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City of Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux is seen with PotashCorp Representative Garry Hiebert.

PotashCorp gifts City of Gonzales with donation

Recently, the City of Gonzales received a donation from PotashCorp in the amount of $35,000 to make necessary repairs and renovations to the roof and restrooms to the outbuilding behind the Gonzales City Room … [Read More...]


BBB to hold luncheon

BBB’s monthly Business to Business Networking breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2014.  Please join us as you and your staff will learn critical business tips and insight to market businesses, … [Read More...]


Tanger gifts American Cancer Society with donation

Pictured above from left to right are Tracy Anderson, Rhonda Collums Relay for Life chairperson, Matt Oliver Tanger General Manager, Penny Cade Relay for Life specialist and Scotty Ward. A check was … [Read More...]

Pictured is Chief Deputy Tony Bacala, Sheriff Jeff Wiley, PCS Nitrogen Representatives Garry Hiebert, and Misty Bonfanti.

PCS Nitrogen makes sizeable donation to APSO

On January 7, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office received a sizable donation of $75,000 from PCS Nitrogen to assist in funding an upgrade and expansion of the remote video system used by the Sheriff’s Office … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines


Boating Safety Class to be Offered

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 4-10 will teach a one day course session of “About Boating Safety”.  The class will be at Cabelas on 21 February. The class will run from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The fee is … [Read More...]


Ascension Tigers 14U looking for players

The Ascension Tigers 14U Spring Baseball Team is looking to fill a few positions. For any questions and individual tryouts contact Coach Troy Crook at 225-278-7875 … [Read More...]

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St. Amant High presented with the 2014 Ascension Parish Champions Poster

The Fighting Gators of St. Amant High School held their Football Awards Banquet on Sunday January 25, 2015 in the Commons Area of the school. During the banquet, twenty-nine seniors were recognized for their … [Read More...]


Lady Spartans fall to McKinley

It was a close game on Tuesday night as the East Ascension girl's basketball team took on McKinley at home. The score was a tied 14 all at half-time, with both teams battling for the win when they returned … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines


Former Donaldsonville strength coach, Ascension Parish School Board sued

Last spring Curtis Tsuruda was the strength and conditioning coach at Donaldsonville High School when he advised one of his student-athletes to take "amino acid/protein pills" provided by Tsuruda.  Except the … [Read More...]


LSU Receives $40 Million Planned Gift to Benefit Both Academics and Athletics

LSU has received one of the largest gifts in the university’s history – a $40 million planned gift that will benefit both LSU athletics and academics. This marks the largest planned gift ever made to … [Read More...]


East Ascension Visits Gonzales Middle School

On Friday, January 23, 2015, Administration from East Ascension visited the GoMS 2014 -2015 Student of the Year, John David Boylan.  East Ascension Associate Principal Lauren Avery and East Ascension Assistant … [Read More...]


RPCC offers Accelerated Training Programs

River Parishes Community College (RPCC) is gearing up to offer a variety of cost-effective accelerated workforce training classes including: Electrical, Industrial Carpentry, Instrumentation, Millwright, NCCER … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

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2015 Livestock Show Results

The Ascension Parish Livestock Show was held on January 16th and 17th at Lamar Dixon Expo Center.  Over 90 4-H and FFA members participated in the show by exhibiting cattle, goats, sheep, swine, rabbits and … [Read More...]


2015 Ascension Idol Voice to hold auditions

Auditions for the 2015 Ascension Idol-Voice Competition will be held on Sunday, February 8th in the Gonzales City Room.  Applications for auditions can be downloaded from the website at … [Read More...]


Local church presents Prayer and Praise Against Illness night

First Pilgrim Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Senior Choir presents A Night of Intercessory Prayer and Praise Against Illness on January 30, 2015, at 7:15 p.m. at 11453 Highway 73, Geismar, LA 70734. Come … [Read More...]

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Officials Cut Ribbon Signaling Opening of Newly Remodeled Oak Grove Community Center

State and local officials cut a red ribbon Tuesday, January 20, to open the newly remodeled Oak Grove Community Center. The center, located at the intersection of La. 42 and La. 73, next to the parish’s … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

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Obituary for Malcolm Montgomery Jr.

A native of Port Gibson, Mississippi and resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Malcolm Montgomery, Jr. joined his beloved wife of 56 years, Jane, in the presence of their Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 24, … [Read More...]


Clerk of Court Announces Qualifying Dates

Bridget Hanna, Chief Deputy 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 28, … [Read More...]


Prairieville Road Intersection Now Permanently Closed

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today Pearly Broussard Road is now closed permanently at its intersection with La. 73. Through traffic on La. 73 will not be impeded by this closure. Aaron … [Read More...]


Ascension Senior Citizen Soc Hop Set For Jan. 30

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Monday the next Ascension Senior Citizen Soc Hop is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30. The event will take place at the Ascension Gym located at Lamar-Dixon Expo … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor


Letter to the Editor: Parent finds library regulations baffling

In this day and age, when access to technology is at an all time high… When our children are bombarded from all directions with all sorts of distractions - television, video games, iPhones…you name it… I find … [Read More...]


Sorrento citizen praises current administration

Mayor and Councilmen, I have been attending the town meetings for several years.  All I ever saw was the constant turmoil between the mayor and council.  There was never a positive commitment from anyone.  … [Read More...]


Sorrento citizen asks police chief to step down

On November 4th the voters of Sorrento, tired of the embarrassment and lawsuits, spoke decisively by a margin of 2 to 1 to abolish the Police Department and the position of Police Chief. Fern, you are not … [Read More...]


Lacombe’s resignation letter insults Gonzales and its citizens

Dear Editor: I tried to email (I am thrilled to call him) FORMER Gonzales Councilman Gary Lacombe the following correspondence in reference to his letter of resignation yesterday. “Councilman: As … [Read More...]

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