Volume 137 Number 47 - Nov 25, 2010


Black Friday: Retailers pull out all stops to lure shoppers
Several area retailers are trying to entice local shoppers with huge sales and specials on Black Friday, but most say that their busiest times are in the morning before residents head to larger retailers and in the evenings when they return.

Cancer claims one of parish's best-known Germans
Cancer claims one of parish's best-known Germans On Nov. 14, a businesswoman who was one of the community's most memorable characters passed away.

Council overrides St. Pierre veto
The St. Charles Parish Council overrode a veto by Parish President V.J. St. Pierre that would have removed a cap on the pay raises he can give his top appointees.

Destrehan engineer gets 6-month sentence
Destrehan engineer Ray Davezac will spend six months in a halfway house and pay a $20,000 fine after he pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery by paying $5,000 to a car dealership to benefit former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard.

Grandmother says age doesn’t define those who can adopt
Grandmother says age doesn’t define those who can adopt With two children in high school, Betty Bye thought that her time as a parent was nearly up. She was 45 and ready to start the next phase of her life. Then, her daughter got pregnant as a freshman in high school and Bye took over the care of her new granddaughter, Raelyn.

Luling park gets the go ahead
Will include ball field, playground, pavilion
A long-awaited park is finally coming to the Willowdale/Mimosa area.

Ministry makes sure Christmas doesn’t pass by children of inmates
Ministry makes sure Christmas doesn’t pass by children of inmates A local church is doing their part to make sure that the children of prisoners across Louisiana will not miss Christmas this year.


Hahnville falls short in comeback bid against STM
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers were eliminated from the playoffs last week by way of a 35-14 loss to St. Thomas More, who is considered the front-runner in the 2010 state championship race.
Destrehan duo continues to excel at college level
Mike Detillier
The combination of quarterback Jordan Jefferson to Damaris Johnson will go down as one of, if not the very best pitch and catch combo to ever play in the River Parishes.
Players of the Week
From staff and wire reports
Ahmad White and Tyren Hills


Republican Women thank School Board member
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, In tune with Thanksgiving go our thanks to Mary Bergeron for giving of her time and herself for the benefit of the young people served by the St. Charles Parish School Board. We are grateful for her 22 years of dedication and leadership aimed at benefiting all children in our school system. Mary was the first woman elected to the board.

Our View

Yes, there are a number of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Donald Theriot, 52, of 3645 James Victor Drive in Baton Rouge, was arrested on Nov. 18 and charged with D.W.I. and not staying in a single lane of traffic.


Don’t overlook turkey safety
From staff and wire reports
For most Americans, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without turkey. But cooking a big bird requires care, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames.
LES invites parents to education week
From staff and wire reports
During the week of Nov. 15-19, Luling Elementary School celebrated National Education Week, which highlights the importance of parental involvement in education.
HHS, Allemands team up for festival
From staff and wire reports
Thirteen art students representing Hahnville High School volunteered their time and talent at Allemands Elementary School’s annual Fall Festival.
R.K. Smith student attends leadership conference
From staff and wire reports
Justin A. Cannon, an 8th grade student at R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling, recently attended the 2010-2011 National Young Leaders State Conference in Birmingham, Ala. for his outstanding academic achievement and leadership potential.
Local girl places 3rd in NOCCA vocal contest
From staff and wire reports
Vivian Buchanan, a resident of St. Rose, recently placed 3rd in the high school women category of the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing Southern Regional Competition held at Southeastern Louisiana University.
VIPs:Very Important Parishioners
Kristian Garic
Army National Guard Spec. Thomas S. Cornman has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the Air National Guard.
Queen of Hearts royalty crowned
From staff and wire reports
New Queen of Hearts royalty was named recently.
Into the wild
From staff and wire reports
Fifty members of River Parishes Hospital’s Senior Friends Program recently took a bus trip to Global Wildlife in Folsom.
It’s a girl!
From staff and wire reports
Camdyn Rose Faucheux was born on Oct. 21, 2010 at 9:06 a.m. at Ochsner Hospital to proud parents Mitzi and Tommy Faucheux Jr. of Luling.