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October Monthly Membership Luncheon, Thursday, October 8th

Don't miss October's Monthly Membership Luncheon! This event will feature a Meet and Greet with local political candidates beginning at 11:00am. The Ascension Chamber of Commerce firmly believes that it is … [Read More...]

Treasury Uncovers $35 Million For Insurance Beneficiaries

BATON ROUGE, LA - Audits of life insurance company policies have uncovered $35 million that should have been paid to Louisiana residents, State Treasurer John Kennedy announced today. "We comb through … [Read More...]

Action Therapy & Wellness Open House

Action Therapy & Wellness will be having an open house October 8th from 3pm - 8pm at our office 211 E. Worthy Rd. Gonzales, La. We will be having a meet and greet with our therapists, a Fletcher Pilates® … [Read More...]

LSU baseball coach Mainieri addresses Leadership Ascension alumni

GONZALES – LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri served as the guest speaker at the Leadership Ascension 2015 Conference Wednesday at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center. Leadership Ascension is an innovative … [Read More...]

Sport Clips hosts ribbon cutting for Gonzales location

GONZALES – The Ascension Chamber of Commerce welcomed Sport Clips Haircuts' newest location at 2706 S. Cabela's Parkway, Suite 110 during a ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon. “We are very happy to be here,” … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

Gators thump South Terrebonne to remain unbeaten

ST. AMANT – St. Amant High School scored four touchdowns in the first quarter and cruised to a 48-21 non-district victory over South Terrebonne Friday night at The Pit to remain undefeated on the season under … [Read More...]

Griffins can’t keep pace with Zachary, Scott

GEISMAR – Dutchtown High School grabbed the lead in the third quarter but couldn't keep pace with Zachary in a 44-34 non-district loss on Friday night at Griffin Field. Zachary quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. … [Read More...]

Football, volleyball results/schedule

Football results Friday Zachary 44, Dutchtown 34 East Ascension 17, St. Charles Catholic 14 St. Amant 48, South Terrebonne 21 West Feliciana 45, Donaldsonville 22 White Castle 38, Ascension Catholic … [Read More...]

Lady Lions fall to Runnels in five sets

BATON ROUGE – Ascension Christian High School fell to Runnels 22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 11-25, 15-9 in a non-district matchup Wednesday evening. The Lady Lions (3-9, 1-0), under coach Holly Jennings, picked up … [Read More...]

Lady Gators finish strong over Dutchtown in Annual Geaux Pink matchup to move atop 4-I

ST. AMANT – St. Amant High School rallied from a first set loss to win the next three and claim a 23-25, 25-12, 25-22, 25-19 District 4-I victory over Dutchtown in the Eighth Annual Geaux Pink match Thursday … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Christina Turner crowned 2015 Dutchtown Homecoming Queen

GEISMAR – Dutchtown High School principal Carli Francois crowned Christina Turner the 2015 Homecoming Queen during half-time of the school's football game with Zachary Friday night at Griffin Field. Turner … [Read More...]

Gonzales Primary 4H Officers

Gonzales Primary 4-H Club elected officers on October 2nd.  President-Abril Garcia, Vice President-Jonaya Northern, Secretary-Naylie Owens and Treasurer-Charlay Videau.   … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School Hosts First Nine Weeks Family Tech Night

Gonzales Middle School hosted its First Nine Weeks Family Tech Night on Monday, September 28, 2015. Gonzales Middle School works collaboratively with parents and students to engage them in thinking and problem … [Read More...]

School Board panel sets project list for 2016 bond proposal

GONZALES – The Ascension Parish School Board confirmed 14 projects Tuesday they would like to see move forward, including a new middle school and three new primary schools, with funding from a $120 million bond … [Read More...]

Gonzales Primary Students Use New Research Database

Ms. Kimberly Moran’s students using Pebble Go Database to complete a research assignment.  This Database was purchased with an Ascension Fund Grant provided by the Rotary Club of Gonzales.   … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Safety is Priority When Sharing Food

Baton Rouge, La. – At the Red Stick Food Swap, cooks and crafters share their wares with fellow swappers. Items must be homemade or homegrown, and if it is a food item, prepared safely. "When you share your … [Read More...]

Producers hear benefits of promoting locally grown foods

LAFAYETTE, La. – Consumers who want locally grown food have expanded the market for selling vegetables and other agricultural products to restaurants and groceries, LSU AgCenter experts advised small producers … [Read More...]

