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Latest Business Headlines

Prairieville corner lot sold to Discount Tire’s first location in Louisiana

The Baton Rouge Business Report is reporting that Discount Tire purchased the southwest corner of Market Place Avenue and Airline Highway in Prairieville (near Commerce Title) for $852,000, or $18.28 per square … [Read More...]

Very Merry Christmas from PotashCorp!

PotashCorp presented a check for 50,000 to the Fellowship Center Food Pantry. These funds will be used for food coolers and setting up a New Food Pantry Service Center. As the world's largest crop nutrient … [Read More...]

Leadership Ascension Project Gains $10,000 Donation from BASF

Geismar, La. – This week, the Leadership Ascension project Healthy Spaces for West Bank Faces made significant gains towards its efforts to build a community park in Donaldsonville thanks to a $10,000 donation … [Read More...]

EATEL and C.A.R.A. Team Up to Raise Funds for Local Animal Shelter

Pets Invited to Join the ‘Krewe of Fideaux” and Parade in Their Best Costumes Gonzales, LA (January 12, 2016) – Calling all pets!  EATEL and Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension (known as C.A.R.A.) are teaming … [Read More...]

ISC Announces New Humanitarian Committee Chair

Baton Rouge, LA – ISC Constructors, L.L.C. announced that Mary Rogers, ISC Corporate Safety Division, has been appointed as Chairperson of their Corporate Humanitarian Committee. She is replacing Stephanie … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

Lady Spartans secure No. 6 seed, St. Amant, Dutchtown in girls soccer playoff mix

BATON ROUGE – East Ascension secured the top seed among local girls soccer teams when the Louisiana High School Association released Division I brackets Tuesday. The District 5-1 champion Lady Spartans … [Read More...]

Donaldsonville avenges 6-3A hardwood loss to Glen Oaks

DONALDSONVILLE – Donaldsonville avenged an earlier three-point District 6-3A loss to Glen Oaks in Baton Rouge with a 60-45 victory Tuesday night at DHS. The Tigers (12-12, 5-5), coached by Lionel Gilbert, … [Read More...]

EA trio Irvin, Laiche, Melancon sign letters of intent to Nicholls, Arkansas-Monticello

GONZALES – East Ascension High School had a trio of student athletes sign letters of intent on National Signing Day Wednesday afternoon in the field-house including Kyran Irvin and Marshaud Melancon in football … [Read More...]

D’ville pair Brown, Stevenson ink to Southern, Tulsa, join LSU signee Sullivan

DONALDSONVILLE – Donaldsonville High School's Tyler Brown and Tyarise Stevenson joined teammate and LSU signee Stephen Sullivan by signing college scholarships to Southern and Tulsa on National Signing Day … [Read More...]

Eight Dutchtown student-athletes ink on National Signing Day, Cushenberry signs with LSU

GEISMAR – Dutchtown High School had a total of eight student-athletes sign letters of intent to further their career at the collegiate level on National Signing Day Wednesday in the school's gymnasium. They … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Gonzales Middle School gains Master Gardener for Potash Grant

Gonzales Middle School gained a new Master Gardener, Ray Hall, for the Greauxing Gardens project which is part of the LSU Ag Center and Potash Corporation grant. This grant will provide three Raised Bed Gardens … [Read More...]

Dates Announced for Kindergarten & Pre-K Registration

Donaldsonville, La. – Ascension Public Schools announces the dates for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten registration will be April 4-8, 2016. Below are specific dates and times listed by school. Monday, … [Read More...]

Ascension Fund Grant teaches students Mindfulness Training

Gonzales, La. – The Ascension Fund would like to recognize Shannon Fields, LCSW at APPLe Digital Academy for her innovative project, Mindful Students. Fields teaches students techniques in mindfulness and … [Read More...]

Congrats to Mrs. Zimmerle’s 4th grade class!

On January 12, Mrs. Zimmerle's 4th grade class at Gonzales Primary, was awarded pizza for all scoring a basic or above on their ELA Benchmark! … [Read More...]

River Parishes Community College’s technology center nearing construction phase

GONZALES – The River Parishes Community College's new $9.2 million technology center expected to be completed in about a year is nearing the construction phrase with site work begun. The Advanced Technology … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

2015 was challenge for La. horticulture industry

BATON ROUGE, La. – 2015 was a challenge for many members of Louisiana’s diverse horticulture industry, which includes vegetable crops, fruit crops, pecans, sweet potatoes, sod farming, nursery crops, landscape … [Read More...]

