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Parish President Votes Certified with Matassa gaining two votes

Gonzales, LA - This morning the Registrar of Voters and the Clerk of Court opened the voting machines used in Saturday's election to verify the vote counts. Before the count began Bridget Hanna, Clerk of Court, informed the … [More...]

Latest Business Headlines

Burk-Kleinpeter Ribbon Cutting

Burk Kleinpeter, Inc. held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, November 16, 2015, celebrating their opening at 908 N. Airline Hwy, Suite 200, Gonzales, LA 70737. Burk Kleinpeter, Inc. is a … [Read More...]

St. Elizabeth Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition

Gonzales, LA – St. Elizabeth Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in … [Read More...]

Performance Contractors named Top 100 Military Friendly Employer

Baton Rouge, LA — Performance Contractors announced today that it has earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazines. Performance … [Read More...]

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owners Gayle and Tom Benson Donate $20 Million to Ochsner Cancer Institute

NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System announced today a $20 million gift – the largest gift in the history of the organization – from New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owners, Gayle and Tom Benson to expand cancer … [Read More...]

Lake Urgent Care relocates Prairieville clinic to Galvez

PRAIRIEVILLE – Lake Urgent Care in Prairieville has moved from 17609 Old Jefferson Highway to a new facility in Galvez. The official opening of the new location at 40546 La. 42 occurred on Nov. 2. In … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

No. 2 seed Zachary, Scott turn away Griffins again in Class 5A regionals

GEISMAR – Zachary and its quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. turned away Dutchtown for the second time this season as the Syracuse commitment and former Griffin rushed for four touchdowns to lead the Broncos to a … [Read More...]

Basketball, soccer schedule/results

Boys Basketball Results Monday East Ascension 89, East St. John 76 St. Amant 57, Woodlawn 50 Tuesday East Ascension 73, Hammond 37 Thursday University 80, East Ascension 72 Plaquemine 54, … [Read More...]

DTHS’ May, EAHS’ Foster top area performers at Division I state swim meet

SULPHUR – Dutchtown's Lilly May and East Ascension's Carley Foster provided the strongest performances from the area in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division I state swim meet this weekend at … [Read More...]

Friday Night Lights Week 12

Friday Night Lights Week 12 Class 5A Regional Playoffs Zachary 35, Dutchtown 14 Hahnville 55, St. Amant 33 … [Read More...]

Dutchtown places in top 10 at LHSAA Class 5A cross country state meets

NATCHITOCHES – Dutchtown's boys and girls cross country teams both placed in the top 10 in overall team standings at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A state meet Wednesday at Northwestern … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Grandmother Marquerite’s Trunk

Grandmother Marquerite’s Trunk visited Gonzales Primary on Thursday, November 12, 2015.  This  program from the Baton Rouge Museum brings Louisiana history to the classroom with storytelling & hands on … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School Teacher Receives Grant from Eatel

Gonzales Middle School Teacher Ms. Carla Duplechin received a grant entitled "A Measurement of Success" from Eatel.  This grant was awarded to assist students who havebeen diagnosed with moderate learning … [Read More...]

Which Engineer Are You?

Last Friday the STEM GEMS from Gonzales Primary learned about the different disciplines of engineering. They also chose the discipline that they preferred the most based on their career aspirations. In … [Read More...]

Gonzales Primary Student of the Year

Gonzales Primary is proud to announce our 2015-16 Student of the Year – Japhen Wilson.  He was chosen out of 4 other nominees; Seth Jacobs, Charlay Videau, Takiyah Mitchell, & Nayla Sanchez.  We are proud … [Read More...]

Thank You to St. Landry United Methodist Church!!

Here's a Mighty Bulldog Thank You ONCE AGAIN to Reverend Constance Saizon, Pastor of St. Landry United Methodist Church, for the holiday donation for needy families!! Twice in one week!! Awesome!!   … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Best Christmas Biscuits – Recipe

One of my favorite family traditions is making homemade biscuits for our Christmas morning breakfast. After Santa has visited, we gather together for a helping of breakfast soufflé and side of piping hot … [Read More...]

La. 4-H’ers compete at National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference

BATON ROUGE, La. – Several Louisiana 4-H students placed in contests held during the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on Nov. 18 and 19. All of the 4-H’ers who placed had … [Read More...]

