Latest Business Headlines

Joel Robert on proposed drainage ordinance: “Let’s get it right this time”

Coming upon the third anniversary of the worst disaster in Ascension Parish history, our elected council is finally getting around to enacting law aimed at preventing the next Great Flood.  That is not to … [Read More...]

Female leader from BASF site in Geismar recognized nationally

BASF employee, Dana Scott, Maintenance and Technical Services Director in Geismar, Louisiana was among 130 women recognized nationally through The Manufacturing Institute’s 2019 STEP Ahead Awards. Focusing on … [Read More...]

Answers about fill material/BFE in short supply at Monday meeting

A good compromise leaves everybody mad.  -Calvin and Hobbes It seems that nobody, not regular citizens or the development community, not even the Parish Council members who will make the decision on Thursday, … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

3,000 students to receive paid, On the Job Training this summer

BESE Approves 15 Groups to Provide Summer Internships to HS Students BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted today to expand the Jump Start Summers program, … [Read More...]

State education head issues statement on proposed budget

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Following his testimony before the Louisiana House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White today issued a statement regarding the … [Read More...]

French delegation arrives in Gonzales

A delegation of 26 people has arrived from our sister city of Meylan, France. The group is here for a cultural exchange, and includes Mayor Jean Philippe Blanc and Councilwoman Francois Balas. Tour Ascension … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

UPDATE: APSO reports Gonzales woman found, unharmed

APSO reports that Jessica Karasinski was found, and she is unharmed.  Below is the original release: The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for 30-year-old Jessica Karasinski who was … [Read More...]

Thursday Parish Council meeting CANCELLED

*NOTICE OF CANCELLATION* Due to Impending Severe Weather Conditions The April 18, 2019 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING has been cancelled 6:00 pm Gonzales Courthouse – 828 S. Irma Blvd. 2nd Fl.; Gonzales, La All … [Read More...]

APSO seeking info about armed robbery and stolen vehicle

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit is actively seeking information on two male subjects who robbed Check into Cash located on Highway 3089 in … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Guilty Pleas for the Week of April 8-12

During the week of April 8-April 12, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Christopher Eidissen, 412 E … [Read More...]

Lawler spearheads effort to reimburse Matassa legal fees: $235,000

On March 21 Ascension's Council emerged from Executive Session having discussed Agenda Item; Parish of Ascension v Berkley Insurance Company, written demand (Legal Counsel).  Berkley Insurance is the parish's … [Read More...]

Gonzales woman gets 12 Years for Residential Burglary

NOTE:  According to booking records the accused was on parole, which was revoked on December 12.  11 lesser charges were all dismissed. Last week, Heather Savage of 14318 Braud Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 43, … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Corps of Engineers to host Open House on Amite River management (4/25 @ Galvez Library)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, is hosting an open house to share information and gather public input on the Amite River and Tributaries — East of the Mississippi River Flood Risk … [Read More...]

Master Plan Open House scheduled (4/30)

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the final round of public open houses for the Ascension Parish Master Land Use Plan process. The open houses will occur on Tuesday, April 30th at the Gonzales … [Read More...]

CONSUMER ALERT: AG Warns of New Hostage Phone Scam

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning Louisiana residents about a frightening new phone scam that has been recently reported in our State and beyond. This scam involves con artists calling … [Read More...]

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