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Gonzales Middle students selected for Duke Talent Search Program

Buy Now On Sept. 13, Gonzales Middle School announced its seventh-graders selected to participate in the Duke Talent Search Program because they scored at or above the 95th percentile on the LEAP Test in core content. From left, front row, Jonathan Martinez, Akayla Belvin, Grace Burke and Jolie Daig

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:30:00

Tanger Outlets Gonzales donates benches, trash receptacles to area schools

Ascension Parish school campuses are receiving new benches and matching trash receptacles donated by Tanger Outlets Gonzales. Donaldsonville High School has received benches, while other parish schools will receive theirs after freshman academy construction is completed, according to a news release.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:30:00

Attorney: Case against Matassa should be tossed due to 'candidacy law'

GONZALES - The attorney for embattled Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa argues in newly-filed court documents, the bribery case against Matassa is unwarranted because the man he is accused of bribing not to run for office was not a real "candidate" under state law. Matassa was indicted on cha

WBRZ.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Don't miss these fairs and festivals in south Louisiana (Sept. 22-28)

ASCENSION HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Returning after a hiatus, the fest includes balloon glows, entertainment, car show, food, competitions, carnival rides and activities. $5. ascensionballooning.com. BEST OF THE BAYOU FESTIVAL: 7856 Main St

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-21 22:30:00

Matassa: Court must throw out indictment because candidate wasn't candidate

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa asked a state district court on Thursday to throw out his attempted election bribery count because the man at the center of the allegations wasn't qualified to be an candidate last year. Prosecutors have accused Matassa and his longtime friend, Olin Berthelot

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:34:00

Attorney for Ascension Parish president files motion to dismiss prosecution in alleged election bribery case

Lewis Unglesby, the attorney representing Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa in the alleged election bribery case, filed a motion Thursday afternoon to dismiss the prosecution in the case. This would stop the criminal prosecution all together, basically beating the case before it goes to trial

WAFB.COM - 2017-09-21 15:47:28

Livingston child missing for six days

This was sent to the media one hour ago: "The Louisiana State Police has issued a Level II Endangered Missing Child Advisory on behalf of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for a 16 year old child reported missing. The child was last seen at approximately 7:10 p.m. on September 15 in the 20000 b

DONALDSONVILLECHIEF.COM - 2017-09-21 20:27:52

New Jamboree sponsors honored by Ascension Parish School Board

GONZALES - The two new sponsors of the high school jamboree that kicks off football season every year presented $1,000 checks to each of the four high schools at the Ascension Parish School Board meeting Tuesday, continuing a longtime tradition of support in the district. In turn, the School Board t

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-19 21:27:00

Ascension Council on Aging holding annual membership drive

The Ascension Council on Aging's annual membership drive is open through Oct. 2. Membership is free and open without restrictions to parish residents who have reached the age of majority. Anyone interested in the problems and concerns of the elderly who wishes to serve in some capacity can apply at

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:30:00

Deputies search for person who used paintball gun to shoot at Walmart employee

Investigators are asking for the public's help in finding the person who shot at someone using a paintball gun. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported it happened on US 61 (Airline Highway) at Perkins Road near Prairieville on September 13. Deputies said a Walmart employee was shot at with a

WAFB.COM - 2017-09-20 15:37:31

Ascension Parish School Board committee punts on proposed industrial tax exemptions, seeks more time for review

GONZALES- Poised to decide on whether to grant full industrial property tax exemptions to five manufacturers, the Ascension Parish School Board found itself unable to vote Tuesday, after the issue died earlier in the Budget Committee following two back-to-back tie votes. At the Budget Committee meet

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 02:09:00

Donaldsonville Rotary gives $1,680 to Ascension Fund

Matt Leblanc, president of the Donaldsonville Rotary Club, presented a check for $1,680 to Ascension Fund Executive Director Jennifer deFrances. The donation is comprised of contributions from their members to honor Claude and Carolyn Songy. Claude Songy was a member of the Donaldsonville Rotary Clu

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:30:00

Middle school volleyball tournament winners named

The fourth-annual Lady Rebel Volleyball Classic was held at West Thibodaux Middle School last week. E.D. White Catholic and Pierre Part Middle Schools finished as co-champions with 3-0 records. Belle Rose Middle, Lutcher Junior High and St. Joseph Catholic went 2-1, Evergreen Junior High, Sixth Wa

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-20 21:29:58

Service club stays busy over summer

The Wednesday Volunteers for Family and Community club was busy over the summer with numerous activities. On May 15, three club members joined several camera enthusiasts on a field trip to Turtle Cove Research Station in Manchac. The trip was organized by club Environment Education Chairman Donna Bo

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:30:00

$14.2 million awarded to design, engineer Maurepas Swamp diversion project

Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority said Tuesday (Sept. 19) it has received a $14.2 million grant to engineer, design and seek permits for the Maurepas Swamp diversion project. The project will funnel freshwater and sediment from the Mississippi River into the degrading swamp no

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 15:35:34

WANTED: 2 men sought for allegedly stealing more than $1,600 in items from Denham Walmart

The Denham Springs Police Department is seeking the public's help identifying two men are accused of stealing more than $1,600 in merchandise from the Walmart in Denham Springs. Officials say they left the store in a red Toyota Camry after stealing numerous items. Anyone with information should cal

WAFB.COM - 2017-09-19 19:56:12

Man arrested in fatal Baton Rouge crash rebooked Wednesday in Livingston Parish

A man previously arrested in Baton Rouge after a police chase and fatal crash was rebooked Wednesday in Livingston Parish, where the initial pursuit began. Reginald Weeden, 30, fled from narcotics detective in Livingston Parish around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 5. Baton Rouge police said the high-speed cha

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-21 01:00:00

5-year-old boy struck, killed by car while running back from ice cream truck in Denham Springs

A five-year-old boy was fatally struck by a car as he ran across a street in Denham Springs on Wednesday evening, according to the Denham Springs Police Department. Police said the child, Malachai Rushing, had just gotten a treat from an ice cream truck on Maryland Street and ran into the path of a

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:25:00

Baton Rouge contractor accused of leaving flooded home in 'dilapidated' state after taking $33,000 for work

A Baton Rouge contractor is accused of taking more than $33,000 for work on a woman's home and failing to finish the job, leaving the flooded residence in a "dilapidated" state, according to an arrest report. In an affidavit, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said that La'roy Turnipseed, 45, was

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 13:27:00

Driver crashes into car dealership, spits on nurse at hospital

A camera captures the image of a car as it hits a utility pole at a car dealership. (Source: WPXI/Traffic cams/CNN) PINE TOWNSHIP, PA (WPXI/CNN) - Surveillance video captured a speeding car crashing into a dealership lot, sending cars and sparks flying. The 26-year-old woman's car flipped, and the

WAFB.COM - 2017-09-21 02:45:56