Joint investigation leads to drug arrest, seizure of 29 lbs of marijuana

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, a joint investigation with Ascension Sheriff Narcotics Detectives and the Baton Rouge Police Department led to the arrest of  27-year-old Tyrode Brown of Prairieville on multiple drug charges. On Wednesday, November 20, detectives began an investigation that a package containing 21 pounds of marijuana was set to be delivered to […]

Groundbreaking for Sugar Mill Primary School today

Prairieville, La. — The Ascension Parish School Board will hold a Groundbreaking Ceremony for Sugar Mill Primary School on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. This is the last of four new schools being built as part of the $120 million construction bond passed by voters in 2016. The new school is scheduled to open […]

Amended Council agenda eliminates vote on mega-sewer deal

Yesterday afternoon the published agenda for Thursday’s meeting of Ascension Parish Council was amended to replace the vote to approve a $783 million (that they’ll admit to) sewer deal. The initial agenda included: (8) Utilities Committee Recommendations: (Chairman Daniel Satterlee) a) Approval of Construction, Operation, and Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between ACUD #2 and Ascension Sewer, LLC […]

3rd Annual Live Well Ascension event screens over 200 residents

200+ residents screened for cancer and other conditions in fun, festive atmosphere More than 200 Ascension Parish residents took proactive measures to protect their health recently by participating in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Live Well Ascension event at Jambalaya Park in Gonzales. In conjunction with the Gonzales Area Foundation for the third year in a row, […]

Lawler wins reelection with 63% of vote

Aaron Lawler won reelection to the District 7 Ascension Parish Council seat with 63% of the vote.  Over half of the 4,311 vote total coming before Election Day, Lawler came into Saturday’s contest with a 571-vote lead over Kim Christy, adding another 548 votes to his winning margin. On October 12 the incumbent garnered just over […]

Local author, Shannon Cunningham’s “The Santa Princess” available now

Princess fans get ready! Ascension parish local, Shannon Cunningham (LeBlanc) has a children’s book this Christmas season that is sure to be a hit. Shannon, a lifelong resident of Ascension parish and a retired photographer from Studio S Portraits. During her photography days Shannon was most popular during the Christmas season because her late father, […]

Dutchtown High students decorate ornaments for National Christmas Tree Lighting

Geismar, La. — As the 2019 National Christmas Tree display is lit in front of the White House in Washington D.C. on Dec. 9, people will gaze in awe at 56 small trees surrounding the National Christmas Tree, each representing a state or territory of the United States. One tree will catch the eye of spectators […]

Recapping EA/St. Amant “Shoutout Week” (Gators get golf trophy)

For the past eleven years the Spartan / Gator club has been raising money for both these schools. We have given EA and St. Amant High Schools $173,000.00 EACH over the last eleven years. From the Golf Tournament that saw over 220 players play this week, to the freshman & JV double header, the collection […]

APSO Christmas Crusade program (deadline to apply is Friday)

Ascension parish residents needing assistance may now apply for the program by visiting any of the sheriff’s office locations to pick up an application. Applicants will need to bring current SNAP printout OR copies of each child’s birth certificate. Also, a valid Louisiana State photo ID, proof of income, and a copy of a current Ascension […]

Trosclair: Flatter, fairer, lower tax structure for individuals/businesses “a must to save” Louisiana

Louisiana’s tax system is the most complicated in the country. Pile on the fact that we have the highest sales tax in the nation and a tax code that penalizes our citizens and businesses when the federal government cuts taxes. Well, it makes Louisiana the least tax-friendly states in the country. What does that mean […]