Latest Business Headlines


Extended-stay hotel planned near Cabela’s in Gonzales

An extended-stay hotel will be developed on a two-acre tract at the corner of St. Landry Road and Outfitters Drive in Gonzales that was sold this month to S&R Development Inc., represented by Hiren "Chip" … [Read More...]


Lions Club screens local kids for eye ailments on both sides of the Mississippi

The Gonzales Lions Club conducted vision screening for kids on both sides of the Mississippi River in September. It has long been the group’s goal to eradicate preventable sight loss and the local club screens … [Read More...]


Ribbon Cutting held for Lady Jane’s Homes Fashions

Lady Jane’s Home Fashions held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, announcing the opening of their location at 14210 Airline Highway, Suite D, Gonzales, LA, 70737. Lady Jane’s wants to … [Read More...]


Geismar biorefinery returns to production

Truckloads of renewable hydrocarbon diesel are once again leaving a Geismar biorefinery that was idled in the fall of 2012 by its previous owners. Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced that the … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines


EA picks up Shout Out win

When all of the stores in Ascension Parish are low on camouflage, orange, and toilet paper, you know exactly what week it is- EA versus St. Amant! The East Ascension versus St. Amant football game is not … [Read More...]

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Friday Night Lights

It’s another Friday night in the parish and we know what that means – FOOTBALL!! Tonight’s match-ups include: Ascension Catholic v. White Castle (HOME) Ascension Christian v. East Iberville … [Read More...]


Louisiana Jaguars to hold tryouts

The Louisiana Jaguars will host tryouts for 4th - 6th grades on November 15 at 10:00 a.m. and November 16 at 4:00 p.m. at Lamar Dixon inGonzales, LA. For more information, contact Travis Turner at … [Read More...]


CMS Lady Mustangs claim 2nd parish title

Submitted by: Brooklyn Branum & Traci Roy Adams The Central Middle School (CMS) Lady Mustangs clinched their 2nd  Parish Championship title for volleyball finishing with an undefeated season Tuesday … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines


Prairieville Middle gives a shout out to honor roll students

Congratulations to all who have made the honor roll for the 1st Quarter! 6th Grade 4.0 GPA ELIZABETH ADAMS, KATELYN ANTHONY, COROLOUS CARTER, KYLE CARVER, AIDAN CATHEY, KAITLYN CHASE, ADRIANA … [Read More...]


Galvez Lake VFD Visits Galvez Primary

Galvez Primary School would like to thank the Galvez Lake Volunteer Fire Department for coming and presenting a fire safety demonstration in October.   The Kindergarten & PreSchool children were very … [Read More...]


High School Health Teachers Receive Professional Development

High School Health Teachers met recently to participate in a collaborative work session to align High School Health Curriculum with National Health Standards and the LifeSkills Training.  LifeSkills Training is … [Read More...]


St. Amant High School’s Mu Alpha Theta Club brings home honors

A number of students from St. Amant High School's Mu Alpha Theta Club (math honor society), participated in Math competitions on Saturday, October 18 at St. Paul's High School. The club is off to a great … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines


Tiger Cubs visit firehouse

On October 27, the Tiger Cubs of Den 7 of Pack 942 Cub Scouts visited the Galvez-Lake Volunteer Fire Department to learn more about safety tips during Fire Safety Month and to thank them for keeping our … [Read More...]

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Thumbs up or thumbs down?

Find out what Camryn and Marlie thought of this week's film, St. Vincent. Summary: In Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent, family troubles and divorce cause unlikely paths to cross, and Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) and … [Read More...]


Arcenic and Old Lace coming to ACT soon

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is one of the American theatre's funniest comedies. Drama critic Mortimer Brewster is engaged to the lovely Elaine Harper... but will she fit in with his 'unusual' family? Abby and Martha … [Read More...]


BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo’s Art Gone Wild Returns

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, along with Baton Rouge Parents Magazine, presents the fifth annual Art Gone Wild art contest. Artists of all ages and experience levels are invited to paint or draw the Zoo animals that … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines


Ascension Parish Autism Support meeting to be held

Come and meet Nell Hahn, Attorney from the Advocacy Center, as she welcomes parents, caregivers, interested parties and professionals to hear about the Advocacy Center and about the Chisholm case. The … [Read More...]


A happy birthday wish for two local twins

You are a testimony to what our God can do.  He took the unconditional love from your Mommy & Daddy & made two. On Nov. 1st  we celebrate your birthday.  It has been double the pleasure, double the fun … [Read More...]


La. 943 at La. 1 in Ascension Parish to close on Sunday

La. 943 will be closed at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing near the north intersection of La. 1 in Ascension Parish on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The closure will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is needed for … [Read More...]


Veterans Day Parade and Veteran’s Celebration Recruiting Participants

We are still recruiting floats and participants for the VETERANS PARADE Sunday, November 9th at 2pm. As it stands, we have a small parade. Please actively help us recruit others! It is FREE to participate … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor


Letter to the Editor: It’s time to ante up for a better community

Dear Editor, I am not surprised that the same small group of people who opposed the road tax also opposes the recreation tax. In this parish, we do not pay high property taxes and never have.  We are way … [Read More...]


Letter to the Editor: Area resident explains why she says no to new proposed taxes

Dear Editor: Let’s talk dollars and sense related to the upcoming recreation tax proposal on the November 4th ballot. The public should already be aware that one of the projects on the proposed list for … [Read More...]


Letter to the Editor: Representative asks for Amendment support

Dear Ascension residents, Amendment Number 3 is an amendment that I sponsored and passed this year in session and is on the ballot this election. All Constitutional Amendments that end up on the ballot … [Read More...]


Letter to the Editor: Vote yes for Better Recreation Now

Dear Editor: Isn’t it time for the people of Ascension to stop traveling to East Baton Rouge and other parishes for basic recreation services? We need quality parks, jogging trails, sports fields, boating … [Read More...]

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