Methanex gets tax exemption, Grace-Hebert receives Courthouse design contract

Methanex sent its Vice President of North American operations to Thursday’s Ascension Parish Council meeting to lobby for the Industrial Tax Exemption which could lead to another enormous investment in Geismar by the enormous methanol manufacturer.  The Council and Sheriff Jeff Wiley welcomed him with open arms and, more importantly, granted the exemption which would […]

Commissioner Anthony Christy changes vote to approve (once denied) Oak Grove Townhouses

Who didn’t see this coming?  When Ascension’s Parish Council, meeting as Planning Commission Appeals Board on February 15, referred Oak Grove Townhouses back to the commission which had denied the plat on November 8, 2017, the die was cast.  And, seven come eleven, Dantin Bruce Development was a winner (naturally) on Wednesday because Planning Commissioner […]

Warrant for Armed Robbery suspect results in arrest of two, seizure of 5 lbs of marijuana

On 3/13/2018 at approximately 1500 hours investigators working in the area of W Worthey Rd witnessed a suspect which detectives had previously secured an armed robbery arrest warrant for by the name of Anthony Clark the driver of a 2004 Ford SUV. The warrant resulted in an investigation of a subject whom had purportedly been […]

Jamestown Crossing Q & A with Dantin Bruce Development (and attorney)

Dantin Bruce Development had its dress rehearsal for tonight’s Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday at Oak Grove Community Center.  The Baton Rouge firm that builds commercial and residential. single and multi-family dwellings in the latter category, is scheduled to present Jamestown Crossing, Filings I and II for the commission’s Approval (or Denial) at the meeting […]

Jamestown Crossing (I and II) seeks approval for 172 lots on Hwy 930

The meeting agenda for Wednesday’s Planning Commission includes two items submitted by the same developer, Dantin Bruce Development, LLC (which also gets to have its once denied Oak Grove Townhouses RECONSIDERED), both named Jamestown Crossing.  Separate filings were done for the development(s) which lie on either side of Hwy 930 as it winds its way […]

Verdigets’ recusal in State v. Matassa delays trial of Berthelot

Saturday marked one year since Olin Berthelot (and Kenny Matassa) were charged with Election Offenses; Bribery by an Ascension Parish Grand Jury, the second one scheduled to consider evidence against them after a continuance from November 15, 2016.  State of Louisiana versus Olin G. Berthelot was scheduled for Jury Trial tomorrow, but a covert (in the sense that the […]

Suspect in assault shoots at Gonzales officers dispatched to investigate

March 10, 2018 shortly after 11:00 pm Gonzales Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in Vesta Trailer park relating to a subject with a gun threating tenants. After speaking with the caller of the complaint, officers went to the address of Lot #276, 2228 S Burnside ave, Vesta Trailer park) to attempt contact with Aaron Moser whom had […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of March 1-8

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of March 1-8: March 1 arrests: Stanford Harris, 60, 710 1st St, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Disturbing the Peace; Joseph A. Farhat, 29, 9039 St. Landry Ave, Gonzales was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Lauren Donaldson, 21, 41149 Hwy 42-30, Prairieville was arrested pursuant to 3 bench warrants; […]

March 13 trial in State v. Berthelot continued to May 15

Conspiracy theorists take heart.  The matter of State of Louisiana versus Olin G. Berthelot lends credence to your wildest accusations.  The trial, long scheduled for March 13, 2018, was rescheduled by joint motion of the prosecution and defendant after Berthelot filed a Motion to Recuse the Court on January 25. It was the same date when Berthelot […]

RECONSIDERATION of once denied Oak Grove Townhouses: The fix is in.

The March 14, 2018 agenda for Ascension’s Planning Commission has been published and it includes RECONSIDERATION of the previously denied Oak Grove Townhouses preliminary plat.  Four commissioners rejected the plat on November 8, 2017 after which Dantin Bruce Development appealed to the Parish Council seated as the Planning Commission Appeals Board on February 15.  Rather than do […]