Latest Business Headlines

Industrial Tax Exemptions; new Infrastructure Division Director to be created by Council

The item to award four Industrial Tax Exemptions to four prospective projects totaling $462 million in investment is included in the Parish Council's Consent agenda Thursday meaning it is a foregone … [Read More...]

Quick Take by another name? Council to adopt DOTD expropriation procedure

In 2012 there was an unsuccessful effort to enact Quick Take expropriation for Ascension Parish legislatively.  Found in Thursday's 21-item Consent Agenda, the Parish Council is set to approve $446,500 pursuant … [Read More...]

Committee of the Whole to consider Home Rule Charter revisions

NOTE:  Parish Council Chairman Bill Dawson convened The Committee of the Whole to consider proposed amendments to Ascension's Home Rule Charter at the Council's August 3 meeting.  Dawson, who appointed … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Department seeks applications for Child and Adult Care Food Program Institutions

BATON ROUGE, La.-The Louisiana Department of Education's Division of Nutrition Support today announced it is seeking applications from eligible institutions interested in administering the Child and Adult Care … [Read More...]

D’ville Rotary donates to Ascension Fund

L to R:  Donaldsonville Rotarian Raymond Aucoin, Ascension Fund Board Member Donald Songy, Ascension Fund Executive Director Jennifer deFrances and Donaldsonville Rotary President Matt Leblanc. Donaldsonville, … [Read More...]

Gonzales MS 7th-Grade students selected to participate in Duke Talent Search

On September 13, 2017, these Gonzales Middle School 7th Graders were selected to participate in the Duke Talent Search Program because they scored at or above the 95th percentile on the LEAP Test in core … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

APSO Christmas Crusades program underway for 2017

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Annual Christmas Crusades program is underway for the 2017 holiday season. “This year’s program, now in its 20th year, has provided thousands of children in our … [Read More...]

Republican Women will sponsor State Treasurer Candidate Forum

Ascension Republican Women and Republican Women of Baton Rouge will sponsor a Louisiana State Treasurer Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 26th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Louisiana State Archives, … [Read More...]

Thursday Council Agenda

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL September 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-828 S. Irma Blvd Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

L’Applause: Tribute to Hollywood’s Black Stunt Performers (features Huggy Bear)

Support the River Road African American Museum as we pay tribute to Hollywood's Black Stunt Performers on September 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. The event will take place at the luxurious NOPSI Hotel 317 Baronne … [Read More...]

Explore Your Heritage at Gonzales Library

The Gonzales branch of Ascension Parish Library will celebrate local musical heritage on September 20-21.  Another aspect of uniquely south Louisiana culture will be on display and you don't want to miss it. … [Read More...]

Matassa names B.J. Romano as Ascension Parish Recreation Director

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa is pleased to announce the hiring of B.J. Romano as Ascension Parish Government's Recreation Director. Mr. Romano, a resident of St. Amant, has over 20 years of … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Opioid Battle Continues: AG joins forces to safely dispose of prescriptions

COVINGTON, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry today joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA), the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), and numerous law … [Read More...]

AEDC President accuses anti-Tax Exemption group of propaganda; urges support at School Board/Council meetings

NOTE: Pelican Post has obtained the following internal memo sent by AEDC President Kate MacArthur to the group's members.  "Propaganda" is not inherently "false information and misleading data" though the group … [Read More...]

ARPEC Recommendations to the Parish Council for Charter Changes

If and when the Council considers placing changes to the Charter on the ballot either through ordinance or a Charter Commission, please consider a discussion of the following:   Section 3-03 @ B … [Read More...]

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