Latest Business Headlines


Gonzales based bank set to merge

Gonzales-based United Community Bancshares Inc. is merging with Raceland-based Community Bancorp of Louisiana, the banks announced today. The merger will create a bank holding company with over $600 million … [Read More...]


Ascension Chamber Smart Start Breakfast a success

A number of Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce members turned out to enjoy the Smart Start Breakfast last week. They would like to give a special thank you to their sponsor, Mathnasium. … [Read More...]


Former DCFS Audit Director sentenced

Delrice Augustus, former director of the Bureau of Auditing and Compliance Services for the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), was sentenced for theft from a federally funded … [Read More...]


Chamber invites members to meet and greet

A meet and greet with 2014 candidates is taking place on October 2. … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

#3 Tevin Long runs for yards - B team also won their match up with final score of 34-6

Wildcats keep on winning

  On Saturday, September 27, the St Amant Wildcats took on the the Southside Patriots at St Amant High School.   The feel of fall was in the air making it a wonderful day for … [Read More...]


Tennis lessons offered

Tennis lessons are being offered for kids ages 6-12 yrs old on Saturdays at the Gonzales courts beginning October 4 and running for four weeks. They will also be offered for children of the same age on … [Read More...]

Patrick Butler dives into the end zone for an Ascension Catholic touchdown Friday night. Photo by Michael Tortorich.

Ascension Catholic obliterates False River, 55-6

NEW ROADS - Ascension Catholic has never lost to False River. That trend shows no sign of changing soon as the Bulldogs blasted the hapless Gators, 55-6. At times, Ascension Catholic scored seemingly at … [Read More...]


Friday Night Lights results

Results are in, Ascension. It's been a week of ups and downs, but there were some great high scoring match-ups and some close calls. Final results are as follows: (WIN) Ascension Catholic 55 v. False … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines


Dress Down Day at GoMS raises money for 8th grader

On Thursday, September 25, 2014, Gonzales Middle School held a dress down day to earn money to help with medical expenses for 8th grader Gracie Lavigne who has been fighting a recurring brain tumor. $800 was … [Read More...]


Volunteer Ascension donates uniforms to Gonzales Middle School

Recently, Sherry Denig with Volunteer Ascension donated several uniforms to Gonzales Middle School presented to GoMS Guidance Counselor Cathleen Jackson. … [Read More...]


Handcrafted quilt to be raffled at St John/St. Theresa Festival of Friends

St. John Primary and St. Theresa Middle School are raffling a one-of-a-kind handcrafted quilt at the annual fair scheduled for Oct. 3rd-5th. This year's fair quilt features purple, gold and black fabrics, … [Read More...]


Ascension native speaks to local students

Ascension Parish Native Malorie Holmes came to speak to the students of Lowery Middle School about her journey thus far as a Medical School Student. Malorie is in her second year of Medical School at Meharry … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines


Call for Artwork for AWESOME ART Exhibition

The River Region Art Association is calling artists to exhibit their work as part of the Awesome Art on the Bayou Festival. Scheduled for October 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the festival will held at … [Read More...]


LSU to host Super Science Saturday

Hundreds of future scientists and science enthusiasts will pack the PMAC on Saturday, Oct. 11 for Super Science Saturday, a free family-friendly event to help students in K-12 grade get excited about … [Read More...]


Battle of the Badges BBQ competition winners announced

This morning, pits were fired up at 7 a.m. as the Battle of the Badges BBQ Competition took place at the Ascension Parish Hot Air Balloon Festival. Chefs "rib"bed each other all day, calling each other … [Read More...]


Camryn and Marlie enjoy an early Ballon Festival flight

Marlie: When Camryn informed me that we would be going up in a hot air balloon this Friday, my response was, “What?! I’m scared of heights!” After thinking about it for a while, I decided why not? So … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines


Susan G. Komen to hold luncheon

On Saturday, October 11, the Susan G. Komen Foundation will be hosting Perfectly Pink - a Luncheon for Life at the L'Auberge Casino from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The keynote speaker will be author and … [Read More...]


Council on Aging Weekly Calendar

September 29 People’s Health, ABC’s of Medicare, Donaldsonville, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 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...]


One lane of parish road to close for bridge repairs

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced that one lane of La. 932 (Joe Sevario Road) will be closed to through traffic just north of the Joe Sevario Road/ Merritt Evans Road/Duvall Road intersection … [Read More...]


Recycling Road Show Scheduled for Saturday, October 4

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today the Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at the Wal-Mart store in Prairieville. A recycling vehicle will be … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor


Letter to the Editor: Kidz Kove Board President upset with councilman’s comments

September 29, 2014 A letter to the Editor, I take issue with a statement Mr. Gary LaCombe made in the issue of The Weekly Citizen, dated September 18, 2014. As reported by Deron Talley, Editor of The … [Read More...]


Letter to the Editor: Fire Chief/Constable says thank you, Ascension

From my family to yours, we would like to take this time to thank the people of Ascension Parish who kindly voted me back into office on Friday August 22, 2014, un-opposed as Constable of the Ascension Parish … [Read More...]


Letter to the Editor: Shouting an engagement from the rooftops isn’t always so easy

Dear Editor, I am a happily engaged woman. I thought I would share it here, since you won’t see it on the news as an engagement announcement.  You didn’t see pictures of the proposal nor our engagement … [Read More...]


Letter to the Editor: Chief of Police upset with local journalist

Mr. Talley – I am requesting that this letter be run in your publication as a Letter to the Editor and wish to inform you that I have sent this letter to other media publications requesting that they do the … [Read More...]

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