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Latest Business Headlines

LABI EASTPAC Endorses Tony Bacala

Baton Rouge, La. – EASTPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), today announced its endorsement of Tony Bacala (R-Prairieville, District 59). "Tony has … [Read More...]

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce Announces Its 21st Leadership Ascension Class

Gonzales, LA—The Ascension Chamber of Commerce announced its 21st Leadership Ascension Class on August 24th at a reception held at Parc 73 in Prairieville. This year’s class consists of 38 outstanding … [Read More...]

FINANCIAL FOCUS – Control Your Emotions in Volatile Markets

For the past few years, the stock market has moved up fairly steadily, with no major “corrections.” But thus far in 2015, we’ve already seen periods of volatility — enough, in fact, to make some investors … [Read More...]

Louisiana Housing Alliance 2015 Listening Tour

The Louisiana Housing Alliance (LHA) 2015 Annual Listening Tour is preparing to hit the road and travel the state again this year. The tour this year will focus on the upcoming legislative elections by hosting … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

Lady Lions finish strong over Christian Life in season opener

GONZALES – Ascension Christian High School looked like they might sweep early into their season opener Wednesday night before needing a strong finish to oust Christian Life Academy 25-12, 25-21, 14-25, 25-4 at … [Read More...]

Saints announce transactions to meet roster limit

METAIRIE – The New Orleans Saints made a number of roster moves Tuesday to reach the NFL-mandated active roster limit of 75 including claiming cornerback Sammy Seamster, announced general manager Mickey … [Read More...]

Lady Bulldogs push past East Ascension in five sets

DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Catholic High School claimed a five-set season opening victory over East Ascension 25-21, 18-25, 27-25, 25-27, 15-11 on Tuesday night at ACHS' gym. “There are definitely things we … [Read More...]

Lady Mustangs sweep Dutchtown in season opener

GEISMAR – Assumption High School swept Dutchtown 25-21, 25-12, 25-13 in both teams' season opener Tuesday at DTHS' gym. Kristen Thompson led the Lady Griffins with eight kills, 10 assists, five blocks and … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

EATEL Fall Grants Available for Local Teachers

GONZALES, LA – Local teachers, don’t miss your chance to apply for two grant opportunities, courtesy of EATEL!  EATEL’s Reach a Kid, Teach a Kid grant program has provided more than $65,000 in grants to … [Read More...]

East Ascension to Host Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser

East Ascension High School will be hosting its 4th Annual Mattress Fundraiser Sale on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. The sale will be held in the EA Gym from 10am-5pm. There will be 20+ different mattresses … [Read More...]

Congressman Graves visits G.W. Carver Primary for lunch, nutrition challenge

GONZALES – U.S. Rep. Garrett Graves visited G.W. Carver Primary School for lunch with students in the cafeteria Thursday as a part of a challenge by the national School Nutrition Association to … [Read More...]

School Board recognizes substitute teacher of the year

DONALDSONVILLE – The Ascension Parish School Board recognized State Substitute Teacher of the Year Janet Brown at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night. Brown has worked in education for over 30 … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

LSU GameDay Nail Tutorial – Ask Mandy

  The first LSU home game is tomorrow, September 5th, and what better way to show your "Tiger Tailgating" spirit than with an easy GameDay nail tutorial. This literally takes 15 minutes from start to … [Read More...]

LDWF Announces September Public Meetings on Waterfowl and Waterfowl Hunting

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer six public meetings in September at locations around the state to provide information and accept comments on a variety of waterfowl hunting … [Read More...]

Five Cited for Violating Scenic River Regulations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited five men for failing to comply with scenic river regulations on Aug. 22 in East Baton Rouge Parish. Agents cited Joe … [Read More...]

Taylor Swift Makeup Look- Ask Mandy

If you watched the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, you couldn't have missed Taylor Swift's dramatic winged eyeliner. The subtle blend of black, grey, and navy accentuated her blue eyes in a very modern way, but … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

Eddie Lambert Seeks Election to Louisiana Senate

GONZALES, La. – State Representative Eddie Lambert, who has been a strong advocate for improved infrastructure and strong schools in the State House of Representatives, is now seeking to put his experience to … [Read More...]

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS PELICAN CHAPTER POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE MAKES ENDORSEMENT

BATON ROUGE, LA --- The ABC Pelican PAC, the political action committee of the Associated Builders & Contractors Pelican Chapter, is pleased to announce its decision to endorse Tony Bacala for Louisiana’s … [Read More...]

State Rep Clay Schexnayder announces candidacy for re-election

State Representative Clay Schexnayder announced today that he is a candidate for re-election in the Saturday, October 24th election.  Early voting is from October 10 ‒17 at the Clerk of Court … [Read More...]

Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson D. Hughes III Inducted into Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame

Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson D. Hughes III, and seven other public officials were inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame in an afternoon ceremony today. The Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

East Ascension to Host Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser

East Ascension High School will be hosting its 4th Annual Mattress Fundraiser Sale on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. The sale will be held in the EA Gym from 10am-5pm. There will be 20+ different mattresses … [Read More...]

Michael Brenden Simoneaux Day Proclaimed in Ascension Parish

Parish President Tommy Martinez proclaimed Aug. 20, 2015 as Michael “Brenden” Simoneaux Day in Ascension Parish in honor of the Dutchtown High School physics teacher who won national recognition for excellence … [Read More...]

From Here to There and Back Again – Mapping Skills Discovered

Do your children know how to find their home? Can they read and follow a map? If you answered “no” to either question, come along to the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish Governmental Offices To Close For Labor Day

GONZALES – All Ascension Parish governmental offices and departments will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. All parish government offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

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...]

Mass Shootings: Why More than One per Day?

The Business Insider reports: “As of August 26, the U.S. has had 247 mass shootings in the first 238 days of 2015. For those keeping track, that's an average of more than one shooting per day.” Why? No doubt … [Read More...]

Defending Democracy

In our wonderful land of America we have ongoing debates, discussions, and principled differences. To the extent those are happening by citizens focused on the issues and not on character assassination or … [Read More...]

Prevent Lawsuit Abuse to Boost Louisiana’s Economy

Creating an environment where businesses and industries want to invest needs to be our state’s top priority. One way we can do that is to eliminate our state’s image as a place where frivolous lawsuits are … [Read More...]

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Ascension Parish Weather Forecast

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