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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 […]

Santa photo session benefits local toy drives


Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’ll be posing for photos to support a good cause. Set for Saturday, December 7, Santa will be “saying cheese” and checking Christmas lists at 606 Iberville Street in Donaldsonville. From 6-9 p.m., he’ll be hanging out on the porch of Gonzales Middle School Principal Lori Charlet’s home. […]

Donaldsonville Council holds off on public works building


The Donaldsonville City Council decided this week to re-bid its public works building project. In a vote Tuesday at City Hall, councilmen unanimously chose to allow more time to obtain the necessary funding for the project, which is part of an agreement between the city and the Parish of Ascension. The city plans to use […]

Total recall? Mayor Lambert the next to face recall in Sorrento


Two Sorrento citizens trekked to Essen Lane in Baton Rouge to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office to file their recall petition which seeks to unseat Mayor Mike Lambert.  Brian Sisk will chair the recall effort with Donald Trabeaux acting as vice-chair.  Their action follows the recall petition filed against Sorrento Councilman Randy Anny on Wednesday. […]

Sugar cane truck recovered from bayou in Donaldsonville

A loaded sugar cane truck rolled into Bayou Lafourche Wednesday evening in Donaldsonville. Three heavy-duty wreckers were needed to remove the truck. Photo by Donaldsonville Fire Chief Chuck Montero.

A truck with a trailer loaded with sugar cane submerged into Bayou Lafourche in Donaldsonville just before sunset Wednesday evening. The incident occurred behind Pizza Hut, along Hwy. 1, drawing a host of onlookers. Witnesses on the scene reported that the truck was recovered at around 10 p.m. Three heavy-duty wreckers were needed to pull […]

Donaldsonville preparing for Saturday’s Avenue Evening Stroll

Donaldsonville Avenue Evening Stroll

Volunteers could be seen Wednesday along Railroad Avenue as they prepared for this weekend’s annual community showcase event. The weather was sunny and warm, but the temperature will soon dip lower in the coming days. The chill in the air means the holiday season is on the way, and every November, the Donaldsonville Downtown Development […]

Recall petition filed against Randy Anny


This morning at 10:00 a.m., Ivan Bernuchaux Jr., a former candidate for Sorrento Town Council, along with Doris Lee, visited the Secretary of State’s office on Essen Lane to file an official petition to recall current Councilman Randy Anny.  Lee has been designated the Chairman while Bernachaux will act as Co-Chair. They now have 180 days […]