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creole_FB_milestone4 now has over 27,000 Facebook Fans!

Wow! Today we exceeded 27,000 Facebook fans! Thank you to our loyal readers and advertisers who enjoy staying up to date on the latest news and supporting local businesses. We are honored to be the most "liked" … [Read More...]


A Better Mail Service has new Owners

A Better Mail Service, a local business that has been in Gonzales since 1986, has new owners.  Recently Selma Matassa and Teresa Gayle, owners since 1998, sold the business to Charles & Karen … [Read More...]

Charmaine Sandolph, Sales Coordinator for Special Waste at Republic’s Colonial Landfill in Sorrento, LA, was awarded the “Outstanding Level B Operator Award” at the recent Louisiana Solid Waste Association Convention.  Pictured above are Terrance Stewart, LSWA President; Sandolph; and Gary Bonvillan, LSWA Board Member.

Sandolph cited by LDEQ for outstanding performance

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has recognized Charmaine Sandolph as the “Outstanding Level B Operator” for solid waste facilities at the recent Louisiana Solid Waste Association … [Read More...]

Photo provided by Ascension Chamber of Commerce - first row from left, are Sherrie Despino, Glenda Shaheen, Rae Milano and Kendal Matassa; and second row, Mike Waguespack, Czarina Walker, Lillie Murphy and John Waguespack.

Breakfast with Sherrie

Gonzales, LA - The first Breakfast with Sherrie of 2015 was held at the Ascension Chamber office Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Former Chairman’s of the Board came together with present Chairman Kendal Matassa and … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

East Ascension's Ariane Williams wins the 100-meter dash at the District 5-5A track and field meet on Thursday at Grizzly Track. Williams also won the 400-meter run.

Dutchtown boys place second at 5-5A track and field meet, Lady Gators, Griffins tie for third

BATON ROUGE – Dutchtown High School's boys track and field team placed second in teams standings at the District 5-5A meet on Thursday afternoon at Grizzly Track and the school's girls team tied St. Amant for … [Read More...]

East Ascension's Austin McInnis, Tristan Babin, Cole Holley, Hayden Adams, Charles Stevens and Zach Gautreau meet on the pitcher's mound earlier in the season. The Spartans fell to Catholic 10-8 on Thursday in the District 5-5A finale.

Bears hold off East Ascension in seventh inning

GONZALES – East Ascension High School loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday evening but couldn't capitalize in a 10-8 loss to Catholic at Johnny Ambeau Park. The … [Read More...]

Dutchtown's Evan Prejean serves in a doubles match on Tuesday.

LHSAA Region 3 tourney held at Gonzales Tennis Courts

GONZALES – St. Amant High School hosted the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division I Regionals at the Gonzales Tennis Courts on Monday and Tuesday. Teams in all divisions were allowed two … [Read More...]


St Amant Wildcats 3rd annual football/cheer camp

St Amant Wildcats 3rd annual football/cheer camp REGISTATION /CAMP DATES: MAY 26- 29th from 6PM- Till at Reynolds Lambert Park Location: Reynolds Lambert Park in Sorrento Cost: $20 dollars- first 200 … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

The Ascension Parish School Board recognized outstanding school support employees at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. From left, superintendent Patrice Pujol, Bonnie Simpson of East Ascension, Angela Holloway of Lake Elementary and Richard Moss of Ascension Head Start.

Ascension Parish School Board awards bids, recognizes support employees

GONZALES – The Ascension Parish School Board awarded six bids for projects at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday evening in the cafetorium at East Ascension High School. The approval of bids were … [Read More...]


High School Musical opens tonight at Dutchtown High School

High School Musical opens tonight and runs through Friday at Dutchtown High School. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $8.00 for adults. … [Read More...]


RPCC offers a variety of cost-effective accelerated workforce training

RPCC Accelerated Training Programs River Parishes Community College (RPCC) is gearing up to offer a variety of cost-effective accelerated workforce training classes including: Electrical, Industrial … [Read More...]

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Ascension schools’ freshmen academies taking shape

Gonzales, LA – The Ascension Parish School Board was expected to come one step further in the construction of on-site buildings to house its freshmen academies at the three east bank high schools Tuesday … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

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2015 Ascension Parish Vegetable Garden Contest To Be Held

The LSU AgCenter, Ascension Parish, will sponsor the Home Vegetable Garden Contest for adults and 4-H youth in May 2015. The Contest is being held to encourage home vegetable gardeners to produce quality … [Read More...]


Put Fireworks in your landscape

By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist An ornamental grass called Fireworks purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum Fireworks) has been selected by the LSU AgCenter as a Louisiana Super Plant for … [Read More...]


The Crowning Moment goes Active for Autism!

The Crowning Moment queens from all around Louisiana came to participate in the Families Help Families of GBR in the annual Active for Autism 5K. Attendees and the beauty queens shined in the rain to help raise … [Read More...]

Henna coleus grows about 24-30 inches tall and 18-20 inches wide. Photo by Allen Owings

Henna coleus newest Louisiana Super Plant

HAMMOND, La. – It may be hard to believe, but the LSU AgCenter Louisiana Super Plants program is now 5 years old. With the announcement of our first 2015 selection – Henna coleus – we now have 29 Louisiana … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

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St. John Festival starts Tonight – Schedule provided

St. John Festival start tonight (Friday 4/23) and ends Sunday (4/26). Crawfish Stew, Jambalaya, Sweets, Funnel Cakes, Turkey Legs, Hambugers, Nachos, Pizza, Snowballs, Fried Fish, Pork Spaghetti and more. Bands … [Read More...]


Ronald Road to Close at Intersection with La. 42 for Construction

PRAIRIEVILLE – Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today Ronald Road in Prairieville will be closed for construction at its intersection with La. 42 beginning Monday, April 27 at 7 a.m., and … [Read More...]

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ACOA Weekly Calendar

ACOA Weekly Calendar Updates April 27 Nutrition Updates, Southern Ag Center, L. Weber/ Donaldsonville, 11:00 a.m. Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m. Beading Club, Gonzales 9:00 … [Read More...]


Road or Lane Closure this weekend on LA 427 (Old Perkins Road)

Road or Lane Closure LA 427 (Old Perkins Road) Weekend Lane Closures, East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:51 PM East and West bound lanes of Old Perkins Road (LA 427) between … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor


Restoration Groups Call on President Obama to make leadership on Gulf Restoration a priority issue

Five years after the start of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, nation’s largest environmental groups ask the President to accelerate restoration before start of another hurricane season (Washington, D.C. … [Read More...]


A day for Our Mother Earth

How many holidays do we have? MLK Day in January, Valentines Day in February, Easter in March or April, Earth Day in April, Memorial Day in May, and so forth. Of those few examples, two were declared in my … [Read More...]


Legislators should “listen to their constituents,” restore road funds

The Louisiana Legislature should "listen to their constituents" and reject Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal to strip more than $70 million from transportation projects to pay for state police operations and … [Read More...]


Taxes and the End of the Nuclear Age

Following the arrival of spring each year, our nation renews its commitment to our priorities on Tax Day, April 15th, from education to health care, infrastructure and national defense. Included among these … [Read More...]

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