Now is the time to plant roses

Gardeners often wait until April or May to purchase blooming roses from nurseries and plant them. But planting earlier has advantages. If you’re thinking about adding roses to your garden, here is some advice … [Read More...]

Easy Tamale Pie – Recipe

Sweet cornbread layered with a spicy mixture of ground beef, Mexican blend shredded cheese, poblano peppers, smoked chipotle peppers, and rotel. It's one of the easiest recipes out there and definitely … [Read More...]

Rotisserie Beef Rump Roast – Recipe

Transform an ordinary 4 pound beef rump roast into an extraordinary prime rib! This in-depth recipe, from the brine to the plate, will make a juicy rump roast that taste like the best cut of meat. Perfect for a … [Read More...]

Prosciutto Flat Bread Pizza – Recipe

Melted mozzarella cheese under thin slices of sweet prosciutto ham, baked on garlic flavored flat-bread pizza dough. This is one of the best homemade pizza recipes out there! The crust is deliciously fresh and … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

A message from Treasurer John Neely Kennedy, candidate in 2016 United States Senate

I will be a candidate for the United States Senate in 2016. The reason is pretty simple: I want my country back. I'm scared we are losing it. My Dad and Mom were conservative people. Dad was a small … [Read More...]

Port of Greater Baton Rouge Commission Elects 2016 Officers

BATON ROUGE, LA – The board of commissioners for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge has elected officers for 2016. Officers elected include Corey Sarullo, Iberville Parish, president; Bobby Watts, East Baton Rouge … [Read More...]

Parish Assessor receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the second straight year, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Ascension Parish Assessor’s Office by the Government Finance Officers of the United … [Read More...]

Donald J. Trump Endorsed by Willie Robertson

(New York, NY) January 21st, 2016 – Today Donald J. Trump announced yet another coveted endorsement, with Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson touting his support for the candidate in Las Vegas. Willie is an … [Read More...]

Attorney General Jeff Landry Announces Division Directors at Louisiana Department of Justice

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the seven division directors for the Louisiana Department of Justice. “Our office is focused on honorably serving all the people of Louisiana,” … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

Louisiana Travel Promotion Association announces new officers and directors

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 1, 2016) – The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) recently installed a group of tourism industry leaders as new officers for its executive committee and board of directors … [Read More...]

Heart Hero Hustle 5k Walk, April 2nd

Ascensions 4-H, together with the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation, are hosting the Heart Hero Hustle at Lamar Dixon near the gym and pond area on Saturday, April 2nd!  The Hear Hero Hustle will … [Read More...]

2016 Kite Fest, April 1st-3rd

April 1st, 2nd & 3rd, kites of all sizes and shapes will fill the skies at the West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex in Port Allen, Louisiana. Look for the kites in the sky, located just off I-10 west of Baton … [Read More...]

Alliance Safety Council’s Dufrene named ARSC Vice President

Alliance Safety Council’s William “Bill” Dufrene has been named vice president of the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils (ARSC). In this role, Dufrene serves on the executive committee of ARSC. The … [Read More...]

Ascension Counseling Center Video Newsletter Launches Second Season on APTV

GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced Ascension Counseling Center (ACC) later this month will launch the second season of its monthly Video Newsletter on Ascension21 (cable channel 21), … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor – Louisiana slips further in “Judicial Hellholes” ranking

The Pelican State has once again been named one of the worst places in the nation to be sued. This year, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) singled out Louisiana as the No. 6 worst “judicial hellhole” … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor – Reader thinks Matassa should look again at appointing Dawson

Letter to the Editor; In the recent weeks following the elections I have found it quite fascinating to watch who the new elected officials plan to keep and who they plan to make good riddance of. In an … [Read More...]

RPCC student Danyelle Parrish has editorial published on national blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

GONZALES – River Parishes Community College student government president Danyelle Parrish recently had an editorial published on the national blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The blog is … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor: Cointment publicly congratulates Matassa for Parish President win

Press release: 11/24/2015 As the results are confirmed today, I want to publicly congratulate Kenny Matassa as our new Parish President. I felt I owed my supporters to wait for the official results. I can’t … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor: J4J JUSTICE FOR JARRET

J4J JUSTICE FOR JARRET On Thursday, November 19, Jarret Jean McCasland was found by a jury of his peers to be guilty of Second Degree Murder with a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. They … [Read More...]

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