Chase Melancon Campaign fundraiser April 13 at The Venue

Chase Melancon is running for Ascension Parish Council, District 6.  Mostly comprised of St. Amant, the district includes some of Ascension’s most rural areas.  The entire district is zoned either Rural or Conservation. And that’s the way Chase Melancon wants to keep it.  Rural zoning allowing two houses per acre, Conservation only one; anathema to […]

Raise the Steaks with Sheriff Bobby Webre (3/21)

Join Sheriff Bobby Webre in Raising the Steaks on March 21.  Doors open at Gonzales Civic Center at 5:30.

RRAAM Celebrates 25th Year Anniversary Slave Cemetery Lecture Series

Slave Cemetery Lecture Series & Memorial Visit Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM 511 Williams Street, Donaldsonville RRAAM Rosenwald School Memorial Visit 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Monroe and The Bruslie Cemeteries The discovery of the Bruslie Cemetery and the Monroe Cemetery is instrumental in helping families trace their family roots. Moreover, it […]

Prairieville man pleads to Vehicular Homicide in St. James

On March 11, 2019, Cory Newton of 42578 Baystone Ave. Prairieville, LA., age 28, pled guilty as charged to Vehicular Homicide. Newton was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This guilty plea stems from an arrest in connection with a 2015 fatal crash […]

Remembering our friend Tee Wayne Abshire

It’s now right at 12 hours since we got the call this morning to respond to our friend – Tee Wayne. It’s taken me this long to reflect about this morning and all the wonderful things people across our Parish have said all day about our friend. I would like to start off by recognizing […]

Board recommends Heritage Crossing as site of PACE Center

On Friday Gonzales’ Industrial Development Board recommended DD of Louisiana’s Heritage Crossing, the mixed-use development planned at the intersection of Highways 30 and 44, as the site for the city’s Performing Arts, Conference & Events (PACE) Center.  DD of Louisiana’s proposal received a score of 457 (out of a possible 500) from the five-member board, a 91.4 average.  […]

First ever Gala preparing for 10th Dancing for a Cause

  The ARC of East Ascension is preparing for its 10th Annual Dancing for a Cause, kicking off with a first ever Gala Kickoff. 

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 28-March 7

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of February 28-March 7: February 28 arrests: Lester Mandolph, Jr., 41, 432 Corrine Ct, Laplace was charged w/ DWI-3rd Offense, Hit and Run Driving, and arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Tyreik Melancon, 21, 413 W Bordelon St, Gonzales was charged w/ Assault by Drive-by-Shooting, Illegal Use […]

Beware of telephone scammer posing as “well-known pastor”

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a telephone scam involving a man calling citizens in the community soliciting funds and posing as a well known pastor in Ascension Parish. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, in early February the Financial Crimes Unit began investigating reports of phone calls being made in which the […]

APSO searching for two, arrests two on drug charges

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested 22-year-old Trebor Hampton and 34-year-old Justin Bennett after detectives initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in which two of the occupants in the vehicle fled on foot and were not located. Detectives are now searching for 23-year-old Jarrous Mitchell; and 23-year-old […]