Volunteer Ascension’s Christmas Movie Night (12/15)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 15th!  It’s Volunteer Ascension’s Annual Christmas Movie Night!!  The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Gonzales Middle School’s Gym at 1502 W. Orice Roth Road in Gonzales. You’re invited for a great night of family fun.  This year’s movie features […]

Donaldsonville man gets 18 years after pleas in Ascension/Assumption

On November 28, 2018, Larry Miles of Donaldsonville, LA., age 29, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in Assumption Parish in connection with a 2016 arrest. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle was the lead prosecutor on this case, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. On […]

Former APSO deputy arrested for malfeasance

James Breaux, a former deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, was arrested on Wednesday, December 5, for malfeasance in office and introduction to contraband to a penal institution. According to Sheriff Jeff Wiley, an investigation began in late October after investigators received information that Breaux allegedly smuggled contraband, specifically a cell phone, into the […]

Gonzales Planning Chair/Councilman endorse Hotel Occupancy Tax

In mid-2017 Gonzales’ Planning Commission Chairman Frank Cagnolatti began researching the merits of a Hotel Occupancy Tax within the city limits.  With his friend and former commissioner Terry Richey, Cagnolatti concluded the assessment was a better option than the proposed (1/2%) general sales tax rejected by city voters in October 2017.  Richey passed away early […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of November 26-30

During the week of November 26-November 30, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court; Ascension Parish: Cody Bezet, 13906 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA., age 25, pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The defendant was sentenced […]

Marguerite Guillot appointed Principal of Bullion Primary School

Gonzales, La. — Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Marguerite Guillot as Principal of Bullion Primary School. Guillot, who currently serves as Assistant Principal of St. Amant Primary (SAPS) will transition to her new position in January 2019. “Marguerite has school leadership in her blood. She has done a fantastic job as an assistant principal, and I […]

Ascension Schools gives back to community for Thanksgiving

The G.W. Carver Primary 4-H club hosted a class competition food drive. Mrs. Palmer’s class won the competition with 1,475 donated items. NOTE: The following press release was written by PIO Intern Marlie Lynch, a senior at LSU. Donaldsonville, LA. – Ascension Public Schools put the “giving” in Thanksgiving this year by hosting and participating in events to […]

December 8 Election. What’s on your ballot?

  Early voting for the December 8 elections has concluded.  There is one statewide election (a runoff for Secretary of State) on the ballot:   One parish-wide vote to decide a 1 mill property tax dedicated to the parish’s Animal Shelter:   One runoff for School Board District 6A (located in the St. Amant/Galvez area; […]

Gonzales Middle School students spread Christmas cheer

Mrs. Carla Babin’s students at Gonzales Middle School pose with staff members as they delivered handmade Christmas pins. This project was made possible by the Innovative and Sensory Arts grant from EATEL. Pictured: Neo Morris, Mason Reynard, and Joshua Sanchez pose with Facility Manager Mrs. Henrietta Coleman, the cafeteria staff and Teacher Ms. Miriam Davis

Unrestrained Geismar man dies after being ejected in Ascension Parish crash

Geismar – Shortly before 1:00 am on December 1, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on LA 73 south of LA 74 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 49-year-old Mikel Michel III of Geismar. The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash […]