Live Well Community Health Event on October 27

St. Elizabeths, in combination with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Gonzales Area Foundation is providing free screenings for breast, colorectal, prostate and skin cancers.  (Appointments are required for breast cancer screening).  Blood pressure and glucose checks also available. There will be food, music, and fun activities for the whole family so save the date.

Donaldsonville City Council agenda (10/23)

A G E N D A DONALDSONVILLE COUNCIL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 6:00 P.M. 1. INVOCATION 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS 5. ADOPTION OF MINUTES (Sept. 11, 2018) 6. AGENDA AMENDMENTS 7. MAYOR’S REPORT​ 1. Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office monthly report ​ 2. Public Works report/Spencer Harvey ​ 3. Fire […]

Gonzales City Council agenda (10/22)

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN CITY OF GONZALES MONDAY OCTOBER 22, 2018,  AT 5:30 P.M., AT CITY HALL AGENDA Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call. Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the City Council, taken October 8, 2018. Presentation of Guest: (a) Open for Citizens of Gonzales, present. (b) […]

OfficeWise @ Junction 73 groundbreaking

Prairieville, La. – On Friday, September 28, 2018, the Wise team of Chris and Maria Conti broke ground on their new office complex, OfficeWise @ Junction 73. “The new OfficeWise @ Junction 73 building represents a milestone in our growth journey. The new facility is two years into the design and approval process and will […]

4th Offense DWI guilty plea results in 20-year sentence for Theriot man

On June 11, 2018, Wesley Verdin of Theriot, LA., age 40, pled guilty to DWI 4th Offense. Verdin was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. Upon entering a guilty plea, sentencing was deferred to a later date pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. On November […]

DOTD changes signals to address extra congestion related to Sunshine Bridge closure

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is implementing a new signal-timing sequence at the La. 3127/La. 20 intersection. Technicians will be on site at this intersection to monitor congestion and will operate the signal manually if the new timings are not sufficiently moving traffic. Technicians will also be staged at the intersections […]

APL’s Lawyers in Libraries: Estate and Elder Law Planning (10/23)

The Ascension Parish Library, in partnership with the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) and the Louisiana Library Association (LLA), is hosting its annual Lawyers in Libraries program on Tuesday, October 23, at 12:00 noon.   Local attorney, Linda S. Melancon, will speak on Estate and Elder Law Planning at the Galvez location.  This workshop will cover […]

Sunshine bridge remains closed, second Plaquemine ferry extends hours

Baton Rouge – The Sunshine Bridge/LA 70 will remain closed indefinitely due to the damage caused by a barge collision Friday morning. Upon further inspection during the weekend, it has been determined that the damage is extensive and several vital components of the bridge are in need of repair. “Our hope was to be able to […]

Request for AG opinion (Planning Commission authority) appears on Council consent agenda

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL October 18, 2018 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign- In Period (5) Presentations a. Certificates of Recognition – Louisiana Jaguars Basketball Team b. Proclamation – Garrett Joseph Tassin – […]

Sunshine Bridge closed indefinitely due to accident

Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that the Sunshine Bridge, LA 70, over the Mississippi River will be closed indefinitely. A barge on the river collided with the bridge this morning, and one of the main load-carrying members of the bridge sustained severe damage. The bridge will remain closed until […]