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No vote on sewer deal; and none scheduled as Cointment presents alternative

On December 20 an outgoing parish council rejected a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Ascension Sewer, LLC; then voted to place the same agreement on last night's agenda for the new council to consider.  No … [Read More...]

Is Ascension Sewer viable without EBR customers paying increased rate?

Apparently, Ascension Parish Council's next meeting agenda will not include approval/denial of the proposed agreement with Ascension Sewer, the consortium fronting for Bernhard Capital Partners.  That is in … [Read More...]

Is Orgeron the new Satterlee (in the bag for Bernhard)?

EDITOR's NOTE:  Is newly-elected District 4 Councilman Corey Orgeron "in the bag" for Bernhard Capital Partners/Ascension Sewer, just like his predecessor was?  Our concerns are predicated upon the highlighted … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Sheriff’s Scholarship Program underway

Sheriff Bobby Webre announced that the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program will award scholarships providing assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources … [Read More...]

DA Ricky Babin addresses Young Men of Character

Last week District Attorney Ricky Babin addressed Young Men of Character at Gonzales Primary School... Explaining the functions of his office, Babin engaged the students in an open discussion "on the … [Read More...]

Gonzales Garden Club/Health Unit tree planting ceremony

An old Chinese proverb says that the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago; the second best time is now. With that in mind, President Clint Cointment joined Gonzales city officials and the Gonzales … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Daigle Road to have intermittent lane closures (January 27-31)

Ascension Parish Department of Public Works has announced that Daigle Road (Highway 930) in Galvez/Hobart will have intermittent lane closures beginning Monday, January 27. The lane closures will affect the … [Read More...]

D’ville Library/Prevost Hospital Health Fair (1/28)

Start a new life by getting healthier in January.  Make this the year you look and feel your best.  Forget fad diets and the latest exercise craze; getting fit starts with making positive lifestyle changes that … [Read More...]

Parish Council agenda includes Ascension Sewer agreement

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL January 23, 2020 - 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE (Gonzales) AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair's … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Guilty Pleas for the Week of January 13-17

During the week of January 13 – January 17, 2020, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Chad Roddy, 17295 JT Roddy … [Read More...]

APSO arrests St. Amant man for threat to school

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a verbal threat to school employees of G.W. Carver Primary School late yesterday evening, January 21. Throughout the investigation 26-year-old Brandon … [Read More...]

APSO: Inmate likely died of natural causes; autopsy pending

35-year-old Keith Alsay was found unresponsive in his cell at the Ascension Parish Jail on Tuesday, January 21 shortly before 2 a.m. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, deputies performed routine checks and … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Ascension ICON 2020 releases audition information

Gonzales, LA – Auditions for the 2020 Ascension ICON Competition will be held on Thursday, February 6th from 4PM to 8PM at the Clarion Inn & Conference Center in Gonzales.  This 10th annual singing … [Read More...]

Home and Remodeling Show (Food Fest) this weekend at Lamar Dixon

This weekend the Lamar Dixon Expo Center is hosting the annual Home and Remodeling Show & Food Fest.  The event is sponsored by Ralph's Market and features any number of local vendors.  Be sure and visit … [Read More...]

Orgeron: “I am not in the bag with anyone!” Just incompetent?

Below is Councilman Corey Orgeron's response to our inquiry; is he "in the bag for Bernhard Capital Partners/Ascension Sewer?" Corey Orgeron Despite your ingenious attempts to … [Read More...]

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