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Economic officials in Ascension Parish want to tag west bank area for industrial park

GONZALES – Ascension Parish economic development officials unveiled plans to turn 17,000 acres of agricultural land into an industrial park on the parish's west bank during the parish's Zoning Commission … [Read More...]


AG Caldwell Announces Settlement wtih Credit Reporting Agencies

BATON ROUGE — Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and 30 other state attorneys general today announced an agreement with the three national credit reporting agencies that will improve both credit report accuracy … [Read More...]

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National Cancer Charities Scam not Affiliated with Cancer Services

Dear Friends of Cancer Services, You may have heard the recent, disappointing news about misappropriation of funds by some organizations operating falsely as cancer charities. We want to reassure you … [Read More...]


Chamber Smart Start Breakfast at Total Care Injury & Pain Center

Get your morning off to a great start with a hot cup of coffee, a bite to eat and NETWORKING!  Join Total Care Injury & Pain Centers for a Smart Start Breakfast.    Don't miss this opportunity to share your … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

The 48th Jambalaya Festival 5K run starts down Irma Boulevard on Saturday morning.

Clarence Johnson Jr. wins 48th Jambalaya Festival 5k run

GONZALES – Clarence Johnson Jr. admitted the environment forced him to hold back some but it was still good enough for him to win the 48th Jambalaya Festival 5k run on Saturday morning. Johnson, 34, of … [Read More...]

The Fifth Annual Cabela's Blood Pressure 4 Kids Fishing Derby was held Saturday.

Fifth Annual Cabela’s Blood Pressure 4 Kids Fishing Derby held

GONZALES - The National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation hosted their fifth annual kids fishing derby Saturday at Cabela's Pond. The annual event promotes the organization’s mission of … [Read More...]

LSU's Bailey Landry runs the bases in the Lady Tigers' 10-5 victory over Arizona to advance to the Women's College World Series. Landry, an East Ascension graduate, was selected to the all-tournament team.

LSU advances to Women’s College World Series

BATON ROUGE - The No. 8 ranked LSU softball team rode a four-run first en-route to scoring double-digits, while fending off multiple rallies by the No. 16 Arizona Wildcats in a 10-5 win to secure the program’s … [Read More...]

St. Amant's Kara Gremillion was selected Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year at the Star of Stars banquet at the LHSAA office Wednesday night. Gremillion was chosen the district MVP in softball, volleyball and basketball this year.

Gremillion selected Athlete of the Year for second consecutive year at Star of Stars banquet

BATON ROUGE – St. Amant High School's Kara Gremillion was selected the girl's Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year at the 30th Star of Stars banquet held at the Louisiana High School Athletic … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines


Gonzales Middle School Teacher Wins Tanger Outlet Grant

On Friday, May 22, 2015, Tanger Outlet awarded Gonzales Middle School Teacher Carla Duplechin a grant for $387.21 to be used in her classroom to aid her students.   … [Read More...]

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WAFB Honors Top Graduating Seniors as Best of the Class 2015

Baton Rouge, LA – Madison Knott, St. Amant High School, was honored at a reception Saturday, May 16th at the Lod Cook Alumni Center at LSU. Beginning the 2nd week of May, WAFB Channel 9, and Dudley … [Read More...]

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St. Amant FFA Alumni proudly awarded four scholarships

The St. Amant FFA Alumni proudly awarded four scholarships to seniors who plan to further their education after high school. From the support of our community with our 30 Days of Holiday Cash Raffle, we were … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish School System superintendent Patrice Pujol, board president Lorraine Wimberly and vice-president Taft Kleinpeter open the board's regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night.

School Board adopts 2015 millage rates

GONZALES – The Ascension Parish School Board adopted a resolution levying millages to the 2015 tax roll on all property subject to it at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday evening at the Ascension … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines


Louisiana’s wheat crop headed toward disaster for 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. – Excessive rain across Louisiana is compounding already existing problems with the 2015 wheat crop and leading to what LSU AgCenter experts call a disastrous season. Wheat is … [Read More...]


Keep food safety in mind when preparing for hurricane season

BATON ROUGE, La. – With the June 1 beginning of hurricane season rapidly approaching, Louisiana residents need to make preparations now so they have a safe food supply if a storm hits. Wenqing Xu, LSU … [Read More...]


211 Boaters Certified During "Boating Lagniappe Day"

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) certified 211 boaters statewide after their fifth annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" on May 2. Boating Education Lagniappe Day … [Read More...]


Formosan termite numbers rising in East Baton Rouge and Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. – Mimicking the growing population of East Baton Rouge Parish, the number of Formosan subterranean termites found in traps across the area is also increasing. This should be taken as … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines


Cassidy Stands By Offshore Energy Access Legislation

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) responded to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) inaccurate criticism of his legislation to expand offshore energy production:   “Florida is a part of the Gulf … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines


Statewide Click It or Ticket Campaign Remains in Effect Following Memorial Day Weekend Crashes

Mandeville, LA – This afternoon at Louisiana State Police Troop L, Troopers were joined by local medical professionals and law enforcement colleagues from across the Troop L region to announce their continued … [Read More...]


Obituary for Daniel Gene Melancon

Daniel Gene Melancon age 68 passed away on Wednesday May 20, 2015 in Magnolia, MS.. Mr. Daniel was a native of Prairieville, LA. and a resident of Magnolia, MS. and a retired Operations Superintendent with … [Read More...]


2015 Jambalaya Day at the State Capitol

2015 Jambalaya Day at the State Capitol hosted by Rep Johnny Berthelot, Rep Clay Schexnayder, Rep Ed Price and Rep Eddie Lambert - Sending out a big Thank You to the 2014 World Champion Jambalaya Cook Robert … [Read More...]


Cassidy Announces Funding for Louisiana Energy and Coastal Priorities

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced projects critical to Louisiana will be prioritized in the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act.   A member of the … [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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