Ascension Chamber welcomes new Chairman with four Board Members

Gonzales, LA—February 11, 2019, —The Ascension Chamber credits its success to an active membership of more than 550 businesses, its dedicated staff and a diverse, innovative Board of Directors. Michael Buturla, of Domain Architecture, recently handed over the reins as 2018 Chairman of the Board to the new 2019 Chairman, Barbara Irwin of Pujol, Pryor […]

Last suspect in rash of vehicle burglaries turns himself in to authorities

  UPDATE: Chris Nicholas turned himself this evening and was booked on charges and will be housed in the Ascension Parish Jail. Original press release below: Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre reports that three arrests have been made, including two juveniles, and one who is still at-large, for numerous vehicle burglaries that occurred throughout Ascension Parish […]

Sheriff Bobby Webre to conduct a “Listening Tour” throughout Ascension Parish

Sheriff Bobby Webre wants to hear from you. Ascension Parish remains one of the fastest growing parishes in the state; tremendous growth brings new perspectives, unique challenges and concern. Valuable input from our community members ensures our continued success in the Sheriff’s Office. “As the newly appointed Sheriff, it is vitally important that I, along […]

Sheriff Bobby Webre offers tips to prevent vehicle burglaries

Vehicle burglaries are a crime of opportunity for criminals and they often target vehicles of those that are left unlocked. Burglars typically go through neighborhoods checking for unlocked car door handles, spend less than a minute inside the vehicle, and always check the glove box, and center consoles. This crime can be prevented by following […]

Black History Month at River Road African American Museum

Louisiana Genealogy Index-A-Thon Project Workshop This grassroots effort will make the historical records available and searchable for people seeking to bridge their family roots to the rural parishes of Louisiana. When: February 9, 2019 Where: RRAAM 406 Charles Street Donaldsonville, LA 70436 Time: 10am – 12:00noon Free and open to the public Participants must bring their own laptop. […]

APSO now accepting applications for the Dawn Shivers Memorial Scholarship

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre announced that the scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors in honor of Dawn Shivers, a retired employee of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office are now available. Dawn passed away in May 2013 fighting a long battle with cancer. Dawn was diagnosed on August 19, 2009 with bone cancer. Dawn […]

Paint Ascension Purple (Relay for Life)

The American Cancer Society is seeking businesses and organizations to get involved in the Relay For Life movement by displaying purple ribbons and other decorations from March 1 through March 23. We are asking everyone to wear purple on Friday, March 1st.  Purple is the signature color of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life […]

American Cancer Society announces “Colors of Hope” nominees

Men and women from across our community wear their colors of choice in support of Relay for Life and the fight against cancer. Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. To fight that statistic, men and women in Ascension Parish and the surrounding area are wearing colors such as purple, […]

St. Amant Community closes doors on main fire station after 46 years

St. Amant – This weekend members of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department and community gathered at its main fire station on Stringer Bridge Road and rolled the fire trucks out the bays for the last time, stated Chief Officer James E. LeBlanc. For the past 46 years, this has been the Community Center of the […]

Memo to the AG Landry: Answer request on Planning Commission authority already

On October 19, 2018 Ascension Parish, in a letter drafted by Legal Adviser O’Neal Parenton, requested an opinion from Louisiana’s Attorney General.  Two questions were asked: Can Ascension Parish Council through a Charter Amendment make the Planning Commission advisory only for consideration of Major and Minor Subdivision approvales? Would a vote to  override the decision […]