Latest Business Headlines

13 subdivisions with 1866 rooftops “In Construction” according to Planning Staff

According to Ascension's Planning Staff there are 13 approved residential subdivisions either "In Construction" or with Final Plat approval.  All told it means another 1,866 rooftops in the development … [Read More...]

Melancon attempts revision of contentious fill ordinance

Sometimes moribund, the Ascension Parish Council Strategic Planning Committee can be a powerful force for legislative change under certain chairmen.  Very little emanated from the committee until former … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 6-13

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of February 6-13: February 6 arrests: William Hall, II, 30, 3489 Hwy 67, Slaughter was charged w/ False Imprisonment, Improper Telephone … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

APL Dutchtown: Research African American Roots through the Catholic Church Record (today)

Celebrate Black History Month by learning how to discover your personal family history. Renee Richard, assistant archivist and genealogy researcher for the Diocese of Baton Rouge will present Researching Your … [Read More...]

Lake Elementary earns national recognition for Academic Initiatives

St. Amant, La. -- Recently, Lake Elementary School earned two national recognitions for academic excellence. The school was named a Model Professional Learning Community (PLC) School by All Things PLC, and … [Read More...]

Dutchtown Middle students participate in Mock Trial

Last week, 6th grade students from Dutchtown Middle School attended a field trip at the Ascension Parish Courthouse. Judge Jason Verdigets... Assistant District Attorney Steven Tureau... Assistant … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Join the fight against cancer; Relay For Life of Ascension

American Cancer Society Seeks Participation in Relay For Life of Ascension Parish and Help Attack Cancer From Every Angle American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the … [Read More...]

Small Business Seminar at Dutchtown Library (2/19)

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...]

APSO to celebrate Black History Month [2/19]

Sheriff Bobby Webre cordially invites all to the Wag Center on Wednesday, February 19 to celebrate Black History Month.  All ages are welcome and light refreshments will be served. … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

John Fleming the key-note speaker at recent Republic Women’s event

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, John Fleming, was the keynote speaker at a Regional Republican Women luncheon at Beausoleil Restaurant in Baton Rouge in January.  Members of Ascension … [Read More...]

Donaldsonville hit and run victim dies in nearby hospital

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating a hit and run that occurred shortly before midnight Friday night in Donaldsonville. The victim, identified as 51-year-old Norsha Junior of … [Read More...]

Will new Parish Council remove “pro-development” Planning Commissioner?

For the first time since 2017 there is going to be turnover on the seven-member Ascension Parish Planning Commission, the body exercising authority over subdivision plats and that adopted the new Master Land … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

BR newspaper burns anti-immigration AG Jeff Landry for using Mexican workers: his brother cries foul

February 18, 2020 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) You gotta love it when someone gets burned for their hypocrisy, tries to jump out in front of the story, and that effort falls flat. Louisiana Attorney … [Read More...]

City of Gonzales Beautification Project catalyst for parish initiative

At the beginning of 2018, Mayor Barney Arceneaux decided to institute a new program aimed at creating a greener, more beautiful Gonzales. Certain amounts of time each week would be set aside, and the entire … [Read More...]

Unique Exhibition for Teaching Artists and Educators

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is seeking visual & performance pieces for an exhibition entitled “Artists in the Classroom – a celebration of Arts Educators.” Teaching Artists and Arts Educators in … [Read More...]

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