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School Board selects David Alexander superintendent amongst protest and controversy

DONALDSONVILLE – The Ascension Parish School Board elected to use its right to stop its superintendent selection process and appoint David Alexander as its next superintendent during a special meeting Tuesday evening. Alexander is the school system's former director of secondary education and also served as principal at Dutchtown High. He entered the private sector this January at the Pelican … [More...]

Latest Business Headlines

Summit Electric Supply opens new facility

ALBUQUERQUE - Summit has moved its Gonzales, Louisiana location into a newly constructed facility. The new building at 3348 South Burnside Avenue showcases the company's new flagship building design which … [Read More...]

EATEL’s Janet Britton featured in Business Report’s Executive Spotlight

BATON ROUGE – EATEL general counsel and executive vice president of human resources Janet Britton has been featured in the Baton Rouge Business Report's Executive Spotlight. Britton joined the family-owned … [Read More...]

FAA Regulations Creating Opportunities for Louisiana Engineering Firm

On June 21, 2016, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued new rules regarding the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), better known as drones.  Previously, the FAA prohibited most … [Read More...]

St. Elizabeth Physicians Opens St. Amant Clinic

St. Elizabeth Physicians opened its 11th clinic in St. Amant on July 18, 2016.  The clinic located at 13489 Highway 431 will provide primary care.  Sean deBarros, M.D., a family medicine physician, along with … [Read More...]

Thirty-four students learn about technical careers during BASF TECH Academy

Thirty-four high school students from southern Louisiana recently completed BASF TECH Academy – a week-long program hosted at River Parishes Community College (RPCC) educating students about potential technical … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

Gauthier & Amedee eliminates defending state champion in American Legion State tourney

NEW ORLEANS – The Gauthier & Amedee American Legion baseball team eliminated the defending champion in the state tournament Monday and remain alive for the state title. Gautreau – Williams Post 81 of … [Read More...]

Ascension Sun Devils Gray 13U World Series Team

Ascension Sun Devils Gray 13U played in the USSSA 13U Double-A World Series in Dallas July 8-12. Won six games, lost three. They Finished 24-11 vs. in-class competition and top 15 in power rankings and ranking … [Read More...]

007s Girls Fast Pitch team win World Series

The Ascension parish based 007's girls fast pitch team capped it's 2016 season off by capturing the USFA World Series in dramatic fashion in Panama City Beach,Florida. The 007s rallied from a 7-2 deficit and … [Read More...]

Galvez Tigers Football Club

Galvez Tigers Football Club We still have spots available on the following teams for the upcoming 2016 Football Season A Team (11 & 12 year olds) D Team (5 & 6 year olds) We also have … [Read More...]

Ascension Giants Youth Baseball Tryouts

Please look for us on Facebook.  Ascension Giants Youth Baseball Location:  Ascension Christian High School Softball field located at 14408 E. Academy Road, Gonzales, LA  70737. 10U and 11U Saturday July … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Number of Students Achieving College-Going ACT Scores Reaches All-Time High

The Louisiana Department of Education today announced an increase in the number of high school students earning scores of 18 or higher on the ACT, allowing thousands more students since 2012 the opportunity to … [Read More...]

School Board selects David Alexander superintendent amongst protest and controversy

DONALDSONVILLE – The Ascension Parish School Board elected to use its right to stop its superintendent selection process and appoint David Alexander as its next superintendent during a special meeting Tuesday … [Read More...]

Volunteer Ascension hosts 19th Annual School Tools Drive for supplies

GONZALES – Volunteer Ascension recently held its annual School Tools Drive to gather donations for school children before the start of the school year. “Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers for putting in … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish School Board authorizes issuance of $20 million in bonds

GONZALES – The Ascension Parish School Board passed a resolution authorizing the incurring of debt and issuance of $20 million of general obligation bonds during their regularly scheduled meeting … [Read More...]

APSB Proposed Agenda – JULY 26, 2016


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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Crispy “Smashed” Potato Recipe

You just can't go wrong with a side of potatoes, especially a cross between hash browns and baked potato. This recipe is so easy, you make it again and again. My mother-in-law is the one who told me about this, … [Read More...]

Weed tough to identify, tough to control

It could be a new species of weed or possibly a hybridization of a weed native to China and a weed native to North America. Whatever it is, the weed is becoming a growing problem for sugarcane growers in … [Read More...]

