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Finance Committee presented 2016 budget

GONZALES – The Ascension Parish Council Finance Committee was presented with the 2016 budget totaling $132.49 million during a meeting Monday evening. “Overall, Ascension Parish is in the best shape it has ever been … [More...]

Latest Business Headlines

Holton to Address October GOP Roundtable

Christopher Holton, Vice President of Education and Outreach with the Center for Security Policy, a Washington DC-based national security think tank, will be the featured speaker at the Ascension GOP … [Read More...]

October Monthly Membership Luncheon, Thursday, October 8th

Don't miss October's Monthly Membership Luncheon! This event will feature a Meet and Greet with local political candidates beginning at 11:00am. The Ascension Chamber of Commerce firmly believes that it is … [Read More...]

Treasury Uncovers $35 Million For Insurance Beneficiaries

BATON ROUGE, LA - Audits of life insurance company policies have uncovered $35 million that should have been paid to Louisiana residents, State Treasurer John Kennedy announced today. "We comb through … [Read More...]

Action Therapy & Wellness Open House

Action Therapy & Wellness will be having an open house October 8th from 3pm - 8pm at our office 211 E. Worthy Rd. Gonzales, La. We will be having a meet and greet with our therapists, a Fletcher Pilates® … [Read More...]

LSU baseball coach Mainieri addresses Leadership Ascension alumni

GONZALES – LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri served as the guest speaker at the Leadership Ascension 2015 Conference Wednesday at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center. Leadership Ascension is an innovative … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

LSU/South Carolina Football game moved to Baton Rouge, LA

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In light of the tragedy that has beset our community and the ongoing recovery effort, and in consultation with state and local officials, law enforcement, the SEC and LSU, the University of … [Read More...]

DTHS, EAHS, SAHS, ACHS compete in St. Joseph Invitational

BATON ROUGE – Dutchtown, East Ascension, St. Amant and Ascension Catholic's cross country teams competed in the St. Joseph Invitational at Highland Road Park Saturday morning. Dutchtown's Ben Vasterling … [Read More...]

West Feliciana too much for Donaldsonville

ST. FRANCISVILLE – West Feliciana High School built a 31-point half-time lead and cruised to a 45-22 District 6-3A victory over Donaldsonville on Friday night. The Saints (2-3, 1-1) rushed for 152 yards and … [Read More...]

Lions edge Houma Christian for third victory

GONZALES – Ascension Christian High School matched the program's most wins in a season when the Lions, under head coach Josh Puryear, edged Houma Christian 28-27 in a non-district game Friday night. Lions' … [Read More...]

White Castle rolls over Ascension Catholic

WHITE CASTLE – White Castle High School rushed for 390 yards and took advantage of three turnovers to roll over Ascension Catholic 38-7 in a District 6-1A matchup on Friday night at Rocky Ourso … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Gonzales Middle School September Bulldog Buck Bonanza Winners

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Gonales Middle School announced the September Bulldog Buck Bonanza Winners. Students earn Bulldog Bucks throughout the month for academics and positive behavior. They use the … [Read More...]

Reid Gomez wins the 2015-2016 Central Primary Fifth Grade Dodgeball Championship

On Wednesday, September 30, Reid Gomez won the 2015-2016 Central Primary Fifth Grade Dodgeball Championship. After weeks of preliminary competition, 12 finalists competed to be grade champion. Gomez, 11, is the … [Read More...]

RPCC students to represent community colleges in Governor’s Forum

Gonzales - Candidates for governor will gather October 27, 2015 in a special forum on higher education, and two of River Parishes Community College students are likely to be there – on the big … [Read More...]

Christina Turner crowned 2015 Dutchtown Homecoming Queen

GEISMAR – Dutchtown High School principal Carli Francois crowned Christina Turner the 2015 Homecoming Queen during half-time of the school's football game with Zachary Friday night at Griffin Field. Turner … [Read More...]

Gonzales Primary 4H Officers

Gonzales Primary 4-H Club elected officers on October 2nd.  President-Abril Garcia, Vice President-Jonaya Northern, Secretary-Naylie Owens and Treasurer-Charlay Videau.   … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Fanatical Fall Favorites and Recipes – Ask Mandy

Fall is everyone's favorite time of year. It's a season full of soft flannel, fuzzy boots, and fire-roasted marshmallow Smores shared with friends and family. It's also a time we can introduce our … [Read More...]

