Latest Business Headlines

Three Planning/Zoning commissioners reappointed by Parish Council

Ascension's Planning and Zoning Commission's is comprised of seven members, appointed to staggered two year terms so that reappoints are necessary every year.  On February 8 the terms of three sitting … [Read More...]

Council agenda amended (again) to pad GSA’s bank account further

Apparently, President Kenny Matassa's administration no longer issues Requests for Proposal/Qualification when doling out millions to his favorite engineering firm.  10 months left until Matassa is out of … [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...]

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Latest Education Headlines

ACT/SAT Test Prep at D’ville Library (March 7)

Get ready for success with the Ascension Parish Library ACT and SAT Test Prep. Workshop for college bound students on March 7 at 5:00 p.m. in Donaldsonville. Learn how to access free online practice tests, … [Read More...]

Annie the Musical by SAHS [February 26-March 1]

Annie will be the first musical performed on the new stage, so please join us for this historical event! This show will run from February 26th-March 1st at 7:00pm in the St. Amant High School Commons.  Tickets … [Read More...]

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...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Leadership Ascension holding Jambalaya Fundraiser for The ARC’s Respite Center (2/28)

  BENEFITING THE RESPITE CENTER managed by The Arc of East Ascension, Leadership Ascension Foundation is holding Jambalaya Fundraiser on February 28, 2019.  Cost is $10 a plate, each plate served with … [Read More...]

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...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

PACE center becoming a reality for City of Gonzales community

Gonzales, LA - Recently, the voters of the City of Gonzales approved a new two percent hotel occupancy tax for the purpose of funding a new PACE Center (performing arts, conference and events). The tax is … [Read More...]

Krewe of DiversioN Mardi Gras Boat Parade (Saturday)

Krewe of Diversion Mardi Gras Boat Parade is set to roll (or float) on February 23, ten days before the main event which lands on March 5 this year. 2019 marks the Silver Anniversary for the Krewe which … [Read More...]

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...]

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Letters to the Editor

Louisiana is #1 for Increases in Taxes on Business

LABI breaks down the numbers, outlines specifics of every tax this term BATON ROUGE, LA (February 20, 2019) – More than two dozen new laws permanently affect the taxes paid by small and large companies … [Read More...]

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...]

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