Dutchtown HS teacher indicted for Indecent Behavior with Juvenile Students

On December 3, 2019, an Ascension Parish Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment on 32-year-old Mark Ebarb of 10298 W. Winston Ave. Baton Rouge, LA. on the charge of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. This indictment stems from an investigation initiated by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. On October 18, 2019, detectives with […]

14th Annual Bama’s Feed the Needy (Saturday, 12/7)

This is our 14th year – and because of your past generosity – you have contributed to one or all of the following. A present for a Needy Child A donation to a Needy Family who may be down on their luck A mother and her children who may be spending Christmas in a Battered Woman’s […]

Parish Council to consider new Pay Classification Plan (12/5)

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL December 5, 2019 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Donaldsonville AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign- In Period (5) Parish President’s Report: (6) Consent Agenda a. Approval of Amendment No. 7 to the Master Contract for […]

Is $60M low-interest loan lost without Ascension Sewer deal tomorrow? Poppycock!

On December 16, 2013 representatives of Louisiana DEQ appeared before the Utilities Committee of Ascension’s Parish Council to deliver some big news; $60 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund was going to be made available for the parish to build a regional wastewater treatment system.  The low-interest (.95%) loan is an integral piece […]

Dungeons & Dragons at Galvez Library (12/10)

Ascension Parish Library staff members are excited to announce a board game night centered on the classic tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons. Patrons who attend will be able to select from premade characters and play through a custom-made library-themed adventure for level one adventurers. This is an adult program designed for patrons ages eighteen and […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 21-27

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 21-27: November 21 arrests: Dexter Reed, 22, 2377 Tennessee St, Baton Rouge was charged w/ Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Resisting an Officer, and Possession of Marijuana; Taylor Sehad, 19, 1815 Eraste St, Lafayette was charged w/ Illegal Carrying of Weapons, […]

APSO locate and arrest escaped inmate from Mississippi

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, deputies arrested 29-year-old Roderick Varnado, an escaped inmate from Mississippi, on Saturday, November 23. On Friday, November 22, deputies received an anonymous tip stating that Varnado was possibly at an address in Ascension Parish but deputies did not immediately locate Varnado. Deputies went back to the Geismar address on Saturday […]

Ascension Republican Women welcome newly elected parish president

Ascension Republican Women members with the newly elected Ascension Parish President, Clint Cointment, at the Ascension GOP Roundtable at the Clarion Inn in October. From Left (above): Joy Bodin, Rhonda Lamendola, ARW President, Elizabeth Harris, Clint Cointment, Joyce LaCour and Darcy Rizzo. Visit ARW on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AscensionRW or e-mail at ARWrUS@aol.com Photo provided by Joyce LaCour

Joint investigation leads to drug arrest, seizure of 29 lbs of marijuana

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, a joint investigation with Ascension Sheriff Narcotics Detectives and the Baton Rouge Police Department led to the arrest of  27-year-old Tyrode Brown of Prairieville on multiple drug charges. On Wednesday, November 20, detectives began an investigation that a package containing 21 pounds of marijuana was set to be delivered to […]

3rd Annual Live Well Ascension event screens over 200 residents

200+ residents screened for cancer and other conditions in fun, festive atmosphere More than 200 Ascension Parish residents took proactive measures to protect their health recently by participating in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Live Well Ascension event at Jambalaya Park in Gonzales. In conjunction with the Gonzales Area Foundation for the third year in a row, […]