and take your business to the next level.  These sessions will be held on Wednesday, August … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Second arrest made in vehicle burglary case from July

According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of the Louisiana State Police Narcotics Division and Task Force, and the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, … [Read More...]

Ferns for Landscape and Patio: LSU AgCenter at Gonzales Library (8/28)

The Ascension Parish Master Gardeners Association under the direction of the LSU AgCenter is holding its fall library series of educational workshops at the Ascension Parish Library with gardening and … [Read More...]

Council agenda includes ordinance establishing presidents’ salary

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL August 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair's Additions (4) Public … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Kanji Club at Gonzales Library (8/20)

They’re whispered around campfires, shared on the internet, and passed from generation to generation. Whether it’s the story of the Slender Man, Kuchisake Onna, or any other spooky tale, urban legends spark … [Read More...]

Girls Scouts to introduce new gluten-free cookie: Caramel Chocolate Chip

When the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season opens in southeast Louisiana next January, customers will be offered a new gluten-free cookie, Caramel Chocolate Chip, which joins the ranks of long-time favorites like … [Read More...]

Geismar man gets 22.5 years in Vehicular Homicide of six-year old

NOTE: Louisiana Revised Statute 14:32.1 provides a sentence range of 5-30 years for Vehicular Homicide; and requires three years to be served without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Treasurer’s take on prohibition of banks to participate in sale of bonds

BATON ROUGE, LA - The State Bond Commission today, led by Chairman and State Treasurer John M. Schroder, voted 7 to 6 to prohibit Citigroup and Bank of America from participating in an upcoming bond sale … [Read More...]

Frustrated by Hwy 431 construction project, resident pleads for answers

To whom it may concern: The road construction on Highway 431 between Airline Hwy and Weber City Rd. has gone on for far too long. This project while started last summer sat dormant for months and is still … [Read More...]

Parish UPDATES Road Lighting District #6 Map

UPDATE:  It seems the map supposed to depict Road Lighting District #6 failed to include all acreage, including T-Joe Gonzales Park in the city, within the district.  The updated map is depicted … [Read More...]

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