LMA honors Gonzales project at recent convention

At the recent Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) Annual Convention held in Monroe, municipalities from across the state joined together to learn about changes to a multitude of issues that affect them. Fiscal responsibility, programming, the offering of services, dealing with public records and their requests, and open meeting regulations are just a few of the […]

Groundbreaking for Bluff Ridge Primary this morning

Prairieville, La. — On Tuesday, Aug. 13, Ascension Public Schools will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bluff Ridge Primary School. This is the third of four new schools to be built as part of the $120 million construction bond passed by voters in 2016. WHAT: Groundbreaking for Bluff Ridge Primary School WHEN: 11:30 a.m., […]

Matassa still adding payroll, Lawler “in shock and disbelief”

It was revealed at the most recent Recreation Committee meeting (August 8) that two administration types were added to the department in recent weeks.  During Director BJ Romano’s report he presented the information captured above: The Recreation Department would like to welcome and introduce two new members of our staff in Delacey Joseph, our new […]

District 10 candidate Jeff Pettit: Stop move toward greater density, eliminate irresponsible development

Jeff Pettit, running as an Independent, has qualified for the District 10 Ascension Parish Council election on October 12.  Early voting is September 28-October 5.  Retired from Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Pettit “intends to be a full time representative for the People of District 10.” With Susan, wife of 43 years, he resides just off […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of August 1-8

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of August 1-8: August 1 arrests: Walter Cantrell, Jr., 66, 315 Lafourche St, Donaldsonville was arrested pursuant to 2 bench warrants; Garrick Lennette, 30, 159441 Gunboat Landing, Maurepas was charged w/ Issuing Worthless Checks; Daniel Coomer, 26, 12007 Ida Bourgeois Rd, St. Amant was charged w/ Theft, Flight from […]

Nine Council seats up for grabs; see the candidates

Nine of 11 Ascension Parish Council seats are being contested on October 12.  Two seats were unopposed; newcomer Chase Melancon won the St. Amant-based District 6 when current council member Randy Clouatre opted out; and District 8’s Teri Casso won a third term unopposed. The most interesting, possibly a little disturbing, is the District 1 […]

Three area state legislators reelected without opposition, three races contested

Senator Eddie Lambert has won a second term in District 18 without opposition. Representative Clay Schexnayder went unchallenged for a third term in the House of Representatives. District 59’s “Tony” Bacala won a second term without opposition. There are three contested legislative elections in which the districts include, at least, parts of Ascension.  The most […]

Chris Guidry announces for Sorrento Council seat

After thinking about this long and hard, praying about it regularly,  and being involved in the town of Sorrento regularly for the last few years,  I have decided to run for Councilman for the town of Sorrento.  I have lived in Ascension Parish for 11 years, in Sorrento for about 6 years now, and for […]

Profile: Councilman Benny Johnson

In the wake of Ascension Planning Commission’s approval of Jamestown Crossing there was a meeting convened to discuss the viability of a lawsuit enjoining same.  Over 50 frustrated individuals showed up, all but a handful were residents of Benny Johnson’s Council District 11 but only two of them knew who their councilman was.  Johnson was not present […]

Dancing for a Cause rescheduled for August 10

Dancing for a Cause, postponed from its original date due to Hurricane Barry, has been rescheduled for August 10.