Tuesday, August 14, 2018
GONZALES – The image stays with Anthony Keating III from that awful night a year and a half ago.
Monday, August 13, 2018
GONZALES — If commuter rail service is developed between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Gonzales wants to be ready.
GONZALES — One month after Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa was acquitted of bribery, the status of his co-defendant, Olin Berthelot, remains uncertain, at least for another 30 days.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
DENHAM SPRINGS — On one end of Capitol Street, a local developer believes a dilapidated shopping mall can bounce back if he transforms it into a trampoline park with a brightly colored marquee. At the other end, patrons pack Randazzo’s Italian Mar…
Friday, August 10, 2018
Ascension Parish officials announced more than a year ago they were buying remotely operated drones in the fight against mosquitoes.
DONALDSONVILLE — An anonymous tip led to the arrest Friday of a man wanted for attempted second degree murder, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Webre said.
Thursday, August 09, 2018
DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies are searching for a Donaldsonville man, accused of attempted homicide in a Thursday morning incident, Chief Deputy Bobby Webre said.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
GONZALES — A rezoning initiative by the city of Gonzales for several blocks of downtown got the thumbs-up from the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Thunder and rain did not deter parents from bringing more than 70 children Saturday to the East Ascension Sportsman’s League’s 58th annual Kids Fishing Rodeo in Dutchtown.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
DONALDSONVILLE — Ascension Parish voters in March will tackle the first two of five property taxes set to expire over the next several years.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Hundreds of children received free haircuts and styling Saturday just in time for the start of school at Anointed Hands Trichology Center for Hair Loss’ 10th annual Back 2 School N Style at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
The 007s-07 of Prairieville, a U-10 fastpitch softball team, won the Fastpitch America Softball Association World Series held July 23-28 in Branson, Missouri.
BATON ROUGE — LSU alumna and Higher Education Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed delivered the keynote address, and 607 degrees were awarded during LSU’s 296th commencement ceremony Aug. 3.
Residents from East and West Baton Rouge, Ascension, East and West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee and St. Helena parishes are now eligible for the Golden Deeds Award, which honors those with philanthropic service in their community.
Ascension Parish deputies Brandon Paille, Justin Crawford, Ashton McGalliard and Glenn Leblanc have earned Peace Officers and Standard Training certification, graduating July 31 from the Capital Area Regional Training Academy in Baton Rouge, accor…
A senior consultant with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center will present a free seminar, "Starting and Financing a Small Business," at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Dutchtown Library, 13278 La. 73. The program will focus on helpin…
Investar Bank in Baton Rouge is launching a litigation financing program, assigning three bankers to a team to orchestrate deals to provide capital to plaintiffs involved in litigation in exchange for a portion of any financial recovery from perso…
LAKE CHARLES — On Aug. 1, Gonzales, Amite and Ruston were named Louisiana Development Ready Communities in a ceremony at the Louisiana Municipal Association’s 81st Annual Convention.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves will be the featured speaker at the August Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Clarion Inn, 1500 W. La. 30, Gonzales.
GONZALES — A Baton Rouge man was arrested Tuesday night after surveillance video and a search warrant of a residence tied him to the robbery earlier Tuesday of the First American Bank in Gonzales, Lt. Steven Nethken with the Gonzales Police Depart…
Friday, August 03, 2018
DONALDSONVILLE — David Matassa, chief of Ascension Parish's mosquito control department, said the number of requests from residents to treat their property for mosquitoes has risen 45 percent since 2016.
Thursday, August 02, 2018
DONALDSONVILLE — When the next president of Ascension Parish government takes office in January 2020, that person could pocket a $12,000 pay raise over his or her predecessors and become the highest-paid parishwide elected official in Ascension.
Ascension public schools leaders have appointed Patricia E. Signorelli as an instructional supervisor over the SBLC/504 programs, and Sandra Alfred of St. Gabriel as principal of Dutchtown Primary School in Geismar.
GONZALES — A former City of Gonzales employee was arrested Monday after authorities found he had been using a company gas card for personal use, racking up more than $2,000 in illegal charges last year.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
ST. AMANT — An elderly woman died and a teenage girl was cited for a traffic violation after a three-vehicle crash Wednesday evening on Stringer Bridge Road in Ascension Parish, Louisiana State Police said.
When Dutchtown High School opens it doors Aug. 6 for its 17th year, it will be with a new custom logo and wordmark. DTHS and Ascension Public Schools worked with Torch Creative to design and create a professional logo for the school.
Eight Ascension Parish graduates were honored at the Overseer Richard Rayborn Sr. Scholarship Fund’s third annual scholarship award banquet.
Jared "Boo" Bercegeay says, if elected to the Distirct 6 School Board seat, he will be "ready to serve" and support principals, teacher and the support staff at parish schools.
The Ascension Advocate will publish campaign announcements for local elections. All announcements must include the candidate's name, age, employment, political party and education. In addition, please include a telephone number.
Local folk art painter Mary Crochet is offering a four-week painting class series Aug. 11, 18 and 25 and Sept. 2. Classes are from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Depot Gallery, 320 E. Ascension St., Suite C, Gonzales.