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Tureau selected “Top 10” personal injury attorney in Louisiana by AIOPIA

GONZALES – The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has selected Steven C. Tureau as one of the 10 best personal injury attorneys in Louisiana for 2015. AIOPIA is an impartial third-party attorney … [Read More...]

Shell To Expand Alpha Olefins Production at Geismar (LA) Plant

November 30, 2015 – Houston – Shell Chemical LP (Shell) today announces the final investment decision to increase Alpha Olefins (AO) production at its chemical manufacturing site in Geismar, Louisiana, making … [Read More...]

BASF awards $5,000 in scholarships to Southern University engineering students

GEISMAR, LA, November 23, 2015 – BASF recently awarded $5,000 in scholarships to two engineering students at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Annual scholarships are part of BASF's efforts to … [Read More...]

Burk-Kleinpeter Ribbon Cutting

Burk Kleinpeter, Inc. held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, November 16, 2015, celebrating their opening at 908 N. Airline Hwy, Suite 200, Gonzales, LA 70737. Burk Kleinpeter, Inc. is a … [Read More...]

St. Elizabeth Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition

Gonzales, LA – St. Elizabeth Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

Lady Griffins’ Thompson headlines All-District 3-I volleyball team

GONZALES – Dutchtown junior middle blocker Kristen Thompson was recently selected the District 3-I Most Valuable Player by coaches after leading the Lady Griffins to a 22-18 record and tie for league … [Read More...]

Basketball, soccer results/schedule

Boys Basketball Results Monday Denham Springs 65, Dutchtown 60 East Ascension 71, Port Allen 43 Albany 60, St. Amant 53 St. Amant 60, Doyle 57 Donaldsonville 57, Assumption 45 Phoenix 63, Ascension … [Read More...]

LSU pushes past Aggies, Miles to remain head coach

BATON ROUGE – LSU snapped a three-game losing skid by defeating Texas A&M for the fifth-straight time, 19-7, on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. As the clock expired and fireworks exploded from the south … [Read More...]

Lady Spartans push past Denham Springs to improve to 4-0

GONZALES – East Ascension's girls soccer team stayed unbeaten on the season with a 1-0 victory over Denham Springs Tuesday evening at Spartan Stadium. Senior forward Blaire Laiche, a Nicholls St. commit, … [Read More...]

St. Amant places third in 13th Annual Spartan Invitational wrestling meet

GONZALES – St. Amant placed third in the 13th Annual Spartan Invitational earlier this week scoring 148 points in team standings. Brother Martin won the wrestling meet with 228.5 points and was followed by Holy … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Autumn Harvest Food Drive

During the month of November, members of the Central Primary Junior Beta Club sponsored its annual Autumn Harvest Food Drive to collect food for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Nearly 20 food bins were … [Read More...]

Lowery Elementary Delivers Care Packages to Students

Donaldsonville, La. – Students in Donaldsonville received a surprise visit on Tuesday by Lowery Elementary Principal Dawn Love and a small group teachers and staff.  They drove through various … [Read More...]

Grandmother Marquerite’s Trunk

Grandmother Marquerite’s Trunk visited Gonzales Primary on Thursday, November 12, 2015.  This  program from the Baton Rouge Museum brings Louisiana history to the classroom with storytelling & hands on … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School Teacher Receives Grant from Eatel

Gonzales Middle School Teacher Ms. Carla Duplechin received a grant entitled "A Measurement of Success" from Eatel.  This grant was awarded to assist students who havebeen diagnosed with moderate learning … [Read More...]

Which Engineer Are You?

Last Friday the STEM GEMS from Gonzales Primary learned about the different disciplines of engineering. They also chose the discipline that they preferred the most based on their career aspirations. In … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Top Sirloin Fajitas with Oven-Roasted Corn – Recipe

Cast-iron seared top-sirloin, flavored with fajita seasoning, then basted in butter and garlic with a side of sweet, oven-roasted corn. This dinner is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Cook everything individually, … [Read More...]

