Volume 136 Number 47 - Nov 18, 2009

News

Girlfriend rams car into marsh after fight with boyfriend’s ex-wife
A 26-year-old Avondale woman was arrested on Friday after getting into a fight with her boyfriend’s ex-wife and then allegedly following the victim’s vehicle and ramming it into the marsh at the corner of U.S. 61 and East Harding Street, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Grant allows improved water flow, fire rating in Paradis
The parish will install a 12-inch water main along Old Spanish Trail to provide better water flows in the area. PARADIS - A Louisiana Community Development Block Grant will fund the installation of a 12-inch water main along LA 631 (Old Spanish Trail), providing improved water flows and better fire ratings in the area.

Library investigation called off, Hogan leaves matter to public
Library investigation called off, Hogan leaves matter to public After the Parish Council voted against his resolution, Councilman Paul Hogan said that he will no longer call for an investigation into the size increase of the East Bank Regional Library.

Rising river delays work on bike path
Though major work was stopped on the West Bank bike path because of high water levels in the river, the completion of the project shouldn’t be delayed too long. In fact, since 85 percent of it is already complete, joggers, walkers and bike riders have bee The 6.2-mile bicycle/pedestrian path under construction between Hahnville and Luling was supposed to be completed by early December, but has been delayed due to unusually high water levels in the Mississippi River.

School district ranking drops
Though ACT scores, graduation rates improve, fall from sixth to eighth place attributed to addition of new school districts
Statewide school district rankings show that St. Charles Parish Public Schools consistently rank among the best in the state, though the district did fall two spots from sixth to eighth overall. However, the district was still among the leaders in ACT scores and graduation rates for the 2008-09 school year, finishing with the second highest graduation rate in the state and the third highest cumulative ACT score.

Spillway Road opens
Because of a high rise in the Mississippi River, several areas of Spillway Road are covered with 2.5 to 3 feet of water. After being closed due to an unusually high rise of the Mississippi River, Spillway Road is now open.


Our View

Our wonderland to be more available
Our outdoor wonderland in St. Charles Parish is destined to become more available to the public in the near future. Two projects will make it so.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Troy A. Washington, 17, of 221 Clement St. in New Sarpy, was arrested on Nov. 9 and charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile.



Lifestyles

Student earns spot in All-State Band
By Michelle Stuckey
Lauryn DesChamps, a Hahnville High School student and a member of the band, was selected for the All-State Honor Band.
School Board passes act to regulate teacher-student electronic communications
By Michelle Stuckey
The St. Charles Parish School Board passed an Electronic Communications Act on Wednesday that will regulate how school employees communicate with students.
Student earns spot in All-State Band
By Michelle Stuckey
Lauryn DesChamps, a Hahnville High School student and a member of the band, was selected for the All-State Honor Band.
2009 Candidates of Confirmation announced
From staff and wire reports
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Hahnville celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation during the 10 a.m. mass on Oct. 25, 2009.
Winner of New Sarpy Card Contest
From staff and wire reports
Addison Raiford was the winner for the 2009 New Sarpy Elementary Christmas Card contest.
New Sarpy hosts family literacy event
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary held "Mother Goose is on the Loose" Family Literacy Night on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Learning to spell with technology
From staff and wire reports
Students at New Sarpy Elementary use techonology to learn.
Hurst students play in rainy day races
From staff and wire reports
Hurst Middle School recently had a Rainy Day event in which students did relay events and other games inside the gym.
Schools prepare for Thanksgiving week
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary students are participating in numerous activities to prepare for Thanksgiving.
Destrehan teacher selected for appreciation award
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School mathematics teacher Rita Varvaro was selected for a Tri-Parish Teacher Appreciation Award.