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Gonzales City Council gives final vote on budget with pay raise, zoning ordinance rewrite

GONZALES – The Gonzales City Council approved a two percent cost of living raise for employees in the 2016-17 fiscal budget to compensate a $50 per month increase on health insurance premiums during its regular meeting Monday. The council also gave its final vote on a complete rewrite of its zoning ordinance to draw in line with the city's new master plan adopted last year. Councilman Neal … [More...]



Latest Business Headlines

The Arc of East Ascension Thanks Westlake

On Saturday, April 9, 2016 volunteers from Westlake painted the interior of The Arc of East Ascension Complex. The Arc of East Ascension located in Gonzales, La. was founded in 1964. The mission of the Arc is … [Read More...]

Anthony Comeaux’s Lemonade Stand!

This is Anthony Comeaux a 5th grade 4.0 student at Gonzales Primary School. He has participated in the Louisiana LemonadeDay program for the past 3 years. This young entrepreneur will be at the Lamendola's … [Read More...]

Praxair Invests in the Expansion of Its Geismar, Louisiana Facility

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX), a leading global industrial gas company, announced an investment in excess of $100 million in its Geismar, Louisiana, facility to expand its carbon monoxide production and support … [Read More...]

New Pediatric Clinic in Donaldsonville

Children’s International Medical Group, one of the largest providers of pediatric services in Louisiana, will celebrate the opening of it’s 16th clinic with a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting … [Read More...]

Enter to Win a FREE Yeti 30oz. Rambler Cup from Coastal Urgent Care!

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Lastest Sports Headlines

All-Metro Boys Soccer team includes Bourgeois, Moyron, Rodriquez, Greer

BATON ROUGE – St. Amant's Briggs Bourgeois and Hector Rodriquez, East Ascension's Edgar Moyron and Dutchtown's Hayes Greer were recently selected to the All-Metro Boys Soccer team. Eduin Delcid, a junior … [Read More...]

EA’s Laiche selected All-Metro Girls Soccer Outstanding Player

BATON ROUGE – East Ascension senior forward Blaire Laiche has added Outstanding Player on the All-Metro Girls Soccer team to the list of post-season awards received by the Nicholls State signee. The District … [Read More...]

LHSAA State Tennis tourney includes Division I qualifiers in singles, doubles

MONROE – The Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Tennis Tournament for Division I wrapped up earlier this week at the University of Louisiana Monroe's Heard Stadium and included several qualifiers … [Read More...]

Ascension Catholic cruises by Beekman in first round of Class 1A baseball playoffs

DONALDSONVILLE – No. 3 seed Ascension Catholic made quick work of 29th seeded Beekman Monday in a 19-1 five-inning mercy-rule LHSAA Class 1A first round victory at the South Louisiana State Fairgrounds' LaLa … [Read More...]

St. Amant upsets Sam Houston in Class 5A first round baseball playoff

MOSS BLUFF – No. 24 seeded St. Amant used the pitching of ace Blayne Enlow and took advantage of six unearned runs in the fourth inning to knock off ninth seed Sam Houston 10-3 Tuesday in the first round of the … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Duplessis Primary School Master Teacher will be Recognized at a White House event

Duplessis Primary School master teacher Shaneka Burnett will travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a May 3, 2016, event at the White House recognizing the National Teacher of the Year, State Teachers of the Year … [Read More...]

Spanish Lake Principal is a Semifinalist for Principal of the Year

  Spanish Lake Primary Principal Britton Colon is a semifinalist for 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year. This is the third year in a row that Ascension Public Schools has a principal in the running … [Read More...]

Grant Project iLearn with iPads Helps Provide Media-Rich Instruction to Third Graders

Katye Secrist, 3rd grade teacher at Spanish Lake Primary School, excitedly shares the success of her grant project, iLearn with iPads, this past school year. 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Katye Secrist, is … [Read More...]

Duplessis Teacher Awarded Ascension Fund Grant

Duplessis Primary kindergarten students are “Linking Up with Literacy” thanks to the Ascension Fund, Neese Industries, and Mr. Jake Ragusa. Mrs. Kristi Hebert was able to purchase 10 Touchscreen Chromebooks for … [Read More...]

4-H Commodity Ambassador contests name state winners

4-H’ers from across the state competed in the 2016 State 4-H Commodity Ambassador contests on April 19 on the LSU campus. Students from grades four through 12 participated in the chicken, egg, seafood, sugar … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Fried Chicken Chimichanga with Pico de Gallo Recipe

In celebration of the fast approaching Cinco De Mayo, what better way to commemorate the date than a delicious recipe. Authentic flour tortillas stuffed with shredded rotisserie chicken, sautéed onions, and … [Read More...]

