Volume 138 Number 14 - Apr 07, 2011

News

2 indicted in St. Rose murder
Two Hahnville residents have been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the arson death of an 88-year-old St. Rose woman.

384 tickets issued to dump truck drivers
384 tickets issued to dump truck drivers Since October 2010, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies have issued 384 tickets to dump truck drivers hauling dirt through the area.

Council approves 2 cross-river districts
In an almost unanimous vote on Monday, the St. Charles Parish Council approved an ordinance to reapportion the district boundaries of the parish.

Officials look at Ama highway to take pressure off Barton
It is still more than three years away, but the chances appear good for a new highway that would connect Highway 90 and River Road in Ama, according to the Regional Planning Commission.

Parish gets facelift with unveiling of sheriff's complex, DMV
Gov. Bobby Jindal and Parish President V.J. St. Pierre applaud St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne after he cuts the ribbon on the new Sheriff’s Office complex. St. Charles Parish received a facelift last week with the official unveiling of the new Sheriff’s Office complex and the ribbon cutting of a stand-alone Department of Motor Vehicles.

Police: Man busts into home, beats 37-year-old
A 48-year-old LaPlace man has been arrested after authorities say he broke into the Norco home of his ex-girlfriend and assaulted another man in the residence. Wendell Bailey, of 1112 St. Clair Loop, was charged with aggravated burglary and second degree battery.


Sports

Destrehan suffers back-to-back losses to district-leader Dutchtown
By Jonathan Menard
For the third time this season, the Dutchtown Griffins got the best of the Destrehan Wildcats.
Ethanol still problem for area boaters
By Bruce McDonald
Many boaters have used their boats since the wintertime and the fuel in the gas tanks has been used and new fuel has replaced the old.
HHS soccer players help lead club team to Mississippi championship
From staff and wire reports
The 96 Louisiana Fire Girls (U15) Soccer Team took home the championship at the Mississippi Fire Spring Classic in Jackson, Miss.
Lady Tigers blank DHS for second time
By Jonathan Menard
The Lady Tigers picked up their twelfth-straight win Tuesday, blanking the Destrehan Lady Cats 5-0 to tighten their grip on the top spot in District 6-5A.
Wrestlers taunt crowd, smash each other at fundraiser
By Bruce McDonald
Last Saturday night at the VFW Post 3750, Company Commander Bobby Lovergne put on one of the most interesting fundraisers of the year.

Editorial

Speeders make Maryland Drive dangerous
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, For many years; as my children were growing up; I crusaded to have speeding curtailed on Maryland Drive in Luling. I was told that speed bumps were not an option since they would cause a liability issue with emergency vehicles.

Our View

Dump truck traffic is taking over roads
As if you didn’t know, dump trucks have been overloading the highways of St. Charles Parish in recent months.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Danielle M. Holmes, 28, of 40 Carriage Lane in Destrehan, was arrested on March 24 and charged with possession of a stolen auto over $500.



Lifestyles

Nancy Keisman named LA Art Teacher of the Year
By Michelle Stuckey
Nancy Keisman, a Talented Art teacher for St. Charles Parish Public Schools, has been named the Louisiana Art Educators Association's Art Teacher of the Year for the state.
Family economists offer last-minute tax tips
LSU AgCenter News
Tax filers have until April 18 to file their federal income tax return. The deadline was extended because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Friday, April 15.
Recipe: Asparagus pesto, gnocchi & ham
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Celebrating 99 years
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish Girl Scouts celebrated the organization’s 99th birthday on March 15 with a party where they used recycled materials to make and play games.
Dance Unlimited rocked Mobile
From staff and wire reports
Dance Unlimited of the River Parishes traveled to Mobile, Ala. in February for the Star Systems Talent Competition.
Apply now for BCA 4-year-old scholarships
From staff and wire reports
Qualifying parents can now register their 4-year-olds for a chance at free placement in private school pre-kindergarten programs for the coming year. A limited number of seats are available at Boutte Christian Academy.
Pouriraji-Orgeron engagement
From staff and wire reports
Mohammad and Rose Pouriraji of Long Beach, Miss. are pleased to annouce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Parvone Pouriraji to David Hamilton Orgeron, son of David and Rose Orgeron of Bayou Gauche.
VIPs: Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Deshinae Petetant, a senior at Hahnville High School, has been selected as an Ambassador for the Satellite Center.
Recipe: buttermilk fried chicken
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features