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School Board selects David Alexander superintendent amongst protest and controversy

DONALDSONVILLE – The Ascension Parish School Board elected to use its right to stop its superintendent selection process and appoint David Alexander as its next superintendent during a special meeting Tuesday evening. Alexander is the school system's former director of secondary education and also served as principal at Dutchtown High. He entered the private sector this January at the Pelican … [More...]



Latest Business Headlines

Summit Electric Supply opens new facility

ALBUQUERQUE - Summit has moved its Gonzales, Louisiana location into a newly constructed facility. The new building at 3348 South Burnside Avenue showcases the company's new flagship building design which … [Read More...]

EATEL’s Janet Britton featured in Business Report’s Executive Spotlight

BATON ROUGE – EATEL general counsel and executive vice president of human resources Janet Britton has been featured in the Baton Rouge Business Report's Executive Spotlight. Britton joined the family-owned … [Read More...]

FAA Regulations Creating Opportunities for Louisiana Engineering Firm

On June 21, 2016, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued new rules regarding the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), better known as drones.  Previously, the FAA prohibited most … [Read More...]

St. Elizabeth Physicians Opens St. Amant Clinic

St. Elizabeth Physicians opened its 11th clinic in St. Amant on July 18, 2016.  The clinic located at 13489 Highway 431 will provide primary care.  Sean deBarros, M.D., a family medicine physician, along with … [Read More...]

Thirty-four students learn about technical careers during BASF TECH Academy

Thirty-four high school students from southern Louisiana recently completed BASF TECH Academy – a week-long program hosted at River Parishes Community College (RPCC) educating students about potential technical … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

The Ascension Gators 10u Baseball Tryouts

The Ascension Gators 10u Baseball will be holding tryouts on Saturday, July 30, 2016 between 9:00AM - 10:30AM at the St. Amant Baptist Church located on 10414 Acy Road, St. Amant, LA 70774.  Age division is … [Read More...]

Gauthier & Amedee eliminates defending state champion in American Legion State tourney

NEW ORLEANS – The Gauthier & Amedee American Legion baseball team eliminated the defending champion in the state tournament Monday and remain alive for the state title. Gautreau – Williams Post 81 of … [Read More...]

Ascension Sun Devils Gray 13U World Series Team

Ascension Sun Devils Gray 13U played in the USSSA 13U Double-A World Series in Dallas July 8-12. Won six games, lost three. They Finished 24-11 vs. in-class competition and top 15 in power rankings and ranking … [Read More...]

007s Girls Fast Pitch team win World Series

The Ascension parish based 007's girls fast pitch team capped it's 2016 season off by capturing the USFA World Series in dramatic fashion in Panama City Beach,Florida. The 007s rallied from a 7-2 deficit and … [Read More...]

Galvez Tigers Football Club

Galvez Tigers Football Club We still have spots available on the following teams for the upcoming 2016 Football Season A Team (11 & 12 year olds) D Team (5 & 6 year olds) We also have … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Dutchtown Teacher Writes Book For 8th Grade Teachers To Use

Dutchtown High School's, Gifted Teacher, Mandy Perret has spent the last 3 years composing and editing a text with William and Mary University and Prufrock Press. The book is comprised of rigorous lessons for … [Read More...]

Ascension Announces Free & Reduced Meals Policy for 2016-17

The Ascension Public Schools Child Nutrition Program announces its policy for free and reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Program(s).  All schools and the central … [Read More...]

Number of Students Achieving College-Going ACT Scores Reaches All-Time High

The Louisiana Department of Education today announced an increase in the number of high school students earning scores of 18 or higher on the ACT, allowing thousands more students since 2012 the opportunity to … [Read More...]

School Board selects David Alexander superintendent amongst protest and controversy

DONALDSONVILLE – The Ascension Parish School Board elected to use its right to stop its superintendent selection process and appoint David Alexander as its next superintendent during a special meeting Tuesday … [Read More...]

Volunteer Ascension hosts 19th Annual School Tools Drive for supplies

GONZALES – Volunteer Ascension recently held its annual School Tools Drive to gather donations for school children before the start of the school year. “Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers for putting in … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Cauliflower and Cheese Casserole Recipe

A great, savory substitute for Macaroni and Cheese, this creamy cauliflower and cheese casserole is the perfect addition to any dinner table. This recipe is a great low-carb option for those that avoid pasta, … [Read More...]

