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Town of Sorrento seeking sewer expansion along La. 22

SORRENTO – The Sorrento Town Council authorized their hired engineering firm All South Engineers to gather data and come back with an estimate about how much it would cost to expand sewer along La. 22 to tie into original or parish ponds during a regular meeting Tuesday. Engineer Jarret Bauer of All South told the council he would determine what is where and how to move forward. The firm was … [More...]

Latest Business Headlines

Keller Williams Realty First Choice Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Keller Williams Realty First Choice held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, April 19th to celebrate their new office opening at 17111 Commerce Center Drive, Prairieville. Keller Williams First Choice … [Read More...]

Leadership Ascension Graduates its 21st Class

Leadership Ascension, a program of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce, was proud to graduate its 21st Leadership Class at Clarion Inn & Conference Center on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. There were 35 … [Read More...]

Investar Bank Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Investar Bank is commemorating its 10th anniversary across Southeast Louisiana Tuesday. “We would like to thank our customers who have been loyal to us over the years and welcomed us into their amazing … [Read More...]

The 23rd Judicial District Bar Association Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners

The 23rd Judicial District Bar Association is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual scholarship awards.  Since 2006, the Bar Association has provided annual scholarships to qualified applicants … [Read More...]

Andre Gauthier is in the 2016 AIOPIA’S 10 Best in Louisiana For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Louisiana’s Personal Injury Attorney Andre Gauthier as 2016 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

LSU’s Ben Simmons selected No. 1 in 2016 NBA Draft by 76ers

NEW YORK - LSU All-America point-forward Ben Simmons realized his dream Thursday night when National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver called his name at the Barclays Center as the first pick of … [Read More...]

St. Amant’s Briggs Bourgeois commits to Southern Mississippi as kicker

ST. AMANT – St. Amant High School's Briggs Bourgeois announced his commitment to accept a football scholarship from Southern Mississippi as a kicker via Twitter Monday. Bourgeois attended a camp in … [Read More...]

G&A Post 81 splits doubleheader with Southland Hogs

GEISMAR – The Gauthier & Amedee American Legion Post 81 baseball team split a doubleheader with the Southland Hogs last Wednesday at Dutchtown's Griffin Park. Post 81 (10-4), coached by Conrad Gayle, … [Read More...]

St. Amant, EA, D’ville compete in 2016 Adidas/Airo Louisiana 7-on-7 Championship

ST. AMANT – Over 40 teams competed in the 2016 Adidas/Airo Louisiana 7-on-7 Championship last week including St. Amant, East Ascension and Donaldsonville. St. Amant hosted the event and the Gators' defensive … [Read More...]

Ascension All Stars 15U Blue wins the 2016 District Tournament

Ascension 15U Blue wins the 2016 District Tournament. Ascension traveled to Golden Meadow, La this weekend to take home the District Championship to Ascension Parish. All the players and coached fought hard and … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

School Board sets new superintendent search timeline, reserves right to stop process and appoint

GONZALES – The Ascension Parish School Board reviewed a new timeline for its superintendent search but reserves the right to stop the process and appoint its next superintendent at any time following a 30-day … [Read More...]

LSU Chemistry Experiment Aboard Historic Suborbital Space Flight

An experiment led by LSU Chemistry Professor John Pojman was aboard the historic flight by Blue Origin today. LSU was one of three universities, including Purdue University and Braunschweig University of … [Read More...]

SAMS PBIS Splash Day 2016

St. Amant Middle School celebrated their second annual PBIS Splash Day on May 24, 2016.  Splash Day is a celebratory event organized to commend the students of St. Amant Middle School who met a set behavior … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish School Board Meeting Agendas

DATE:            Tuesday, June 21, 2016 TIME:             6:30 PM PLACE OF MEETING: Ascension Parish Courthouse, Courthouse Annex, Council Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Room 201, 828 South Irma Boulevard, … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School Students Participate in Music Camp

Students from Gonzales Middle School participated in a three-day regional music history and performance Music Camp sponsored by Shell Chemical (Geismar). The camp was held on the grounds of the … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Be cautious when gardening in summer

When you walk outside this time of year, the heat and humidity are almost unbearable. At times, you can hardly breathe. Imagine you are a plant in your landscape, enduring the heat day after day, night after … [Read More...]

Sweet and Spicy Pickles Recipe

Anyone who grows a plentiful cucumber crop in the garden knows the struggle when you're burned out on salads and can't give any more of the dang things away. Well, this is a great solution that taste great on … [Read More...]

