Latest Business Headlines

BASF introduces local female students to STEM careers

BASF recently sponsored Girl Powered – a hands-on workshop that introduced 100 ninth-grade female students from Ascension Parish’s four high schools to careers in science, technology, engineering and math … [Read More...]

Gonzales MS receives grant from Richard Oil (Popingo’s)

Gonzales Middle School received a $500 check on behalf of the ExxonMobil Foundation on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  Richard Oil, owner of several Popingo’s Stores in Ascension Parish, donated the funds that will … [Read More...]

Cointment, Melancon secure further negotiation; Special Meeting cancelled

Soon to be Ascension Parish President, Clint Cointment was joined by Councilman-Elect Chase Melancon at a Monday afternoon meeting with the power brokers behind Ascension Sewer, LLC (with a Special Meeting … [Read More...]

More Posts from the Business Section

Latest Education Headlines

APL Outreach Vehicle schedule for December

Ascension Parish Library’s Outreach Vehicle keeps on rolling, bringing a wide variety of books, movies, and other materials to a location near you!  Visit our Outreach Vehicle at parks and community centers … [Read More...]

Local 4-Hers among participants at educational event

On Sunday the 24th of November seventeen Louisiana 4-H state record book winners participated in  an educational trip (competitions during their 7th and 8th grade year) convened at Lod Cook Hotel on LSU campus … [Read More...]

Ribbon Cutting for New Student Services Building today

Gonzales, La. -- The Ascension Parish School Board will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for a new Student Services Building on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. This is part of the school district recovery … [Read More...]

More Posts from our Education Section

Latest Announcements Headlines

Matassa criminal fee reimbursement added to Thursday Council agenda

Yesterday afternoon, with three hours to spare and still satisfy Louisiana Open Meetings Law strictures, the following item was added to tonight's Ascension Parish Council agenda: Executive Session:  (32) … [Read More...]

Prairieville man sentenced to 4 years in St. James Parish drug plea

During the week of November 24 – November 28, 2019 Mathew Lynch, 39306 Country Dr. Prairieville, LA., age 33, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and … [Read More...]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of November 18-22

During the week of November 18 – November 22, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Morgan Alexander, 18176 … [Read More...]

More Posts from Announcement Section

Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Dutchtown HS teacher indicted for Indecent Behavior with Juvenile Students

On December 3, 2019, an Ascension Parish Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment on 32-year-old Mark Ebarb of 10298 W. Winston Ave. Baton Rouge, LA. on the charge of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. … [Read More...]

14th Annual Bama’s Feed the Needy (Saturday, 12/7)

This is our 14th year – and because of your past generosity – you have contributed to one or all of the following. A present for a Needy Child A donation to a Needy Family who may be down on their … [Read More...]

Parish Council to consider new Pay Classification Plan (12/5)

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL December 5, 2019 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Donaldsonville AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s … [Read More...]

More Posts from Lagniappe

Letters to the Editor

In Loving Memory of Mary Gwen Villnerve Stevens

Mary Gwen Villnerve Stevens 79, passed away November 27, 2019, in St. Amant with all her family around her. She worked at the Pants Factory and Neese, until she left to be a full time Maw Maw. She is preceded … [Read More...]

Holiday Theft Prevention tips from Sheriff Bobby Webre

There are simple measures to protect your home and property. Unfortunately, there are some among us without the holiday spirit.  Package-thieving porch pirates are criminals of opportunity; don't give them … [Read More...]

Shadowy sewer negotiations the fault of Chairwoman Casso

The time for modern sewer in Ascension Parish has come.-Councilman Daniel "Doc" Satterlee (December 8, 2015) Those words were spoken during a Special Meeting of the Parish Council to consider Ascension … [Read More...]

More Letters to the Editor