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creole_FB_milestone4 now has over 27,000 Facebook Fans!

Wow! Today we exceeded 27,000 Facebook fans! Thank you to our loyal readers and advertisers who enjoy staying up to date on the latest news and supporting local businesses. We are honored to be the most "liked" … [Read More...]


A Better Mail Service has new Owners

A Better Mail Service, a local business that has been in Gonzales since 1986, has new owners.  Recently Selma Matassa and Teresa Gayle, owners since 1998, sold the business to Charles & Karen … [Read More...]

Charmaine Sandolph, Sales Coordinator for Special Waste at Republic’s Colonial Landfill in Sorrento, LA, was awarded the “Outstanding Level B Operator Award” at the recent Louisiana Solid Waste Association Convention.  Pictured above are Terrance Stewart, LSWA President; Sandolph; and Gary Bonvillan, LSWA Board Member.

Sandolph cited by LDEQ for outstanding performance

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has recognized Charmaine Sandolph as the “Outstanding Level B Operator” for solid waste facilities at the recent Louisiana Solid Waste Association … [Read More...]

Photo provided by Ascension Chamber of Commerce - first row from left, are Sherrie Despino, Glenda Shaheen, Rae Milano and Kendal Matassa; and second row, Mike Waguespack, Czarina Walker, Lillie Murphy and John Waguespack.

Breakfast with Sherrie

Gonzales, LA - The first Breakfast with Sherrie of 2015 was held at the Ascension Chamber office Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Former Chairman’s of the Board came together with present Chairman Kendal Matassa and … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

Dutchtown's Ali McCoy delivers a pitch Sunday. McCoy earned the win allowing five hits and striking out three.

No. 7 seed Lady Griffins rally by Hahnville into state tournament

GEISMAR – Dutchtown High School's bats were silent through five innings before exploding for three runs in the sixth to rally by Hahnville 3-2 in a Class 5A second-round playoff matchup on Sunday afternoon at … [Read More...]

St. Amant's Kara Gremillion covers second base on a steal attempt by Barbe's Ally Crooks in the first inning of the Lady Gators' victory on Friday.

Top seed Lady Gators hold off Barbe to advance to state tourney

DUCKROOST – No. 1 seed St. Amant High School jumped out to an early six-run lead and answered Barbe throughout in an 11-4 Class 5A regional playoff victory on Friday night at Lady Gator Park. The Lady … [Read More...]

East Ascension's Ariane Williams wins the 100-meter dash at the District 5-5A track and field meet on Thursday at Grizzly Track. Williams also won the 400-meter run.

Dutchtown boys place second at 5-5A track and field meet, Lady Gators, Griffins tie for third

BATON ROUGE – Dutchtown High School's boys track and field team placed second in teams standings at the District 5-5A meet on Thursday afternoon at Grizzly Track and the school's girls team tied St. Amant for … [Read More...]

East Ascension's Austin McInnis, Tristan Babin, Cole Holley, Hayden Adams, Charles Stevens and Zach Gautreau meet on the pitcher's mound earlier in the season. The Spartans fell to Catholic 10-8 on Thursday in the District 5-5A finale.

Bears hold off East Ascension in seventh inning

GONZALES – East Ascension High School loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday evening but couldn't capitalize in a 10-8 loss to Catholic at Johnny Ambeau Park. The … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines


Galvez Primary have been learning about the three states of matter

The first graders at Galvez Primary have been learning about the three states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases). The students were able to not only discuss how the states of matter can change from one form … [Read More...]

Ascension Schools Support Employees of Year

Ascension Parish School System honored thirty-one outstanding support staff personnel

Ascension Parish School System honored thirty-one outstanding support staff personnel at the Ascension Parish School Board meeting held Tuesday, April 21, and presented them with certificates of … [Read More...]

The Ascension Parish School Board recognized outstanding school support employees at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. From left, superintendent Patrice Pujol, Bonnie Simpson of East Ascension, Angela Holloway of Lake Elementary and Richard Moss of Ascension Head Start.

Ascension Parish School Board awards bids, recognizes support employees

GONZALES – The Ascension Parish School Board awarded six bids for projects at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday evening in the cafetorium at East Ascension High School. The approval of bids were … [Read More...]


High School Musical opens tonight at Dutchtown High School

High School Musical opens tonight and runs through Friday at Dutchtown High School. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $8.00 for adults. … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines


Zinnias produce great color all summer long

HAMMOND, La. – Home gardeners have long enjoyed zinnias, one of our most popular warm-season bedding plants. New zinnia varieties have been introduced regularly over the past few years. Extended bloom and fewer … [Read More...]

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2015 Ascension Parish Vegetable Garden Contest To Be Held

The LSU AgCenter, Ascension Parish, will sponsor the Home Vegetable Garden Contest for adults and 4-H youth in May 2015. The Contest is being held to encourage home vegetable gardeners to produce quality … [Read More...]


Put Fireworks in your landscape

By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist An ornamental grass called Fireworks purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum Fireworks) has been selected by the LSU AgCenter as a Louisiana Super Plant for … [Read More...]


The Crowning Moment goes Active for Autism!

The Crowning Moment queens from all around Louisiana came to participate in the Families Help Families of GBR in the annual Active for Autism 5K. Attendees and the beauty queens shined in the rain to help raise … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines


Red Cross provide for neighbors’ needs after today’s storms

The Red Cross is working across south Louisiana to determine and provide for neighbors’ needs after today’s storms, even as severe weather alerts continue. While connecting with residents, volunteers will … [Read More...]


Red Cross Urges Neighbors to Prepare for Severe Weather

Free Emergency App can help Protect Families and Households The American Red Cross is urging south Louisiana residents to prepare for severe weather, especially with severe thunderstorm and tornado alerts … [Read More...]


City of Gonzales Council meeting still on for Tonight (Monday)

Tonight's Gonzales City Council meeting has not been cancelled and will begin at 5:30 as planned. Below is the agenda. Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call. Presentation of … [Read More...]


Recycling Road Show Scheduled for Saturday, May 2

PRAIRIEVILLE – Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today the next Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Wal-Mart store in Prairieville. A recycling … [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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