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Far away donations delivered to local churches for flood victims

GONZALES – St. Paul Baptist Church has assisted families and fed people as an on-site distribution center since last week after historic flooding covered a third of Ascension Parish's land mass and affected an estimated 20,000 homes in what is being called a 1,000 year flood. “People are still in need,” Rev. Lauthaught Delaney Jr. said noting there are still people with water in their homes in … [More...]



Latest Business Headlines

Malco Kids Film Fest Gives Back to Community

Malco Theatres is pleased to announce the 2016 Kids Summer Film Fest generated $65,000 for local children’s hospitals. The annual festival offered reduced-admission family favorite films on Tuesdays and … [Read More...]

Important Information on Financial Assistance for Flooded Businesses

State Treasurer John Kennedy today encouraged businesses impacted by the flooding to explore financial assistance with the U.S. Small Business Administration. "Many of our businesses did not have flood … [Read More...]

Ascension Chamber provides Recovery Resources on website for members

With the flooding event that our community is currently experiencing, there is an IMMEDIATE NEED for all types of businesses to assist with Remediation, Clean Up, Transportation, Debris Removal, Electrical … [Read More...]

SBA, LED and LSBDC to Open Five Additional Business Recovery Centers to Help Flood-Impacted Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) and Louisiana Small Business Development Centers (LSBDCs) today announced the opening of five additional Business … [Read More...]

$100,000 AT&T Donation Aids Louisianans Impacted by Floods

AT&T* is donating $100,000 to two organizations to help restore Louisiana following the recent floods. The contribution will be divided between the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and DonorsChoose.org. Baton … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

Donaldsonville to rely on strength of lineman to overcome youth, depth

DONALDSONVILLE – The Donaldsonville Tigers are entering the 2016 season with a new head coach and many first-year starters but the team will rely on strength of its lineman to overcome youth and depth. Brian … [Read More...]

Spartans want to compete at highest level with young team

GONZALES – The East Ascension Spartans are entering the 2016 season with a new head coach and many first-time starters but wants to continue to compete at the highest level by maximize their … [Read More...]

Griffins relying on strong tradition with young, inexperienced team

GEISMAR – Dutchtown won a share of the district championship and a playoff game following the first losing season since the program's inception a year ago but will have to rely on that tradition with a young … [Read More...]

LeBlanc Food Stores Jamboree set for Thursday, Friday

GONZALES – The LeBlanc Food Stores Jamboree had to be tweaked after historic flooding last week but it has been finalized. Donaldsonville hosts Class 3A state runner-up St. James Thursday at 7 p.m. at Floyd … [Read More...]

Ascension superintendent allows schools to resume sports practices

GONZALES – New Ascension Parish Superintendent of Schools David Alexander said all parish high schools could resume extra-curricular activities Monday including sports practices. Employees were set to report … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Girl Scout council awards new Cookies to College scholarships to two Girl Scout entrepreneurs

The Girl Scout cookie program gives girls the opportunity to become entrepreneurs, learning skills that will make them valuable members of society. After receiving a donation from council baker partner, ABC … [Read More...]

Ascension’s Flood Recovery Temporary Education Plan

The Ascension Public Schools Temporary Education Plan for Impacted Schools is available in detail on the district's website, www.apsb.org. The direct link … [Read More...]

RPCC opens special flood fund to assist faculty, staff, students

GONZALES - The River Parishes Community College Foundation has opened a special flood fund to assist faculty, staff and students facing expenses due to recent flooding in our area. “We know our many of our … [Read More...]

Donaldsonville Students to Return Wednesday, Aug. 24; All Other Students to Return Monday, Aug. 29

All Employees to Report to Work Wednesday, Aug. 24 Donaldsonville, La. –  Ascension Public Schools will reopen in a two-step phase as the district continues to recover from flooding. All employees will report … [Read More...]

RPCC SGA collecting supplies to Stuff The Backpack

To help the students and schools recently impacted by the flooding in Ascension Parish, RPCC SGA will be collecting supplies to stuff backpacks! ITEMS CAN BE DROPPED OFF TO THE SGA OFFICE LOCATED IN THE STUDENT … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

August care improves fall rose performance

Late summer is the time to begin preparing roses for spectacular fall blooms. Roses need disease management and proper fertilization in August through early September for best fall performance, said LSU … [Read More...]

