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Ascension Parish President candidates participate in Chamber of Commerce forum

GONZALES – Three candidates for Ascension Parish President participated in an election forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night at the Parish Courthouse East Annex answering questions on topics ranging from … [More...]

Latest Business Headlines

Ascension Chamber of Commerce Political Forum 2015 YouTube Video Links

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce and the Ascension Parish Government have released the links to the Political Forum 2015 videos. Ascension Parish President - … [Read More...]

Ascension Chamber of Commerce releases Schedule for Forum 2015 replays

Ascension Chamber of Commerce released the dates and times that the Political Forum 2015 will be replayed on Ascension Parish Public Access Channel 21. (Cox or Eatel) 10/08/2015 - Thursday 1:30pm Parish … [Read More...]

Michael Decoteau, P.E. Joins SJB Group, LLC as Engineering Roadway Design, Quality Control Manager

BATON ROUGE, LA– SJB Group, LLC today announced that Mr. Michael S. Decoteau, P.E. has joined the firm as Engineering Roadway Design/Quality Control Manager, reporting to Mr. Wilfred Barry, P.E., P.L.S., … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish President candidates participate in Chamber of Commerce forum

GONZALES – Three candidates for Ascension Parish President participated in an election forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night at the Parish Courthouse East Annex answering questions on topics … [Read More...]

Holton to Address October GOP Roundtable

Christopher Holton, Vice President of Education and Outreach with the Center for Security Policy, a Washington DC-based national security think tank, will be the featured speaker at the Ascension GOP … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

LSU, Red Cross team to support South Carolina relief efforts

BATON ROUGE, Oct. 7, 2015 — LSU’s partnership with the American Red Cross during disaster relief efforts continues this weekend as South Carolina heads to Tiger Stadium for a home-away-from-home game. Red … [Read More...]

Lady Bulldogs sweep St. John to stay atop 3-V

DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Catholic High School swept St. John-Plaquemine 25-13, 25-22, 25-20 Wednesday evening to remain atop District 3-V standings in first place. The Lady Bulldogs (18-8, 4-0), coached by … [Read More...]

LSU Encourages Community to Welcome South Carolina Fans and Team

BATON ROUGE – Ten years ago, LSU was forced to move a home football game to Arizona State University and the Sun Devil community welcomed Tiger fans with open arms. Now, with the LSU vs. South Carolina game … [Read More...]

St. Amant Homecoming activities

St. Amant Gators Homecoming Parade will begin at 6:00 p.m on Thursday, October 8, from STA.  We will take a right onto Highway 431 and proceed to the red light at Highway 429.  We will take a left at this light … [Read More...]

Kickoff Time, Ticket Info for LSU-USC Football

Baton Rouge, LA - The following is ticket and parking information for Saturday’s game between LSU and South Carolina in Tiger Stadium. Kickoff for the LSU-South Carolina contest is for 2:30 p.m. CT. Network … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

RPCC Faculty Nurse One of the Best in the State

Gonzales - Nurse Tamika Maracalin, RN, BSN, who is a faculty member of River Parishes Community College, has been named one of the top 100 nurses in Louisiana. Maracalin was placed among the best by the Top … [Read More...]

School Board approves project list for 2016 bond proposal

DONALDSONVILLE – The Ascension Parish School Board approved a list of 14 projects at its regular meeting Tuesday evening they would like to pay for with a $120 million bond proposal being planned to be brought … [Read More...]

Gonzales Primary brothers donate books!

Gonzales Primary Library received over 100 books on October 1, 2015.   They were  donated by  brothers, Trevor  & Harold .  The library greatly appreciates their generosity.   … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School September Bulldog Buck Bonanza Winners

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Gonales Middle School announced the September Bulldog Buck Bonanza Winners. Students earn Bulldog Bucks throughout the month for academics and positive behavior. They use the … [Read More...]

Reid Gomez wins the 2015-2016 Central Primary Fifth Grade Dodgeball Championship

On Wednesday, September 30, Reid Gomez won the 2015-2016 Central Primary Fifth Grade Dodgeball Championship. After weeks of preliminary competition, 12 finalists competed to be grade champion. Gomez, 11, is the … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Volunteers, Visitors make Corn Maze Festival Successful

BATON ROUGE, La. – More than 100 volunteers monitored people in the corn maze, managed the giant slingshot and hay mountain, served refreshments, oversaw the pumpkin-painting area and contributed much more as … [Read More...]

Garden Success Comes from Proper Plant Selection

We are entering the prime planting season for hardy trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials in Louisiana, which runs through early March. That makes this a great time for planning landscaping … [Read More...]

7 Makeup Mistakes that Age You – Ask Mandy

Dear Mandy, I think I'm in a makeup rut. Every time I try to put on makeup, I feel like it makes me look older. What used to work for me doesn't look good anymore. What am I doing wrong? This is a great … [Read More...]

How to Become the Scary Trick-Or-Treat House on Halloween

Everyone who has ever been out trick-or-treating on Halloween remembers that one house that every kid in the neighborhood was hesitant to go up to. The decorations were just so complex and scary, you were … [Read More...]

Fried Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Savory swiss cheese and honey ham inside a crunchy layer of thin-cut fried chicken. It will melt in your mouth! Cordon bleu, which is French for "blue ribbon", was a dish created for royalty in the 1500's due … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

Louisiana Lawsuit Fairness PAC Announces Legislative Endorsements

Baton Rouge, LA (Oct. 6, 2015)—The Louisiana Lawsuit Fairness Political Action Committee, (LLFPAC) today announced their endorsement of 47 candidates who are running to serve the people of Louisiana in the … [Read More...]

Early Voting Begins Saturday, runs through October 17th

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is encouraging all Louisianians eligible to vote in the Saturday, October 24, 2015 Gubernatorial Primary Election to consider voting early. Early voting begins on SATURDAY, … [Read More...]

Cassidy, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Health IT Systems

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen accountability and improve transparency in health information technology (IT) … [Read More...]

Senator Brown Sweeps Multiple Endorsements

State Senator Troy Brown has been offered endorsements by numerous elected officials, organizations, and business leaders as he seeks re-election to the District 2 Senate seat. According to former District 58 … [Read More...]

Do You Know About the upcoming Amendments 1 & 2 on the ballot?

Oct. 6, 2015 - The Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL) Board of Directors is endorsing Constitutional Amendments 1 and 2, both of which will improve Louisiana's ports and strengthen our economy without raising … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

APSO Christmas Crusades Program Underway

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Annual Christmas Crusades program is underway for the 2015 holiday season. “This year’s program, now in its 18th year, has provided thousands of children in our … [Read More...]

City of Gonzales accepting sealed bids

Gonzales, LA - The City of Gonzales is accepting bids on a 1,582 sq. ft. wooden framed home located in front of Tee Joe Park at 624 Orice Roth Road in Gonzales. Proposals will be received by City Clerk, Clay … [Read More...]

Canary Islanders Heritage Society Meeting

On Saturday, October 3 members of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana gathered at the Baton Rouge Bluebonnet Library to celebrate the 19th anniversary of its founding and the 237th anniversary of … [Read More...]

ACOA Weekly Calendar, October 12-16

October 12 Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m. Beading Club, Gonzales 9:00 a.m., Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m. Bourre’ Card Group, Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m. October 13 Sounds of … [Read More...]

Take Back the Night set for Oct. 26 at Jambalaya Park

GONZALES – The Iris Domestic Violence Center will host its annual Take Back the Night event Monday, Oct. 26 at the Jambalaya Park. The event, which recognizes victims of domestic abuse, begins with a … [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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