Favorite Holiday Products and Gifts – Ask Mandy

This week I thought it would be fun if we changed things up a bit. With all the hustle and bustle coming up in December, I wanted to take a moment to share some product favorites. You can use these as a gift … [Read More...]

Fall is time to plant fruit trees in Louisiana

HAMMOND, La. – Plucking fresh fruit from your own orchard can be a delicious way to add beauty and taste to your home landscape. The best time to plant fruit trees in Louisiana is now through January. Plant … [Read More...]

LSU AgCenter issues call for entries for 2017 Get It Growing calendar

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter has issued a call for entries for photographs for its 2017 Get It Growing calendar to give photographers an opportunity to have their photos selected for the next … [Read More...]

Control indoor plant pests early

Insect outbreaks on indoor plants can be disastrous. Indoors, insect pests can reproduce rapidly and cause tremendous damage because of the indoor environment. There is no rain to wash them off the plants, the … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines


Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds everyone that qualifying begins for the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) Election and Municipal Primary Election in 16 parishes on Wednesday, December 2nd … [Read More...]

Governor-Elect Edwards Launches

BATON ROUGE, La., November 25, 2015 – Louisiana Governor-elect John Bel Edwards today launched to provide Louisiana residents updates about his administration’s transition and also to serve … [Read More...]

Clerk of Court Announces Qualifying Dates

Bridget Hanna, Clerk of Court for Ascension Parish, announced this week the dates for qualifying as a candidate for the offices to be voted upon in the election set for March 5, 2016. Qualifying will be held … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish President candidate Cointment concedes

GONZALES – Ascension Parish President candidate Clint Cointment conceded Tuesday morning at the voting machine warehouse after the machines were opened and checked. “It is now time to rally and make sure … [Read More...]

Edwards wins Gubernatorial race, garners 56 percent of vote over Vitter

BATON ROUGE – Democrat John Bel Edwards of Amite was elected the next Louisiana Governor by collecting approximately 56 percent of the vote in a runoff election with Republican David Vitter of Metairie … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

Smoked Cheddar Mac and Cheese – Recipe

This is the best homemade macaroni and cheese recipe you will ever taste! The multi-seasonings blended with heavy whipping cream and smokey cheese make it a flavorful feast. This recipe if for a large family, … [Read More...]

Krewe of Orion Queen’s Luncheon

The Queen of the Carnival Krewe of Orion, Crystal Coppola, entertained guests with a luncheon on Sunday, November 15 at The Little Village on Airline.  Those attending included the Queen’s Pages, the Royal … [Read More...]

APSO announces shopping night for Christmas Crusade program 2015

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, Sheriff Jeff Wiley invites parish residents to join the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office family in shopping night for the Christmas Crusade program. At 6:30 p.m., volunteers … [Read More...]

Cookie Swap & Stemware Snow Globes

Colorful decorations line the streets, carefully wrapped presents sit beneath the tree, and the joyous sounds of caroling fill the air.  The holiday season is upon us!  And best of all that means lots of sweet, … [Read More...]

Notice of Cancellation Strategic Planning

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION!!! The Strategic Planning Committee meeting of Monday, December 7, 2015 has been cancelled. The next scheduled Strategic Planning Committee meeting is Monday, January 4, 2016. … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

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...]

Letter to Editor: Cointment is not being truthful

Dear Editor, Clint Cointment is not being truthful to its fullest extent. Mr. Cointment claims to be a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish. No doubt, he was probably bom in our parish, but the records … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor – Politics can bring out the Worst in it’s Citizenry

Politics, as it seems, can also bring out the worst in it's citizenry, as well as local bloggers. I too will speak anonymously, because, why not? As many of you who have paid attention to Ascension Parish … [Read More...]

Cointment responds to Parish President Martinez Letter

Ascension Parish President Candidate Clint Cointment has sent this Letter to the Editor of in response to the "Wonder Who Tommy Martinez would endorse in the Election for his Replacement?" … [Read More...]

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