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Ascension Parish Planning Commission denies proposed subdivision on Parker Road

GONZALES – The Ascension Parish Planning Commission denied the preliminary plat for an 86-lot subdivision off of Parker Road after two parish councilmen and several constituents spoke against the development citing flooding … [More...]


Latest Business Headlines

Want to take your business to the next level?

LED's regional CEO Roundtables bring together groups of 15 to 18 key decision makers from Louisiana-based small businesses 10 times over the course of a year for collaborative, growth-oriented roundtable … [Read More...]

Level Homes Closes on Land Acquisition for Bell Savagne, a New Home Community in Ascension Parish, LA

BATON ROUGE, La. - Level Homes, a fast-growing, top 200 home builder based in Baton Rouge, La., has closed on a major land acquisition for Bell Savagne, its upcoming new home community in Ascension Parish, … [Read More...]

Prairieville corner lot sold to Discount Tire’s first location in Louisiana

The Baton Rouge Business Report is reporting that Discount Tire purchased the southwest corner of Market Place Avenue and Airline Highway in Prairieville (near Commerce Title) for $852,000, or $18.28 per square … [Read More...]

Very Merry Christmas from PotashCorp!

PotashCorp presented a check for 50,000 to the Fellowship Center Food Pantry. These funds will be used for food coolers and setting up a New Food Pantry Service Center. As the world's largest crop nutrient … [Read More...]

Leadership Ascension Project Gains $10,000 Donation from BASF

Geismar, La. – This week, the Leadership Ascension project Healthy Spaces for West Bank Faces made significant gains towards its efforts to build a community park in Donaldsonville thanks to a $10,000 donation … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

St. Amant trio Nugent, Brownell, Averett grab top seeds at LHSAA Wrestling State Tournament

BATON ROUGE – St. Amant's trio of Sage Nugent, Clint Brownell and Jordan Averett each grabbed top three seeds in Division I heading into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Wrestling State Tournament … [Read More...]

EA quickly overcomes St. Amant’s fast start to claim 5-5A hoops series

ST. AMANT – East Ascension trailed by as many as nine in the opening minutes before rebounding to take the lead after one quarter and starving off arch-rival St. Amant for a 67-60 District 5-5A victory Mardi … [Read More...]

Ascension Catholic rolls over rival St. John in 6-1A hoops

DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Catholic rolled over arch-rival St. John of Plaquemine to win going away 83-49 in a District 6-1A matchup Friday night. The Bulldogs (7-17, 5-5), coached by Kylon Green, won for … [Read More...]

White Castle cruises by Ascension Christian in 6-1A

GONZALES – White Castle led by 31 points after one quarter of play and cruised to a 100-40 District 6-1A victory over Ascension Christian Friday night at ACH. The Lions (1-24, 0-9), coached by Tyler … [Read More...]

Lady Lions can’t keep pace with White Castle

GONZALES – White Castle used a strong second and third quarter to pull away from Ascension Christian on the way to a 73-53 District 6-1A victory on Friday night at ACH. The Lady Lions (5-14, 4-7), coached by … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

New Athletic Directors/Head Football Coaches Introduced to the School Board

Donaldsonville, La. – The Ascension Parish School Board welcomed its two newest high school athletic directors and head football coaches during its Feb. 2 meeting. Brian Richardson was selected by … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School January Bulldog Buck Bonanza Winners!!!

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, Gonzales Middle announced the January Bulldog Buck Bonanza Winners. Students earn Bulldog Bucks throughout the month for academics and positive behavior.  They use the Bulldog … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish School Board panel recommends Denise Graves for interim superintendent

GONZALES – The Ascension Parish School Board executive committee recommended Denise Graves to serve as interim superintendent upon the retirement of Patrice Pujol on March 1st during a meeting at Central Middle … [Read More...]

Fontenot named Outstanding Young Extension Horticulturist

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU AgCenter vegetable specialist Kathryn Fontenot has been named the recipient of the 2016 John E. Hutchinson Extension Award for Young Professionals from the Southern Region of the American … [Read More...]

Associate Principal & Principals Promoted to Instructional Leadership Partners

Donaldsonville, La. – Ascension Public Schools announces the hiring of three new Instructional Leadership Partners (ILPs): Dutchtown High Associate Principal Kathleen Lapiparo, Gonzales Primary Principal Jaimee … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

AgCenter workshop helps teachers ‘greaux’ gardens

BATON ROUGE, La. – A group of Ascension Parish teachers spent a day away from their students to become students themselves. The teachers were learning how to develop school gardens as part of the LSU AgCenter’s … [Read More...]

