JBE announces assistance to renters/landlords impacted by COVID-19

On Friday Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the launch of a new program that will provide financial assistance to Louisiana renters and landlords experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is funded through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133). This relief package includes $25 […]

Louisiana’s Black Church – An LPB documentary premiere (3/9)

How has the Black church nourished Louisiana’s African-American community through centuries of turmoil? From the beginnings of Civil Rights Movement to the struggles for social justice and equity, Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) explores the importance of the Black Church in Louisiana, taking viewers on a journey across our state to show the history and the […]

Acting US Attorney appointed for Louisiana’s Middle District

Ellison C. Travis has been appointed and sworn in as the Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana following the resignation of Brandon J. Fremin who had served as the United States Attorney since 2018. Mr. Travis stated, “It is a great honor to serve in this position, as this office has […]

Former Sheriff’s Deputy arrested on Child Pornography charges

Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrest of a now-former West Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputy for internet crimes against children. “Child pornography is a heinous crime that inflicts lifelong damage to the victims,” said Attorney General Landry. “My office and I are committed to investigating and arresting those who exploit our children, no matter […]

Sorrento Council agenda includes Design & Build litigation (for a third time)

NOTE: A third consecutive Sorrento Council agenda includes Executive Session to consider litigation against Design & Build.  In January no member voted to enter Executive Session, February’s meeting failed to garner a quorum. REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL March 2 (Tuesday), 2021@ Sorrento Community Center AGENDA Invocation Pledge Approve Minutes from meeting of […]

Graves works to make lemonade out of Democrats’ $1.9 Trillion Bag of Lemons

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) introduced more amendments to House Democrats’ budget reconciliation package than any other House Member in an effort to create accountability and improve the $1.9 trillion mega-bill – which, contrary to its title, will do little to provide COVID-19 relief. Graves’ amendments would recalibrate these dollars in ways that would […]

Local laundry service creating a hassle-free lifestyle

What started as a business to accommodate busy families in 2019 quickly turned into a helpful service for households trying to balance time-consuming tasks like working from home, virtual schooling, housework, and more. Get It Washed is a local small business that offers families a breather from the constant cycle of washing, drying, and folding […]

Cointment seeks to prevent Antebellum Pointe approval for a third time

NOTE:  Twice before, President Clint Cointment has written open letters recommending DENIAL of Antebellum Pointe subdivision; prior to the Planning Commission’s consideration in March 2020, again prior to the Planning Commission Appeals Board taking it up in July.  We received the following letter overnight. Dear Ascension Parish Residents, On the February 18, 2021 Ascension Parish […]

Cointment pledges revisions to Development Code after subdivision approvals

Ascension Parish residents: Having watched the January 13, 2021 meeting of the Planning Commission, I feel it is necessary to address the concerns voiced by so many of you, all of which I share as Parish President and a fellow citizen of Ascension Parish. Three subdivision plats, two residential and one commercial, were approved Wednesday […]

A Brief History of Ascension’s (f)utility: Eight councils have attempted parish-wide sewer

On February 17, 1994 the inaugural Ascension Parish Council, its membership converted Police Jurymen, held the fourth meeting in its six week history.  Councilman Joseph Pierre initiated a discussion about “very much needed parish-wide sewerage and water.”  Fast forward nearly 27 years and the council is still having that discussion; though Ascension has never been […]