Is Ascension giving away too much in industrial tax exemptions?

Ascension’s taxing authorities never met an Industrial Tax Exemption they didn’t like.  At the most recent Parish Council meeting it was Shell Chemical over which members gushed, insipidly begging the petrochemical giant to up its local investment by $1.2 billion in return for a $104 million ITEP exemption (which does not include others expected from […]

Krewe of Diversion schedules Mardi Gras Boat Parade (2/23)

Krewe of Diversion Mardi Gras Boat Parade is set to roll (or float) on February 23, ten days before the main event which lands on March 5 this year. 2019 marks the Silver Anniversary for the Krewe which donates all proceeds from the annual event to St. Judes Hospital.  See below for details

Matassa proclaims School Board Member Recognition Month

At the January 17 meeting of the Ascension Parish Council, President Kenny Matassa invited the entire Ascension Parish School Board as he proclaimed School Board Member Recognition Month. According to the proclamation: The education of Louisiana’s school-aged children is the foundation upon which the social, economic, and intellectual capital of our state is built; and  […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of January 14-18

During the week of January 14-January 18, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Christina Sorrell, 6110 US Hwy 15 Oxford, NC., age 43, pled guilty to Access Device Fraud, Identity Theft, and Forgery. The defendant was sentenced to 5 years with the […]

P’ville man gets 20 years in Cruelty to Juveniles plea

On January 15, 2019, Lee Barrient III of 18543 Little Prairie Rd. Prairieville, LA., age 28, pled guilty to Cruelty to Juveniles (2 counts). Barrient was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with […]

P’ville woman killed in Thursday traffic accident identified

Gonzales – Shortly before 9:30 am on January 17, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on LA 44 Hwy north of LA Hwy 931 (Germany Rd.) in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 20-year-old Isis V. Griggs of Prairieville. The initial investigation by State Police revealed […]

ACT bringing Shakespeare in Love to the stage (February 14-17)

Ascension Community Theatre’s next stage production will be “Shakespeare In Love.” The show runs February 14-17 and 21-24. Show times are as follows: Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. The show is rated PG-13 and parental accompaniment is strongly recommended for viewers under 16 years of age. Synopsis: Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… […]

Ascension Public Schools announces new Leadership Appointments

Donaldsonville, LA. – Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Robyn Simmons as Principal of Early College Options, Stacey Hughes as Assistant Principal of St. Amant Primary and Barry Whittington as Assistant Principal of Dutchtown High School. “We are fortunate to have a great pipeline of professionals who are both ready and equipped for greater responsibilities. I know […]

Jambalaya, Live Music, Raffle all for good cause at Coops [Hwy 621] on January 26

Missie Braud is currently being treated for kidney failure which came on suddenly and needs help. Hello, I am putting together a fundraiser for a local woman who is currently being treated for kidney failure which came on suddenly and needs some help.  We will be selling jambalaya plates live music and a raffle/live auction […]

Day of Service in observance of Martin Luther King Day 1/21)

River Road African American Museum, located at 406 Charles St, Donaldsonville, invites all to join in a Day of Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..