Ascension Library celebrates 60th Anniversary

During September, the Ascension Parish Library celebrates its 60th Anniversary.  As you know, a library is more than just books.  Over the last 60 years, you have allowed us to be a part of your daily life, helping us in our mission to fulfill the educational, informational, and recreational needs of Ascension Parish citizens.  As […]

Ascension Fire Dist. #1’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony

The annual Ascension Parish Fire Dist. #1  9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, was held Friday @ 11:30 am , at the Ascension Parish Fire Dist. #1 Headquarters Building on Airline Hwy.  this  marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The event remembers and honors the nearly 3,000 people, who were killed in the […]

AP Schools transitioning to Phase 3

Dear Ascension Public Schools Families, We are happy to hear that Governor John Bel Edwards is moving Louisiana into Phase 3 of reopening tomorrow. This will provide us new opportunities to transition towards more normal school operations. However, we will need to take some time to work out the details of any transitions to ensure […]

Tureau versus Bridges for Division D judgeship

On November 3 voters in the three-parish (Ascension, Assumption and St. James) 23rd Judicial District will decide two seats on the bench.  The Division d contest features Steven Tureau against Christopher Bridges.  What separates the candidates; what do they want you to know about them?  Here’s what the respective candidates included in their campaign literature. […]

Martin versus Chaisson for District B judgeship

On November 3 voters in the three-parish (Ascension, Assumption and St. James) 23rd Judicial District will decide two seats on the bench.  The Division B contest features Cody Martin against Aaron Chaisson.  What separates the candidates; what do they want you to know about them?  Here’s what the respective candidates included in their campaign literature. Cody Martin touts […]

Embrace It All empowering girls of Ascension

My name is Shanna Williams and I am the founder of a new nonprofit organization for girls of Ascension Parish named Embrace It All.  The mission behind it is to empower and uplift female adolescents in the Ascension community-leading them into a successful, positive, and fulfilling life! Embrace It All reached out to girls of […]

Tim Riley for Gonzales City Council-Division A

Dear City of Gonzales Citizen: Please allow me to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Timothy “Tim” Riley, and I am a Christian husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, neighbor, pet owner, community servant, community activist, and candidate in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for City of Gonzales Council, […]

Cointment skeptical about Ascension Sewer’s latest proposal

President Clint Cointment appears to be the lone skeptic of the most recent Cooperative Endeavor Agreement proposed by Ascension Sewer/National Water Infrastructure (NWI).  On Monday the company offered a presentation to the Parish Council Utilities Committee which was met no council resistance.  Given that six members participated, it bodes well for NWI which has yet […]

Sorrento Councilman Chris Guidry: Huge shout out to Ascension Drainage Department

Chris Guidry was elected to Sorrento’s Town Council in a Special Election held on October 12, 2019.  Like others before him, Guidry was motivated to serve because of persistent, frustrating drainage issues long bedeviling the town with no relief in sight.  He is determined to find solutions, committed to a cooperative relationship with Ascension Parish […]

Rehabilitation over incarceration; DA Babin announces first Narcotics Diversion grads

District Attorney Ricky Babin is pleased to announce the graduation of eight adult defendants from the 23rd Judicial District Attorney Narcotics Diversion Program. These individuals were recognized for their successful completion of the program which was implemented in 2019 to target the needs of non-violent individuals who suffer from drug addiction. This program is funded […]