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Chuck LeBlanc challenges Gary Lacombe at a recent meeting.

SaveGonzales officially files Vessel/Lacombe recall petitions with Louisiana Secretary of State

“A group of concerned citizens called SaveGonzales announces that they have filed separate petitions with the Louisiana Secretary of State seeking recall elections for Gonzales City Councilmen Timothy Vessel and Gary Lacombe,” reads a press release issued earlier today. The petitions were filed at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, April 23. The group  is co-chaired by Gonzales residents, Chuck LeBlanc and Wandetta Reynard, as are the recall petitions. “Over the past 16 months, the two councilmen have been more concerned with playing politics than serving the people that they were elected to represent. In the wake of council disagreements over zoning changes, operating … [Read More...]

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Gonzales pair arrested on drug charges

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Tony Bacala reports … [More...]

Chuck LeBlanc challenges Gary Lacombe at a recent meeting.

SaveGonzales officially files Vessel/Lacombe recall petitions with Louisiana Secretary of State

“A group of concerned citizens called SaveGonzales announces … [More...]

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Donaldsonville Council holds back support of bayou work

The Donaldsonville City Council expressed interest in … [More...]

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2014 Food Festival delivers finest in local cuisine

The Gonzales Rotary Club sponsored the 2014 Food Festival at … [More...]

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Volunteer Ascension Community Partnership Spotlight: Atmos Energy

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


Latest Business Headlines

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Cajun Livin’ and Cookin’ to hold Crawfish Boiling/Eating Contests at Galvez Hardware

If you've got what it takes to make some of the greatest mud bugs around, seasoned to perfection, then Galvez Hardware is inviting you to register for their Crawfish Boiling Contest hosted by The Cajun Livin' … [Read More...]

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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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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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Lastest Sports Headlines

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33rd Annual St. Amant High Booster Club Extravanganza coming soon

The 33rd Annual St. Amant High School Booster Club Extravaganza Saturday Night will take place Saturday, April 26 from 7 p.m. until midnight. The Extravaganza is a fun-filled night of food and entertainment … [Read More...]

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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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Latest Education Headlines

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Prairieville native awarded LSU University College’s Dr. Mahlon P. Poche, Jr. Scholarship

LSU University College presented its annual “Celebration of Excellence” Spring Awards program on April 1 at The Club on Union Square. University College awarded $64,000 through 55 scholarships, ten LSU faculty … [Read More...]

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Galvez Primary first graders visit Global Wildlife Center

Galvez Primary first graders and their teachers visited the Global Wildlife Center recently. The students have been studying animal habitats, focusing on how animals benefit from their environment. The … [Read More...]

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St. Amant High students create digital art

Through an Ascension Fund grant provide by Southwest Computer Bureau, St. Amant High School art students have access to an iPad that allows them to create and access digital images of their artwork that they … [Read More...]

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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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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

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Couvillon to address Pachyderms of GBR

Political analyst, consultant and Louisiana native, John Couvillon, will be the featured speaker at the Pachyderms of Greater Baton Rouge meeting on Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jing Du Chinese & … [Read More...]

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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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Lastest Announcements Headlines

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Parish Council meeting agenda

A meeting of the Ascension Parish Council will take place Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. at the Ascension Parish Courthouse in Gonzales. Below is the agenda for the meeting. 1. Call to Order / Invocation … [Read More...]

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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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