Acension Credit Union Grand Re-Opening

Ascension Credit Union held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, June 22nd to celebrate the Grand Re-opening of their Gonzales office. They are located at 2430 South Burnside Avenue, Gonzales. Ascension Credit Union is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution serving residents of Ascension Parish. They offer a wide range of services to members. Structured as […]

Ascension Deputy Assessor earns Certification

Congratulations to Jenny Petite on receiving her credentials as a Certified Deputy Assessor.  Jenny has been employed with the Assessor’s Office since January, 2014.  She began the coursework to gain her credentials in February of 2015 and had successfully completed the program, which entails an all-around comprehensive approach to certification, with no interruptions in just […]

Louisiana Treasurer introduces LA ABLE Savings Plan to help people with disabilities

BATON ROUGE – State Treasurer Ron Henson and the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA), a program under the Board of Regents, today announced the launch of a new 529A saving plan to help individuals with disabilities save money in order to gain more independence, maintain their health and have a better quality of […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of June 15-22

Ascension Sheriff reported the following arrests for the week of June 15-22: June 15 arrests: Dennis Thomas, 57, 38432 Dennis Rd, Darrow was charged with DWI-1st Offense, and Domestic Abuse Battery; Jacky Williamson, 55, 10803 Fenway Ln, Denham Springs was charged with DWI-3rd Offense, and Threatening a Public Official; Blayson Paul Fife, 18, 41504 Black Bayou Rd, Gonzales […]

Dancing for a Cause on July 8 at Lamar Dixon 4-H Building

  Get your tickets now; Dancing for a Cause is only two weeks away.

Five arrested after man found severely beaten in the trunk of his vehicle

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of five people following an investigation that began on June 11 where a man was located in the trunk of his vehicle, according to Lt. Col. Ward Webb. St. James Parish Sheriff’s deputies located an abandoned vehicle on Highway 70 in Convent on June 11 and located a […]

Tropical Storm Cindy Update

Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall  near the Louisiana/Texas border this morning.  National Weather Service projects from 2-6″ of rain for Ascension through Friday.

10 months after Great Flood and what’s been done?

The sense of dread pervades your dreams (if you’re like everyone at my house, anyway) slumber disturbed by the urge to check Tropical Storm Cindy’s status.  Ten months after the Great Flood and every rainstorm brings with it the sense of “not again!” especially for those unfortunates displaced by August 2016 floodwaters.  Living under my […]

On or off? Ascension drainage pumps.

With thanks to an avid reader who wishes to remain anonymous, we bring you a screen shot of the New River gauge near Sorrento.  It appears Ascension’s pumps have been activated.  But another reader has indicated otherwise. According to Ascension Department of Public Works the pumps were turned on this morning and will be closely […]

Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to save itself; Museum to host discussion of reparations on Saturday?

“272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?” “In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.” The GU272 Descendants Association and the River Road African American Museum are co-hosting a Genealogy Gathering at the Ascension […]