Homestead Purple verbena is a Louisiana Super Plant

Louisiana gardeners have long been familiar with verbenas. These generally low-growing plants produce clusters of showy flowers in a wide variety of colors. Homestead Purple verbena is considered one of the … [Read More...]

Reversing Female Pattern Baldness – Ask Mandy

Dear Mandy, My hair is getting very thin, especially in the front. I've thought about buying a wig, but don't want to take that route just yet. My question is, in your opinion, what can I do to help this or … [Read More...]

How to Lose Weight When You Don’t Have Time for Exercise

If your schedule is already full, finding the time to exercise can be daunting. Between long days at the office, shuttling kids around to soccer practice, and taking care of your home, you may feel like you … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

PAR Releases the Guide to the 2015 Constitutional Amendments

Dear PAR Friends and Colleagues, The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana today released the PAR Guide to the 2015 Constitutional Amendments . The Guide explains the potential impact of the four … [Read More...]

Gubernatorial candidate Dardenne kicks off statewide tour at Country Kitchen

GONZALES – Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne kicked off his statewide Open Door Tour Wednesday evening in front of approximately 100 people during buffet dinner at Country Kitchen. Designed to give voters a chance … [Read More...]

ACEC/L backs Constitutional Amendments 1 and 2

Oct. 1, 2015 - If Louisiana citizens want to put more money into repairing and expanding our transportation infrastructure without raising taxes, they should vote "yes" on  Constitutional Amendments 1 and 2 on … [Read More...]

Dardenne Begins Open Door Tour In Gonzales

BATON ROUGE- A hundred people showed up at the Country Kitchen in Gonzales last night for the first stop on the Dardenne for Governor Campaign’s Open Door Tour. The tour is designed to give voters a chance to … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish President candidates pitch Pelican Point Homeowners Association

GONZALES – As the election for Ascension Parish President draws ever closer, several candidates spoke before the Pelican Point Homeowners Association Tuesday evening to deliver their message. A total of five … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

Gardening in Ascension Parish – Just Keeps Growing!

The Ascension Parish Master Gardeners Association under the direction of the LSU AgCenter presents a fall series of educational workshops with gardening and landscaping tips geared to both novice and advanced … [Read More...]

Cancer Center to Provide Next-Generation Care to Ascension Parish

(Gonzales, La.) -Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, a nationally accredited leader in radiation therapy, premiered its patient-focused renovations and new technology at a special Open House on Thursday, Oct. 1. … [Read More...]

Changes Coming to Child Support Direct Payment Card Clients

BATON ROUGE - The State of Louisiana is transitioning to a new Stored Value Card for Child Support clients. All child support clients are urged to immediately verify their current mailing address with the … [Read More...]


BATON ROUGE — Cash is tight, and the holidays will be here before you know it.  Maybe the work-at-home opportunity you've heard about sounds like a winner, but Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell warns … [Read More...]

Local girls win Miss America Scholarship Title

The Crowning Moment had five local girls from the Alexandria and Baton Rouge area compete in the Miss Southern Oaks Scholarship Pageant held in Gonzales, LA on September 20, 2015. Layna Baker (Baker), Kyra … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Commentary and Analysis: Guns, Second Amendment, War

Another mass murder episode strikes us, this time in Oregon, my state. This time at a college. I teach at a university in Oregon and this gun problem is way past outrageous. Time to repeal the stupid Second … [Read More...]

“Do Unto Others”: Pope Francis’ Call to Action

Pope Francis called us to “Hope and healing, peace and justice” as he addressed Congress. “Summon the courage and the intelligence to resolve today’s many geopolitical and economic crises,” he said. “Our … [Read More...]

September 18th Marks Special Day for EA Football Team

Friday September 18th was a very special day for the members of the first East Ascension Spartan Football team. We were treated to a very special evening that we will all remember for the rest of our … [Read More...]

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and the Psychology of War

More than five years ago a soldier named Bowe Bergdahl left his U.S. Army unit in Afghanistan. He was captured, imprisoned in brutal conditions for five years, and finally released in a prisoner exchange in … [Read More...]

Sending Your Children Off to Safe Spaces in College

This is the time of year that many parents send their children off to college with the hope that they will learn, mature, become independent, have a great collegiate experience, but most of all, with the hope … [Read More...]

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