President Trump letter to U.S. governors on new Coronavirus Guidelines

President Donald Trump’s  letter to America’s Governors, issued yesterday, attempts to contextualize his bold declaration of intent to “reopen the country by Easter.”  The letter, in its entirety: “As you know, on March 16, 2020, I published my Coronavirus Guidelines for America.  States, localities, and  citizens across our country have responded to this call to action in full […]

Ascension Assessor working remotely, advises of new Homestead Exemption app on website

All Assessor Offices will be closed until further notice to comply with Federal and State and Local guidance on preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting the health and safety of our staff and the public. We are working remotely as we have designed our computer system to allow us to continue operations […]

Loan application is now open for Louisiana businesses

From the Office of Senator Bill Cassidy: The SBA issued the official disaster declaration for Louisiana small businesses, adding a link to their website to begin receiving applications to address revenue losses related to COVID-19. Low-interest loans with long-term repayment programs are available up to $2 million. For a summary from SBA, click HERE.  SBA staff […]

Cointment issues Stay-at-Home order for Ascension

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has issued a Stay-at-Home executive order that echoes the order issued by Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday. The order mandates that all Parish government buildings are closed to the public, but goes on to state that essential government services will continue. “As I stated in the order, this move is […]

Gonzales City Council meeting CANCELED

The city council meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23rd at 5:30 pm is cancelled per the governor’s executive order to shelter in place (see attached).

St. Mark’s Light Lane Festival postponed

The St. Mark Light Lane Festival scheduled for April 17-19 has been rescheduled for October 16-18.

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of March 12-19

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of March 12-19: March 12 arrests: Jermaine Moland, 36, 800 E South Fort, Springfield was arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Joseph Stonkus, 49, 40313 Jack LeBlanc Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Distribution or PWITD Heroin, (3 counts) Possession [Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana], Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, […]

Gonzales City Council agenda (3/23)

GONZALES CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY MARCH 23, 2020 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. Consider the request of Tess Bazile, Representative of Anything Outdoors, for approval of a Special Event Permit to hold a “Bayou […]

Deadline to nominate LA Young Heroes extended to March 23

Louisiana Public Broadcasting is proud to announce the 25th anniversary of the Louisiana Young Heroes program and the statewide call for nominations of students as Louisiana Young Heroes in 2020. A Young Hero is defined as an exceptional young person who has excelled in academics, given significantly of themselves through public service, overcome adversity, exhibited extraordinary […]

APSO adopts safety measures in response to Covid-19

To ensure the safety of citizens during Covid-19, we would like to inform citizens of the following: *The sheriff’s sale that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, has been cancelled. *Public Shooting held at our range complex has been cancelled until further notice. * Hickley M. Waguespack Center and Park is closed until further notice. […]