A long-awaited project to widen a vital state highway through Prairieville that has sustained a myriad of delays will face just one more, parish officials say, before it's finished after more than six years.
The Gonzales Area Foundation recently donated $80,000 to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales to provide vital services and programs at no cost for cancer patients and their families in Ascension Parish.
Residents will learn about why the Ascension Parish School Board is asking for an extension of its 15.08 millage during public forums this month.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and Louisiana Main Street announced 23 Louisiana communities have been designated as 2020 Accredited Main Street America programs. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier recognition demonstrating a commitment …
Businesses impacted by the coronavirus can apply to the Ascension Parish Assessor's Office for property reassessment.
With uncertainty about how the 2020 school year will look, there's one thing that hasn't changed: the need for students to have pencils, paper, books, binders and other school supplies.
Dutchtown High School Principal Carli Francois has been named the 2020 State Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Thunderstorms popping up near each other and tracking back to join previously formed storms in Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes Monday morning dumped heavy rain, causing flash flooding, with parts of Ascension Parish especially hard hit, th…
Sheriff Bobby Webre took the oath of office July 1 for his first full term as Ascension Parish sheriff, in a private inauguration due to coronavirus restrictions.
A major milestone has been reached for the Conway mixed-used development in Gonzales, with the completion this summer of a roundabout at the development's entrance on heavily traveled La. 44.
Public school leaders in Ascension Parish say feedback from parents is helping them as they develop a re-opening plan for the fall, but that it will still be a couple more weeks before they have detailed plans.
GONZALES — Seven top elected officials in Ascension Parish strongly encouraged their constituents Thursday to wear face coverings when out in public but said they would not mandate their use.
PAINCOURTVILLE — State and local authorities have arrested an Assumption Parish man on allegations he possessed child pornography and sexually abused an animal several times.
Federal and state health officials plan a broad new push to test as many as 5,000 people per day in the Baton Rouge region for the novel coronavirus after many of the gains made against this virus this spring have been lost, the governor said Wednesday.
GONZALES — A section of an important north-south cut-through road in Ascension Parish will be closed intermittently for at least five days starting on Monday, parish government officials said.
Emery Haynes, a 2020 graduate of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, has been awarded the Best Graduating Senior Award by the LSMSA Hispanic Honorary Society Chapter, a chapter of the National Hispanic Honorary Society, sponsored…
Baton Rouge Community College celebrated its nearly 400 spring 2020 graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony on May 29 via the college’s Facebook page. The ceremony included many components of BRCC’s traditional graduation ceremony with mess…
In order to honor its spring 2020 graduates, Southeastern Louisiana University hosted a virtual celebration May 16 in advance of the still-planned face-to-face commencement later this summer.
While many beach vacations have been canceled or delayed this summer because of the coronavirus, students in River Region Art Association's art camp have a chance to design the perfect beach scene.
Scott McKay, publisher of the Hayride and recent author of "Animus: A Tale of Ardenia," was the featured speaker at the May Ascension GOP Roundtable at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales.
In the drive to reopen Louisiana, the state and an array of medical providers have been on a push over past several weeks to increase testing for the novel coronavirus.
When Garry Winchester was a child and on extended summer visits with his grandparents in St. James Parish, his grandfather would often remind the youth from New Orleans about the family's ties to the sugar cane fields along River Road.
Louisiana's stay-at-home order, from which the state is still gradually emerging, has landed a gut punch on the state 's economy, which has shed jobs, burned through unemployment compensation benefits and sent some retail and business sales plummeting.
In the first months of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Livingston Parish seemed to have been spared the worst and has remained firmly behind several of its largest neighbors in cumulative totals for viral cases and deaths.
DONALDSONVILLE — An Ascension School Board committee is recommending that the school district superintendent's contract be renewed for three years, instead of four as has been typical, when it comes up for a vote later this month.
Louisiana Tech recently announced its spring 2020 graduates. The school is planning a special commencement ceremony Aug. 15 for the spring graduates.
On June 12, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.
Diplomas were officially conferred May 16 for the 2020 graduating class of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, a residential public high school in Natchitoches for academically advanced students.
Lester Lee, an independent LPL Financial adviser at LDFwealth Financial Group in Baton Rouge, has announced his inclusion in LPL’s Patriot Club’s Club. The award is presented to less 9% of the firm’s more than 16,000 LPL-affiliated advisers nation…
The Dixie Electric Membership Cooperative has been awarded a $126.4 million loan from the federal government to build and improve 640 miles of electrical lines in the Baton Rouge area.
As Geismar Volunteer Fire Department Chief Nat Stephens walked through the new fire station, he pointed out the convenient bunker gear hallway and six-bay fire truck area, double the size of his previous station.
GONZALES — A 66-year-old Gonzales man ran over another man with a car during a street fight and has been arrested on a second-degree murder count, city police said Monday.
The Ascension Parish Council will revert to virtual public meetings for the foreseeable future and canceled an in-person meeting planned for Thursday night after someone who attended meetings held inside the council chambers earlier this week test…
Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Science and Technology, through the Department of Computer Science, is sponsoring the Lion’s Code CyberCamp, a news release said. The camp is being offered free of charge as a community service.