Christie Mayeux is THE serious candidate in 2nd Justice Court election

Christie Mayeux takes her job, and the duty owed to those who elected her as Justice of the  Peace-2nd Justice Court, seriously.  Drawing on 24 years experience, everything she’s learned is vital to “providing the services my constituents deserve.”  Justices of the Peace enjoy jurisdiction over all manner of legal claims, from issuance of misdemeanor criminal […]

Rotary Club of Greater Ascension sponsors Virtual Food Drive

What a difficult year this has been for so many.  Before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us, and we are again reminded of the importance of our mission among the needy of our parish.  As many will soon be caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there […]

LSUAgCenter hosting Fall Vegetable Garden Contest

The Ascension Parish LSU AgCenter and the Ascension Parish Master Gardener Association will host a Home Vegetable Garden Contest for adults this fall.  Typically held each spring, the contest was postponed this year due to Covid-19.  It is our hope that the contest will encourage gardeners to produce quality vegetables for home consumption and economic […]

Unclaimed Property Program short of money to pay claims

State Treasurer John M. Schroder today announced that the Unclaimed Property Program is once again temporarily short of the money needed to pay claims because of state budget sweeps. A similar shortfall arose in September 2018. The program had a balance of $623,715.10 on Sept. 22, leaving it short of the money needed to pay […]

Help AP Schools choose mascot, colors for Prairieville High School

Ascension Public Schools will construct a new high school in Prairieville following voter approval of the Aug. 25, 2020, school construction bond election. This week, the Ascension Parish School Board Strategic Planning Committee recommended the name Prairieville High School, which will go to the full board for final approval on Oct. 6, 2020. The committee […]

APL’s 60th Anniversary Dancing Workshops

From disco fever to the popular dance crazes of today, dances have evolved and changed tremendously throughout the years.  Dancing is as popular today as it was when we twisted and did the swim decades ago.  Many of these dance moves have become iconic and can still be seen at weddings and birthday parties today. […]

Two arrested on burglary charges

Early Tuesday morning, deputies responded to the area of Meadow Brook Ave. about a burglary in progress. Upon deputies’ arrival, they located a vehicle leaving the area, matching the description given. Deputies attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle continued into East Baton Rouge Parish where the suspects were taken into custody. […]

Citing COVID-19, JBE calls for scaled down Special Legislative Session

Gov. Edwards released the following statement on the Legislature’s call for a second special session this year: “At a time when our state is dealing with the COVID-19 health emergency, hurricanes, and one severe weather event after another, I am concerned that the Legislature has again called themselves into a month-long session with an agenda […]

LA families have until September 29 to apply for School Meal benefits missed during 2019-20 closure

Louisiana families have one more week to apply for financial benefits from free and reduced-price school meals missed when schools closed in 2019-20 due to the pandemic. Eligible families who did not apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program in May and June can take advantage of the second application window that will […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of September 14-18

During the week of September 14 – September 18, 2020, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Mickel Guist, 46402 Family Acres Rd. St. Amant, LA., age 56, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 18 […]