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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

Ascension Catholic shakes hands following a game last season. The Lady Bulldogs fell to Central Catholic of Morgan City 1-0 in the Class 1A quarterfinals at the LHSAA state softball tourney Friday.

Central Catholic edges Lady Bulldogs in Class 1A quarterfinals

SULPHUR – Central Catholic of Morgan City used a base on balls to take a 1-0 walk off eight inning victory over Ascension Catholic on Friday afternoon in Class 1A quarterfinals at the Louisiana High School … [Read More...]

Ascension Christian Lions

Ascension Episcopal holds off Lions in Class 1A first round

LAFAYETTE – Ascension Episcopal jumped out to a 7-2 early lead but had to fend off Ascension Christian for a 13-10 Class 1A bi-district victory in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association baseball … [Read More...]

Ascension Catholic watches from the dugout. The Bulldogs defeated Houma Christian 13-12 in the bi-district round of the Class 1A playoffs on Thursday.

Bulldogs slip by Houma Christian to advance to Class 1A regionals

DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Catholic held off Houma Christian for a 13-12 bi-district victory in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A playoffs on Thursday night at South Louisiana State … [Read More...]

East Ascension's Callie Shelmire bats earlier in the season. Shelmire scored the winning run against Zachary on Friday.

Sixth seeded Lady Spartans outlast Zachary, fall to Dutchtown in semifinals

SULPHUR – East Ascension outlasted Zachary for a 5-4 10-inning Class 5A quarterfinal victory on Friday afternoon before falling to Dutchtown 4-2 in the semifinals Saturday at the Louisiana High School Athletic … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

St. Amant DECA Chapter visiting Universals Islands of Adventure, gathering in front from left to right: Emily Cardwell and Kearra Moton. Members in the second row from left to right are Lillie Pastorick, De’Jaun Ferguson, Samantha Gautreau, Paige Wilson, Victoria Stewart, Kaitlyn Biri, and advisor Rae Broussard.

St. Amant High Schools’ DECA Chapter attended DECA International Career and Development Conference

This past week St. Amant High Schools’ DECA Chapter attended DECA International Career and Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida. On Friday April 24th Louisiana DECA state officers Victoria Stewart … [Read More...]

Ed Price

Gonzales Middle School’s Journey to Careers Visits State Capitol

On Monday, April 20, 2015, the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Journey to Careers students embarked on a field trip to the Louisiana State Capitol. The trip was sponsored by State Representative Ed Price, who has … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish School System superintendent Patrice Pujol gives an update on the state of the district during a meeting of ACCESS on Wednesday midday at Central Middle School. Also pictured is River Parish Community College dean Dale Doty.

Supt. Pujol updates community leaders on school system’s state at ACCESS meeting

GONZALES – Ascension Parish School System superintendent Patrice Pujol updated community leaders on the state of the district during a lunch meeting at Central Middle School's Instructional Technology and … [Read More...]

A family views artwork by Dutchtown Middle School students at the Ascension Parish Library on Thursday.

Ascension Parish Library showcases Dutchtown Middle School students’ artwork

GEISMAR – Dutchtown Middle School students have had their artwork showcased at the Ascension Parish Library's Dutchtown Branch for the past several weeks and on Thursday evening they were able show their … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines


Beef producers hear management strategies

BOSSIER CITY, La. – With cattle prices at or near historic levels, it seems to be a good time to be a cattle producer. According to an economist and beef researchers presenting at the Northwest Beef and Forage … [Read More...]


Housing expert offers ways to reduce air conditioning costs

BATON ROUGE, La. – The long, hot, humid summers in the Deep South can cause electric bills to skyrocket as people turn on their air conditioners for relief. LSU AgCenter housing specialist Claudette Reichel … [Read More...]


Senorita Rosalita, new ‘cousins’ shine in flower beds

HAMMOND, La. – Every few years, a new variety of bedding plant comes along that takes the country by storm. Greenhouse growers instantly fall in love; retailers cannot sell enough once they get it on the … [Read More...]


Zinnias produce great color all summer long

HAMMOND, La. – Home gardeners have long enjoyed zinnias, one of our most popular warm-season bedding plants. New zinnia varieties have been introduced regularly over the past few years. Extended bloom and fewer … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines


Regular Sorrento Town Meeting Agenda

AGENDA REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL, TOWN OF SORRENTO, TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015 6:00 P.M., SORRENTO TOWN HALL, SORRENTO, LOUISIANA. 1.      Invocation 2.      Pledge 3.     Approve minutes of … [Read More...]


MLB Pitch, Hit And Run Competition Rescheduled

DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Thursday the parish recreation department’s Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run (PHR) competition scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015 at … [Read More...]


AG Buddy Caldwell Warns Louisiana Residents to Watch Out for Post-Storm Scams

BATON ROUGE—In the wake of the severe storm system that ripped through portions of Louisiana Monday causing widespread power outages and severe damage to homes and businesses, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is … [Read More...]


Debris Pick-Up Assessment To Be Conducted

GONZALES – Due to the extensive damage caused by the unusual weather event of April 27, 2015, Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced that the Parish will be conducting an assessment for the removal … [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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