Ascension Parish Listening Tour at Oak Grove Community Center tonight

The Ascension Listens Tour will be at Oak Grove Community Center in Prairieville tonight at 6 PM. www.AscensionListens.com

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of July 22-29

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of July 22-29: July 22 arrests: Jose Ochoa-Lua, 47, 43497 Norwood Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery (Strangulation), Simple Battery, and Disturbing the Peace; Kathryn Hood, 28, 39459 Babin Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Possession of Heroin, and arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Garrett […]

Geismar Volunteer Fire Department honors Firefighter of the Year

Congratulations to our Firefighter of the year Lee Barbay. We celebrated tonight at the 46th annual Knights of Columbus Council’s Firemen banquet! Lee we appreciate everything you do for us and the community- your hard work does not go unnoticed! Everyone help in congratulating our Firefighter of the year for 2020!

Three Planning Commission appointments expire in 2023…their voting records

No member has enjoyed a longer continuous term on Ascension’s Planning Commission than current chairman, Matthew Pryor.  This month marked his seventh full year, having first been appointed on July 9, 2014 when he voted to approve two residential subdivision preliminary plats (Manchac Shadows/Oakland Crossing and The Grove at Henderson Bayou) and 180 lots.  There would be […]

Beautiful, historic home in Dutchtown School District on the market

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the most historic homes in Gonzales. Reputed to be the Carville home of J.M. Carville, this 200 year old cypress pier and beam home is beautiful beyond compare. There is a raw hand-cut cypress plank inset into the front porch archway containing a hand written inscription that reads, “J.M. […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of July 15-22

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of July 15-22: July 15 arrests: Renelle Batiste, 29, 134 Evangelie Dr, Donaldsonville was arrested pursuant to 2 bench warrants; Xavier Strange, 19, 121 Burns Dr, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Possession of Marijuana, and arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Germaine Fletcher, 33, 242 Evangeline Ext, Donaldsonville was charged […]

Orgeron Recall collects 7.6% of necessary signatures Thursday, another event scheduled Friday

Recall Corey Orgeron, operating from a tent set up in the corner of a Hwy 73 store on Thursday, collected 193 signatures in just over two hours.  That is 7.6% of the way home in accordance with the Ascension Registrar of Voter’s totals for District 4, provided on July 1.  As of that date the rolls […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of July 12-16

During the week of July 12 – July 16, 2021, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Calvin Blake, 26 Oakridge Rd. Natchez, MS., age 28, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 2 years with […]

Recall Teri Casso first to file as preparations continue against others

Six separate groups having formed, targeting six Ascension Parish Council members.  The first to file is Recall Teri Casso which submitted its paperwork with Louisiana’s Secretary of State on Monday.  With a Political Action Committee formed to assist in the recall effort, the group took to social media to proclaim: “After weeks of planning and preparation, we […]

Jury finds Prairieville man guilty of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder in 2018 shooting

On July 15, 2021, an Ascension Parish jury found 34-year-old James Batiste of 16117 Monica Rd. Prairieville, LA., guilty of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. Batiste was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter is the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. Batiste was on trial for his involvement in a 2018 shooting […]