Ascension Fire Dist. #1’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony

The annual Ascension Parish Fire Dist. #1  9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, was held Friday @ 11:30 am , at the Ascension Parish Fire Dist. #1 Headquarters Building on Airline Hwy.  this  marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The event remembers and honors the nearly 3,000 people, who were killed in the […]

Louisiana: The State We’re In kicks off Season 44

Louisiana: The State We’re In, Louisiana’s only statewide news magazine, begins its 44th season on the air on Friday, September 11. The program airs Fridays at 7PM and Sundays at 4:30PM on the six-station LPB network that includes stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. It also livestreams at, and airs […]

BBB warns of Lending Scam circulating in the area

The Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana is warning the public about a lending scam that is circulating throughout our area. A local woman recently reached out to us saying that she got scammed out of her money. She was asked by a scammer pretending to be with a loan company, to give the […]

Embrace It All empowering girls of Ascension

My name is Shanna Williams and I am the founder of a new nonprofit organization for girls of Ascension Parish named Embrace It All.  The mission behind it is to empower and uplift female adolescents in the Ascension community-leading them into a successful, positive, and fulfilling life! Embrace It All reached out to girls of […]

JBE urges Safer Emergency Election Plan for Louisiana

On Wednesday Gov. John Bel Edwards filed a memorandum in the lawsuit regarding COVID-19 protections for the November presidential election asking the judge to direct Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin to implement the same election plan that was used for the recent elections in July and August. That plan, which was crafted by the Secretary […]

Cointment skeptical about Ascension Sewer’s latest proposal

President Clint Cointment appears to be the lone skeptic of the most recent Cooperative Endeavor Agreement proposed by Ascension Sewer/National Water Infrastructure (NWI).  On Monday the company offered a presentation to the Parish Council Utilities Committee which was met no council resistance.  Given that six members participated, it bodes well for NWI which has yet […]

Corey Orgeron’s social media meltdown aims accusations at Cointment, denigrates Compton

At least Orgeron concedes that 20′ roads are safer for school buses to travel than 18′ roads. Future one-term council member, the now un-electable Corey Orgeron is not a fan of Pelican Post or our editor (yours truly). Neither is he fond of President Clint Cointment and newly-appointed Director of Planning and Facility Maintenance Ricky […]

Mayor Lambert responds to parish councilman’s plea to drop lawsuit against EA Drainage

After reading Councilman Robert’s opinions posted on the Pelican Post’s website, I feel it is necessary to address his request for the Town of Sorrento to dismiss its lawsuit against the East Ascension Gravity Drainage District No. 1. The District cannot resume projects that have never begun.  That being said, there is nothing preventing the […]

Joel Robert urges Sorrento to dismiss drainage lawsuit, resume projects

Like each of my colleagues on East Ascension Drainage Board, as well as President Clint Cointment’s administration, the news of Sorrento’s legal action against the Board caught me by total surprise.  As Sorrento’s representative on Ascension’s Parish Council, which comes with additional duties as a commissioner on EA Drainage, I would have expected some notice […]

Ascension Sewer responds to non-existent Sewer Committee

Assuming the full council accepts the unanimous recommendation of the body on May 26, an ill-conceived Sewer Committee will be disbanded.  Which did not stop Ascension Sewer’s Jeff Baudier from answering two question he claims were posed to him by said committee (legal counsel insists no such questions were posed while Council Chairwoman Teri Casso […]