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Know When to Shred Documents

BATON ROUGE — If your home is a pack rat’s paradise, it may be time to consider destroying receipts, documents and paperwork that could be cluttering up desks and file cabinets. Are you wondering what to keep … [Read More...]

Dr. Jay Perniciaro speaks at the Ascension Chamber of Commerce Smart Start Breakfast Thursday.

Total Care Injury & Pain Center hosts Chamber Smart Start Breakfast

GONZALES – Total Care Injury and Pain Center hosted an Ascension Chamber of Commerce Smart Start Breakfast on Thursday morning at their office in Gonzales. “We are always happy to host this,” owner Dr. Jay … [Read More...]

Ascension Economic Development Corporation

Economic officials in Ascension Parish want to tag west bank area for industrial park

GONZALES – Ascension Parish economic development officials unveiled plans to turn 17,000 acres of agricultural land into an industrial park on the parish's west bank during the parish's Zoning Commission … [Read More...]


AG Caldwell Announces Settlement wtih Credit Reporting Agencies

BATON ROUGE — Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and 30 other state attorneys general today announced an agreement with the three national credit reporting agencies that will improve both credit report accuracy … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

St. Amant's Kara Gremillion bats against Chalmette in the playoffs. Gremillion hit a home run in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star softball games this weekend.

St. Amant’s Gremillion shines in LHSCA all-star games

PINEVILLE – St. Amant's Kara Gremillion hit a solo home run and was the only player to register multiple hits in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association's first All-Star softball game Friday … [Read More...]

East Ascension's Tristan Babin was selected to play in the LHSCA All-Star baseball games this weekend.

LHSCA all-star baseball games set

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star baseball games are set for this weekend at Netterville Field at North Park in Denham Springs and will feature five local players. The … [Read More...]

LSU's softball team congratulates Bianka Bell on a home run in the Lady Tigers' 6-1 Women's College World Series opening victory over Auburn Thursday.

LSU drops Auburn in Women’s CWS opener

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Hitting ASA Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Field for the first time since 2012, the No. 8 LSU softball team made its return to Women’s College World Series Thursday afternoon earning a 6-1 … [Read More...]

LSU's Austin Bain, a Dutchtown graduate, delivers a pitch earlier in the season. The Tigers open NCAA Regional play Friday at 3 p.m. against Lehigh at Alex Box Stadium.

No. 1 Tigers set for NCAA Regional

BATON ROUGE - Top-ranked LSU (48-10), the 2015 SEC regular-season champion, opens the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional at 3 p.m. Friday in Alex Box Stadium as the Tigers meet Lehigh (25-29), champions of the Patriot … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines


LOSFA Plans to Begin TOPS Processing for 2015 High School Graduates on June 11.

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) plans to begin TOPS initial eligibility processing for 2015 high school graduates on June 11, 2015. TOPS evaluation and eligibility … [Read More...]


Congratulations to Gonzales Middle School Retirees

On Friday, May 22, 2015, Gonzales Middle School presented gifts to SBLC Coordinator Frances Dick and Master Teacher Roxanne Skias who are both retiring this year. Congratulations Ms. Dick and Ms.Skias. … [Read More...]


Cushenberry & Brown Awards at Gonzales Middle School 2014-2015

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Gonzales Middle School presented the Willie Cushenberry and Jennifer Brown Awards in honor of former Gonzales Middle School staff members, Willie Cushenberry and Jennifer Brown, whose … [Read More...]


Gonzales Middle School Teacher Wins Tanger Outlet Grant

On Friday, May 22, 2015, Tanger Outlet awarded Gonzales Middle School Teacher Carla Duplechin a grant for $387.21 to be used in her classroom to aid her students.   … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines


Rains cause problems for La. corn and soybeans, but sugarcane and rice OK so far

BATON ROUGE, La. – Heavy rains are causing problems for some Louisiana soybean and corn farmers, especially in the north part of the state where a storm system brought as much as 10 inches of rain in some areas … [Read More...]


Louisiana’s wheat crop headed toward disaster for 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. – Excessive rain across Louisiana is compounding already existing problems with the 2015 wheat crop and leading to what LSU AgCenter experts call a disastrous season. Wheat is … [Read More...]


Keep food safety in mind when preparing for hurricane season

BATON ROUGE, La. – With the June 1 beginning of hurricane season rapidly approaching, Louisiana residents need to make preparations now so they have a safe food supply if a storm hits. Wenqing Xu, LSU … [Read More...]


211 Boaters Certified During "Boating Lagniappe Day"

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) certified 211 boaters statewide after their fifth annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" on May 2. Boating Education Lagniappe Day … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines


Cassidy Meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the P5+1 negotiations to lift sanctions on Iran in exchange for … [Read More...]


Cassidy Announces Funding for Louisiana Military Priorities

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced projects critical to Louisiana were prioritized in the Senate Appropriations Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies … [Read More...]


Cassidy Stands By Offshore Energy Access Legislation

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) responded to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) inaccurate criticism of his legislation to expand offshore energy production:   “Florida is a part of the Gulf … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines


Ascension Community Theatre auditions for The Addams Family

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, based on the frightfully funny Addams Family cartoons, TV and movie characters.  Poor Gomez! He is faced with an event that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday … [Read More...]


Cassidy Meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the P5+1 negotiations to lift sanctions on Iran in exchange for … [Read More...]


Statewide Click It or Ticket Campaign Remains in Effect Following Memorial Day Weekend Crashes

Mandeville, LA – This afternoon at Louisiana State Police Troop L, Troopers were joined by local medical professionals and law enforcement colleagues from across the Troop L region to announce their continued … [Read More...]


Obituary for Daniel Gene Melancon

Daniel Gene Melancon age 68 passed away on Wednesday May 20, 2015 in Magnolia, MS.. Mr. Daniel was a native of Prairieville, LA. and a resident of Magnolia, MS. and a retired Operations Superintendent with … [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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