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Gonzales City Council receives report from AEDC

GONZALES – The Gonzales City Council received its semiannual report from the nonprofit Ascension Economic Development Corporation Monday evening during its regular meeting. AEDC president Mike Eades encouraged property … [More...]

Latest Business Headlines

BASF awards $5,000 in scholarships to Southern University engineering students

GEISMAR, LA, November 23, 2015 – BASF recently awarded $5,000 in scholarships to two engineering students at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Annual scholarships are part of BASF's efforts to … [Read More...]

Burk-Kleinpeter Ribbon Cutting

Burk Kleinpeter, Inc. held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, November 16, 2015, celebrating their opening at 908 N. Airline Hwy, Suite 200, Gonzales, LA 70737. Burk Kleinpeter, Inc. is a … [Read More...]

St. Elizabeth Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition

Gonzales, LA – St. Elizabeth Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in … [Read More...]

Performance Contractors named Top 100 Military Friendly Employer

Baton Rouge, LA — Performance Contractors announced today that it has earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazines. Performance … [Read More...]

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owners Gayle and Tom Benson Donate $20 Million to Ochsner Cancer Institute

NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System announced today a $20 million gift – the largest gift in the history of the organization – from New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owners, Gayle and Tom Benson to expand cancer … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

No. 7 seed Hahnville surges past Gators in second half of Class 5A regionals

BOUTTE – St. Amant roared out to a 20-point lead in the first half but could not fight off surging Hahnville who outscored the Gators 48-6 the rest of the way to claim a 55-33 Louisiana High School Athletic … [Read More...]

East Ascension head football coach Bourgeois resigns

GONZALES – Paul Bourgeois has resigned as head football coach at East Ascension after a 5-6 record this season and a loss in the first round of the playoffs. Bourgeois resigned last week after falling to … [Read More...]

No. 2 seed Zachary, Scott turn away Griffins again in Class 5A regionals

GEISMAR – Zachary and its quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. turned away Dutchtown for the second time this season as the Syracuse commitment and former Griffin rushed for four touchdowns to lead the Broncos to a … [Read More...]

Basketball, soccer schedule/results

Boys Basketball Results Monday East Ascension 89, East St. John 76 St. Amant 57, Woodlawn 50 Tuesday East Ascension 73, Hammond 37 Thursday University 80, East Ascension 72 Plaquemine 54, … [Read More...]

DTHS’ May, EAHS’ Foster top area performers at Division I state swim meet

SULPHUR – Dutchtown's Lilly May and East Ascension's Carley Foster provided the strongest performances from the area in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division I state swim meet this weekend at … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Grandmother Marquerite’s Trunk

Grandmother Marquerite’s Trunk visited Gonzales Primary on Thursday, November 12, 2015.  This  program from the Baton Rouge Museum brings Louisiana history to the classroom with storytelling & hands on … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School Teacher Receives Grant from Eatel

Gonzales Middle School Teacher Ms. Carla Duplechin received a grant entitled "A Measurement of Success" from Eatel.  This grant was awarded to assist students who havebeen diagnosed with moderate learning … [Read More...]

Which Engineer Are You?

Last Friday the STEM GEMS from Gonzales Primary learned about the different disciplines of engineering. They also chose the discipline that they preferred the most based on their career aspirations. In … [Read More...]

Gonzales Primary Student of the Year

Gonzales Primary is proud to announce our 2015-16 Student of the Year – Japhen Wilson.  He was chosen out of 4 other nominees; Seth Jacobs, Charlay Videau, Takiyah Mitchell, & Nayla Sanchez.  We are proud … [Read More...]

Thank You to St. Landry United Methodist Church!!

Here's a Mighty Bulldog Thank You ONCE AGAIN to Reverend Constance Saizon, Pastor of St. Landry United Methodist Church, for the holiday donation for needy families!! Twice in one week!! Awesome!!   … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Food Safety Keeps Holidays Happy

BATON ROUGE, La. – Families and friends gather during the holidays to share stories, laughter and, of course, food. LSU AgCenter food safety specialist Wenqing Xu said cooks also should make it a goal this year … [Read More...]

Proper care helps poinsettias thrive through holidays

BATON ROUGE, La. – The holidays are upon us, and scores of poinsettias are available in stores and garden centers throughout Louisiana. “If you purchase a poinsettia now, you can expect it to last until the … [Read More...]

