Governor extends Stay at Home order to April 30

April 2, 2020: Today I formally extended the Stay at Home order until April 30 as Louisiana works to slow the spread of COVID-19. It is absolutely critical that each Louisianan take this Stay at Home order seriously. Act as if your life depends on it – because it does. We have seen federal modeling […]

Housing Crisis amid COVID-19 is harming (only) landlords

I want to address the government mandate as it pertains to Landlords and Fair Housing amid the Coronavirus crisis. Before I begin, I recognize the fact that safe housing is one of the most important things to any individual in this country, next to nutritious meals and freedom from tyranny. In case you are not […]

Avoid scams on Census Day

Have you received your census packet yet? There is a law that requires you to complete it. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Some of the information census takers request is personal. But the Census Bureau states that they will NEVER ask […]

AP Schools looking for teachers (2020-21)

Ascension Public Schools is holding a Virtual Teacher Job Fair for all schools. Those wishing to secure teaching positions for the 2020-21 school year should apply now. “We invite you to become a teammate! Come work in an organization where service, teamwork, leadership, and learning are our Core Values. We are currently hiring for 30 schools and […]

Sorrento Council meeting CANCELED

Due to COVID-19, the regular scheduled meeting of the Town of Sorrento Mayor and Council for Tuesday April 7, 2020 has been cancelled.

LA Congressional delegation on “maximizing Federal Funding” for local relief effort

NOTE: All six members of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation signed the letter above. U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) sent a letter today to Governor John Bel Edwards urging him to carefully evaluate the needs of local governments and their role in this public health emergency. Graves was joined by the members of the Louisiana Congressional […]

St. James Parish enacts curfew

Ascension’s neighbor to the south, through which east and west bank residents must traverse to access opposite side of the Mississippi River, St. James Parish has enacted a curfew (the Sunshine Bridge is located wholly within St. James Parish).  Along with Sheriff Willy Martin, and the mayors of Lutcher and Gramercy, Parish President Pete Dufresne […]

Learning from Home with the Museum’s D-Day Continuing Education Course!

Explore the Allied Invasion of Normandy Online! ENROLL NOW ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM D-Day: The Allied Invasion of Normandy Course opens today! Enrollment will open through April 22, 2020! Cost: $299 In this revival of one of our most popular courses, explore the largest amphibious invasion in history through expert interviews, fascinating oral histories, unique […]

Overview of Small Business Paycheck Protection Program (and downloadable application)

The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Fully Forgiven Funds are provided in the form of loans that will be fully forgiven when used for payroll costs, interest on […]

Nightly mosquito spraying continues in Ascension

Ascension Parish Department of Mosquito Control has announced that it will continue spraying for mosquitoes each night, but will not spray during the day or at individual homes until the Governor’s stay-at-home order is lifted. Mosquito Control has been trapping mosquitoes all around the parish and sending them to LSU for analysis. To date, there […]