Safety is Priority When Sharing Food

Baton Rouge, La. – At the Red Stick Food Swap, cooks and crafters share their wares with fellow swappers. Items must be homemade or homegrown, and if it is a food item, prepared safely. "When you share your … [Read More...]

Producers hear benefits of promoting locally grown foods

LAFAYETTE, La. – Consumers who want locally grown food have expanded the market for selling vegetables and other agricultural products to restaurants and groceries, LSU AgCenter experts advised small producers … [Read More...]

Homestead Purple verbena is a Louisiana Super Plant

Louisiana gardeners have long been familiar with verbenas. These generally low-growing plants produce clusters of showy flowers in a wide variety of colors. Homestead Purple verbena is considered one of the … [Read More...]

Reversing Female Pattern Baldness – Ask Mandy

Dear Mandy, My hair is getting very thin, especially in the front. I've thought about buying a wig, but don't want to take that route just yet. My question is, in your opinion, what can I do to help this or … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

Do You Know About the upcoming Amendments 1 & 2 on the ballot?

Oct. 6, 2015 - The Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL) Board of Directors is endorsing Constitutional Amendments 1 and 2, both of which will improve Louisiana's ports and strengthen our economy without raising … [Read More...]

PAR Releases the Guide to the 2015 Constitutional Amendments

Dear PAR Friends and Colleagues, The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana today released the PAR Guide to the 2015 Constitutional Amendments . The Guide explains the potential impact of the four … [Read More...]

Gubernatorial candidate Dardenne kicks off statewide tour at Country Kitchen

GONZALES – Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne kicked off his statewide Open Door Tour Wednesday evening in front of approximately 100 people during buffet dinner at Country Kitchen. Designed to give voters a chance … [Read More...]

ACEC/L backs Constitutional Amendments 1 and 2

Oct. 1, 2015 - If Louisiana citizens want to put more money into repairing and expanding our transportation infrastructure without raising taxes, they should vote "yes" on  Constitutional Amendments 1 and 2 on … [Read More...]

Dardenne Begins Open Door Tour In Gonzales

BATON ROUGE- A hundred people showed up at the Country Kitchen in Gonzales last night for the first stop on the Dardenne for Governor Campaign’s Open Door Tour. The tour is designed to give voters a chance to … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

EA’s Hailey Copeland a Finalist in National Modeling Competition

BATON ROUGE, LA: Hailey Copeland, East Ascension High School senior and senior model/representative for Jennifer Esneault Photography, has been selected as a finalist in We Are The SEEN’s “The 12” modeling … [Read More...]

Testing Dates Announced for Alternative Diplomas

Donaldsonville, La. – Ascension Public Schools announces testing dates and locations for high school diploma alternative exams. The Graduation Exit Examination (GEE) and Old GEE retests will be administered … [Read More...]

Louisiana volunteers join Red Cross response in South Carolina

As catastrophic rainfall and severe flooding continue in the Carolinas, the American Red Cross is helping families stay safe and dry by opening shelters, bringing in meals and providing emotional … [Read More...]

Local girl advances to Miss LA OT-Miss America Competition

McKenzie Nassar from Gonzales competed in the Miss Southern Oaks Scholarship pageant on September 20, 2015. Competition included private interview with the judges, talent, physical fitness, onstage question and … [Read More...]

Parish Youth Basketball Program Registration Now Open

DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today registration has begun for the Parish of Ascension Recreation and Culture (PARC) Youth Basketball League. PARC Program Coordinator … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Commentary and Analysis: Guns, Second Amendment, War

Another mass murder episode strikes us, this time in Oregon, my state. This time at a college. I teach at a university in Oregon and this gun problem is way past outrageous. Time to repeal the stupid Second … [Read More...]

“Do Unto Others”: Pope Francis’ Call to Action

Pope Francis called us to “Hope and healing, peace and justice” as he addressed Congress. “Summon the courage and the intelligence to resolve today’s many geopolitical and economic crises,” he said. “Our … [Read More...]

September 18th Marks Special Day for EA Football Team

Friday September 18th was a very special day for the members of the first East Ascension Spartan Football team. We were treated to a very special evening that we will all remember for the rest of our … [Read More...]

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and the Psychology of War

More than five years ago a soldier named Bowe Bergdahl left his U.S. Army unit in Afghanistan. He was captured, imprisoned in brutal conditions for five years, and finally released in a prisoner exchange in … [Read More...]

Sending Your Children Off to Safe Spaces in College

This is the time of year that many parents send their children off to college with the hope that they will learn, mature, become independent, have a great collegiate experience, but most of all, with the hope … [Read More...]

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