Crispy “Smashed” Potato Recipe

You just can't go wrong with a side of potatoes, especially a cross between hash browns and baked potato. This recipe is so easy, you make it again and again. My mother-in-law is the one who told me about this, … [Read More...]

Weed tough to identify, tough to control

It could be a new species of weed or possibly a hybridization of a weed native to China and a weed native to North America. Whatever it is, the weed is becoming a growing problem for sugarcane growers in … [Read More...]

Spicy General Tso Chicken Recipe

Tender bites of marinated, boneless chicken breast, fried in a crispy batter, then coated with an amazing sweet and spicy, homemade General Tso sauce. The sauce is very low calorie and better for you, unlike … [Read More...]

LSU program offers students in-depth look at agriculture

Sixteen high school students from across Louisiana spent July 11-15 on the LSU campus immersed in agriculture. They were part of the first Governor’s School for Agricultural Sciences at LSU, a residential … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

State Board Approves Claims for Families of Fallen Offices

The Law Enforcement Officers and Firemen’s Survivor Benefit Review Board today approved benefits for the families of the Baton Rouge law enforcement officers who were killed in the July 17th shooting. The … [Read More...]

We Still Have A Spending Problem

Louisiana just became a more expensive place to live, work, play, raise a family and own a business. As we all know, legislators watched winter turn into spring and then spring turn into summer at the State … [Read More...]

Tim Riley looking for Gonzales City Council Seat

Gonzales City Councilman, District D candidate Timothy (Tim) Riley, 48, said his knowledge and  experience of working  with public officials,  and dedication of his life's work of community service, which has … [Read More...]

Donald J. Trump accepts Republican nomination for U.S. President

CLEVELAND - Donald J. Trump spoke at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland to accept the Republican nomination for U.S. President. During his speech, Trump took strong positions on how he will Make America Safe … [Read More...]

Qualifying for Nov. 8 elections closes with many candidates opposed

BATON ROUGE – Qualifying for Nov. 8 elections ended Friday and while some candidates were re-elected unopposed, many are facing opposition. Elections scheduled for Nov. 8 include for the City of Gonzales, … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

Parish Finance Committee Meeting Agenda

Ascension Parish Finance Committee Meeting Monday, August 1st, 2016 6:30 or following the EA Drainage Meeting Courthouse Annex – Council meeting room 828 S. Irma Blvd. 2nd Floor Agenda  Call … [Read More...]

ACOA Weekly Calendar Updates ( Aug 1st – Aug 5th )

August 1 NO PIYO 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 10:00 a.m. August 2 Fall … [Read More...]

Teen girls invited to saddle up for Girl Scouts’ Wrangler and Spur Program

For girls who dream of owning their very own horse, it’s usually just a dream.  Girl Scouts Louisiana East offers a horse program for girls, age 12 and older, at their equestrian center in St. Francisville, … [Read More...]

Children’s Art Show: Call For Art

River Community Church's Annual Children's Community Art Show is coming up soon!  The Show will open on Sunday, August 21.  We invite all children in the community to submit their original artwork to be put on … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish Strategic Planning Agenda ~ August 2, 2016

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016 6:00 PM 828 S. Irma Blvd, Gonzales, La Agenda (1) Call to Order/Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Public Comment Period (4) Approval … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Louisiana Democratic Party has lost its Conscience; Cedric Richmond serves Republicans, not African Americans and working class Democrats.

Louisiana Democratic Party has lost its Conscience; Cedric Richmond serves Republicans, not African Americans and working class Democrats. We are living with African American Democrats in our communities that … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor – CASA SUPPORTERS: YOUR VOICE IS BEING HEARD!!!

Recently, we asked for public support of our Louisiana CASA program and our state legislators heard our voice loud & clear:  CHILDREN ARE IMPORTANT! Public support is making an impact. House Bill 69 by … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor – CASA needs your help!

By now, everyone is aware of Louisiana's budget deficits and pressing financial situation. Your voice has never been more important and children need your help! There are 17 local CASA (Court Appointed … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor – A Path to Improving Louisiana’s Job Base and Struggling Economy

A newly released report from Chief Executive magazine on the Best and Worst States for Business brings additional news confirming what we already know: Louisiana’s national reputation as a “judicial hellhole” … [Read More...]

More State Government Contracts

Louisiana state government has at least 18,710 consultants on its payroll. I say "at least" because the sad fact is, according to the Legislative Auditor, the state doesn't even know the exact number of … [Read More...]

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