Volume 138 Number 29 - Jul 21, 2011


1811 slave revolt will be turned into movie
A filmmaker from New York will soon begin shooting a movie about a little-known slave revolt that took place in St. Charles Parish 200 years ago and will need at least 100 extras from the community.

Court dates set for pair of East Bank murder trials
One teen suspect charged with heroin possession while awaiting trial
A pair of East Bank murder trials are scheduled for August, and four St. Charles residents will be judged by juries of their peers.

Coyote prime suspect in sheriff's missing Siamese cat
In the last year, deputies with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office have trapped at least 24 coyotes across the parish but small animals are still being reported missing in the Willowdale area.

Mud racing track plans to open in St. Rose in Sept.
Vehicles like the one above, driven by Larry D’Antoni, will be on display at the St. Rose race track. This September, locals can add mud racing to their Saturday night plans.

Shotgun-wielding robbers steal frogs from teens
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a group of men that reportedly approached three teens, pulled out a shotgun and stole two frogs.

Spillway Road reopens
Parish crews have spent the last few weeks backfilling damaged areas of Spillway Road and lining them with compacted limestone. The road is now open. Spillway Road has been temporarily repaired, and the path through the Bonnet Carre Spillway opened to traffic at 5 p.m. on Monday.


Grass beds slow to develop in Cataouatche
Bruce McDonald
Ryan Beems is a frequent bass fisherman in Lake Cataouatche. A recent graduate of Hahnville High School, he loves to fish.
All Stars finish 3rd at World Series
From staff and wire reports
The 8-year-old St. Charles All Stars placed 3rd out of 17 teams in the USSSA World Series in Mandeville.
Cut Throat baseball takes classic title
From staff and wire reports
The 13-year-old Cut Throat baseball team won the 2011 Southshore Classic, which was held in Slidell.

Our View

Spillway could serve us even better
St. Charles Parish played a big part in keeping the land along the rising Mississippi River dry this year.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Clayton Jones, 36, of 126 Nicholas St. in Hahnville, was arrested on July 10 and charged with aggravated battery.


Book Review: “Darkwar”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Clyde Richard
Jazz in Motion dancers win “All Star” studio award
From staff and wire reports
Joh’anna’s Jazz in Motion was presented with the All Star studio award last week in Mississippi at the Dance USA competition.
VIPs: Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports


Marvin L. Sandolph, 67, a native and resident of Paradis, departed his earthly home on July 1, 2011. He was the son of the late Earl and Carrie Williams Sandolph.
Earvin "Cain" Alexander Sr., 64, departed this earthly life on July 4, 2011 at University Hospital of New Orleans.