Volume 135 Number 10 - Mar 06, 2008


Armed robbers wait around for deputies
A Boutte resident was struck with a weapon several times during a home invasion in which men ransacked her home searching for money.

Business ‘Simply Sweet’ for new Boutte bakery
For most businesses, there is a long grace period before the owner or owners begin to see a noticeable return on their investment.

Cable barrier would cost $1 million
Cable barrier would cost $1 million A million dollars is the estimated cost of putting a cable barrier system in place along the dangerous stretch of Airline Highway (U.S. Hwy. 61).

Construction spending falls to lowest level in 5 years
Residential construction spending continued to fall across the nation last month, which was the 21st consecutive monthly decline, putting that spending level at its lowest mark since September of 2003.

Davis Pond Diversion pumping at full force
A recent test run of the Davis Pond Diversion Project proved that the structure and ponding area can now accommodate the large capacity of river water it was designed to, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Design already in place for park in Willowridge, Lakewood
Design already in place for park in Willowridge, Lakewood There are many places for kids to play in St. Charles Parish, but the Luling subdivisions of Lakewood and Willowridge aren’t one of them, even though both subdivisions have a very healthy population of school-aged children.

Developer plans to build affordable housing in Ama
A developer is waiting for a moratorium to be lifted in Ama this August so he can begin building affordable homes.

Flood heights could rise
Would mean insurance costs to quadruple for some
Residents in St. Charles Parish will soon find out if the Federal Emergency Management Agency will change the base flood elevations for the area.

Grocery costs skyrocket due to gas, corn prices
High gas prices may seem like they only affect a person's vehicle, but the increase is also causing havoc on everyday items that most residents need to survive.

Group home sexual assault
Group home sexual assault Charges filed against St. Charles Community Home
The owners of a group home in Destrehan, which houses boys with mental disabilities and behavior problems, have been charged with abuse by the state.

Students meet virtual employers
ITT Technical Institute in St. Rose hosted career day and students had an opportunity to interact with 28 prospective employers and three virtual companies. Students were able to fill out applications and learn about the company's history through the virtual employers that attended.


HHS, DHS bats catch fire as teams jump out to impressive starts
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers are off to an impressive start this season and have shown plenty of offense on their way to 9 victories in their first 10 games.
DHS Wildcats eliminated from 5A state playoffs
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Wildcats boy's basketball team was eliminated from the Class 5A state playoffs after Lafayette's Josh Wiltz hit a jumper as time expired to give his team a 50-48 quarterfinal victory.
St. Charles Borromeo cheerleaders compete at WSA Grand National
Staff Report
The St. Charles Borromeo Hurricane Cheerleaders competed in the WSA Grand National Competition held at the Convention Center February 23 and 24.
Hahnville golfers place second in Cox Communications Invitational
Staff Report
The Hahnville High School girls and boys golf teams competed in the Cox Communications Invitational last weekend at Willowdale Country Club in Luling.
Hahnville Honor Band students
Staff Report
The following HHS students who participated in the Parish Honor Band:
Hahnville High School golf team results
Staff Report
Below are the results from the Boys & Girls Golf Team's trip to the Sulphur High Invitational at Frasch Park on Saturday March 8, 2008.

Our View

Can cable transform deadly highway?
The deadly stretch of Airline Drive in St. Charles Parish where many people have lost their lives was scheduled to be discussed at a meeting yesterday after our deadline. The main subject was to be about a cable that would stop cars zooming off the highway from going into the deep roadside canal that has caused the drownings.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Jason Hill, 28, of 245 Boutte Estates Dr. in Boutte was arrested on Feb. 23 and charged with aggravated burglary.


Heather R. Breaux BLOG
Heather R. Breaux
The first handwritten letter I ever received was from my grandfather when I was a child. For a short time, his work took him from Louisiana to Wyoming where he would write to me often.
J.B Martin students remember the Holocaust
Staff Report
Students in Stacy Neighbors and Heather Dey’s language arts classes at J.B. Martin presented student-written Holocaust children’s books and personal narratives in two publishing ceremonies, The Memories are the Past Relived to Learn for Our Future and The Hope in the Face of Despair.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Late March is perfect time to plant cucumber-family vegetables
Dan Gill
The cucumber family, properly known as the cucurbitaceae (cu-cur-bit-A-cee-ee), provides a wide variety of vegetables popular for the spring, summer and fall home vegetable garden.
Staff Report
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Camera Shootout 2008
Staff Report
“Upside-Down Cheese” by Abby Chabert got the most votes last week and is the Feb. 28 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.