Gonzales P/Z rubberstamps approval of Village at Sawgrass

Gonzales Planning & Zoning, beginning to resemble its Ascension Parish counterpart as a mere rubberstamp for every developer’s desire, recommended approval of “the concept plan for the Village at Sawgrass, to create a commercial project” on Monday.  The “115-unit residential single family rental development” on 15.91 acres “at the southwestern intersection of Orice Roth Road […]

Lynelle Johnson ready for challenges as next Justice of the Peace

Lynelle Johnson was prepared for Election Day in October when the next Justice of the Peace, 3rd Justice Court will be decided.  Without a presidential or gubernatorial race on the ballot, anticipated turnout was low and the news that Governor John Bel Edwards, in response to ongoing power outages statewide, bumped the date to November 13 […]

Justice of the Peace candidate garners endorsement from DA Ricky Babin

Early Voting for the November 13 election for Justice of the Peace, 3rd Justice Court commences tomorrow through next Saturday (October 30-November 6, exclusive of Sunday).  In a three-person race to fill the post, Lynelle Johnson has received an endorsement from Ascension District Attorney. Dear Friends: I would like to take this opportunity to express […]

If character really does count, Orgeron will resign from Parish Council

In the wake of Monday night’s East Ascension Drainage District debacle, another in an established pattern of meltdowns by Corey Orgeron, discussions of the District 4 councilman’s removal from the Governing Authority are being had.  For his part, Orgeron denied that he is contemplating resignation, only “taking a step back from his duties as councilman for […]

Orgeron censured for “disrespectful behavior” to public

Thursday’s meeting of Ascension’s Council saw an agenda item added by unanimous vote to publicly censure Councilman Corey Orgeron who absented himself from the proceedings rather than face the music and take his medicine.  The public censure, a response to Orgeron’s disgraceful actions at Monday’s EA Drainage meeting, comes as little surprise.  What took so […]

More delays to New River dredging project, weir replacement approved

East Ascension Drainage Commission emerged from its third Executive Session on Monday (well, seven of the commissioners did since Joel Robert and Corey Orgeron had bolted after a near altercation and Travis Turner was absent) to take up the agenda’s last item: Executive Session:  Update on New River Dredging contract negotiations with Bridging the Gap Solutions, […]

EA Drainage approves deal with Cointment in raucous meeting (another Orgeron meltdown)

On Monday, after four months a wrangling East Ascension Drainage Board approved a deal whereby the Parish President will continue to oversee drainage works.  The newly-adopted MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT (an Addendum to the Existing Contract) requires the hiring of a Drainage Director and a “liaison” but, for the most part, formalizes rudimentary tasks and obligations already owed by […]

St. Amant library/community center (on piers) envisioned multi-agency effort

Nearly a decade ago Ascension’s Library Board acquired 13,+ acres for a fifth branch, along Hwy 431 (between Cannon and Bayou Narcisse roads) in St. Amant.  Subsequently, much of St. Amant was devastated by the Flood of August 2016 which rendered St. Amant Park (which had been renamed to honor Roger Clouatre) unfit for its […]

Demolition of West Ascension Elementary makes way for Early Childhood learning center

Sheriff Bobby Webre, along with other parish leaders came together this morning for a big announcement – a new early childhood learning and intervention center in Donaldsonville. It will replace the old West Ascension Elementary school, which will be torn down over the next several weeks. We want to thank the Ascension Parish government, the […]

EA Drainage and Cointment reach a deal

Moments ago President Clint Cointment and select members of East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 (the District) announced an agreement in principle, 12 months in duration, whereby Cointment would retain his authority over drainage works on the east bank of Ascension Parish.  Negotiations resumed yesterday with a deal being reached Tuesday night.  It […]