Leaf gall cropping up on camellias, azaleas in Louisiana

As the summer growing season gets into full swing, pathogens that cause plant diseases also are cropping up. Extended periods of cool, wet weather during spring have led to several plant diseases in … [Read More...]

Festival Makeup and Fashion Must-Haves

It is quickly becoming Summer in South Louisiana, at least by temperature standards, and I have a few makeup and fashion items that will have you looking great for festival season. The 2016 Red Stick Food Fest, … [Read More...]

Keep landscapes safe for kids

Small children require careful attention outdoors As the weather warms up, kids and adults alike begin to spend more time outside. I think it is wonderful to get kids interested in gardening. Give them a … [Read More...]

Quick Tip for Doubling the Tomato Harvest

This is a quick tomato tip for both new and old gardeners that you might not know about. It has long been debated whether to remove the pesky growth between the branches of your tomato plant, also known as … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

Louisiana needs more common sense

Dear friends, Common sense is really lacking in government these days. A state agency turned down the generous offer of a George Rodrigue Blue Dog sculpture for the University Medical Center in New … [Read More...]

New Orleans Mayor and Obama White House Likely Violated Federal Law in Lack of Immigration Enforcement

Following a Louisiana House Judiciary Committee hearing in which several people testified the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) forced New Orleans into enacting sanctuary policies, Louisiana Attorney General … [Read More...]

Delegate Selection is subject for Pachyderms of GBR meeting

Jason Dore, Executive Director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, will be the featured speaker at the April Pachyderms of GBR meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Frank’s … [Read More...]

Representative Berthelot was selected as 2016 Legislator of The Year

Representative John A. "Johnny" Berthelot, District 88,  was selected as 2016 Legislator of The Year by the Louisiana Council on Aging Director’s Association. Presented at the annual LACOADA Legislative … [Read More...]

Best-Selling Author to address Ascension GOP Roundtable

Best-selling author, James Ronald Kennedy, will address the April Ascension GOP Roundtable sponsored by Ascension Republican Women.  The Roundtable will be held on Thursday, April 21st at 6:00 p.m. at Carli-Co … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

Ascension Parish EA Drainage District #1 Board of Commissions Meeting

May 2, 2016 - 6:00 PM Courthouse East Irma Blvd., Gonzales                                                       Agenda (1) Call To Order / Roll Call of Commissioners (2) INVOCATION / PLEDGE OF … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish Finance Committee Meeting Agenda

Finance Committee Meeting Ascension Parish Council Monday, May 2, 2016 6:30 PM or immediately following East Ascension Drainage Courthouse Annex - Council Meeting Room 828 S. IRMA BLVD. - 2ND … [Read More...]

Summer Reading Program Registration Begins at Ascension Parish Library

Celebrate summer as Ascension Parish Library presents our “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” summer reading program. You can earn prizes for reading, and enjoy great performers and programs at the library.  There … [Read More...]

ACOA Weekly Calendar Updates (May 2, 2016- May 6, 2016)

May 2, 2016 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. May 3, 2016 Yoga, Gonzales … [Read More...]

Insured Louisiana Disaster Survivors May Be Eligible for FEMA Assistance

If you’re one of the many disaster survivors who filed an insurance claim following Louisiana’s severe storms and flooding that occurred March 8 through April 8, federal disaster assistance may also be … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Stop Food Stamp Abuse

Too many people in Louisiana are on food stamps. Every politician in Baton Rouge knows it, but few are willing to say it. Let me be clear. I'm not talking about our oilfield families who have faced layoffs … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor: Appalled at the recent letters supporting convicted murderer

Dear Editor,          I am appalled at the recent letters to the editor published by The Creole in support of convicted murderer Jarret McCasland. The family's plea for justice is the same attitude … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor: Justice For Jarret

More information about this situation can be found at http://www.thecreole.com/?p=48520 Dear Editor, Jarret McCasland’s criminal activity in this case involved neither violence nor intent to cause harm. … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor – AG Jeff Landry Moves Quickly to End the “Buddy System”

Less than two months after taking office, Attorney General Jeff Landry is wasting no time declaring that there is a new sheriff in town. Landry ran on a reform agenda, which led to a resounding defeat of the … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor: Reader believes that P&Z back room meeting violates law

Below is a copy of a letter sent by the sender to TheCreole.com for publication: Honorable Ricky Babin District Attorney 23rd Judicial District Dear Mr. Babin: There are two matters which I believe … [Read More...]

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