DEMCO to contract with new provider beginning April 2024

Recently Rep. Edmonston had a meeting with DEMCO representatives David Latona, Toni Johnson and Penny Fruge (see photo above, left to right) to discuss their operations in District 88 and their continued service to Ascension Parish residents. DEMCO is a not-for-profit electric cooperative formed in 1938, owned by the people who receive their services – […]

2022 St. Theresa Middle Students of the Year announced

Student of the Year is an award given to a 5th and 8th grade student each year.  Each school in the Diocese of Baton Rouge recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the following areas: leadership, citizenship, academics.  Students who are selected must create a portfolio to showcase these three areas.  They are also required […]

Team of Dream Field receives $10,000 grant from GBR Fair Foundation

The City of Gonzales received a $10,000 check from the Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation’s Worthy Cause Grant, on behalf of Leadership Ascension’s Team of Dreams. Greg Edwards, Chairman of the Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation said the Board believes the “extraordinary work done by Leadership Ascension to build the field and all that it […]

Graves on three-parish Bayou Manchac debris removal project

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement as the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council was set to consider an agreement last night that would expedite Bayou Manchac debris removal. Since the May 2021 flood, Graves has collaborated with Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Iberville Parish stakeholders to develop and reach regional flood control […]

Team of Dreams Ascension registration is open

Registration for Team of Dreams Ascension is now open. We are an all-Abilities baseball league serving the youth and young adults of Ascension parish and surrounding areas. This league is for persons who use wheelchairs, persons with physical disabilities, or persons with intellectual disabilities. This league is meant for young and adult athletes! If you […]

Phase 1 of Shadows at Manchac pond fix approved, Board to consider adding subdivisions

The first actionable item of newly-elected EA Drainage Chairman Chase Melancon’s tenure, a unanimous vote approved public funding to fix the dry retention pond serving (or not) Shadows at Manchac subdivision.  The panel, minus former Chairman Dempsey Lambert and Prairieville’s Councilman Corey Orgeron who were absent, adopted the first phase of a two-phased remedy presented by […]

AP high schools to screen “My Ascension” suicide prevention documentary

All four public high schools in Ascension Parish will hold viewings of the “My Ascension” suicide prevention documentary. Dutchtown High, East Ascension High, and St. Amant High will hold their events in January at Malco Theatres in Gonzales. Donaldsonville High is planning an event in the City of Donaldsonville later this spring. All four events, […]

Recognizing the law enforcement professionals who Protect and Serve in Ascension

Ascension Parish, including the City of Gonzales which has its own police department unlike two other municipalities, enjoys top-notch law enforcement from deputies who act with professionalism, kindness and courtesy.  It is not the case everywhere.  We echo the sentiment expressed by Sheriff Bobby Webre and APSO. In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, […]

Smith Bayou gate valve opened to accommodate New River Dredging

According to Ascension Parish drainage officials, as of 11:00 AM January 5th, 2022, a gate valve at Smith Bayou Weir is open. The Valves’ purpose is to draw New River water levels down within the Dredging project limits of the City of Gonzales, Geismar, and parts of Dutchtown. A second valve will be opening later […]

Superintendent Alexander’s message as school to resume for 2022

Dear Ascension Public Schools Family We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful holiday season. We look forward to students returning to school later this week. Our preschool through 8th graders return Wednesday, January 5, 2022, and our high school students return Thursday, January 6, 2022. […]