Ascension Parish, LA

Major upgrades coming to Highway 30 in Ascension Parish

GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) — One highway in Ascension Parish is getting a major upgrade after getting millions of dollars from the legislature. “The sooner they do it, the better we’ll be,” stated longtime Gonzales resident Annie Hall. Hall is ready for the improvements coming to Highway 30.
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Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish Public Schools announce eight new school leaders

Ascension Parish Public Schools announced the appointments of eight new school leaders: Dawn Williams Alston as Principal of Bluff Middle School, Jelice Chatman as Principal of Lowery Elementary School, Karen Daigle as Principal of Galvez Primary School, Matthew Monceaux, Ed.D., as Principal of Dutchtown High School, Shawn Boudreaux as Assistant Principal of Sorrento Primary School, Shondra James, Ed.D., as Assistant Principal of Donaldsonville High School, Rebecca “Becky” Templet as Assistant Principal of Donaldsonville Primary School, and Johnathan Walker as Assistant Principal of East Ascension High School.
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Shawn Boudreaux is the new Assistant Principal of Sorrento Primary School

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointments of eight new school leaders, including Shawn Boudreaux as Assistant Principal of Sorrento Primary School. “We are so fortunate to be in a work environment where professional educators are ready for their next step, and we have the opportunity to move these outstanding individuals into greater responsibilities,” said Superintendent David Alexander. “We are grateful for their courage to want to do this important work, and we know we are going to hear great things about their accomplishments in the future.”

3 From Louisiana Arrested After Month-long Narcotics and Firearms Trafficking Investigation

3 From Louisiana Arrested After Month-long Narcotics and Firearms Trafficking Investigation. Louisiana – Throughout the month of June 2022, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office reported that their Narcotics Division conducted an investigation into the narcotics and firearms trafficking group known as the Blue Print Kids (“BPK”). According to EBRSO, this group was led by Ethan Hendricks, Jacquel Bellard, Marcus Elam, Quinton Rogers, and several other co-conspirators. During the investigation, agents discovered that the group was transporting large amounts of marijuana from Oregon to East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish.

Bridge in St. Amant reopens after four-day closure from sinkhole

A highway bridge through the heart of St. Amant reopened Thursday following repairs to a sinkhole stemming from bank erosion that had shut the span for four days. State highway officials said the La. 431 bridge over Black Bayou reopened about noon. The bridge just south of St. Amant High...

Where to celebrate Fourth of July in Baton Rouge, surrounding areas

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Here’s where to find Fourth of July celebrations in and around East Baton Rouge Parish. This Fourth of July celebration takes place on Thursday, June 30 in Gonzales. The event is free, and features live music, kids’ activities, and fireworks. For more information, click here.

A Message from Superintendent David Alexander

We are halfway through the summer break. I hope you and your families are enjoying some quality time together. It has certainly been a busy June with summer school wrapping up today. This year’s Accelerate Ascension summer enrichment programs have been a great opportunity for student remediation and acceleration with exciting opportunities like field trips. This, along with numerous summer camps on our campuses, has been a wonderful way to keep students engaged outside of the traditional school year.
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Parish’s best coaching performances in 2021-22

The high-school athletic year is long gone, and it was a memorable one for Ascension Parish as multiple teams won state championships and many others competed for state titles. Over the past month, the Weekly Citizen has highlighted some of the best athletes and teams in Ascension over the past...

PSC to consider NWI’s acquisition of Ascension sewer assets, rate adjustments

National Water Infrastructure, LLC (NWI) has filed for Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) approval of its acquisition of Ascension Parish’s east-bank sewer treatment “assets” along with an “adjustment in rates for current and acquired systems.” PSC sanction, or non-opposition, is the final hurdle in sealing the deal worked out by between NWI and the parish, approved by Ascension’s electorate 14 months ago.

Sheriff's office arrests three in cross-country drug ring

BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested three men Monday in the culmination of an investigation into a drug-trafficking group suspected of moving large amounts of marijuana and weapons from Oregon into the capital area. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reported for the past month, the narcotics department had been investigating...
Baton Rouge Business Report

Capital Region buyers increasingly challenged to find affordable homes

Finding an affordable home is increasingly difficult for Capital Region buyers, a new report shows. The local market remains healthy and homes that are priced right are selling quickly, but the tight supply, along with rising interest rates and flood insurance costs, present challenges, says Carolyn Webber with RE/MAX Real Estate Group.