Volume 137 Number 2 - Jan 14, 2010


Behind-the-scenes look at EOC, pumping stations
St. Charles Parish government will provide citizens with a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of vital parish infrastructure, including pumping stations and the Emergency Operations Center during its second “Info Tour.”

Change in law makes it illegal to block any drainage
The St. Charles Parish Council voted unanimously on Monday to amend an ordinance that makes it illegal to block any drainage infrastructure in the parish.

Paramedics get state-of-the-art, hurricane-ready safe house
After six months of renovations, the East Bank now has its first state-of-the-art, permanent Emergency Medical Services station.

Shootout at Hahnville complex
Four men have been arrested in connection with a shootout that left a 20-year-old Killona man in critical condition. Davin Washington, 20, was shot in the head, leg and buttocks area shortly after 1 p.m. on Jan. 11 in the parking lot of the Richard Smith public housing complex at 200 Sunset Court.

Son honored with blood drive
Wayne Champagne Wayne P. Champagne was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia just two weeks after his 20th birthday. Three months later, he passed away.

‘Throw me something soldier'
‘Throw me something soldier' Residents asked to ship Mardi Gras items for soldier parade
With a month left until Mardi Gras, many residents are already buying throws, registering to ride in parades or looking over this year’s routes. And because this is such an exciting time to live in Louisiana, many soldiers overseas become homesick in February.


Hahnville heats up on cold night, picks up first district win
Bruce McDonald
On one of the coldest nights of the year, with the wind-chill factor in the teens, the Hahnville varsity soccer team played East St. John and defeated the Wildcats 1-0.
Shootout in the Superdome
Mike Detillier
The greatest season in New Orleans Saints history flips the page on the second chapter when the black and gold will face off against almost a carbon copy of themselves in the Arizona Cardinals.
Outdoor Report: Ducks, deer sparse for many this season
Bruce McDonald
Everyone I have talked to says the same thing. “Where did the ducks and deer go?”
Hahnville winning streak comes to an end at Riverside
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Warren LeBeauf The Hahnville boys basketball team has been on a roll as of late, but stumbled in a 55-59 loss to Riverside.
Reed, Landry play major role in win
Mike Detillier
Led by Ed Reed and Dawan Landry, the Ravens advance on Playoff Weekend.

Our View

By-products to help greening efforts
Not long ago when travelling on U. S. 90, we would see mountains of bagasse piled high outside the sugar refinery in Raceland going to waste. Now, we hear that bagasse could play a future in our greening of America by providing an important ingredient for biofuel.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Jerod J. Joseph, 27, of 1326 Luling Estates in Luling, was arrested on Jan. 1 and charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and harassing phone calls.


First baby of the new year at River Parishes Hospital
From staff and wire reports
River Parishes Hospital welcomed its first baby of the New Year, Gabriella Marie Bivona, on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 10:40 a.m.