No vote on sewer deal; and none scheduled as Cointment presents alternative

On December 20 an outgoing parish council rejected a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Ascension Sewer, LLC; then voted to place the same agreement on last night’s agenda for the new council to consider.  No vote was had as Councilman Corey Orgeron moved to refer the agreement “back to Utilities Committee” (which he happens to chair).  […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of January 13-17

During the week of January 13 – January 17, 2020, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Chad Roddy, 17295 JT Roddy Rd. Prairieville, LA., age 25, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and was sentenced to 5 years […]

Sheriff’s Scholarship Program underway

Sheriff Bobby Webre announced that the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program will award scholarships providing assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. Scholarships of a maximum of $500 each will be awarded to graduating high school students from each parish where […]

Daigle Road to have intermittent lane closures (January 27-31)

Ascension Parish Department of Public Works has announced that Daigle Road (Highway 930) in Galvez/Hobart will have intermittent lane closures beginning Monday, January 27. The lane closures will affect the section of road between LA 42 and Parker Road. These closures are necessary for road construction associated with the Highway 930 Widening Project, which is […]

DA Ricky Babin addresses Young Men of Character

Last week District Attorney Ricky Babin addressed Young Men of Character at Gonzales Primary School… Explaining the functions of his office, Babin engaged the students in an open discussion “on the importance of good decision making, hard work, integrity, and honesty.”

APSO arrests St. Amant man for threat to school

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a verbal threat to school employees of G.W. Carver Primary School late yesterday evening, January 21. Throughout the investigation 26-year-old Brandon Henry was identified as the suspect who made the verbal threat. Out of abundance of caution, we increased our presence on campus today and a […]

Ascension ICON 2020 releases audition information

Gonzales, LA – Auditions for the 2020 Ascension ICON Competition will be held on Thursday, February 6th from 4PM to 8PM at the Clarion Inn & Conference Center in Gonzales.  This 10th annual singing competition is open to students in an Ascension Parish school, public or private, between the 6th and 12th grades.  Applications for […]

D’ville Library/Prevost Hospital Health Fair (1/28)

Start a new life by getting healthier in January.  Make this the year you look and feel your best.  Forget fad diets and the latest exercise craze; getting fit starts with making positive lifestyle changes that last a lifetime.  Get your blood pressure taken, pulse ox test done and learn about diabetes, cancer and other […]

Home and Remodeling Show (Food Fest) this weekend at Lamar Dixon

This weekend the Lamar Dixon Expo Center is hosting the annual Home and Remodeling Show & Food Fest.  The event is sponsored by Ralph’s Market and features any number of local vendors.  Be sure and visit the Ralph’s Market booth and sample their delightful dishes (especially):

Gonzales Garden Club/Health Unit tree planting ceremony

An old Chinese proverb says that the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago; the second best time is now. With that in mind, President Clint Cointment joined Gonzales city officials and the Gonzales Garden Club at a tree planting ceremony in front of the Ascension Parish Health Unit. As it has […]