Governor Edwards tests positive for COVID-19

On Friday Governor John Bel Edwards’ office announced that following a routine COVID-19 test after returning from travel, he has tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor is fully vaccinated against COVID and up-to-date on recommended booster doses. The Governor does not currently have symptoms and will follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of June 16-22

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of June 16-22: June 16 arrests: David Warren, 62, New Orleans was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Chad Falcon, 55, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery, Simple Robbery, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, and Disturbing the Peace; Chris Turner, 37, Donaldsonville was arrested pursuant to 3 bench […]

Gonzales City Council meeting agenda (Monday)

GONZALES CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022, AT 5:30 P.M AGENDA PUBLIC HEARING: Ordinance No. 4185:  An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinance Chapter 10 – Flood Plain Regulations, Article I, Section 10-4. – Definitions. (CHANGE) The definition of Start of Construction, to read: Ordinance No. 4187:  An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinance, […]

Ascension Parish announces new app!

Ascension Parish Government is proud to introduce its mobile application.  Through this app, residents can stay informed, report issues, check in with Parish services, and much more.  The app is currently available through the Apple App & Google Play Stores as a free download.  President Cointment says, “For the citizens of Ascension to be able […]

JBE on SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade

Gov. John Bel Edwards today issued a statement about the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling by the United States Supreme Court, which overturned Roe v. Wade. Gov. Edwards said: “I am and have always been unabashedly pro-life and opposed to abortion. However, I understand that people on both sides of this complex issue […]

SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade, triggering 2006 anti-abortion law in Louisiana

From Attorney General Jeff Landry: In the decades since Roe v. Wade, nearly 60 million innocent lives were lost to abortion; today, the bleeding stops as the United States Supreme Court has overturned that historic and dreadful judicial activism. In its opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the majority of Supreme Court Justices agreed […]

DFAC sponsorships available, or vote for favorite celebrity dancer

Mark your calendar, Dancing For A Cause is back at the REV Center at Lamar Dixon (formerly the 4H Building) on Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m.  To become a sponsor for 2022, see: For more information contact Event Chair Sharon Morris @ (225) 621-2005 or sharon.morris#thearcea.org.  Or go to: https://www.thearcea.com/shop where you can also vote for […]

Men’s health event in Prairieville (Saturday)

Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting a men’s screening event at its Ascension hospital as part of The Healthy Men Project, which encourages men ages 30-50 to be more proactive about their health. The screening event will take place Saturday, June 25 from 8-10 a.m., and registration is required at brgeneral.org/healthymen. Launched in November, BRG has hosted Healthy Men screening events at […]

Donaldsonville contributes $50,000 to APSO Task Force operations

Mayor Leroy Sullivan and City Council presented Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office with a $50,000 ceremonial check recently, evidencing Donaldsonville’s support of the Task Force begun to “address a recent increase in crimes.”  The city opted to abolish its police department in the 1980s, contracting with the Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services ever since.  Among […]

Melissa Caro is the new Assistant Principal of Bullion Primary School

Melissa Caro has been appointed as Assistant Principal for Bullion Primary School. “It is always exciting to introduce outstanding appointments for our school system,” said Superintendent David Alexander. “Thank you for having the courage to take on new responsibilities and continue making this an excellent place for children to go to school.” A native of Plaquemines […]