Local Builder offers some advice to remove black poly

Local Builder and owner of Wooden Creations Inc, Roy Domangue offered the following advice on Facebook: Fellow Homeowners. PLEASE see this issue if your home was flooded. This is the way the brick … [Read More...]

Watch out for late-summer pests

By this time of the year, our yards and gardens generally look a little frayed. Heat stress takes its toll on just about everything except the tropicals. These last hot days coming at the end of a long, hot … [Read More...]

Now is your last chance to prune, fertilize many plants

August is a month when gardeners should think about two important aspects of landscape maintenance – fertilizing and pruning. This month is the latest we fertilize lawns, hardy shrubs and ground covers in the … [Read More...]

Gonzales Garden Club Yards of the Month for August

The Gonzales Garden Club chose two locations for August Yards of the Month. The home of Terry and Conchita Richey at 1221 N. Anita Avenue was selected as the Residential Yard of the Month Award.  The Richeys’ … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

State Bond Commission Approves $141 Million for Local Projects

The State Bond Commission approved $141 million for projects statewide and approved more than $26 million in interest savings at its August 18 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. "We … [Read More...]

Clarence Cutno for Gonzales City Council Division A

"Devastation will never overtake us if our commitment to success is stronger....together we will press on!" My name is Clarence Cutno. I am a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish and have lived in Gonzales … [Read More...]

AG Jeff Landry Encourages Use of Technology to Prevent Fraud

In the aftermath of the disaster in South Louisiana, Attorney General Jeff Landry is unleashing a new initiative in order to help those rebuilding their lives and homes. “Predatory people are able to … [Read More...]

Take a Selfie to Prevent Flooding Fraud

In the aftermath of the disaster in South Louisiana, Attorney General Jeff Landry is unleashing a new initiative in order to help those rebuilding their lives and homes. “Predatory people are able to … [Read More...]

Senator Troy Brown Will Not Resign

State Senator Troy Brown announced today that severe flooding has caused Judge Jessie LeBlanc, 23rd Judicial District, to postpone his hearing to remove the protective order barring him from direct contact with … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

Fans and extension cords are needed for Cara’s House!

We currently have 1 to 2 box fans on every single kennel. However it is still so hot. We are hoping that with a couple tall fans it will help the air circulation in the overall location if that makes … [Read More...]

ACOA Weekly Calendar Updates ( Aug 29th – Sep 2nd )

August 29 Nutrition Updates, Southern Ag,Lisa Weber, Donaldsonville 11:00 a.m. PIYO, Donaldsonville 8:30 a.m. Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m. Gonzales 10:45 a.m. Beading Club, Gonzales 9:00 … [Read More...]

2016 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival Cancelled For This Year

GONZALES – Due to the recent flood event and in anticipation of any further weather events, Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced the Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival is cancelled for this … [Read More...]

Find out about the latest methods that help you recover from stress

FREE $20 GIFT CARD - Immediately following our free seminar on, Stress, Hormones and Health, Overcoming Overwhelm & Overweight - (Yes, this is for you men too) Spirited Speaker and Wellness Expert, Dr. … [Read More...]

St. Elizabeth Event Alert: 2016 Senior Fest Postponed

Due to the recent flooding, Senior Fest has been postponed. See flyer for more details. … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: One more day down

So about 20 years ago Angelle Marie came home with bite marks on her cheeks from daycare.......I was overtop fit to chew through chain mad!!! Later that night .......a knock on our door.....we were living in … [Read More...]

Recent flooding shows need to improve NFIP’s flawed flood mapping

Dear Editor, Flooding this year in northeast, northwest and now south Louisiana has left a trail of broken homes, but not spirits.  What incredible resilience do the people of this state have.  As people and … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor – Louisiana Strong

As I woke up today, my heart was heavy and thoughts were deep. Looking around at the devastation that surrounds me is only a reminder of what isn't being said. Thankfully, God gave me a loud voice. The flooding … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor: We will all get through this in one way or another

It's 2 in the morning. My mind is on overdrive. Good thoughts, bad thoughts. Laughs, cries. Damn near everyone I know has/ or had water in their house. The hard part of cleaning and rebuilding is yet to … [Read More...]

Parish attorney responds to Councilman Satterlee’s request of resolution for president resignation

Councilman Satterlee: In response to your request that I draft a Resolution demanding the resignation of Parish President Matassa, I feel that I am ethically bound to decline your request. There is an … [Read More...]

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