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Repticon Expo draws unique blend of reptile, exotic animal enthusiasts

GONZALES - Matt Pier of Covington added to his collection of over 100 snakes Saturday when he purchased six more at the Repticon Expo at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. “It is just a hobby,” Pier said. “I don't even remember when I started it has been so long ago. I have just always been into them and always have to get one more. That is how it has turned out.” Brandon Vedros of Raceland … [More...]

Latest Business Headlines

BASF and the Red Cross help Geismar residents with Emergency Preparedness

ASCENSION —BASF partnered with the American Red Cross to provide emergency preparedness, hurricane and fire safety information to Geismar residents during a canvassing event this morning. Six teams composed of … [Read More...]

Ribbon Cutting for A Better Mail Service

A Better Mail Service held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, June 21st to celebrate their relocation to 711 E Ascension Street, Gonzales A Better Mail Service is a full service packing and shipping … [Read More...]

Keller Williams Realty First Choice Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Keller Williams Realty First Choice held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, April 19th to celebrate their new office opening at 17111 Commerce Center Drive, Prairieville. Keller Williams First Choice … [Read More...]

Leadership Ascension Graduates its 21st Class

Leadership Ascension, a program of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce, was proud to graduate its 21st Leadership Class at Clarion Inn & Conference Center on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. There were 35 … [Read More...]

Investar Bank Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Investar Bank is commemorating its 10th anniversary across Southeast Louisiana Tuesday. “We would like to thank our customers who have been loyal to us over the years and welcomed us into their amazing … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

Gonzales Soccer Club Registration has begins July 1st.

Sign up beginning July 1st, 2016 to take advantage of our discounted prices. Hurry! Offer ends July 31st. Gonzales Soccer Programs Include: 3-Year Old Little Kickers: An introduction to the basics … [Read More...]

U.S. Youth Soccer tourney includes several local players competing with Baton Rouge Soccer Club

BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Soccer Club has sent three teams to the U.S. Youth Soccer Region III tournament that includes several local players from within the parish. The regional consists of 12 state … [Read More...]

ACHS’ Kaleb Winchester signs basketball scholarship to Westmoreland Community College

DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Catholic's Kaleb Winchester recently signed a basketball scholarship to continue his career at Westmoreland Community College. Winchester became Ascension Catholic's all-time … [Read More...]

Class 5A All-State softball team includes quintet from parish schools

BATON ROUGE – A total of five softball players from Ascension Parish were recently selected to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State team. St. Amant, a quarterfinalist, landed three … [Read More...]

Gauthier & Amedee sweeps round robin from Gulf Coast, DeRidder

GONZALES – The Gauthier & Amedee American Legion baseball team defeated Gulf Coast 11-1 and DeRidder 6-0 in round robin play Saturday at East Ascension's Johnny Ambeau Park. Former East Ascension … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Teacher meets Korean War veterans at workshop

Mandy Green Perret, a teacher at Dutchtown High, had the opportunity to attend The Korean War Digital History Teacher’s Workshop put on by the Korean War Legacy Foundation in Orlando, FL. During the … [Read More...]

Louisiana Forestry Foundation awards scholarships

The Louisiana Forestry Foundation awarded 45 scholarships to college students for the 2016-2017 academic year totaling $54,500. The scholarships were awarded to students who are majoring in forestry at … [Read More...]

$25.5 Million Initiative to Transform Struggling Schools, Launch New Schools

The Louisiana Department of Education today announced the release of applications for School Improvement Grants (SIG) and Charter Schools Program Grants (CSP). In 2016, the Department will award more than $17.5 … [Read More...]

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BESE approves process for science standards review

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today approved a process to review the state’s academic content standards in science. Based on a committee structure led by professional … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

LSU AgCenter opts in to medical marijuana production initiative

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday (June 24) approved a resolution allowing the LSU AgCenter to begin taking steps needed to obtain a license to produce medical marijuana as part of a … [Read More...]

Easy 4th of July Blueberry Pie Recipe

Homemade pies are as American as they come and this recipe is perfect to commemorate the special occasion. Sweet, crispy pie crust baked with a tangy blueberry pie filling, then topped with crunchy, powdered … [Read More...]