Pan-Fried Tilapia with Parmesan Asparagus – Recipe

Lightly seasoned tilapia, pan-fried in butter and lemon juice with a side of baked parmesan asparagus. It's a simple meal that packs a punch in flavor. Garnish with dried parsley and a pinch of smoked hungarian … [Read More...]

Blueberry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream – Recipe

Gooey blueberry cobbler with a crunchy sugar streusel topping that is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The slightly sweet batter goes perfect with a large scoop of your favorite Blue Bell vanilla ice cream. It's a … [Read More...]

Annual Home Horticulture Symposium to Feature Backyard Fruit Production

The LSU AgCenter is conducting a Backyard Fruit Production Symposium for homeowners who would like to learn more about growing fruits in the home garden. The symposium will be presented by local Extension … [Read More...]

Marinated Eye of Round Steak – Recipe

Ever wonder the secret to a restaurant quality marinade? It's a common ingredient that adds just a hint of sweet and tanginess, but also tenderizes tough portions of meat. Eye of round steak is known to be … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

Rubio Campaign Announces Louisiana Leadership Team

This morning, the Marco Rubio for President campaign announced Marco's Louisiana Leadership Team. On the heels of Governor Bobby Jindal's endorsement and the growing momentum seen across the country for Marco, … [Read More...]

General Landry Intends to Intervene and Review Appeal of Education Lawsuit

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is announcing his intention to review Jindal v. U.S. Department of Education et al, the case commonly referred in Louisiana as the Common Core … [Read More...]

A message from Treasurer John Neely Kennedy, candidate in 2016 United States Senate

I will be a candidate for the United States Senate in 2016. The reason is pretty simple: I want my country back. I'm scared we are losing it. My Dad and Mom were conservative people. Dad was a small … [Read More...]

Port of Greater Baton Rouge Commission Elects 2016 Officers

BATON ROUGE, LA – The board of commissioners for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge has elected officers for 2016. Officers elected include Corey Sarullo, Iberville Parish, president; Bobby Watts, East Baton Rouge … [Read More...]

Parish Assessor receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the second straight year, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Ascension Parish Assessor’s Office by the Government Finance Officers of the United … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

5th Annual St. Elizabeth Golf Classic – Sponsorships Now Available!

On March 14th, 2016, the 15th annual Golf Classic will be held at The Links at Pelican Point. Registration is at 9:30am and tee off is at 11a.m. There will be live entertainment and awards immediately … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Donates $10,000 to Leadership Ascension Project

Gonzales, La. – This week, Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley presented the Leadership Ascension project, Healthy Spaces for West Bank Faces, a check for $10,000 to assist in building a park in … [Read More...]

ACOA Weekly Calendar, February 15th-19th

February 15 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. February 16 Blood … [Read More...]

DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson announces additional executive staff members

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. announced four more members of his executive staff. Three members have been part of the executive … [Read More...]

Tracy Browning introduced as a member of the 2016 class of the Louisiana TOURISM Leadership Academy

Baton Rouge, La. (Feb. 8, 2016) -- The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) introduced Tracy Browning, Executive Director of Ascension Parish Tourism Commission as a member of the 2016 class of the … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor – Louisiana slips further in “Judicial Hellholes” ranking

The Pelican State has once again been named one of the worst places in the nation to be sued. This year, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) singled out Louisiana as the No. 6 worst “judicial hellhole” … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor – Reader thinks Matassa should look again at appointing Dawson

Letter to the Editor; In the recent weeks following the elections I have found it quite fascinating to watch who the new elected officials plan to keep and who they plan to make good riddance of. In an … [Read More...]

RPCC student Danyelle Parrish has editorial published on national blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

GONZALES – River Parishes Community College student government president Danyelle Parrish recently had an editorial published on the national blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The blog is … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor: Cointment publicly congratulates Matassa for Parish President win

Press release: 11/24/2015 As the results are confirmed today, I want to publicly congratulate Kenny Matassa as our new Parish President. I felt I owed my supporters to wait for the official results. I can’t … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor: J4J JUSTICE FOR JARRET

J4J JUSTICE FOR JARRET On Thursday, November 19, Jarret Jean McCasland was found by a jury of his peers to be guilty of Second Degree Murder with a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. They … [Read More...]

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