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Sean Matassa Takes Over Local Edward Jones Branch Office

Sean Matassa has been named to take over the local Edward Jones office located at Lagniappe Center on Airline Highway, the firm announced . Matassa transferred to Gonzales from an Edward Jones office in Baton … [Read More...]


Jeansonne & Spillers Dentistry offers Free Dental Procedures to Active Service Members on Sept. 10

GONZALES – Jeansonne & Spillers Dentistry will host a Freedom Day program for all active service members Sept. 10. The family dental office will perform free of charge one dental procedure for active … [Read More...]


Holton to Address Pachyderms of GBR

Christopher Holton , Vice President of Education and Outreach with the Center for Security Policy, a Washington DC-based national security think tank, will be the featured speaker at the Pachyderms of Greater … [Read More...]

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Treasury and Mall of Louisiana to Host Unclaimed Property Event

BATON ROUGE, LA - Nearly $700 million in Unclaimed Property is sitting in the Louisiana treasury. Baton Rouge area residents can see if any of the money belongs to them at an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day … [Read More...]

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St. Amant's Briggs Bourgeois fights for extra yardage against Denham Springs in the spring. The Gators are coming off a 6-5 season.

St. Amant hungry to build on success in 5-5A with strong junior class

DUCKROOST – St. Amant High School advanced to the post-season for the third consecutive season last year placing second in District 5-5A play before falling to eventual state champion Acadiana in the first … [Read More...]

East Ascension's Joshua Bates rushes against Live Oak in the spring. The Spartans are coming off a 6-6 season.

East Ascension to rely on skill players, defense as offensive line develops

GONZALES – East Ascension High School finished 6-6 overall last year but advanced to the Class 5A regional playoffs for the second consecutive season averaging 34 points per game. While the most noteworthy … [Read More...]

Donaldsonville defenders wrap up an Independence ball carrier last season. The Tigers are coming off a 6-6 season last year.

Donaldsonville moves into strong District 6-3A

DONALDSONVILLE – Donaldsonville High School moves into a new district this season after finishing 6-6 last season losing in the second round of the playoffs to West Feliciana. The Tigers under third-year … [Read More...]

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Lady Bulldogs hoping experience leads to success

DONALDSONVILLE – The Ascension Catholic Lady Bulldogs have advanced to the Division V postseason in every season for over a decade but are seeking their first berth in the LHSAA state volleyball tournament … [Read More...]

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St. John Primary student Bo Porteous (left) and Mrs. Kristen Acosta (right) react to a balloon flying away in Mrs. Acosta’s pre-kindergarten class.  Mrs. Acosta uses a balloon as a fun way to learn about the days of the week.  With the start of each day, a balloon is blown up to welcome the day.  The next morning the balloon is popped as a way to say goodbye to the previous day.

St. John Primary Teacher Uses Fun Examples to Help Children Learn

Mrs. Acosta uses a balloon as a fun way to learn about the days of the week. With the start of each day, a balloon is blown up to welcome the day. The next morning the balloon is popped as a way to say … [Read More...]


Gonzales Primary Book Fair August 24th-28th

Gonzales Primary Book Fair is August 24-28. Open 8:00-3:30 daily & 5:00-6:30 on Thursday, during Open House … [Read More...]

(left to right) Knight of Columbus Substance Abuse Art Poster Contest state level winners: Knights of Columbus Council #2657 Deputy Grand Knight and youth director Larry Gainey, Zoe Soulier, Grand Knight Charles Amiot, Simone Moreau, and Noelle DeFee.  (Not present, Jenna Tramonte.)

St. Theresa Middle Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Diocesan and State Level Art Poster Contest Winners

St. Theresa Middle students were honored Sunday, August 16, 2015 for placing at the Diocesan and state levels of the Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Art Poster Contest. Jenna Tramonte, Simone Moreau, Noelle … [Read More...]

Students participating in BASF TECH Academy toured the BASF site in Geismar, including the production facilities, a process control room area and an equipment maintenance area (shown here). Roberlynn Murray (far left), East Ascension High School student, learned how to test pumps and ensure they are properly isolated on a simulator designed to help ensure safety in the plant.  Leroy Adams (standing next to Murray), a Zachry safety facilitator at the BASF Geismar site, led the demonstration and hands-on activity as part of BASF TECH Academy.

