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International Barbeque Cookers Association State Championship winners bring home the bacon

A payout of $4,000 was awarded to the winners of the Alliance Safety Council’s Think Safe. Think Family. BBQ Cook-Off held September 6 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, LA. For the fifth consecutive … [Read More...]


Jimmy John’s celebrates Customer Appreciation Day

We've just heard from Jimmy John's in Gonzales, that they will be offering $1 subs today, Thursday September 18 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. as a way of showing thanks to their valued customers. Stop by and … [Read More...]

Owners of Center Stage Performing Arts Academy, Linda and Larry Schexnaydre, are pictured with Gonzales Rotarian, Rae Milano, and Gonzales Rotary President, Tim Pujol. The Schexnaydre’s were the guest speakers at the Gonzales Rotary Club’s meeting on September 16.

Gonzales Rotary welcomes owners of Center Stage

Who in Ascension Parish is not familiar with Center Stage Performing Arts Academy? The venerable school has been in existence since 2001, and over that time, many of its young and talented students have gone on … [Read More...]


Country’s fastest growing Primary Care House Calls Practice expanding to Prairieville

MD2U, a house-calls only, primary care medical practice, has expanded into Prairieville. This unique medical service for homebound patients is now available in the states of Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

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Friday Night Lights

It's another Friday night in the parish and we know what that means - FOOTBALL!! Tonight’s match-ups include: Ascension Catholic v. Christian Life (AWAY) Ascension Christian v. Ridgewood … [Read More...]


Gonzales Fraternal Order of Police still looking for golf tournament donations

The Gonzales Fraternal Order of Police, Jambalaya Lodge 16, will hold its 4th  Annual Golf Tournament at Pelican Point on September 29, 2014 at the Lakes Course. This fundraising event will help us to support … [Read More...]

Ascension Catholic topped Ascension Christian Tuesday. Photo by Michael Tortorich.

Ascension Catholic sweeps Ascension Christian in volleyball action

DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Catholic's volleyball team controlled the tempo Tuesday night and cruised to a 3-0 win over Ascension Christian. The homestanding Bulldogs topped the Lions 25-17, 25-15, and … [Read More...]

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St. Amant Wildcats host Walker Renegades

The St Amant Wildcats hosted the Walker Renegades at St Amant High on September 6. The B team was the only one to come up with a win this week. Well done to all teams and players! #23  Rashene Kelly runs … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines


Marcus announces candidacy for School Board

This is my official announcement of my candidacy for the office of Ascension Parish School Board, Seat 4-A. This election will be held on November 4th 2014.  I would be honored to be your next School Board … [Read More...]


Gonzales Middle School announces Teacher of the Year 2014-2015

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Tracey Creel, was recognized at the Ascension Parish School Board meeting by APSB Superintendent Patrice Pujol as the 2014-2015 Gonzales Middle School Teacher of the Year.  Ms. … [Read More...]


Department of Education seeking applications for child and adult care food program

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), through the Division of Nutrition Support, today announced it is gearing up to administer the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP provides healthy … [Read More...]


Galvez Primary kids learning about human body

Submitted by Ashley Whitcomb, Galvez Primary, 1st Grade Teacher First graders at Galvez Primary have been studying a unit on the human body. The students learned that the human body is a network of five … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

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So many volunteer opportunities!

Kids Kove Is Building this Weekend! We are so excited! Kidz Kove Discovery Park Community Build will be taking place September 19-21, 2014. This will involve the installation of the special equipment going … [Read More...]


Ascension’s Queen Sugar bids farewell to reign

There are not words adequate enough to express how wonderful my year as Queen Sugar has been. Someone once told me, “How lucky you are to have something so great that it is so hard to say goodbye”, and it could … [Read More...]

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Thumbs up or thumbs down?

The girls are back with a look at Dolphin Tale 2 Summary: The same team from Clearwater Marine Hospital in Dolphin Tale who saved Winter the dolphin by giving her a prosthetic tail have returned in … [Read More...]


Ascension GOP host keynote speaker

Richard Webre, Director of the Ascension Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, was the keynote speaker  at the Ascension GOP Roundtable on August 21st at Frank's in Prairieville. Ascension … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines


Intermittent lane closures scheduled

Intermittent lane closures are scheduled to begin on LA 30 between the Iberville Parish Line and Tanger Mall Blvd. in Gonzales.  These lane closures are needed for crews to perform all necessary work for the … [Read More...]


Parish Council meeting agenda

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL September 18, 2014 - 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE , 828 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales, LA 70737 AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll … [Read More...]


St. Amant Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary to hold benefit garage sale

STAVFD Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting Their Annual Garage Sale on September 20, 2014 from 7 – 4 pm. This year the location will be at Station 62 off of Hwy 431. - 14343 Hwy 431 St. Amant La 70774. We … [Read More...]


Gonzales Mayor to hold press conference

Mayor Barney Arceneaux will hold a press conference on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM at City Hall in Gonzales (120 S. Irma Blvd) to discuss vetoing the ordinances implementing the City of Gonzales’ … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor


Letter to the Editor: Resident says no to new tax

Dear Editor: I oppose the proposed property tax for recreation that will be on the November ballot! I don't believe it to be necessary because recreation is already more than adequately funded.  Before … [Read More...]


Letter to the Editor: More Recreation NOW!

We need more parks in Ascension Parish. Louisiana, if not the highest, is definitively in the top 5 in not only childhood obesity but obesity as a whole. Ascension Parish has the highest ratio of children to … [Read More...]


Letter to the Editor: Gonzales resident unhappy with recreation tax

As a resident of the city of Gonzales, I am satisfied with the park system in the city. Our city Council spends over a million dollars each year to keep our recreation facilities operating and supporting … [Read More...]


Letter to the Editor regarding Recreation tax

Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the recreation tax that will be on the upcoming Nov. 4th ballot. I hope you will share it with your readers. Why do the majority of taxes have … [Read More...]

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