Cram the Van for The ARC Personal Needs Drive [October 5]

The ARC is asking the community for their support. What:   Cram the Van (personal needs drive) Date:   Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 Time    9am-5pm Where:  308 N. Airline Hwy Gonzales, LA They can also call 225-621-2005

Sunday in the Park Fall lineup announced

BATON ROUGE, LA. September 16, 2019 — This Fall, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is bringing back the popular Sunday in the Park series! Sunday in the Park is a free outdoor concert series that takes place in the Fall and Spring each year. This year’s Fall Series begins October 6th and will […]

APSO searching for missing Darrow man

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for 42-year-old Leonard Watson Jr. who was reported missing by a family member on Tuesday, September 17. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, Watson has not been seen or heard from since September 3, 2019. He is approximately six feet two inches and weighs 180 pounds. He has […]

Employee morale, subdivision over-development among topics at President Candidate Forum

The fourth (there’s one more scheduled, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce for September 25) Parish President Candidate Forum was held at the Galvez Library on Tuesday.  Five questions, similar to those at previous forums, elicited familiar responses from four candidates hoping to succeed President Kenny Matassa.  Election Day is October 12 with Early Voting […]

Kathy Edmonston prepared to address “pervasive drug problems” as District 88 Representative

Kathy Edmonston has spent over two decades serving on boards related to mental health issues in our state.  She has served on both regional and parish boards for mental health.  With the pervasive drug problems in our communities and medication of children in the school system, Kathy has insight and experience in addressing these problems.  […]

EAHS’ Tayia Williams receives national honor

East Ascension High School student recognized for superior academic achievement by the National Society of High School Scholars Atlanta, GA – September 3, 2019 – The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced student Tayia R. Williams from Gonzales LA has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.  The Society recognizes […]

Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser (9/26) honors life of Rachel Langley

On Thursday, September 26 Master Vac Industrial Services will be selling Jambalaya dinners to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Canine Companions for Independence in memory of Rachel Alyse Langley who passed away on August 8.  Rachel was a strong-willed, bold, sassy and outspoken young lady who loved hunting, fishing, art, music, and […]

Banned Book to Movie: The Glass Castle at Gonzales Library

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. First observed in 1982, Banned Books Week highlights banned and challenged books while encouraging patrons to exercise their right to read without censorship.  This year, Banned Books Week is September 22 – September 28, 2019 and this year’s theme is “Censorship Leaves Us […]

$4.2 Million in Impact Fees being shifted to actual road projects; Juvenile Detention fund up to $3,651,340

Adopted in April 2016 by a unanimous Parish Council, Transportation Impact Fees owed by every new construction have generated $7,064,020 according to Planning Director Jerome Fournier.  Separated into three zones, all monies collected pursuant to the fee must, by law, be expended “to mitigate” adverse impact created by development within the same zone.  Zone 3, […]

RPCC’s John Sluder appointed to ATMAE Board

Gonzales, LA   John Sluder, Director of Technical Programs at River Parishes Community College (RPCC), was recently appointed as the 2-Year College Representative on the ATMAE Board of Directors. The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) sets standards for academic program accreditation, personal certification and professional development for educators and industry professionals involved in […]