Latest Business Headlines


Tolunay-Wong Engineers Inc. holds ground breaking

Tolunay-Wong Engineers Inc. held a Ground Breaking Ceremony on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, announcing their future location at 6037 Commerce Pointe Dr., Geismar, LA  70734. Tolunay-Wong Engineers Inc. continued … [Read More...]


Bechtel open house a success

Bechtel held an open house recently at its craft recruiting office in Gonzales at 2255 South Burnside Avenue. “The Gonzales team supports the skilled craft recruiting efforts of several Bechtel projects in … [Read More...]


St. Elizabeth to hold Kidsfest

St. Elizabeth Hospital is holding their Kidsfest event in September and is looking for sponsors. … [Read More...]


Gonzales landmark – 30 years old, and better than ever

30 years ago Harry Robert and three business partners had what turned out to be a great idea. They would clear off several acres of pastureland alongside Hwy 30 in Gonzales and build a hotel. It seemed … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines


Golf camp wraps up for the summer

A few local kids attended a gold camp over the summer, which recently finished four weeks of instruction. All had a great time while learning some new skills. From left to right: William Fontenot, Raeleigh … [Read More...]


Ascension Gators to hold tryouts

The Ascension Gator Baseball organization was started in the fall of 2012 with two teams. We are continuing to expand and bring on new teams annually. With the help of Preacher Meister at the St. Amant … [Read More...]


Wildcats need A team players

St Amant youth football organization is looking for players for the A team. To qualify must be 11 or 12 years old as of Aug 1, 2014. If interested then please come out to our practice field at Reynolds … [Read More...]


Louisiana Jaguars place 4th in national competition

The Louisiana Jaguars 8th grade AAU basketball team achieved a 4th place ranking nationally. They competed with over 100 teams at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL. Congratulations to all who … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines


Volunteer Ascension asking for uniform donations

Volunteer Ascension is asking the parish to donate gently new or used uniforms for the start of the new school year. Donations are low, and demand is rising. Please visit one of the seven locations listed … [Read More...]


2014 SJP & STA Award Winners at St. John Primary – St. Theresa Middle

St. John Primary and St. Theresa Middle’s highest awards are the SJP Award at St. John Primary and the STA Award at St. Theresa Middle.  It is given to one student per class who best exemplifies what a student … [Read More...]

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Lake Urgent Care launches Half-Off, Give-Back vvent for sports, camp, student physicals

Lake Urgent Care’s 3 locations in Prairieville and Gonzales are slashing prices for physicals until September 1.  All locations will be participating in a half-off promotion (50%) for sports, camp, or back to … [Read More...]


Lake Elementary to hold Prep Day

Lake Elementary School Prep Day for all Kindergarten through 8th grade students will be held on Wednesday July 30, 2014 from 9:00 to 3:00. During Prep Day students and parents will be able to receive … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines


Jambalaya Queen attends conference

Lauren Blouin, Miss Gonzales Jambalaya 2014 recently attended the NACO (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES) Conference along with the Jambalaya Association. While at the event, Lauren was able to participate in a … [Read More...]

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River Region Art Association calls for entries in Photography Exhibition 2014

The River Region Art Association is calling for photographers throughout our area to submit artwork to the RIVER REGION Photography Exhibition 2014. The exhibit will be held at the association’s Depot Gallery, … [Read More...]


WJBO’s Michael Berry to host Charity Fundraiser at the Varsity

Popular radio talk show personality, Michael Berry, will be hostine the "Helping Heal Little Hearts" charity fundraiser to benefit the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation (LPCF) on August 2, 2014, at 7:00 … [Read More...]


Want to be a Boy Scout?

Pack 942 of Prairieville is calling out to all interested boys who are in 1st - 5th grade for a "Round-up" at Prairieville Primary School. The event takes on Monday, August 18, at 6 p.m., and you can learn … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines


Recycling Road Show scheduled for Saturday, August 2

, 2014 at the Wal-Mart store in Prairieville. A recycling vehicle will be stationed in the parking lot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.   The types of material being accepted at the Recycling Road Show in Prairieville … [Read More...]


Schexnayder and LeBlanc announce wedding plans

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Schexnayder III of Gonzales, Louisiana are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Leigh Ann to Heath Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie P. LeBlanc, of Paulina, … [Read More...]


Donaldsonville Council Meeting Agenda (July 22, 2014)



Council on Aging weekly calendar

July 21 Nutrition Education, LSU Ag Center, Lisa Weber, Donaldsonville 11 a.m. Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m. Beading Club, Gonzales 9:00 a.m., Donaldsonville 10:30 … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor


Letter to the Editor: Non-profit holds productive meeting with City employee

Dear Mr. Mayor Arceneaux,   We would like to express our appreciation for the opportunity to meet with Alvin Broussard on the situation of our parking lot. We know your staff is very busy, and we were pleased … [Read More...]


Letter to the Editor: “signs on a stick” an eyesore

It would seem that laws that we have in place regarding litter on our streets and roads are not being enforced.I am referring to what I call "litter on a stick" or the signs, both handmade and printed, … [Read More...]


Letter to Editor: Help to support our Wounded Warriors

Dear family and friends, As most of you know, I am a MoM, Mother of Marine.  I raised my son, LCpl. John Miller, to be a person who gives back more than he ever receives.  He is doing that through his service … [Read More...]

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Letter to Governor from Troy J. Gautreau, Sr., President Ascension Parish School Board

Honorable Governor Bobby Jindal, My name is Troy J. Gautreau, Sr. and I am fortunate enough to serve as president of the Ascension Parish School Board (APSB).  Our school system is the best school system in … [Read More...]

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