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Early College Option combines high school and college

A new high school option is now available for students who'd like to get an early start on their college education. Early College Option is part of Ascension Parish Public Schools and has also partnered with River Parishes Community College to offer both high school and college credits simultaneously. In its first year, Early College Option currently has about 30 students enrolled. Previously a social studies teacher at Dutchtown High School, Julian Surla is now the head administrator and principal of this school, which is situated on RPCC's campus. It will be moving with the rest of the college to the new campus in July. "This program is for kids who want that head start in life," … [Read More...]

Latest Community News

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Volunteer Ascension Community Partnership Spotlight: Atmos Energy

"With almost 5000 employees and 3.2 million customers spread … [More...]

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APSO introduces new hires

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is happy to announce … [More...]

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6th District Candidate talks issues

In January, Dr. Charles “Trey” Thomas, III declared his … [More...]

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Gulf Oil Disaster’s impacts to Wildlife and Habitat still unaddressed four years later

  Four years after the Gulf oil disaster began, … [More...]

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Gonzales PD celebrates birthday

If you heard a lot of shouting from the Gonzales Police … [More...]


Latest Business Headlines

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St. Elizabeth Hospital to host 7th annual luncheon on women’s health

GONZALES - St. Elizabeth Hospital Women's Advisory Council will be hosting its 7th annual parish-wide luncheon on women’s health at Elegant Affairs in Gonzales on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 11:30 AM-1:00 … [Read More...]

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Gonzales Hardware employee wins sales award

Recently, Jake Wilson, an employee of Gonzales Hardware, was presented an award for outstanding sales of Exmark lawnmowers. The award was presented by R.W. Distributors, who are Gonzales Hardware's Exmark … [Read More...]

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literacy by encouraging children ages 6-12 to experience chemistry through safe, fun, engaging experiments and demonstrations.

BASF and LASM continue to create chemistry with local schools and community

BASF and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum will again provide BASF Kids' Lab classes to area schools and the community. BASF is funding the award winning Kids' Lab chemistry program and offering new class … [Read More...]

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Debby Anselmo Wealth Management Group holds ribbon cutting

Debby Anselmo Wealth Management Group held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, announcing the opening of their location at 41038 LA Highway 42, Prairieville, LA  70769. Debby Anselmo Wealth … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

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St. Amant girls play host in first LHSAA playoff game

St. Amant will host Chalmette High School in a first round LHSAA Playoff Game on Tuesday, April 22nd, at Lady Gator Park at 5:00. Admission will be $6.00 for Adults, $4.00 for Students. Please remember … [Read More...]

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St. Amant High cheerleaders announce summer mini camp

The St. Amant High School Cheerleaders will sponsor and host a cheer mini camp for girls and squads ages 4-14 from June 16-20 at the Gold Dome. The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. each day. The … [Read More...]

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Ascension Heat asking teams to “Turn Da Heat Up”

The Ascension Heat Basketball organization is hosting their second annual "Turn Da Heat Up Shootout" on May 17 and 18. All games will take place within the parish, and teams of boys in the 3rd - 8th grade … [Read More...]

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Dutchtown High Cheerleaders honored for St. Jude fundraising

For the third year in a row, Varsity teamed up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to support its life saving mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

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Early College Option combines high school and college

A new high school option is now available for students who'd like to get an early start on their college education. Early College Option is part of Ascension Parish Public Schools and has also partnered with … [Read More...]

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East Ascension High 2014 Cooperative Marketing Class bids fond farewell to employers

The East Ascension High Class of 2014 Cooperative Marketing Class held an appreciation luncheon for employers on Thursday, April 17. Held at the Clarion Inn Conference Center, students presented plaques to … [Read More...]

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Carver Primary uses Ascension Fund grant to further technology-based learning

Students at G.W. Carver Primary are reaping the benefits of an Ascension Fund School Impact Grant that was awarded to the school this year.  The grant was written to purchase iPads and apps that allow teachers … [Read More...]

Mrs. Lynn Moak’s eight grade literature class at St. Theresa Middle designed costumes for a Victorian tea after reading Charles Dicken’s “The Christmas Carol.” (left to right) Morgan Cochran, Allison Rodrigue, Kristina Midence, Breanna Berteau, Carly Gautreau, and Caroline Tousinau.

An Elegant Victorian Tea at St. Theresa Middle

Eighth grade students in Mrs. Lynn Moak’s English class held a Victorian Tea at St. Theresa Middle on March 25, 2014 as part of a classroom assignment after reading Charles Dicken’s “The Christmas … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Pictured are Michelle Hyatt, Beau Diez, Crystal Broudloche, Tracy Browning, Ray Stonemark, and Ms. Dot Costin, who loaned the American Flag.

CAPE Project provides veterans’ display case

The Council on Aging for Progressive Evolution (CAPE) Project has partnered with the Ascension Council on Aging and provided a veterans' display case at the Gonzales Senior Center. They plan to fill the … [Read More...]

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COEA Employee(s) of the Month for April 2014

On April 4, 2014 at The Arc of East Ascension supervisors, coordinators, managers and the executive director meet to honor the nominees and announce the winner(s) of the Employee of the Month with a reception … [Read More...]

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2014 Center Stage STARS Company presents Variety Show

Center Stage Performing Arts Academy is set to present their 2014 Variety Show. The evening promises to be a fun filled extravaganza of song and dance for the whole family featuring Center Stage's award-winning … [Read More...]

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Could you be a host family to a foreign exchange student?

International Student Exchange, otherwise known as ISE USA, is a non-profit organization that brings exchange students to the United States to live with loving American host families. Our goal of bringing … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

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Casting call to search for 2015 Go Red for Women National Spokesperson

WHO:               The American Heart Association and Baton Rouge General Medical Center   WHAT:             Go Red For Women Casting Call - Sharing personal stories of heart disease to help save lives by … [Read More...]

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Ascension Senior Citizen Soc Hop set for Friday, April 25

GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Tuesday the next Ascension Senior Citizen Soc Hop is scheduled for Friday, April 25. The event will take place at the Ascension Gym located at … [Read More...]

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Council on Aging Weekly Calendar

April 21 Nutrition Ed, LSU Ag center, P. Mason, Gonzales 10:00 a.m. Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m. Beading Club, Gonzales 9:00 a.m., Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m. April … [Read More...]

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Countil on Aging weekly calendar

April 21 Nutrition Ed, LSU Ag center, P. Mason, Gonzales 10:00 a.m. Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m. Beading Club, Gonzales 9:00 a.m., Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m. April … [Read More...]

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