Matassa criminal fee reimbursement added to Thursday Council agenda

Yesterday afternoon, with three hours to spare and still satisfy Louisiana Open Meetings Law strictures, the following item was added to tonight’s Ascension Parish Council agenda: Executive Session:  (32) Parish of Ascension v. Berkeley Insurance Company Case #125859 If tradition prevails, tonight’s meeting will be the last regularly scheduled one for 2019.  It is common knowledge […]

Prairieville man sentenced to 4 years in St. James Parish drug plea

During the week of November 24 – November 28, 2019 Mathew Lynch, 39306 Country Dr. Prairieville, LA., age 33, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 4 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The case was prosecuted by 23rd […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of November 18-22

During the week of November 18 – November 22, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Morgan Alexander, 18176 Little Prairie Rd. Prairieville, LA., age 29, pled guilty to Aggravated Battery and was sentenced to 3 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections […]

Special Meeting of Parish Council to approve sewer deal (12/3)

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL December 3, 2019 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (4) Public Comment Sign- In Period (5) Approval of Construction, Operation, and Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between ACUD #2 and Ascension Sewer, LLC (6) Approval of Contribution and […]

ARW hosts Secretary of State and Assessor Mert Smiley

Ascension Republican Women hosted recently re-elected Secretary of State, Kyle Ardoin last week.  Pictured above (from left): Joyce LaCour, ARW President Elizabeth Harris, Lynette Nolan, Ardoin, Glenda Lambert, Sharon LeBlanc and Kathleen Harms. Also re-elected on October 12 when he ran unopposed was Ascension Assessor M.J. “Mert” Smiley who visited ARW with Chief Deputy Assessor Justin Champlin.  They are pictured below. From left” […]

Geismar man arrested on molestation charges

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre reports the arrest of 39-year-old Jermaine Miles of Geismar on Thursday, November 21. On November 13, Ascension Sheriff Juvenile Detectives received a complaint involving three juveniles advising they were molested by Miles. Detectives began an investigation and subsequently arrested Miles and charged him with five counts molestation of a juvenile. […]

Gonzales City Council agenda (11/25)

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN MONDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2019  AT 5:30 P.M. AGENDA Call to Order. Roll Call. Presentation of Guest: (a)  Open for Citizens of Gonzales, present. (b) Open for all other guest present. Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the City Council taken November 11, 2019. Report from Tank Proof […]

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 […]

Thursday Council agenda includes barely discussed $783 MILLION sewer agreement

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL November 21, 2019 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign- In Period (5) Parish President’s Report: (6) Consent Agenda a. To authorize a contract for Butler Snow, LLP for legal […]

The Salvation Army Introduces “Kettle Pay”

Red Kettles in The Greater Baton Rouge Area now offer digital donation capabilities through Apple Pay and Google Pay As we move toward becoming a cashless society, The Salvation Army is making it easier for donors to give back during the Christmas season by making a gift with Apple Pay or Google Pay at the […]