What’s the plan for High School Seniors amid COVID-19 school closures

In response to statewide school closures to curb the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Louisiana Department of Education today released guidance to school systems regarding how they can ensure high school seniors who were on track to graduate this spring can still do so on-time and without penalty. The guidance, which is now […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of March 26-April 2

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of March 26-April 2: March 26 arrests: Jordan Batiste, 13287 Jake Gravois, Maurepas was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Jan Avara, 15245 Palomino Ln, Prairieville was charged w/ (4 counts) Simple Burglary, and arrested pursuant to a bench warrant. March 27 arrests: Natasha Silby, 38357 Pierce Rd, […]

Housing Crisis amid COVID-19 is harming (only) landlords

I want to address the government mandate as it pertains to Landlords and Fair Housing amid the Coronavirus crisis. Before I begin, I recognize the fact that safe housing is one of the most important things to any individual in this country, next to nutritious meals and freedom from tyranny. In case you are not […]

AP Schools looking for teachers (2020-21)

Ascension Public Schools is holding a Virtual Teacher Job Fair for all schools. Those wishing to secure teaching positions for the 2020-21 school year should apply now. “We invite you to become a teammate! Come work in an organization where service, teamwork, leadership, and learning are our Core Values. We are currently hiring for 30 schools and […]

Nightly mosquito spraying continues in Ascension

Ascension Parish Department of Mosquito Control has announced that it will continue spraying for mosquitoes each night, but will not spray during the day or at individual homes until the Governor’s stay-at-home order is lifted. Mosquito Control has been trapping mosquitoes all around the parish and sending them to LSU for analysis. To date, there […]

Parish to begin “clearing and grubbing” for Hwy 621 widening project

The signs of imminent roadwork are going up, both literally.. and less so… From the MoveAscension website: This 1-1⁄2 mile segment of the Roddy Road corridor from LA 935 (Churchpoint Rd.) to LA 621 (Cante Rd.) is to be widened to improve safety. The project includes a new bridge over Black Bayou. UPDATE: Intersection improvements at […]

Highway 73 lane closures announced

Ascension Parish Department of Public Works has announced that construction began today on a Move Ascension project on Louisiana Highway 73 at the Henry Road intersection, north of Airline Highway in Prairieville. Work will occur between 7 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Intermittent lane closures will occur throughout the day. This schedule will […]

Prairieville man dies in one-vehicle accident on Muddy Creek Road

One deceased, one listed in critical condition after vehicle accident in Prairieville Saturday afternoon Shortly after 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28, deputies responded to a fatal single-vehicle accident on Muddy Creek Road in Prairieville. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, the accident claimed the life of 19-year-old Evan Fellows of Prairieville and left a 22-year-old passenger […]

Alexander: Grades based on work prior to March 13

Dear Ascension Public Schools Families, We remain committed to our service to students. It is both our obligation and our privilege to serve students in the Ascension Parish community. We are extremely grateful for the commitment, expertise, and passion of our outstanding teachers and staff who are delivering services in spite of their own personal challenges. Our promise […]

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 […]