Spicy General Tso Chicken Recipe

Tender bites of marinated, boneless chicken breast, fried in a crispy batter, then coated with an amazing sweet and spicy, homemade General Tso sauce. The sauce is very low calorie and better for you, unlike … [Read More...]

LSU program offers students in-depth look at agriculture

Sixteen high school students from across Louisiana spent July 11-15 on the LSU campus immersed in agriculture. They were part of the first Governor’s School for Agricultural Sciences at LSU, a residential … [Read More...]

Reduce utility bills with shade trees

When you think of shade trees in your landscape, you most likely focus on the shade they create outside. It would be hard to do anything on a patio or deck this time of the year unless it was shaded. But trees … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

Tim Riley looking for Gonzales City Council Seat

Gonzales City Councilman, District D candidate Timothy (Tim) Riley, 48, said his knowledge and  experience of working  with public officials,  and dedication of his life's work of community service, which has … [Read More...]

Donald J. Trump accepts Republican nomination for U.S. President

CLEVELAND - Donald J. Trump spoke at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland to accept the Republican nomination for U.S. President. During his speech, Trump took strong positions on how he will Make America Safe … [Read More...]

Qualifying for Nov. 8 elections closes with many candidates opposed

BATON ROUGE – Qualifying for Nov. 8 elections ended Friday and while some candidates were re-elected unopposed, many are facing opposition. Elections scheduled for Nov. 8 include for the City of Gonzales, … [Read More...]

State Senator Troy Brown Should Immediately Resign

State Treasurer John Kennedy today called for state Sen. Troy Brown to resign his public office. "Sen. Brown has been arrested not once, but twice, on domestic violence charges.  He bit his wife and hit … [Read More...]

Christie Mayeux Qualifies for Justice of the Peace, 2nd Justice Court

After much prayer, encouragement, and calls of support, I would like to officially announce my candidacy for Justice of the Peace, 2nd Justice Court. I was born and raised in Ascension Parish in the … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

Canary Islanders Heritage Society Meeting

On Saturday, August 6, a meeting of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana will held at the East Baton Rouge Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, beginning at 11:00 am. Society … [Read More...]


A single lane closure will take place on LA 75 on Friday, July 29, 2016 through Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, approximately 1 mile south of LA 73. The closure is necessary to paint an … [Read More...]

Ascension Community Theatre auditions for “Hamlet” Aug. 1-3

GONZALES - The Ascension Community Theatre with hold auditions for its production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” Aug. 1-3 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. No audition appointments … [Read More...]

GPD Arrest Report July 14 thru July 20 2016

Arrestee Name Arrestee Age Arrestee Address Arrest Date And Time Charge Description Christian Stevens 17 47216 HWY 937 07/14/2016 01:50:00 Negligent Injuring; Careless Operation; Vehicle Turning … [Read More...]

In Wake of BR Shooting, AG Landry Urges Supporters to Make Sure Donations Count

After Sunday’s senseless tragedy, many Louisiana residents and businesses are looking for ways to help – like donating to charities and relief funds. Attorney General Jeff Landry wants to ensure those … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Louisiana Democratic Party has lost its Conscience; Cedric Richmond serves Republicans, not African Americans and working class Democrats.

Louisiana Democratic Party has lost its Conscience; Cedric Richmond serves Republicans, not African Americans and working class Democrats. We are living with African American Democrats in our communities that … [Read More...]


Recently, we asked for public support of our Louisiana CASA program and our state legislators heard our voice loud & clear:  CHILDREN ARE IMPORTANT! Public support is making an impact. House Bill 69 by … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor – CASA needs your help!

By now, everyone is aware of Louisiana's budget deficits and pressing financial situation. Your voice has never been more important and children need your help! There are 17 local CASA (Court Appointed … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor – A Path to Improving Louisiana’s Job Base and Struggling Economy

A newly released report from Chief Executive magazine on the Best and Worst States for Business brings additional news confirming what we already know: Louisiana’s national reputation as a “judicial hellhole” … [Read More...]

More State Government Contracts

Louisiana state government has at least 18,710 consultants on its payroll. I say "at least" because the sad fact is, according to the Legislative Auditor, the state doesn't even know the exact number of … [Read More...]

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