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Come next fall when the weather has again turned to sweater and jacket season, many Ascension Parish public high school students better check their attire.

St. Amant High Class of 2023

  • Community news report
  • May 10, 2023

St. High School Class of 2023 graduated at 7 p.m. May 10 at The Pit.

Donaldsonville man awaits sentence after plea to rape, sexual battery

  • BY DAVID J. MITCHELL | Staff writer
  • May 9, 2023

A Donaldsonville man pleaded guilty to raping and sexually assaulting a women last year and could face decades in state prison.

Enjoy a cocktail and win prizes by taking part in the Louisiana Sweet Sport Cocktail Trail

  • Community news report
  • May 9, 2023

Ascension Parish Tourism Commission has launched Louisiana’s Sweet Spot Cocktail Trail.

Ascension Parish bookings for April 20-27, 2023

  • Community news report
  • May 9, 2023

The following people were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on April 20-27:

TVFC members judge 4-H event

  • Community news report
  • May 8, 2023

Two Tangipahoa volunteers for Family and Community served as judges for the annual 4-H Sewing and Fashion Show and Beef/Sugar Cookery events held recently at the Florida Parishes Arena.

Ascension well represented in all-district softball teams

  • By TROY LEBOEUF | Contributing writer
  • May 8, 2023

Ascension Parish is well represented on all-district lists.

Around Ascension for May 10, 2023

  • BY DARLENE DENSTORFF | Staff writer
  • May 8, 2023

Gospel in the Park Saturday

Ascension Parish Civil Court Cases for April 10-14, 2023

  • Community news report
  • May 8, 2023

Court cases filed in Ascension Parish on April 10-14:

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Bayou Corne had an uncommon winter fish kill. A few fingers point to sugar mill but tie isn’t found

  • BY DAVID J. MITCHELL | Staff writer
  • May 7, 2023

The Cora Texas sugar cane mill in Iberville Parish had a pipeline leak and emergency releases of potent black wastewater in December and January that significantly exceeded permit limits, brea…

St. Amant names valedictorian, salautorian for Class of 2023

  • Community news report
  • May 6, 2023

The St. Amant High Class of 2023 graduates at 7 p.m. May 10.

37-year sister-city twinning continues as Meylan residents visit Gonzales

  • Community news report
  • May 6, 2023

For one week in April, a 37-year-old tradition continued as visitors from the French Alps spent time in Gonzales and surrounding areas.

Large tract along I-10 near Gonzales goes for $1.2 million; commercial planned

  • BY DAVID J. MITCHELL | Staff writer
  • May 5, 2023

A nearly 90-acre tract at the Burnside/Interstate-10 interchange in Gonzales was sold this week for $1.2 million and is being eyed for a future commercial and light industrial complex, the new…

Trio caught in contraband scheme at Ascension jail, deputies say

  • BY DAVID J. MITCHELL | Staff writer
  • May 5, 2023

Two Ascension Parish sheriff’s inmates and a Prairieville woman were arrested this week on allegations they tried to sneak cellphones and tobacco products into the jail, deputies said.

Plaquemine man whose standoff triggered Ascension school lockdown captured after use of chemical

  • BY DAVID J. MITCHELL | Staff writer
  • May 5, 2023

Ascension sheriff’s deputies used a “chemical agent” to force a Plaquemine man wanted for armed robbery and possibly under the influence of drugs from a car Friday morning, ending a standoff t…

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Red Cross calls for volunteers for large and small disasters

  • Community news report
  • May 5, 2023

April 30-May 6 was National Hurricane Preparedness Week, and the American Red Cross of Louisiana called for volunteers to help respond during hurricane season, which starts June 1 and runs thr…

Dancers announced for upcoming Dancing for a Cause fundraiser

  • Community news report
  • May 4, 2023

The dancers for Dancing for a Cause were named during a recent reveal party.

Wet and wild last day of school for St. Amant High seniors

  • Community news report
  • May 3, 2023

St. Amant High students started their last day of high school with water day, a tradition that involves firefighters spraying water and students tossing water balloons, a shaving cream war and…

EA seniors finish final exams and take the plunge in annual pond jump

  • Community news report
  • May 3, 2023
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East Ascension High graduating seniors donned swim gear May 3 for the annual pond jump right of passage dating back to the 1960s.

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Residents evicted from troubled Ascension trailer park; government demolishes it as a ‘nuisance’

  • BY DAVID J. MITCHELL | Staff writer
  • May 3, 2023

Nikki Brown and a volunteer who responded to a Facebook plea were in the last leg of a hurried move Wednesday from her home of more than a year as a track hoe demolished trailers in the distance.