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Eight arrested after four-month long drug investigation

In November of 2015 the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Division began an investigation into 27-year-old Christopher Zeringue after developing information that he was a major distributor of methamphetamine (crystal meth) in Ascension Parish. According to Lt. Col. Bobby Webre, during the investigation, narcotics detectives made an undisclosed number of undercover purchases of methamphetamine from Zeringue. […]

Girl Scout summer resident camp priority registration is February 16th and 18th

NEW ORLEANS (February 4, 2016)—Are you looking for an amazing summer experience for your daughter? Girl Scout Resident Camp provides girls the perfect opportunity to try a variety of fun activities, as she discovers just how awesome it feels to be outdoors and active! “Summer camp gets girls off their smart phones and outside,” said […]

Teach Ascension Now Accepting Applications

Donaldsonville, La. – Ascension Public Schools is currently accepting applications for its Teach Ascension Academy, the district’s alternative certification program. Applications are due by April 4 for the 2016-17 academic year Last year, Ascension launched the Teach Ascension program to recruit, train, and hire teachers from alternative professions or academic programs. This one-year program includes four […]

5th Annual St. Elizabeth Golf Classic – Sponsorships Now Available!

On March 14th, 2016, the 15th annual Golf Classic will be held at The Links at Pelican Point. Registration is at 9:30am and tee off is at 11a.m. There will be live entertainment and awards immediately following. Register your team now at 225.743.2467 or EventBrite: https://goo.gl./0sAk5j

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Donates $10,000 to Leadership Ascension Project

Gonzales, La. – This week, Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley presented the Leadership Ascension project, Healthy Spaces for West Bank Faces, a check for $10,000 to assist in building a park in Donaldsonville. Project team member and Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Westside Patrol Division Captain Rick Bergeron accepted the donation from Sheriff Wiley on behalf of […]

ACOA Weekly Calendar, February 15th-19th

February 15 Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m. Beading Club, Gonzales 9:00 a.m., Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m. Bourre’ Card Group, Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m. February 16 Blood Pressure Checks & SaO2 Level Checks, Gulf South Hospice, Gonzales 9:30 a.m. Yoga, Gonzales 8:15 a.m. & 9:15 a.m. Bridge: Gonzales 11:30 a.m. Zumba Gold, Donaldsonville 9:00 a.m., […]

DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson announces additional executive staff members

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. announced four more members of his executive staff. Three members have been part of the executive staff and will remain in leadership roles: Eric Kalivoda, Ph.D. as Deputy Secretary, Cheryl Duvieilh as Executive Counsel and Kirk Gallien as Assistant Secretary […]

Tracy Browning introduced as a member of the 2016 class of the Louisiana TOURISM Leadership Academy

Baton Rouge, La. (Feb. 8, 2016) — The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) introduced Tracy Browning, Executive Director of Ascension Parish Tourism Commission as a member of the 2016 class of the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (LTLA) last week at its Annual Membership Meeting at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La. The goal of […]

Volunteer Ascension’s “Evening of Hope” Fundraiser

It’s that time again! Volunteer Ascension’s annual “Evening of Hope” Fundraiser has become the “go to” event in Ascension Parish! Mark your calendars!  This year’s event, “Evening of Hope” benefitting those in need in Ascension Parish, will be Thursday, March 17th, 2016, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Elegant Affairs in Gonzales (doors open at 6:30).  […]

Chamber Honors 2015 Success at Annual Awards Banquet

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce honored their 2015 Ambassador, Individual, New Business, Small Business and Large Business of the Year at its Annual Awards Banquet held Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Houmas House Plantation. Attendees began their evening by networking with fellow Chamber members during a social hour, followed by an elegant dinner. After dinner, […]