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Multiple incumbents ousted form Republican Parish Executive Committee

With five "at large" seats on Ascension's Republican Parish Executive Committee (ARPEC) up for grabs the election pitted competing tickets.  The one headlined by recent candidate for the State Legislature, … [Read More...]

Congressional bill would bar frivolous lawsuits associated with COVID-19

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves introduced yesterday The Get America Back to Work Act of 2020, a bipartisan bill that would allow small businesses and their hard workers to reopen without the threat of frivolous … [Read More...]

Developer offers nearly $600,000 in lieu of road infrastructure; Planning Commission punts

In September 2018 Ross Berthelot appeared before Ascension's Planning Commission to lobby for two subdivisions his company sought to develop; Highland Trace and Lake at West Creek (since renamed Parks at Water … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Dungeons & Dragons at Galvez branch of library (register now)

Dungeons & Dragons at the Library is a monthly D & D campaign that will meet on the second and third Tuesdays of every month at the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez.  Patrons who attend will be able … [Read More...]

Volunteer Ascension’s 23rd annual School Tools Drive

Volunteer Ascension is hosting School Tools, their annual school supply drive, offering three ways to get involved and support the students of Ascension Parish. "The School Tools drive is a vital annual … [Read More...]

AG: Recently recalled Child Products

Attorney General Jeff Landry is alerting Louisiana parents and guardians of several child products that have recently been recalled. “I am committed to protecting Louisiana families,” said General Landry. “I … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Main Street Recovery Program website is live (up to $15,000 in small business grants possible)

State Treasurer John M. Schroder encourages Louisiana business owners to visit the Main Street Recovery Program's new website,, to find out if they may be eligible for up to $15,000 … [Read More...]

Gonzales City Council agenda (7/13)

GONZALES CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY JULY 13, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M. AGENDA Call to Order. Roll Call. Presentation of Guest: (a) Open for Citizens of Gonzales, present. (b) Open for all other guest … [Read More...]

DOTD projects Hwy 42 completion in late December

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment requested a status update from LA DOTD on the long-awaited improvements to Highway 42 in the northern part of the parish. “Highway 42 is a major east-west … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Prairieville woman arrested on drug charges

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre reports the arrest of 30-year-old Jamelyn Davis on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of schedule II CDS, and possession of schedule … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of July 3-10

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of July 3-10: July 3 arrests: Caleb Cutno, 18, 424214 Hwy 30-22, Gonzales was charged w/ 2nd Degree Murder, and Illegal Use of Weapons; Esdras … [Read More...]

Action on Hwy 73 SPUD deferred until P & Z Commission’s August meeting

On Wednesday a joint meeting of Ascension's Planning and Zoning Commissions deferred action on a proposed Small Planned Unit Development (SPUD) until its August meeting.  Requesting a number of variances, none … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Edwards orders Statewide Mask Mandate, closes bars to on-premises consumption

On Saturday Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a mandatory mask requirement for Louisiana and ordered bars in the state closed to on-premises consumption, as the state experiences increasing spread of COVID-19. … [Read More...]

A sample of Louisiana recipients of federal Paycheck Protection Program

July 10, 2020 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) It turns out that the Ayn Rand Foundation and Grover Norquist aren’t the only ones who preach self-reliance while trashing the so-called “welfare queens” who would … [Read More...]

Edwards signs budget urging preparation for mid-year cuts

Governor Vetoes Language that Cancelled Merit Raises for Classified State Employees Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he has signed the state’s budget for the FY 20-21 operating year, preserving funding for … [Read More...]

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