Ascension Chamber announces Return of the Business Expo for 2022

The Business Expo returns after a two-year hiatus and is on track to be the Chamber’s largest Expo ever, adding an engaging speaker lineup amongst other new offerings. The Ascension Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the return of the Business Expo & Summit Presented by the Cardiovascular Institute of the South at the Lamar Dixon […]

AP Library Bookmobile Schedule for August

Beep Beep! Here’s where our Bookmobile will be in August. We hope that you’ll come and check out all of the books, audiobooks, movies, and more that we have in store for you! #myAPL

RPCC unveils Process Equipment Training Plant

River Parishes Community College hosted the Commissioning Ceremony for our Process Equipment Training Plant on Friday.  The ribbon was cut on a new, fully operational glycol processing unit that is used to train Process Operators, Instrumentation Technicians, and other Industrial tradespeople. Planned, designed, and built with the support of our industrial partners in the Greater […]

The flawed argument for Electronic Traffic Enforcement in Gonzales

Arguing for adoption of an ordinance allowing Electronic Traffic Enforcement (ETE) inside the City of Gonzales, Chief of Police Sherman Jackson recently bemoaned the lack of traffic patrol personnel sufficient to protect students walking to and from school.  On July 11, when he first pitched ETE to Gonzales’ City Council, Jackson said: “Lots of complaints […]

OLOL donates acreage to build connector diverting traffic from Hwy 30

In the works for quite a long time, plans to construct a road south of (and parallel to) Hwy 30 in Gonzales just took a major step forward.  On Monday the city council approved an Act of Donation whereby Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, LLC gives 3.8 acres for “a new roadway to connect […]

Wade Schexnaydre unveils platform for School Board campaign

My name is Wade Schexnaydre and I want to represent you on the Ascension Parish School Board, District 7A.  My roots run deep in Ascension with generations of family having served our public school system, a system that has undergone spectacular growth to keep pace with the parish’s population explosion over the last two decades.  […]

Mayor and Police Chief continue to support Electronic Traffic Enforcement in Gonzales

Deferred but not dead, Gonzales’ mayor and police chief both expressed support for Electronic Traffic Enforcement (ETE) pursuant to an ordinance introduced during the City Council’s July 11 meeting.  According to a Baton Rouge television station whose camera showed up at City Hall on Monday: The Mayor says he supports the proposal and thinks it will keep […]

Poker Run to benefit St. Jude scheduled for August 20

$50 per hand, entrants accepted by boat or watercraft, car or bike all welcome.  (For bike or car participants-you may pick up your river cards at Manny’s Bar.). Pre-Register at Manny’s Bar from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19.  Registration will be open at Manny’s Bar the day of the run from […]

Latest version of Council Redistricting map unveiled by demographer

Little urgency in redrawing Ascension’s Parish Council district lines required after the 2020 decennial census, the demographer hired to assist in the task apparently took it upon himself to present the latest iteration (see above). District 1 (west bank) seat currently occupied by Alvin “Coach” Thomas District 2 (southeastern corner of map) seat currently occupied […]

Work begins for Alexander’s Market in Heritage Crossing

A long time coming as a turbulent few years of market volatility, supply chain uncertainty and skyrocketing building costs, Alexander’s Heritage Market is underway! The crews are hard at work prepping the site and bringing in materials to its new location in Heritage Crossing. A grocer will be a huge convenience for the area! Adding to […]