APSO taking back unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday

On Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Gonzales Courthouse […]

Ascension Parish Business-Professional to be Featured Speaker

Ascension Parish Business Owner/Success Coach Carol Pierce has been invited to be the featured speaker for ABWA’s LaCapitale Chapter luncheon taking place on Wednesday, May 10 at Juban’s in Baton Rouge. “I look forward to helping the professional women in attendance find out how to overcome the #1 obstacle blocking their own success,” states Jump […]

Aaron Lawler and the gang got what they wanted; now fix “worthless Traffic Impact studies”

April 13’s Strategic Planning ambush of Chairman Daniel “Doc” Satterlee was an ignominious start to Transportation Chairman Aaron Lawler’s usurpation of an important piece of business which has been deferred for two years.  “Worthless Traffic Impact studies” have long plagued Ascension and Satterlee has done more to seek a solution than the rest of his Council colleagues combined. His […]

Representative Johnny Berthelot’s five bills

District 88 House Representative Johnny Berthelot has authored five bills for the 2017 Regular Legislative Session. HB 77 Increases the community service for certain littering offenses and decreases fines for those same offenses. (Pending in House Natural Resources committee) HB 318 Provides disabled veterans with free parking at airports for a period not to exceed 10 day. (Pending […]

April LA Public Square focuses on Coastal Erosion

This week, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for Louisiana’s coast. The declaration goes next to President Trump and Congress. The goal is to raise the profile of the state’s coastal land loss plus speed up the federal permitting process for projects in Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan. The Master Plan will […]

Rotisseried Chicken (Doctor)

Having reviewed the nine minute Strategic Planning meeting video from April 13 a few times only reinforced your writer’s first hand impressions.  Chairman Daniel “Doc” Satterlee was the victim of a conspiracy, the objective of which seems to have been merely to embarrass the most outspoken of Ascension’s Parish Council members. The image should have […]

2017 Ascension Parish Vegetable Garden Contest to be held in May

The Ascension Parish LSU AgCenter, Ascension Farm Bureau, and Ascension Master Gardeners will sponsor the Home Vegetable Garden Contest for adults and 4-H youth in May 2017. The Contest is being held to encourage home vegetable gardeners to produce quality vegetables for home consumption, economic gain, and to improve their knowledge of cultural practices and […]

Suspect in fatal Hit and Run turns himself in; APSO releases victims identity

Joseph Robert Lessard, 26, is the suspect in a fatal Hit and Run accident just before midnight on April 16.  APSO just released the victim’s identity: Lisa Bradford, 49, of Galvez.  According to witnesses, the victim was struck and killed by a vehicle on Moody Dixon Road.  The vehicle was seen leaving the area and […]

Metairie man gets 7 years after pleading to various drug offenses

On April 4, 2017, Chad Cuccia of 1204 Green St. Metairie, LA., age 44, pled guilty to the charges of Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts), Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts), Possession of 28 Grams or More, but […]

Is $10 million sufficient to repair infrastructure damaged by August floods?

Press Release: On Thursday, the Department of Transportation announced that Louisiana would receive a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help repair roads and infrastructure damaged in the August floods. This federal aid assures the people of Louisiana that more help is on its way.  Repairing our damaged infrastructure represents a […]