Tomato and Purple Basil Caprese Salad Recipe

If you've never tried a Caprese Salad before, you are truly in for a treat. Caprese salad is a very simple Italian salad, usually made with sweet, green basil, seasonally-ripe Roma tomatoes, and sliced … [Read More...]

Thumbs up or Thumbs Down: Finding Dory

13 years after Finding Nemo smashed the box office, Finding Dory, the sequel, made its much anticipated debut. Though this new Pixar movie was aimed towards children, the main audience consisted of late … [Read More...]

Louisiana state 4-H, FFA horse show set for July 9-13 in Gonzales

4-H and FFA youth from throughout Louisiana will compete in the 47th Annual LSU AgCenter 4-H and FFA State Horse Show on July 9-13 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. The purpose of the horse program … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

Gov. Edwards Signs Rep. Berthelot’s House Bill 834

Governor John Bel Edwards has signed Representative Johnny Berthelot’s House Bill (HB) 834. HB 834 clarifies the process for collection of court costs in suits involving public bodies.  The bill assists public … [Read More...]

Treasurer: Indictment Shows Budget Costs Can Be Controlled

The recent indictment of leaders of a New Orleans nonprofit organization demonstrates that the state could control budget costs with a little effort, said State Treasurer John Kennedy. "It was called … [Read More...]

Author, Humberto Fontova, will address Pachyderms of GBR

Author, columnist and public speaker, Humberto Fontova, will be the featured speaker at the Pachyderms of GBR meeting on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at On the Border, 2552 Citiplace Ct. Baton Rouge, … [Read More...]

Graves Tells Regulators to “PROVE IT”

Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced bipartisan legislation today in the US House of Representatives to bring fairness, transparency and accountability to the federal regulatory system – the PROVE IT Act … [Read More...]

Attorney General Jeff Landry Offers Summer Tips for Online Safety and Security

June is Internet Safety Month, and Attorney General Jeff Landry is challenging Louisiana families to educate themselves about online safety and security this Summer.  “With school out for Summer, many kids … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

Ascension Parish Senior Soc Hop Renamed Garney Gautreau Senior Soc Hop

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa officially renamed the Ascension Parish Senior Soc Hop as the Garney Gautreau Senior Soc Hop in honor of the late community servant leader, Mr. Garney Gautreau. “Garney … [Read More...]

ACOA Weekly Calendar Updates ( June 27th – July 1st )

June 27 Nutrition Updates, Southern Ag Center, Lisa Weber, Donaldsonville 11:00 a.m. Bingo Sponsor, Azalea Estates, Gonzales 9:30 a.m. Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville, 9:30 a.m. Gonzales 10:45 a.m. Beading … [Read More...]

Road or Lane Status I-10: I-10/US 61 Westbound On Ramp In Ascension Parish

I-10 Northbound and Southbound near the intersection of US 61/I-10 in Ascension Parish, will have shoulder closures on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 and Thursday, June 23, 2016. Westbound inside shoulder will be … [Read More...]

Parish President Proclaims Shirley Bourque Day in Ascension Parish

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa proclaimed June 16, 2016 as Shirley Bourque Day in Ascension Parish. President Matassa read the proclamation aloud during the parish council meeting in Gonzales on June … [Read More...]

First United Methodist Church of Gonzales Vacation Bible School

First United Methodist Church in Gonzales, LA Vacation Bible School starts Sunday, June 26 at 5:40pm and continues each night until Thursday, June 30! We will serve free supper at 5:40pm and start the fun at … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor


Recently, we asked for public support of our Louisiana CASA program and our state legislators heard our voice loud & clear:  CHILDREN ARE IMPORTANT! Public support is making an impact. House Bill 69 by … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor – CASA needs your help!

By now, everyone is aware of Louisiana's budget deficits and pressing financial situation. Your voice has never been more important and children need your help! There are 17 local CASA (Court Appointed … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor – A Path to Improving Louisiana’s Job Base and Struggling Economy

A newly released report from Chief Executive magazine on the Best and Worst States for Business brings additional news confirming what we already know: Louisiana’s national reputation as a “judicial hellhole” … [Read More...]

More State Government Contracts

Louisiana state government has at least 18,710 consultants on its payroll. I say "at least" because the sad fact is, according to the Legislative Auditor, the state doesn't even know the exact number of … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor: Parish President responds to controversy regarding taped recordings

I am respectfully writing this letter so that the people of Ascension Parish fully understand the issues related to the news stories and controversy regarding the recent release of a taped recording where my … [Read More...]

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