Chili-Cheese Spaghetti Bake Recipe

A spicy chili recipe that is perfect for the summer time. This is my husband's favorite meal and one that I've cooked for many, many years. Savory ground beef browned with onions, bell pepper, tomatoes, … [Read More...]

Stars and Stripes Sausage Appetizer Recipe

Skillet-fried jalapeno sausage, skewered between crispy, star-cut, puff pastry, and tangy, creole mustard. It's a yummy appetizer for the upcoming 4th of July holiday or anytime summer barbecues are in full … [Read More...]

Upcoming Ascension Master Gardener Class

The LSU AgCenter and Ascension Parish Master Gardeners will be hosting a Louisiana Master Gardener training class this fall.  The class curriculum is composed of a 40-50 hour course that will be taught on … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

Indictment Shows Budget Costs Can Be Controlled

The recent indictment of leaders of a New Orleans nonprofit organization demonstrates that the state could control budget costs with a little effort, said State Treasurer John Kennedy. "It was called … [Read More...]

Gov. Edwards Signs Rep. Berthelot’s House Bill 834

Governor John Bel Edwards has signed Representative Johnny Berthelot’s House Bill (HB) 834. HB 834 clarifies the process for collection of court costs in suits involving public bodies.  The bill assists public … [Read More...]

Treasurer: Indictment Shows Budget Costs Can Be Controlled

The recent indictment of leaders of a New Orleans nonprofit organization demonstrates that the state could control budget costs with a little effort, said State Treasurer John Kennedy. "It was called … [Read More...]

Author, Humberto Fontova, will address Pachyderms of GBR

Author, columnist and public speaker, Humberto Fontova, will be the featured speaker at the Pachyderms of GBR meeting on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at On the Border, 2552 Citiplace Ct. Baton Rouge, … [Read More...]

Graves Tells Regulators to “PROVE IT”

Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced bipartisan legislation today in the US House of Representatives to bring fairness, transparency and accountability to the federal regulatory system – the PROVE IT Act … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

Painting with a Twist of Prairieville to Host Fundraiser to Benefit LSU Mike the Tiger Fund!

Painting with a Twist, an art and social studio in Baton Rouge will host a fundraising event on 7/20 to benefit the LSU Mike the Tiger Fund. The studio will offer a tiger related painting session on … [Read More...]

Coffee and Crafts: Adult Coloring Craze

Come find your zen and destress from your daily pressures at the Coffee and Crafts:  Adult Coloring Craze to be held at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.  … [Read More...]

“Fragrant Flowers” Exhibit at DeAngelo’s

A new exhibit, “Fragrant Flowers," is now showing through September 28 at DeAngelo's Restaurant, 7550 Bluebonnet Boulevard (at Bluebonnet and Perkins), Baton Rouge. This is an exhibit of floral art and … [Read More...]

July 4th Holiday Trash Pick Up

Republic Services will pick up Recycling in Ascension on regular schedule on Monday, July 4.  Residents are reminded to have their trash out the night before as collection may come earlier than usual for their … [Read More...]

Obituary for Catherine Underwood Meredith

Catherine Underwood Meredith, a champion of others and adored by many, has gone to be with God. Cathy, surrounded by her family, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 25, 2016. She was 64. Not only did she … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor


Recently, we asked for public support of our Louisiana CASA program and our state legislators heard our voice loud & clear:  CHILDREN ARE IMPORTANT! Public support is making an impact. House Bill 69 by … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor – CASA needs your help!

By now, everyone is aware of Louisiana's budget deficits and pressing financial situation. Your voice has never been more important and children need your help! There are 17 local CASA (Court Appointed … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor – A Path to Improving Louisiana’s Job Base and Struggling Economy

A newly released report from Chief Executive magazine on the Best and Worst States for Business brings additional news confirming what we already know: Louisiana’s national reputation as a “judicial hellhole” … [Read More...]

More State Government Contracts

Louisiana state government has at least 18,710 consultants on its payroll. I say "at least" because the sad fact is, according to the Legislative Auditor, the state doesn't even know the exact number of … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor: Parish President responds to controversy regarding taped recordings

I am respectfully writing this letter so that the people of Ascension Parish fully understand the issues related to the news stories and controversy regarding the recent release of a taped recording where my … [Read More...]

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