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Sex for drugs scheme gone worse, Prairieville couple get 35 years in Manslaughter pleas

On September 23, 2021, moments prior to the start of a scheduled jury trial, 27-year-old Kirkpatrick Morrison and 25-year-old Lauren Donaldson both of 39124 West Lane Prairieville, LA, pled guilty to the charge … [Read More...]

Lambert sends 60-day notice of EA Drainage’s intent to void agreement with Ascension Parish

On June 28 six members of East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 voted to void the existing Intergovernmental Agreement with the parish.  Annually self-renewing, and requiring "60 days … [Read More...]

Treasurers protest Biden’s attempt to peer into Americans’ bank accounts

State Treasurer John M. Schroder joined other state treasurers and state financial officers across the country this week in sending a letter denouncing President Biden’s attempt to pass one of the largest … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Season 9 of LPB’s Art Rocks premieres on Friday (10/1)

Louisiana Public Broadcasting will raise the curtain on the ninth season of Art Rocks! The Series on Friday, October 1 at 8:30PM. Art Rocks! is LPB’s weekly series that spotlights artists, performance, culture, … [Read More...]

Department of Education launches Reimagine School Grant

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) today announced the launch of the Reimagine School Systems program, a $35 million grant encouraging school systems to create new, bold educational opportunities that … [Read More...]

Make a difference: Become a Volunteer with CASA

As summer begins,  many children will enjoy  positive and lasting memories with their families. Unfortunately, there are many children in our community who may not have the same safe and nurturing experience. … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Ascension Council to meet on Thursday (9/30) to approve Kendig Keast contract

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL September 30, 2021 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE 607 E. Worthey Road-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) … [Read More...]

Disaster Recovery Center opens in Ascension

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open for services Thursday, 9/23/2021 at 1 p.m. at the Gonzales Mental Health Center located at 1056 S Nickens Ave, Gonzales, LA 70737. Operating hours will be Monday … [Read More...]

Ascension unveils website to track storm debris pickup

The Parish’s administration has put together a web site with information regarding storm debris pickup. This will provide details on how debris should be separated, organized, and placed, in order to be … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of September 16-23

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of September 16-23: September 16 arrests: Jason Swann, 34, 13500 Burnt Pecan Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Insurance Fraud; Martin Langston, 60, … [Read More...]

Cointment’s statement on termination letter from EA Drainage chairman

President Clint Cointment's statement on letter notifying him of termination as head of EA Drainage operations from that body's chairman, Dempsey Lambert: "Today I received an official letter from the … [Read More...]

BBB tips to avoid buying flood damaged cars

After all the rain and storms South Louisiana has seen over the past couple of months, your Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana wants you to be cautious, if you're looking to buy a used … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Gonzales City Council agenda (Monday)

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2021  AT 5:30 P.M. AGENDA Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call. Presentation of Guests. (a) Open … [Read More...]

Blindsided by Termination Letter, Melancon still hopeful about doing deal with Cointment

RE: Parish President Termination Letter As it has been reported by many media outlets about the Parish President receiving his 60 day termination letter today from the East Ascension Consolidated Gravity … [Read More...]

Graves on Bayou Manchac Drainage, another $22 million (for EBR)

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued the following statement after East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment announced their … [Read More...]

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