Latest Business Headlines

You want to stop Windermere Crossing Subdivision? Here’s how to do it.

On Wednesday a divided Planning Commission approved Windermere Crossing Subdivision, cutting a deal with Dantin Bruce Development, LLC which included terms outside the commission's authority to execute.  The … [Read More...]

Louisiana’s Highway Improvement Bonds upgraded

S&P and Fitch Ratings upgraded the rating on $201 million in state highway improvement bonds that will be refinanced to repair and resurface rural roads across Louisiana. This is the first time Louisiana … [Read More...]

37-lot subdivision, Clare Court approved on Cornerview Road

Clare Court Subdivision, 37 lots intended for 24 acres north of Cornerview Road, approximately .5 miles west of I-10's overpass, was approved by a 5-1 vote of Ascension's Planning Commission on Wednesday.  The … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

RPCC semester begins on Tuesday, 100% virtual classes until February 1

RPCC is looking forward to starting our Spring 2021 Semester on Tuesday, 1/19. To make sure we have a #SafeStart, all RPCC classes will be 100% virtual for the first two weeks. The classes will transition to … [Read More...]

Teach Ascension Academy accepting applications for Alternative Certification Program

Ascension Public Schools is currently accepting applications for its Teach Ascension Academy (TAA), the district's alternative certification program. Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2021. "The Teach … [Read More...]

APL: Using Google Search and Maps virtual workshop(1/26)

The Ascension Parish Library is partnering with Grow with Google to help our community learn digital skills with a free #GrowWithGoogle virtual workshop, Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps, on … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

APL: Mental Health Counseling with Louisiana Spirit (1/27)

Are you feeling overwhelmed with feelings of stress, fear, or anxiety about the uncertainty of COVID-19?  Join the Ascension Parish Library for this informative presentation on how COVID-19 has affected our … [Read More...]

Second suspect in early morning homicide in custody

Update: Brandon Tibbetts was located and arrested in Slidell. He will be booked into Ascension Parish Jail at a later date.  Below is APSO's initial press release: Shortly after midnight on Saturday, … [Read More...]

Ascension hiring BREC Program Coordinator as next Recreation Director

Ascension Parish is about to have a new Recreation Director, Michael King who is currently a Program Coordinator for BREC.  King's impending hiring was announced by Director of Planning and Facility … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

LDH confirms first case of U.K. COVID Variant in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed the state’s first identified case of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7., frequently referred to as the U.K. variant because it is prevalent in the United … [Read More...]

Covington man killed in attempted armed robbery; APSO seeking second suspect

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, January 16, deputies responded to a local hospital in reference to a male subject who arrived by private vehicle driven by another subject, suffering from several gunshot … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of January 7-14

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of January 7-14: January 7 arrests: Brandon Delatte, 38, 42510 Lillie Babin Rd, Gonzales was arrested pursuant to 2 bench warrants; Miguel … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Graves statement on father’s passing from COVID-19 complications

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement after his father, John Graves, passed away on Saturday afternoon from complications associated with COVID-19. “Thank you to all of the … [Read More...]

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse inducted into The TASTE Hall of Fame

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company, produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting for 13 seasons beginning in 1990, was inducted into the eighth class of the TASTE Hall of Fame, presented by … [Read More...]

Cointment pledges revisions to Development Code after subdivision approvals

Ascension Parish residents: Having watched the January 13, 2021 meeting of the Planning Commission, I feel it is necessary to address the concerns voiced by so many of you, all of which I share as Parish … [Read More...]

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