Orgeron, who returned to council duties, is attorney of record for Jermaine Miles

Councilman Aaron Lawler, never reticent to inflate (and conflate) issues beyond any sense of proportion, took to the grandstand on Wednesday to chastise a 35-year volunteer of Ascension Youth Basketball Association (AYBA).  Carl Seiner, who was out sick when it occurred, failed to ban Jermaine Miles from the league’s tryouts last Saturday.  Miles was arrested […]

EA Drainage/EBR to enter Bayou Manchac cleaning/snagging agreement

East Ascension Drainage District is scheduled to approve a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with East Baton Rouge Parish on Monday, to jointly clean out Bayou Manchac (actually the governmental entities are contracting with Chem Spray South, Inc. to do it).  On October 13 EBR’s Metro Council adopted a resolution authorizing the CEA “to provide clearing and […]

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 […]

Scanlan: Masking of children deprives “brain of oxygen”

Louisiana leadership, Who’s going to stand up for our children? Wearing masks are harmful. I’m not asking you to believe me, read the 89 studies and articles and videos attached below. These are experts from around the globe. None of them appear to have any political bias. In particular watch video #6 in the second […]

Remembering Darryl “D-La” Lavigne

Any male of a certain age (early to mid-50s) who grew up in East Ascension Parish, playing on the baseball diamonds in the City of Gonzales when Prairieville was aptly named, you will never forget Darryl “D-La” Lavigne.  D-La passed away on Sunday, we hear it was a heart attack, after years of hard living […]

Lawler explains proposed EA Drainage “compromise” with the Parish President

Councilman Aaron Lawler, the architect of a vote to remove President Clint Cointment from East Ascension Drainage District operations, took to social media recently to explain his motives.  Included with the explanation was the following: What do I see for the future? I am personally working on a compromise with the PP, along with others […]

EA Drainage Vice Chair kept in dark about ouster of Parish President

I cannot individually reply to everyone who is reaching out to me about this.  Would take me too long while trying to enjoy some time with the family.  So I’ll tell you what I know. I received a call around 1:00 p.m. today to notify me, the Vice-Chair of the Drainage Commission, that a special […]

Orgeron wants 11 homebuilders involved in subdivision moratorium process

Councilman Corey Orgeron, in a seven minute screed directed at…well, himself and nine colleagues comprising East Ascension Drainage Board, opined about the moratorium against subdivisions of residential and commercial property recently proposed by President Clint Cointment.  A nonsensical diatribe (at one point Orgeron blamed his lack of lucidity on low blood sugar induced by missing […]

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 […]