DOJ awards APSO $28,412 crime prevention grant

U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded $253,191 collectively to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, and the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office was awarded $28,412, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office was awarded […]

Agenda for Gonzales City Council’s meeting on Thursday

GONZALES CITY COUNCIL MEETING THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022, AT 5:30 P.M NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING/MEETING: Adoption of Ordinance No. 4193:  An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinance, Chapter 19 – Traffic and Motor Vehicles, Section 19-9, Load Limit on Blacktop Streets REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN: Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of […]

Arts Council accepting applications for new grant

Applications are now being accepted for the Everett G. Powers Fund for Creativity Award, established by the former Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge CEO in celebration its upcoming 50th anniversary. The grant, which seeks to inspire innovation through the creative process, will be offered annually to support new projects by that focus on creativity […]

Parish Council Personnel Committee to interview P & Z applicants

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE September 27, 2022 – 5:30 PM 615 E Worthey Rd, Gonzales, LA 70737 AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Roll Call of Commissioners (2) Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comments Period/Additions To Agenda (5) General Business a. Interviews-Planning and Zoning Commission b. Interviews- Economic Development Board (6) Adjourn […]

APG hosts Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day (October 1)

Ascension Parish Government will accept household hazardous waste at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on Saturday, Oct 1, from 9 am until 1 pm. The event is free for Ascension Parish residents. The expo center is located at 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales “We are so happy to be able to provide this day for our […]

Ninth member of trafficking ring sentenced to 168 months

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced the sentencing of Kim K. Murphy, age 57, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as part of Operation Hidden Fee, an extensive federal, state, and local investigation by the Middle District Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) aimed at a drug trafficking network based and operating in […]

APSO announces return of Health Expo for seniors

Sheriff Bobby Webre and the APSO Community Outreach division are excited to announce, the SALT Expo is back! We encourage our seniors 60 years young and over to come out and join us on October 11th at the Lamar Dixon Center for a day of fellowship, resources, food, door prizes, and so much more. No […]

Experienced judge, former prosecutor, Steven Miller announces for First Circuit Court of Appeal

Judge Steven Miller (R-Thibodaux), who has served Lafourche Parish as a District Court Judge since 2015, is announcing he is running for the Court of Appeal. He is seeking to fill the First Circuit seat open as a result of the recently announced retirement of Chief Judge Vanessa Guidry Whipple. Judge Miller was first elected […]

Ascension Drainage announces new Bluff Swamp Project

Officials with East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District #1 Board and Parish President Clint Cointment have announced an agreement on a new project that should help alleviate flooding and facilitate drainage in the Bluff Swamp area. The LA Highway 74 Flood Relief Project will allow high water from the Bluff Swamp to flow through a […]

Council abolishes east bank Utilities District; notices election to sell off sewer treatment assets

On Thursday Ascension’s Parish Council adopted an ordinance abolishing Ascension Consolidated Utilities District (ACUD) #2 moments after noticing its intent to place the sale of its wastewater treatment assets on the ballot for April 24, 2021.  ACUD #2 was created in 2010 to provide “economy and efficiency in the furnishing of utilities (defined as sewer […]