Mary Landrieu makes campaign stop in Donaldsonville

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has lunch Thursday with Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy Sullivan at The Grapevine Cafe in Donaldsonville. Photo by Michael Tortorich.

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu visited Donaldsonville Thursday, where she had lunch and met with several local officials and residents. Fresh off a debate Wednesday night at LSU, Landrieu brought her “I’m With Mary” campaign to Ascension Parish’s seat, along with NBC News’ Meet the Voters with Chuck Todd. Challenging Landrieu, a Democrat first elected in […]

Weekly Arrest Reports


The below is a listing of arrest reports from the Gonzales Police Department from September 11 – 17 Keri L Norder, 29, of 44037 Lake Village Dr., was arrested on September 11 on a charge of failure to appear/bench warrant Alena Jackson, 19, of 17550 Bay Park Rd., was arrested on September 11 on a […]

Cassidy announces Service Academy appointees

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Today, Congressman Bill Cassidy M.D. (R-LA) announced that the following students from the Sixth Congressional District of Louisiana accepted appointments to America’s Service Academies:   John Greer, Prairieville, U.S. Military Academy (Dutchtown High School) Matthew Macias, Prairieville, U.S. Naval Academy (Dutchtown High School) Kyle Salles, Luling, U.S. Naval Academy (Hahnville High School) Colby Stewart, Houma, […]

Ascension Parish Veterans Memorial Park recognized By Gonzales Garden Club


Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez recently announced that the Gonzales Garden Club has chosen the parish’s Veterans Memorial Park as the Commercial Landscape Winner for the month of May.   “We couldn’t be more excited and proud to be chosen for this award,” said President Martinez. “We want to thank the Ascension Veterans Park Committee […]

Project Update: Hwy. 42 Widening from U.S. 61 to Hwy. 44


The clearing, grubbing and utility moving project is slated to be complete by the end of this year. The main component of this project consists of a new parish sewer system on the south side. Once the utilities have been substantially moved, then we will let the road construction project which is currently scheduled to let […]

Initial indications reveal death by drowning


Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the death of a 56-year-old man, Danny Deville of Melville, La., who was found underneath his truck in the flooded parking lot at his place of employment. According to Chief Deputy Tony Bacala a business on Babin Road in Duplessis decided to allow employees to go home at about 11:00 a.m […]

The Creole Poll – Vote Today!


  Disclaimer online polls are not intended to be a scientific sample of local opinion. Instead, they are a way for readers to share their views on the news with reporters and editors and with fellow web site users. Respondents are not randomly selected, but select themselves to vote on a specific question. In […]

EA Rotary talks diabetic health


Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Ms. Lauren Jones of St. Elizabeth’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program was the guest speaker at the January 7 breakfast meeting of the East Ascension Rotary Club. Ms. Jones provided diabetic health care guidelines in an informative and entertaining presentation Pictured above from Left to right are: Rotarian Donald Songy, […]

Earl Theriot’s 180: will patrol Sorrento according to Sheriff Wiley


The Creole contacted Sheriff Jeff Wiley Thursday with the intention to ask him to expand upon his thoughts regarding Sorrento Chief of Police Earl Theriot’s refusal to patrol the town.  In stark contrast to the day before, a downright jovial Sheriff Wiley said that he received a call from Theriot who informed that he would […]

Gonzales Councilman convicted of misdemeanor offense


Gonzales Councilman Timothy Vessel, Sr. was found guilty of Attempted Theft of Utilities in Ascension Parish Court on Wednesday and sentenced to pay a $100 fine and court costs, or face 30 days in jail.  Vessel was charged with the misdemeanor offense toward the end of 2012 when his Verna St. residence was being built […]