A Message from Mayor Arceneaux regarding Covid-19

Good morning to all of our area residents. I wanted to discuss a few things that can assist our workers, our employees, and our healthcare teams. For our small business owners. I highly encourage you to consider the Economic Injury Loans being offered by the Small Business Administration. Our local Chamber of Commerce and Ascension […]

LPB now Live on YouTube TV

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) is streaming live on YouTube TV starting today. Dedicated live channels for LPB and LPB KIDS, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers, expanding PBS’s digital footprint and offering viewers additional ways to stream PBS content. To access the full line-up available in Louisiana, you can […]

Statewide “burn ban” issued by Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, in collaboration with Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, have issued a statewide cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1602. Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government. This order is effective as of […]

BBB warns of Lottery, Sweepstakes and Prize Scams

In the middle of this pandemic, the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana is still receiving inquiries and calls on scams. A senior citizen in our area called us saying she received a check in the mail for $7850, with a letter that indicated that she was the winner of an international lottery. “You would think at […]

Full text of Governor Edwards’ proclamation

JOHN BEL EDWARDS, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of the State of Louisiana, does hereby order and direct as follows: Section 1:  All state office buildings are closed to the public, effective immediately.  However, essential state functions shall continue. Section 2:  Section 1 of Proclamation Number 30 JBE […]

Ascension Relay for Life postponed

Ascension Parish Relay for Life, formerly scheduled for May 2, has been postponed with no new date yet.

Ascension Parish Government employees practicing social distancing

Ascension Parish Government employees are on the job and practicing social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Our staff members are employing the same safety procedures we are asking the public to practice,” said Parish President Clint Cointment. “Most of our office staff are working remotely from home. DPW employees are in the […]

How much of a threat is the coronavirus to Louisiana’s population?

March 19, 2020 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) How much of a threat is the coronavirus to Louisiana’s population? According to 24/7 Wall Street, the survey company that publishes statistics and trends on just about every known subject of interest to Americans, it depends. For at-risk adults over the age of 60, the news is pretty […]

Geismar man gets 10 years in plea to storage facility burglaries

On March 9, 2020, Tyler Moore of 12390 Deck Blvd. Geismar, LA., age 27, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (2 counts). Moore was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Phil Maples, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors after a […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of March 9-13

During the week of March 9 – March 13, 2020, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Cleveland Thompson, 39012 Bayou View Ave. Gonzales, LA., age 22, pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms and was sentenced to 4 years with the […]