President Matassa proclaims Jason Williams Day

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has proclaimed August 15, 2019 as Jason Williams Day in Ascension Parish, to recognize him for his many athletic accomplishments, not the least of which is being elected to the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame. According to the proclamation, Jason Williams was born December 8, 1973 to Gerald and Sheryl […]

Starting Small Business seminar at Dutchtown Library (8/21)

Ascension Parish Library invites all interested persons to attend a free small business seminar, Starting and Financing a Small Business.  It is designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start and run a successful small business.  The program will focus on helping participants learn how to determine the feasibility of their […]

59-year old BR man gets 7 years for Simple Burglary

On August 12, 2019, Lehmann Stewart of 3465 Conrad St. Baton Rouge, LA., age 59, pled guilty to Simple Burglary. Stewart was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a series […]

DA Ricky Babin announces promotions in wake of Billy Clark’s retirement

William “Billy” Clark served the 23rd Judicial District for 34 before calling it a career.  His recent retirement led to the following promotions announced by District Attorney Ricky Babin: Tyler Cavalier was promoted to Chief of Staff and Chief Criminal Investigator.  Cavalier will continue to handle all Public Information Officer duties. Jason Casso was promoted to Administrator […]

Turner wins District 3 race after opponent withdraws

Adrian Thompson withdrew his name from the ballot for the District 3 Ascension Parish Council race which means the incumbent, Travis Turner is unopposed. 2020 marks the start of Turner’s third council term.  

Graves announces another $5.3 million to elevate 88 Livingston homes. Meanwhile, in Ascension…

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced Tuesday that Livingston Parish will receive a $5.3 million federal grant to fund the elevation of 88 homes that were substantially damaged during the 2016 flood. This funding is a result of the roughly $300 million in federal hazard mitigation dollars that Graves spearheaded in Congress in the months following the […]

Three years post-flood, Council to introduce Fill ordinance in Drainage Code

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL August 15, 2019 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE 828 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign- In Period (5) Presentations a. Certificates of Achievement – Eagle Scout Noah Holmes, Eagle Scout […]

APL/LSUAg announce Fall Gardening Series

Gardening in Ascension Parish – Just Keeps Growing! The Ascension Parish Master Gardeners Association under the direction of the LSU AgCenter is holding its Fall library series of educational workshops with gardening and landscaping tips geared to both novice and advanced gardeners.  The workshops to be hosted by the Ascension Parish Library are: A History […]

Donaldsonville City Council agenda (8/13)

AGENDA DONALDSONVILLE COUNCIL TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019 ​​​​​6:00 P.M. 1. INVOCATION 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS 5. ADOPTION OF MINUTES (June 25, 2019) 6. AGENDA AMENDMENTS 7. MAYOR’S REPORT 1. Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Monthly report 2. Fire Department Monthly Report/James MacDonald 3. Public Works Report/Spencer Harvey 4. Discuss Hadrian […]

Gonzales City Council agenda (8/12)

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN MONDAY AUGUST 12, 2019  AT 5:30 P.M. AGENDA Call to Order. Roll Call. Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the City Council taken, July 22, 2019. Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Planning Commission taken, August 5, 2019. Presentation of Guests: (a) Open for Citizens of […]