Best Christmas Biscuits – Recipe

One of my favorite family traditions is making homemade biscuits for our Christmas morning breakfast. After Santa has visited, we gather together for a helping of breakfast soufflé and side of piping hot … [Read More...]

La. 4-H’ers compete at National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference

BATON ROUGE, La. – Several Louisiana 4-H students placed in contests held during the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on Nov. 18 and 19. All of the 4-H’ers who placed had … [Read More...]

5 Quick Holiday Makeup Tips – Ask Mandy

Dear Mandy, This year is my turn to host Thanksgiving at my home, but I have been so swamped with work. Usually I have everything prepared well in advance, but the time has really crept up on me. I was … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

Clerk of Court Announces Qualifying Dates

Bridget Hanna, Clerk of Court for Ascension Parish, announced this week the dates for qualifying as a candidate for the offices to be voted upon in the election set for March 5, 2016. Qualifying will be held … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish President candidate Cointment concedes

GONZALES – Ascension Parish President candidate Clint Cointment conceded Tuesday morning at the voting machine warehouse after the machines were opened and checked. “It is now time to rally and make sure … [Read More...]

Edwards wins Gubernatorial race, garners 56 percent of vote over Vitter

BATON ROUGE – Democrat John Bel Edwards of Amite was elected the next Louisiana Governor by collecting approximately 56 percent of the vote in a runoff election with Republican David Vitter of Metairie … [Read More...]

Kathy Edmonston elected as BESE Board Member of District 6

In a runoff for BESE District 6, Kathy Edmonston was elected with 57 percent of the vote in the multi-parish race defeating Jason Engen, who received 43 percent, both Republicans. In Ascension Parish, Edmonston … [Read More...]

Matassa elected Ascension Parish President, edges Cointment by 115 votes in runoff

BATON ROUGE – Kenny Matassa, a native of Donaldsonville and resident of Gonzales, was elected Ascension Parish President in a runoff with Clint Cointment of Gonzales by a mere 115 votes of 30,041 cast … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

DOTD reminds motorists to drive safely during Thanksgiving holiday

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reminds motorists to use caution when traveling on the roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (Thursday, Nov. 26 … [Read More...]

Allison Hudson receives prestigious Xavier University alumni award

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, Allison B. Hudson, was recently selected as one of Xavier University of Louisiana’s Top 40 under 40 Young Alumni Awards for her accomplishments in … [Read More...]

Tips for Safe Shopping on Cyber Monday

BATON ROUGE—Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving when online retailers offer exclusive promotions, is gaining momentum every year as shoppers forego Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals and turn to the … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish Government Offices To Close For Thanksgiving

GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced this week all parish governmental offices and departments will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 in observance of … [Read More...]

Santa Claus is coming to St. Amant

Santa Claus will be arriving at the St. Amant Fire Dept. on Stringer Bridge Road December 14 - 18, 2015, From 6pm – 8pm To All Santa’s Children: Hi my little boys & girls,  I will be at the St. Amant … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor: Cointment publicly congratulates Matassa for Parish President win

Press release: 11/24/2015 As the results are confirmed today, I want to publicly congratulate Kenny Matassa as our new Parish President. I felt I owed my supporters to wait for the official results. I can’t … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor: J4J JUSTICE FOR JARRET

J4J JUSTICE FOR JARRET On Thursday, November 19, Jarret Jean McCasland was found by a jury of his peers to be guilty of Second Degree Murder with a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. They … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor: Cointment is not being truthful

Dear Editor, Clint Cointment is not being truthful to its fullest extent. Mr. Cointment claims to be a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish. No doubt, he was probably bom in our parish, but the records … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor – Politics can bring out the Worst in it’s Citizenry

Politics, as it seems, can also bring out the worst in it's citizenry, as well as local bloggers. I too will speak anonymously, because, why not? As many of you who have paid attention to Ascension Parish … [Read More...]

Cointment responds to Parish President Martinez Letter

Ascension Parish President Candidate Clint Cointment has sent this Letter to the Editor of in response to the "Wonder Who Tommy Martinez would endorse in the Election for his Replacement?" … [Read More...]

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