Louisiana steps back to Phase 2 as COVID cases and hospitalizations rise

On Tuesday Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the aggressive third surge of COVID-19 across all regions of Louisiana has made it necessary to impose tighter mitigation measures and step back to Phase 2 in order to protect public health. The Governor’s updated Phase 2 proclamation, which is slightly modified from the summer, takes effect […]

AP Schools 5th Grade Students of the Year

Ascension Public Schools Ascension Public Schools announces the 2020-21 Students of the Year for fifth, eighth, and twelfth grades. These outstanding students will be recognized at the Jan. 5, 2021, Ascension Parish School Board meeting, and the district winner will be named at that time. “It is always special when we can recognize and celebrate student […]

Ascension Parish Tourism Commission announces Major Rebranding

Ascension Parish Tourism Commission, formerly branded as Tour Ascension announced yesterday a major rebranding to Louisiana’s Sweet Spot to cohesively connect community, business and visitors. The announcement was made at The Great River Road Museum at Houmas House and Gardens in conjunction with the reveal of the naming of the bridge, the Sweet Spot Landing […]

Parish Council recognizes Ascension Outlaws

The Ascension Parish Council took time out of its November 19 meeting to recognize an outstanding group of student athletes for their accomplishments. The “Ascension Outlaws 2030” is a USSSA 8U (eight years of age and under) fastpitch softball tournament team from Ascension Parish that enjoyed tremendous success in the Fall of 2020. They finished […]

Add cheer to this holiday with LPB

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) knows there’s a comfort in the familiar. “The holidays are all about traditions and while we may not be able to follow some of the seasonal customs we are used to this year, it makes us look forward to those that we can still embrace,” says Jason Viso, Director of Programming […]

Gonzales Council annexes four acres near Airline/Purpera Road intersection

Gonzales’ City Council unanimously annexed two tracts of land, totaling just over 4 acres, east of Purpera Rd between Airline Hwy and the railroad tracks on Monday; but not without some angst.  Councilman Kirk Boudreaux noted with some disdain that the property owner, Expert Maintenance Services (owned by James Moore), has failed to maintain the […]

Louisiana Hospitals: We need your help in keeping infections down at Thanksgiving

From the Office of Governor John Bel Edwards: Louisiana Hospital Association president Paul Salles penned a column in The Advocate on how Louisiana’s hospitals need the people of our state to do their part to keep COVID infections down this Thanksgiving. He concludes: “Doing your part to reduce the spread of the virus is, by far, […]

Support The ARC of East Ascension on Giving Day (December 1)

The Arc of East Ascension remains excited to participate in 225 GIVES Giving Day on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. 225 GIVES’s fundraising initiative unites support for nonprofit organizations in our community. Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving day taking place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, with a one-week early giving period set to open […]

APL: Grow your Small Business with Google virtual seminar (12/3)

Ascension Parish Library is partnering with Grow with Google to host several free virtual workshops.  The last topic in this series is Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks on Thursday, December 3, at 6:00 PM. During the virtual workshop, you will discover tools that can help you work and manage your business during this time of […]

200% increase in online sexual predator cases since COVID emergency declaration

Since the COVID-19 public health emergency was declared, the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crimes Unit has seen a 200% increase in online sexual predator cases. Despite this surge and a need for more resources to help with these investigations – the CCU has gone above and beyond to bring child predators to justice. Today, […]