Assessor and employees raise funds for the Gonzales Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

The impact of cancer and the devastation it brings to its victims and their families is all too familiar.  The Ascension Parish Assessor’s Office, like many other offices and families throughout the parish, have witnessed family members, friends and coworkers fight this battle up close and personal.  So this October during “Breast Cancer Awareness month”, […]

What happens when an irresistible force meets another irresistible force? Traffic

What happens when an irresistible force is on a collision course with another irresistible force?  In the case of two trains heading in opposite directions on one track; immovable objects (including a couple of hundred temporarily immobile cars on several Gonzales city streets. According to Police Chief Sherman Jackson, a late arrival to Monday’s Gonzales […]

Dutchtown High School 4H Club makes donation to St. Amant VFD

Geismar – When the August 2016 flood struck Ascension Parish and all the schools and fire departments were destroyed in the St. Amant Community, the Dutchtown High School community and staff opened their hearts, their school and all their facilities to the community of St. Amant, stated Fire Chief James E. LeBlanc. For over a year, […]

Casso the Keynote Speaker at Ascension Republican Women Christmas luncheon

Teri Casso, Executive Director of St. Elizabeth Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the Ascension Republican Women Christmas/Installation Luncheon on Thursday, December 13th at 11:30 a.m. at SNO’s Seafood and Steak Restaurant, 13131 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, LA 70737 (11:30 to 12:00 – Meet and Greet; Noon. – Event)   Teri Casso, who represents District 8 on the Ascension Parish Council and is the former […]

St. Amant Wrestling enjoying early season success on the mat

The St. Amant HS Wrestling team has enjoyed success on the mat early in its 2018-2019 Wrestling season. In a preseason Takedown Tournament, hosted by Live Oak, St. Amant had five First Place Finishers.  106 Weight Class, Sophomore-Ty Didier, 126 Weight Class, Junior-Corey Brownell, 152 Weight Class, Senior-Alex Simoneaux, 182 Weight Class, Sophomore-Fred Garrison, and […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 14-21

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 14-21: November 14 arrests: Sarahlyn York, 29, 11179 Naquin Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Theft; Stevan Keown, 58, 42318 Churchpoint Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Simple Burglary, Theft, and Entry on or Remaining after being Forbidden; Justin McNemar, 38, 17828 Old Jefferson Hwy, Prairieville was arrested pursuant […]

Bourque: Why Gonzales voters should approve Hotel Occupancy assessment

Councilman Neal Bourque supports December 8’s ballot initiative for a 2% Hotel Occupancy Tax in the City of Gonzales.  He believes the conference center to which the levy is dedicated will be a boon to Gonzales’ economy. The city’s budget relies on retail sales tax and Bourque views the levy as a mechanism to sustain […]

RPCC recognizes Practical Nursing Class of 2018

River Parishes Community College Practical Nursing Class of 2018: Cynthia Allen, Baton Rouge Dymphna Allen, Napoleonville Brandilyn Amorello, Prairieville Nicole Bacile, Plaquemine Drew Barber, Denham Springs Olivia Bell-Hanegan, Baton Rouge Leigh Blanchard, Plaquemine Deshaunnisha Broden, St. James Gregory Carter Jr., Belle Rose Lanaisha Celestine, Gramercy Shanda Davis, LaPlace, Nyasha Fleming, Baton Rouge Lindsay Gauthreaux, Plaquemine […]

APSO arrests two in connection with November business burglaries

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bobby Webre reports the arrests of a 15-year-old male juvenile and 18-year-old Jade Lejeune in connection with the November 12 burglary of the Flea Market of Louisiana, located on Airline Highway in Prairieville, and Allen’s Body Shop, located in Sorrento. Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Detectives began an investigation and learned […]

Jeff “the Vulture” Landry swoops in for credit in Vermilion School Board “Open Meetings” violation case

November 20, 2018 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) A state district court last week knocked down action taken by the Vermilion Parish School Board for violations of the state’s Open Meetings Law. In what must surely be a first, I find myself in agreement with Attorney General Jeff Landry on the whole affair. Suffice it to […]