The Experience of the American Veteran, a 4-Part Series on LPB

Exploring the Veteran Experience Across All Branches of the Service AMERICAN VETERAN, an ambitious initiative that traces the veteran experience through a four-part PBS series, begins Tuesday, October 26 at 8:00 PM, on Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB).  From the citizen-soldiers who fought in the nation’s earliest conflicts, to the men and women in today’s all-volunteer […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of October 14-21

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of October 14-21: October 14 arrests: David Reinhardt, II, 47, 37233 Hwy 621, Prairieville was charged w/ Theft, Bank Fraud, and Forgery; Cameron Thibodeaux, 31, 1585 Hwy 1 S, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Simple Criminal Damage to Property; Manzie Williams, 23, 14086 Airline Hwy, Gonzales was charged w/ Domestic […]

Seven arrested in St. Amant for drug charges after anonymous tip

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, deputies executed a search warrant on a residence located on Gold Place Road in St. Amant on Sunday, October 17, after receiving an anonymous tip relating to drug activity. Detectives located a quantity of heroin, methamphetamine, amphetamine pills and other drug paraphernalia. Seven subjects were arrested and charged with the […]

4-H Sweet Potatoes and Peeled Pecan Fundraiser accepting orders

Get your order in now for the Annual 4-H Sweet Potatoes & Peeled Pecan Fundraiser.  Orders must be received by October 26.  

Local documentarian shares her story to raise awareness for mental health

Have you heard of Emma Benoit? Emma has dedicated the last four years of her life raising awareness for mental health. In 2017, the then Dutchtown High student attempted to take her own life, which resulted in a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed. Now, she’s sharing her story in a documentary titled ‘My […]

Ralph’s Market Fall Wine Gala (11/5) Tickets Now on Sale!

Hosted by Ralph’s Market, this event is one of the most coveted events all year! Join us in your black tie attire and get into the James Bond theme while sipping on over 75 wines. Each ticket includes unlimited wine tastings, gourmet food, cheese, and fine desserts. Located indoors at The Great River Road Museum, […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of October 7-14

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of October 7-14: October 7 arrests; Brad Roddy, 42, 17295 JT Roddy Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ Simple Robbery, and arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Jared Southworth, 41, No Address was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery, and Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle; Rodney Madrie, 39, 314 Macon St, […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of September 30-October 7

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of September 30-October 7:  September 30 arrests: Janell Small, 34, 995 Beaumont Dr, Gonzales was charged w/ Forgery, and Insurance Fraud; Paul St. Amant, 42, 225 E Jeff St, Gonzales was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery; Jose Daniel, 46, 15338 Roy Rogers Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ Theft of […]

Gonzales Planning defers Orleans Place attempt to avoid “pier-and-beam” requirement

Utilization of detention ponds to mitigate fill in Ascension Parish’s Unified Land Development Code has caused more than a little consternation for existing residents convinced the ponds do not work.  On Monday the City of Gonzales’ Planning Commission declined to consider a neighboring pond intended to mitigate fill in a decade-old subdivision, Orleans Place, so […]

New River dredging to commence in “a couple of weeks”

As currently configured, East Ascension Drainage District awarded “the largest project this body has approved” on Monday when a $3,299,285 bid for New River Channel Improvements was accepted by a unanimous vote.  One of two, Bridging the Gap Solutions’ bid came in $1.5 million lower than Boone Services’ offering to dredge 2.2 miles of New River in furtherance […]