Chief Sherman Jackson statement on murder of George Floyd

I’ve been asked by many recently how I feel about things. “Must be hard for you Chief? You gotta feel like you’re caught in the middle.” I write this today to tell you that it’s not hard at all. Yes, I am a black man. Yes, I am a police officer. But being both doesn’t […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week May 21-28

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of May 21-28: May 21 arrests: Christopher Miller, 45, 33 W 9th St, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery (Strangulation), and Violations of Protective Orders; Dwight Randolph, 22, 1926 Duels St, New Orleans was charged w/ (2 counts) Theft of Motor Vehicle, (3 counts) Criminal Trespass, […]

Sheriff Bobby Webre condemns actions of Minneapolis police officers

The events in Minneapolis compel me to speak to you as your sheriff about questions of justice, the rule of law, and the sacredness of human life. I want to be clear: I have seen the video of the final moments of George Floyd’s life and I condemn the actions of the Minneapolis police officers. Law […]

Dustin Montelius promoted to OEP Assistant Director

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has named Dustin Montelius as Assistant Director of the Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. He was previously serving as Operations Section Chief. “The COVID-19 pandemic is a type of emergency none of us has ever faced before,” said Cointment. “Dustin really distinguished himself during this time […]

Superintendent update on High School graduations

Dear Ascension Public Schools Families, This message is to provide an update about high school graduation ceremonies this week. So far, it looks like the weather may allow us to continue our plans for traditional ceremonies in our stadiums. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes; please continue to send good thoughts for clear […]

Marvin Braud Pumps activated Tuesday morning in anticipation of rain event

Ascension Parish President announced today that Parish pumping stations are operational. “Right now we have a high tide and an east wind blowing water into Ascension Parish,” said Cointment. “With a lot of rain expected all this week, we want to make sure we have enough capacity to accommodate that water.” Much of Ascension’s waterways […]

Ten questions the Sewer Committee should ask Ascension Sewer

The Sewer Committee, adjunct to Ascension Parish Council’s Utilities Committee, is scheduled to consider Ascension Sewer, LLC’s proposal today.  The committee has demonstrated nothing like competence to meet the task with an awful lot of issues to be resolved, questions to be answered.  We posed ten to Ascension Sewer in an email, the text of […]

Household of Faith is hosting Convoy of Hope (5/29)

Gonzales, LA-Household of Faith Church will be hosting Convoy for Hope.  This event will be taking place in the parking lot of HOF’s Airline Campus on Friday, May 29th, 2020.  Convoy of Hope has 1,000 pre-packaged fresh produce and dairy products that will be ready to distribute to families of our community during the COVID-19 […]

Oak Lake seeking Final Plat approval…again

Appearing for at least the fourth time on a Planning Commission Consent Agenda… Final Plat Approval Oak Lake Subdivision ­ Phase 2 & 3 Quality Engineering & Surveying, LLC (Council District 2) is included on the commission’s agenda for Wednesday (May 27). Oak Lake Subdivision is seeking approval to begin selling lots in Phase 2 & […]

RPCC holds Pinning Ceremony for graduating nursing students

On Saturday, May 16th River Parishes Community College hosted a Pinning Ceremony for their 2020 Practical Nurse graduates, as an opportunity to share with their family and friends their achievements and academic success. This Pinning Ceremony was conducted as a drive-through to ensure compliance with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. The Pinning Ceremony was conducted by […]