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Wood chopped, relationships build at conclaves

Wood chopped, relationships built at conclaves Writer: Tobie Blanchard at 225-578-5649 or BATON ROUGE, La. – Crosscut sawing, canoeing, duck calling and ax throwing are some of the events LSU College of Agriculture students participated in at forestry and wildlife conclaves. The conclaves are competitions among students from different universities. The Southern Forestry Conclave […]

Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension to hold fundraiser

All proceeds will help support CARA in their efforts to save dogs and cats in high kill shelters.

Obituary for Bena Sotile Matassa

Matthew 25:23, His master replied, “Well done good and faithful servant!” A lifetime resident of Donaldsonville, Bena Sotile Matassa passed away peacefully at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge on Saturday, January 3, 2015. She was born February 21, 1925, the fourth child of Rosa and Frank Sotile, Sr. She was a […]

Early voting numbers bode ill for Timothy Vessel

81% of Gonzales’ early voters voted to rid the city council of Timothy Vessel.  Early voting ballots have just been tabulated and Gonzales Councilman Timothy Vessel finds himself in a deep hole.  634 votes were cast “For”  his recall and 145 “Against.” As with every election, early votes are counted first.  Gonzales is comprised of […]

Awesome Art Exhibition Winners Announced

River Region Art Association is pleased to announce the winners of the Awesome Art Exhibition 2014.  Open to all ages, students and adults, the judged show was held October 11 & 12 at Gonzales City Hall. Oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, photography, and three-dimensional items were some of the 183 pieces of artwork on display from […]

Company request rezoning at site of old Albertsons supermarket in Gonzales

Gonzales Planning and Zoning took up the request to rezone nearly 3 acres in the heart of the city from C-1 to C-2 on Monday.  The parcel at issue is the land on N. Burnside very near its intersection with Airline Hwy which Albertson’s Grocery used to occupy. Three council members denied similar zoning requests within […]

Mary Landrieu makes campaign stop in Donaldsonville

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

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 […]