Latest Business Headlines

Committee delays Fill Ordinance another month; nixes moratorium without vote

Offering a scaled-down version of the presentation she had given on May 7, 2018, Melissa Kennedy of HNTB engineers told Ascension Council's Strategic Planning Committee it would take "about $2 million (and) 18 … [Read More...]

20 months/845 lots later and STILL no action on Drainage Impact Studies

When Councilman Oliver Joseph gavels tonight's Strategic Planning Committee meeting to order it will begin his tenure as the committee's chairman.  It will have been 20 months since the committee took up … [Read More...]

Free Tax Preparation at APL’s Galvez branch

Tax season begins this month, and Ascension Parish Library in Galvez offers free tax preparation on Thursdays and Saturdays, through April 13. On Thursdays, appointments are available from 5:00 – 6:00 PM and … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

APL providing Adult Literacy Program

The Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales and Donaldsonville recently trained a group of volunteer literacy tutors to help adults in Ascension Parish improve their reading and writing skills. Tutors learned … [Read More...]

APL’s free Small Business seminar (2/20)

Ascension Parish Library invites all interested persons to attend a free small business seminar, Starting and Financing a Small Business.  It is designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start … [Read More...]

Public Forums scheduled for School Board tax renewal (EA-Monday/Dutchtown-Wednesday)

Donaldsonville, LA. – Ascension Public Schools will hold public forums for the next two weeks about the March 30 tax renewal election. The forums are divided by high school feeder systems. Parents and employees … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Amended Parish Council agenda removes fill restriction ordinance (2/21)

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL February 21, 2019 - 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair's Additions (4) Public … [Read More...]

APL Gonzales branch welcomes author of “The Thibodaux Massacre” on Tuesday

On November 23, 1887, the first formally organized sugar cane labor strike ended in bloody tragedy when white paramilitary groups attacked black sugar cane workers and their families in Thibodaux, Louisiana.  … [Read More...]

Joseph in for Satterlee as Strategic Planning chair; Fill material on 2/18 agenda

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE February 18, 2019 6:30 PM COURTHOUSE ANNEX- COUNCIL MEETING ROOM AGENDA (1) Call to order/ Roll Call of Members (2) Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance (3) Chair's … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Guilty Pleas for the Week of February 11-15

During the week of February 11-February 15, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court; Ascension Parish: Jerome Bougere, 1416 … [Read More...]

APSO arrests two after Tuesday morning gunshots at gas station

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a convenience store, located on Highway 22 on Tuesday morning, shortly after 7 a.m. in reference to shots being fired in the parking lot. According to … [Read More...]

Four-vehicle crash results in fatality of St. Amant woman

Prairieville- Shortly after 2:30 pm on February 17, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a four vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality on US Hwy 61 (Airline Hwy.) south of … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Kim Christy: Is Council’s new-found urgency on drainage SMOKE and MIRRORS?

The Strategic Planning Committee was tasked with evaluating the effects of an ordinance proposing a six month moratorium on fill in the flood plain.  Strategic Planning did not pass the ordinance.  However, … [Read More...]

Committee delays Fill Ordinance another month; nixes moratorium without vote

Offering a scaled-down version of the presentation she had given on May 7, 2018, Melissa Kennedy of HNTB engineers told Ascension Council's Strategic Planning Committee it would take "about $2 million (and) 18 … [Read More...]

Dismemberment Abortions challenged by Louisiana (20 other states)

WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading a coalition of 21 states in a Supreme Court amicus brief supporting Alabama legislation that prohibits the dismemberment of living, unborn … [Read More...]

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