5 Quick Holiday Makeup Tips – Ask Mandy

Dear Mandy, This year is my turn to host Thanksgiving at my home, but I have been so swamped with work. Usually I have everything prepared well in advance, but the time has really crept up on me. I was … [Read More...]

Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Beef Patty – Recipe

Perfectly seasoned ground beef stuffed with bacon, ketchup, and shredded white cheddar cheese, topped with bread crumbs then baked to perfection. You can mix and match these burgers, stuffing some with blue … [Read More...]

Fall Color Abounds in Louisiana Landscapes

HAMMOND, La. – You can include in your landscape many trees and shrubs that will provide significant color in fall and winter year after year. Although decidedly less than spectacular this far south, late … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

Ascension Parish President candidate Cointment concedes

GONZALES – Ascension Parish President candidate Clint Cointment conceded Tuesday morning at the voting machine warehouse after the machines were opened and checked. “It is now time to rally and make sure … [Read More...]

Edwards wins Gubernatorial race, garners 56 percent of vote over Vitter

BATON ROUGE – Democrat John Bel Edwards of Amite was elected the next Louisiana Governor by collecting approximately 56 percent of the vote in a runoff election with Republican David Vitter of Metairie … [Read More...]

Kathy Edmonston elected as BESE Board Member of District 6

In a runoff for BESE District 6, Kathy Edmonston was elected with 57 percent of the vote in the multi-parish race defeating Jason Engen, who received 43 percent, both Republicans. In Ascension Parish, Edmonston … [Read More...]

Matassa elected Ascension Parish President, edges Cointment by 115 votes in runoff

BATON ROUGE – Kenny Matassa, a native of Donaldsonville and resident of Gonzales, was elected Ascension Parish President in a runoff with Clint Cointment of Gonzales by a mere 115 votes of 30,041 cast … [Read More...]

Aaron Lawler elected Ascension Parish Councilman for District 7

In the runoff for Ascension Parish Council District 7, Aaron Lawler won the seat with 1,751 votes and 59 percent to defeat Mac “Rooster Lips” Edmonston, who finished with 1,206 votes and 41 percent, both … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

Santa Claus is coming to St. Amant

Santa Claus will be arriving at the St. Amant Fire Dept. on Stringer Bridge Road December 14 - 18, 2015, From 6pm – 8pm To All Santa’s Children: Hi my little boys & girls,  I will be at the St. Amant … [Read More...]

Celebrating 50 Wonderful Years!

Jimmy and Loretta Jarreau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, October 23, 2015 with family and friends.  They have 4 children Cindy and husband, Darrell Blanchard, Theresa and husband, Ronnie … [Read More...]

“This and That” Exhibit at DeAngelo’s

Nine members of River Community Church’s Creativity Group are exhibiting a variety of unique artworks in their current exhibition at DeAngelo’s Restaurant. The variety of media and styles used reflect each … [Read More...]

City of Gonzales Police Department Hosts Multi-jurisdictional Training Exercise

Gonzales, LA – The City of Gonzales Police Department was host to a full scale training exercise, based on a school crisis incident. This multi-jurisdictional exercise took place at Pecan Grove Primary school … [Read More...]

East Ascension High School’s Choir Program presents The Little Mermaid Jr!!!

East Ascension High School's Choir Program presents The Little Mermaid Jr!!! This semester, we have decided to perform the Junior version of this beloved Broadway musical!! Please come and enjoy this story … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

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...]

Letter to Editor: Cointment is not being truthful

Dear Editor, Clint Cointment is not being truthful to its fullest extent. Mr. Cointment claims to be a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish. No doubt, he was probably bom in our parish, but the records … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor – Politics can bring out the Worst in it’s Citizenry

Politics, as it seems, can also bring out the worst in it's citizenry, as well as local bloggers. I too will speak anonymously, because, why not? As many of you who have paid attention to Ascension Parish … [Read More...]

Cointment responds to Parish President Martinez Letter

Ascension Parish President Candidate Clint Cointment has sent this Letter to the Editor of in response to the "Wonder Who Tommy Martinez would endorse in the Election for his Replacement?" … [Read More...]

Clint Cointment, Parish President Candidate, addresses Parish Employees concerns

OPEN LETTER TO PARISH EMPLOYEES The political season always generates rumors and there is a doozy being circulated among you, the employees of Ascension Parish.  It is alarming that you are being told that … [Read More...]

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