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 […]

Convicted “serial killer” Daniel Blank asserting innocence in federal pleadings

In May Daniel Blank filed a 622-page Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Middle District of Louisiana federal court seeking to overturn his 1999 conviction and death sentence for the First-Degree Murder of Gonzales resident Lillian Phillippe.  Most prominent among 28 Assignments of Error is Blank’s contention that his confession to Phillippe’s killing […]

Maybe you can take it with you!

We think this photo was taken on Hwy 30 in Gonzales.

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.

Codeine and AK-47: Gonzales man arrested on gun/drug charges (with two others)

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley reports the arrest of a Prairieville man on simple robbery and drug charges on Monday, June 19. On Wednesday, June 7, deputies were dispatched to Aikens Road in Prairieville in reference to a robbery. Upon deputies’ arrival, they located a male who advised he had been robbed on Tiger Heights […]

Photos show boats riding high on the Diversion Canal

Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security is monitoring the current river stages.   All stages are below action stage.  But these photos were taken within the last few hours along the Diversion Canal which would indicate rising waters. The text which accompanied three photographs from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous reads: “Water levels […]

Call to Action: A simple way to hold parish officials accountable

NOTE:  Once again our friend Bobby Hoyt, the freest of free thinkers we know, comes up with a great idea to hold our officials accountable. Call to action: if anyone around the parish happens to see Parish employees cleaning up trash out of the ditches, please take and post a picture of it. I have […]

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 […]