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District Attorney Ricky Babin

Guilty Pleas for the week of September 19-23

During the week of September 19-September 23, 2016, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Terry Brown, 45015 … [Read More...]

Mayor Barney Arceneaux getting used to new surroundings

Gonzales Council meets at Safety Center; annexes Churchpoint Rd property

Mayor Barney Arceneaux and Gonzales' City Council convened at the city's Public Safety Center for Monday's meeting while repairs to flood-damaged City Hall continue.  A milestone in the recovery was achieved as … [Read More...]


Senator Bill Cassidy securing Federal Assistance for Flood Relief

This week, I was able to secure half a billion dollars in disaster relief funding for Louisiana to be included in the Senate version of the Continuing Resolution released yesterday. This is a down payment … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Mentors Rhonda Lamendola and Tim Riley address students at Oak Grove Primary

Young Men and Women of Character readies for new School Year

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 the Pecan Grove Primary School jump started their first Young Women of Character (YWOC) and Young Men of Character (YMOC) seminar with approximately 100 students in attendance.  … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish Library

Understanding Healthy Relationships at Dutchtown-branch of Library on Thursday

Ascension Parish Library, Child Advocacy Services, and St. Elizabeth Hospital join together to offer a training session that focuses on Understanding Healthy Relationships on Thursday, September 29, at 6 PM in … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School Teachers Cody Hesser, Miriam Davis, Brooke Gaudet, Courtney Dumas, Vanessa Chapman, and Juanita Favorite

GoMS Dream Teacher wins FREE Community Coffee for a Year!!

In July, the Louisiana Department of Education recognized 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Ms. Courtney Dumas, as an H. Norman Saurage III Service Award finalist, which awarded the GoMS Staff FREE Community … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Attorney General

New Orleans changes its Sanctuary Policies

AG Landry Cites Move as Positive Step Toward Improving Public Safety WASHINGTON, DC – Hours after the announcement of a Congressional hearing investigating the sanctuary policies of the Crescent City, the … [Read More...]


REMINDER: Voter Registration for November 8 election open through October 11

The November 8, 2016 Presidential Election is fast approaching! October 11, 2016 is the last day to register to vote in this important election! This is a reminder!  Voters who have moved from one parish to … [Read More...]

Ascension Clerk of Court Bridget Hanna

Clerk of Court announces change in polling places due to flood damage

Ascension Parish Clerk of Court Bridget Hanna announced this week that due to damage caused by the flooding in August several polling locations in the parish have been moved.  These location moves will be in … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

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Ascension Parish moves forward with Reinterment Post-Flooding

September 27, 2016 – Ascension Parish Government is finalizing plans for reburial of caskets and vaults displaced by the catastrophic August 2016 flooding. Parish officials have begun notifying families or … [Read More...]

Another happy family adopts a pet from CARA’s House.”

CARA’s House Volunteers Continue to Staff Relocated Animal Shelter

GONZALES –More than six weeks after the 2016 flood displaced them from their facility in Sorrento, CARA (Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension) volunteers continue to staff the relocated shelter at Lamar-Dixon … [Read More...]

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Three injured in Saturday night shooting in Darrow

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a shooting on Saturday, September 24 shortly before 8 p.m. in Darrow that left three injured. According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, deputies responded … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Charles Anderson

Rest in Peace Charles Ray Anderson, Jr.

NOTE:  Below is the obituary of Charles Ray Anderson, Jr. whose 50 years on this earth filled so many with joy.  It was your writer's honor to speak on behalf of Charles' classmates, EAHS Class of '85, at … [Read More...]

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Reader suggests “A Fix for Government”

If you think government officials are too powerful and above the law, then, you should rally behind this system.  In order to have better checks  on our politicians and put government back in the hands of the … [Read More...]

Treasurer Kennedy

Flood victims need to know about this Income Tax Deduction

By: John Kennedy, State Treasurer By now, you know the sobering statistics of the August flooding. You might even factor into those statistics because you lack flood insurance. Not even half of … [Read More...]

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