Add cheer to this holiday with LPB

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) knows there’s a comfort in the familiar. “The holidays are all about traditions and while we may not be able to follow some of the seasonal customs we are used to this year, it makes us look forward to those that we can still embrace,” says Jason Viso, Director of Programming […]

Louisiana Hospitals: We need your help in keeping infections down at Thanksgiving

From the Office of Governor John Bel Edwards: Louisiana Hospital Association president Paul Salles penned a column in The Advocate on how Louisiana’s hospitals need the people of our state to do their part to keep COVID infections down this Thanksgiving. He concludes: “Doing your part to reduce the spread of the virus is, by far, […]

Support The ARC of East Ascension on Giving Day (December 1)

The Arc of East Ascension remains excited to participate in 225 GIVES Giving Day on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. 225 GIVES’s fundraising initiative unites support for nonprofit organizations in our community. Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving day taking place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, with a one-week early giving period set to open […]

Citizen proposes idea to bolster Development Code’s Traffic Impact Study policy

Letter from Jeff Pettit to Councilman Chase Melancon who chairs the Strategic Planning Committee: In regards to preliminary plats; we have seen developers time and time again in the required traffic studies use future road improvements in their calculations. If they wish to use those calculations then I suggest they present actual data based on […]

JBE urges “More COVID Compliance” as reported case count spikes

Today, in a message shared with media outlets statewide, Gov. John Bel Edwards urged all Louisianans to take COVID-19 seriously this holiday season as Louisiana enters its third surge with increasing cases of coronavirus and hospitalizations. The Governor’s office shared a letter to the editor and video message with media outlets statewide. Mitigation measures including wearing […]

JBE announces Federal Grant for COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson welcomed the award of $2.4 million in federal funds to spur business recovery throughout Louisiana in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. LED will match $600,000 in state funds for a $3 million initiative. The department will work with economic developers statewide on […]

Graves announces $2.4 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.4 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) to develop a technical assistance program and support business attraction and retention efforts across the state in response to adverse economic impacts caused […]

BBB Scam Alert: As holiday shopping fairs go virtual, scammers cash in

The holiday shopping season is upon us. With the pandemic, many local in-person events, such as popup holiday markets or craft fairs, have moved online. Scammers are creating phony copycat events that charge for admission and steal your credit card information. How the Scam Works: You hear that your city’s annual holiday market or another […]

Donations accepted for Sherriff Bobby Webre’s Christmas Crusade

We are so excited to partner with Volunteer Ascension and Rotary Club of Greater Ascension to help raise funds for our Christmas Crusade Program. Thank you in advance for your donations. The Christmas Crusade program has been committed and dedicated to helping disadvantaged children, from newborns to 12 years of age in Ascension Parish. The program, now in […]

BLEXIT Back the Blue event on Friday in Gonzales

Please join us as we host a BLEXIT Back the Blue event on Friday, November 20th between 11 AM to 1 PM at the Gonzales Jambalaya Park, honoring our Law Enforcement officers of the City of Gonzales, Ascension and Iberville Parish. Come show your support! Jambalaya and Refreshments will be served to the hard-working men […]