BASF TECH Academy Introduces High School Students to Science and Technology Careers

GEISMAR, LA – A group of Ascension Parish high school students recently attended BASF TECH Academy – a newly-launched, four-day program hosted at River Parishes Community College (RPCC) in Burnside, Louisiana … [Read More...]

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Do It Yourself Eyelash Extensions – Ask Mandy

Dear Mandy, Over the years, my eyelashes have become very sparse. I've been interested in getting eyelash extensions, but the price is outrageous! I have a special event coming up and want to look fabulous. … [Read More...]

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How To Take the Best Driver’s License Photo – Ask Mandy

Dear Mandy, I'm renewing my driver's license next month and have to take a new photograph. I'm dreading it. I always hate the way they turn out and embarrassed to show anyone! Is there anything I can do to … [Read More...]

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Explore Bowhunting Program Launched in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has officially launched the Explore Bowhunting Program with its fist instructor training conducted July 28 at Cypress Bend Park near Many, La. Held in … [Read More...]

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Best and Worst Makeup Products – Ask Mandy

Dear Mandy, What are some of the best and worst makeup products you've ever used? I am an aspiring makeup artist and would like to buy good products for my kit. This is a very good question and one that I … [Read More...]

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Bill Dawson to Run for Ascension Council District 2

Today I would like to announce my candidacy for Council District #2 in Ascension Parish, a position formerly held by Councilman Kent Schexnaydre, who decided not to seek re-election. I feel my experience … [Read More...]

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Councilman Kent Schexnaydre will not seek Re-election

Below is a copy of  a letter sent to Parish President Tommy Martinez and Parish Council Chairman Randy Clouatre from Councilman Kent Schexnaydre explaining that he will not seek re-election this … [Read More...]


Louisiana Governors Project Looks at History of State’s Chief Executives

NEW ORLEANS – As voters approach the polls this fall, a new initiative will offer Louisianans a fresh look at the state’s political history—and a means of comparison as they choose the next governor. Produced … [Read More...]


Senator Troy Brown Announces Re-election Campaign

State Senator and Businessman Troy Brown formally announce his intent to run for re-election of the Louisiana Senate District 2 seat. Brown feels his level of leadership in the Senate during the last four years … [Read More...]

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Ascension Parish

Marseilles Boulevard in Prairieville To Close for Construction

PRAIRIEVILLE –Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Marseilles Boulevard off of La. 42 will be closed to through traffic for construction on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 7 a.m., and reopen Friday, … [Read More...]


State Farm Auto Insurance Lawsuit to be Heard in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE — In a victory for Louisiana consumers, a federal judge has ruled that Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell’s lawsuit against State Farm Auto Insurance will be heard in Louisiana state court, … [Read More...]


ACOA Weekly Calendar Updates (August 31- September 4)

August 31 Nutrition Updates, Southern Ag Center, L. Weber, Donaldsonville 11:00 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...]

Ascension Parish musician Randy “Poose” Gautreau is shown singing at a recent Ascension Senior Citizen Soc Hop at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center gym. Gautreau, a lead singer with the popular show band Na Na Sha, joins other premier musicians from the area to provide live music for the monthly senior event.

Ascension Senior Citizen Soc Hop Scheduled For August 28th

GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today the next Ascension Senior Citizen Soc Hop is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28. The event will take place at the Ascension Gym located at … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor


Defending Democracy

In our wonderful land of America we have ongoing debates, discussions, and principled differences. To the extent those are happening by citizens focused on the issues and not on character assassination or … [Read More...]


Prevent Lawsuit Abuse to Boost Louisiana’s Economy

Creating an environment where businesses and industries want to invest needs to be our state’s top priority. One way we can do that is to eliminate our state’s image as a place where frivolous lawsuits are … [Read More...]


Letter to Editor – “This is a lot of money. Don’t mess it up.”

   Whether you saw it on Facebook or read it in an actual newspaper, most of us know that on Thursday, July 2, the Department of Justice and the five Gulf states reached a settlement with BP for the 2010 Gulf … [Read More...]


The State Treasurer believes the Problem Is Spending

Most Louisianians deeply mistrust government and think a large portion of every dollar government spends is wasted. The recently completed legislative session accomplished little to disabuse them of that … [Read More...]

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