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Dr. Richard Caro is pictured with his family during a cocktail reception honoring 40 years of service at the Caro Clinic on Wednesday evening.

Caro Clinic celebrates 40 years in business

GONZALES – The Caro Clinic celebrated 40 years in business with a cocktail reception at their office on Wednesday evening. Dr. Richard Joseph Caro was presented a proclamation by City of Gonzales mayor … [Read More...]


Graves Introduces STORIS Act to Improve Domestic Ship Recycling, Create Jobs

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) today introduced the Ships to Be Recycled in the States (STORIS) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, bill to reform the domestic marine … [Read More...]

Ascension Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Mike Eades addresses the Ascension Republican Women during an Ascension GOP Roundtable Thursday afternoon at Kamal's Kafe.

AEDC head Eades addresses Ascension GOP Roundtable

GONZALES – Ascension Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Mike Eades addressed the Ascension Republican Women during an Ascension GOP Roundtable Thursday afternoon at Kamal's Kafe. AEDC was … [Read More...]

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Performance Chiropractic and Health held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Performance Chiropractic and Health held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, June 19, 2015, celebrating the opening of their new office at 17534 Old Jefferson Hwy, Suite C2 in Prairieville., At Performance … [Read More...]

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St. Amant hosts speed combine camp July 10

DUCKROOST – St. Amant High School will host a Speed City Combine Friday, July 10. The combine will be conducted by St. Amant head football coach David Oliver and assistant coach Dwayne Thomassee. The … [Read More...]

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Dutchtown selects Stafford wrestling coach, EA hires Blanchard assistant football, baseball coach

GONZALES – Dutchtown High School recently selected Justin Stafford as its new wrestling coach and East Ascension has hired Guy Blanchard as an assistant football and baseball coach. Stafford comes from … [Read More...]

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Longtime EA football coach Keaton passes

BATON ROUGE - James Edward Keaton Sr., a long-time assistant football coach at East Ascension High School, recently passed away at the age of 86. A native of Bogalusa, he passed away at his home in Baton … [Read More...]

St. Amant's Briggs Bourgeois runs for yards after the catch against West St. John in the inaugural Airo State 7v7 Championship Friday afternoon.

St. Amant places fifth overall in inaugural Airo State 7v7 Championship

GONZALES – St. Amant High School placed fifth overall the inaugural Airo State 7v7 Championship for Louisiana held at East Ascension's Spartan Stadium and adjourning soccer fields this past weekend. The … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines


Dutchtown High School Teacher wins Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

WASHINGTON, DC -- President Obama today named Michael Simoneaux a mathematics and science teacher as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The … [Read More...]

A check in the amount of $50,000 is presented to Dutchtown High School for an electrical studies program Tuesday.

Dutchtown High School receives LCEF grant to start electrical studies program

GEISMAR – The Ascension Parish School System announced a $50,000 grant approval from the Louisiana Construction Education Foundation to be used to develop an electrical program of studies at Dutchtown High … [Read More...]

St. Theresa Middle 8th Grade Graduating Class of 2015.

Awards Given to the St. Theresa Middle School Graduates

The eighth grade graduating class of St. Theresa Middle School gathered May 19, 2015 in the St. Theresa of Avila Church for the commencement ceremony. Teachers and pastors, assisted by Mrs. Chris Musso, … [Read More...]


Louisiana Proposes Landmark Diploma Path and Accountability Points for Students with Significant Disabilities

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Education today submitted a renewal application for the state's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver, including a first-of-its kind school … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Cherry tomatoes continue to set fruit, although not as prolifically, during summer’s heat.

Some vegetables thrive in summer heat

The high temperatures that will be with us now until October take their toll in the vegetable garden. Tomatoes set fewer fruit and snap beans produce poor-quality beans, for instance. For some vegetables, on … [Read More...]

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4 Amazing Beauty Hacks – Ask Mandy

Dear Mandy, I don't have a lot of money to spend on makeup. Is there a way to get a bang for my buck and still look great? Cosmetics can be very expensive, especially when shopping at a department store. … [Read More...]

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It’s not too late for midsummer bedding plants

If you want to boost the color in your landscape, nurseries still have a good selection of colorful bedding plants that will thrive in whatever heat the summer throws at them. They come in a variety of heights, … [Read More...]


2015 Master Gardener Class Scheduled

The LSU AgCenter and Ascension Parish Master Gardeners will be hosting a Louisiana Master Gardener training class this fall.  The class curriculum is composed of a 40-50 hour course that will be taught on … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines


Tony Bacala Announces $115,000 Raised in Campaign for Louisiana House of Representatives, District 59

Prairieville – Following his campaign's inaugural fundraiser, State Representative candidate Tony Bacala (R-Prairieville) is proud to announce he has raised $115,000 so far. Bacala said: "My campaign … [Read More...]

Ascension Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Mike Eades will address the Ascension GOP Roundtable on Thursday.

Eades to address Ascension GOP Roundtable

GONZALES – Ascension Economic Development Corporation presideand CEO Mike Eades will be the featured speaker at the Ascension GOP Roundtable sponsored by the Ascension Republican Women. The event will be … [Read More...]

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Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening

Kenny Matassa Parish President 2015 Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening 1528 N. Burnside Gonzales All are Invited! Thursday, June 25th, 6:00pm Jambalaya and Refreshments will be served. Come … [Read More...]



    FREE TRADE MUST BE FAIR TRADE  Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) released the following statement ahead of today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on granting the … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines


ACOA Weekly Calendar Updates

July 6 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. July 7 Yoga, Gonzales 8:15 … [Read More...]

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July Recycling Road Show Rescheduled for Saturday, July 11

GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today the Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show July date has been rescheduled from July 4 to July 11 because of the Independence Day … [Read More...]

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Center Stage PAA presents SHREK the Musical!

Join Center Stage Performing Arts Academy for OGRE-sized fun for the whole family! Visit to purchase your tickets today. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation … [Read More...]

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Ascension Council on Aging will be sponsoring a Poker “Walk” on July 14, 2015

Ascension Council on Aging will be sponsoring a Poker “Walk” on July 14, 2015 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Gonzales senior center on 526 South Irma Blvd. It will focus on the benefits of walking and continuing … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor


Supreme Court, women’s human rights, domestic violence

The Supreme Court has a very mixed track record when it comes to protecting women. As a domestic violence advocate, Criminologist, and activist for a decade, I am deeply concerned that the U.S still fails to … [Read More...]


Restoration Groups Call on President Obama to make leadership on Gulf Restoration a priority issue

Five years after the start of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, nation’s largest environmental groups ask the President to accelerate restoration before start of another hurricane season (Washington, D.C. … [Read More...]


A day for Our Mother Earth

How many holidays do we have? MLK Day in January, Valentines Day in February, Easter in March or April, Earth Day in April, Memorial Day in May, and so forth. Of those few examples, two were declared in my … [Read More...]


Legislators should “listen to their constituents,” restore road funds

The Louisiana Legislature should "listen to their constituents" and reject Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal to strip more than $70 million from transportation projects to pay for state police operations and … [Read More...]

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