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PACE Center to be named after Price LeBlanc after family donates $1.5 million

"On behalf of the City of Gonzales, our city council and our community, I want to thank the LeBlanc family for this generous offer ($1.5 million) and unprecedented donation to the City of Gonzales for the … [Read More...]

Council overturns firing of Purchasing Director, three other terminations stand

Amid accusations of "political retaliation" and talk of "a hit list" Ascension's Parish Council overturned the termination of Purchasing Director Joan Shivers as three other firings stood.  Thursday's meeting … [Read More...]

Preferential treatment by Purchasing Department under Matassa administration

Within weeks of assuming the parish presidency, Clint Cointment's administration made personnel decisions which, if not overturned by the Parish Council, would result in over $1 million being pared from … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

2020 Census Toolkit for teachers, families

The Louisiana Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, today released an online toolkit of resources designed to help teachers and families communicate the importance of the 2020 … [Read More...]

SCORE-BR Marketing Strategy at Gonzales library (2/27)

SCORE – Baton Rouge offers a free workshop for small businesses, Marketing Strategy, at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on Thursday, February 27, at 6:30 PM. Every business is different, and what … [Read More...]

Conversations and Readings with Poet Laureate at D’ville Library (2/26)

Join the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville for conversations and poetry readings by the newest Louisiana State Poet Laureate, John Warner Smith, on February 26 at 6:00 PM.  This event is made possible … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Relay for Life Survivor Bash at Premier Lanes (3/12)

Ascension Parish Relay for Life will be hosting a Survivor Bash for cancer survivors and their caregivers on March 12, at Premiere Lanes from 5:30-7:30 . Come celebrate with free bowling and free food. Please … [Read More...]

Marcia Shivers named Ascension Parish Employee of the Month

Ascension Parish President announced that his administration had re-instituted the Employee of the Month program for Parish Government employees, and the first recipient of the honor is Floodplain Manager … [Read More...]

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...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 13-20

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of February 13-20: February 13 arrests: Stephen Sylvester, 56, 16370 Ronnie Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ Stalking, and Entry on or Remaining … [Read More...]

Autopsy confirms body found in river is missing Gonzales man

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, an autopsy performed on Thursday afternoon confirmed that the body found on Wednesday evening near Lemanville Park in the Mississippi River is 35-year-old Christopher … [Read More...]

Parish payroll reduced over $1 Million since Cointment took office

Clint Cointment was sworn into Ascension's parish presidency on January 6, inheriting a bloated annual payroll created by his predecessor with 542 employees listed on the master roster (provided in response to … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Paltry $500 pay raise for teachers; JBE should ‘go big, or go home’

February 21, 2020 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) You’d think Gov. John Bel Edwards would be a little better at reading the tea leaves. After all, it was Louisiana’s teachers who first pushed him over the top … [Read More...]

Weekly Wino recommends a new Cabernet

  In the fall of 2000, Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister purchased 20 tons of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a friend's Napa Valley vineyard without a specific plan for the grapes. All … [Read More...]

DA: Up to 2100 criminal cases could be affected by Assumption Parish deputy’s allegations

The 23rd Judicial District Court presides over three parishes; Ascension, Assumption, and St. James.  Made public earlier today, allegations from an Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy accused Judge Jessie … [Read More...]

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