Volume 139 Number 25 - Jun 21, 2012


4 alligators shot dead, dumped at Hahnville boat launch
This alligator was shot in the head and left at the Hahnville boat launch on Highway 3127. Four alligators were found shot dead last week at the Highway 3127 boat launch in Hahnville.

Schools join lawsuit against voucher program
The St. Charles School Board voted unanimously last week to join at least 14 other school districts in a lawsuit to challenge the state’s expanded student voucher program.

Sheriff’s Office visits every home to warn of car break-ins
Boutte man charged with breaking into 10 vehicles last week
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has dispatched employees to every home in the parish in order to get the word out about vehicle burglaries.

Summer jobs hard to find for parish teens
By Mya LaGrange Locally, the most defining factors in a teen’s success in garnering a summer job, whether it be delivering pizzas or manning the cash register, will be promptness and persistence.

West Bank levee funding hits snag, Washington insiders say
Parish to try and get BP settlement funding for project
The West Bank levee project looks to have hit another snag as Washington insiders representing the parish reveal federal funding is not expected anytime soon.


Kiddie Camp attendees will get to perform at HHS football game
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville Hi-Stepper Kiddie Camp will be held Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12 at the school’s gym.
Son of Norco natives drafted by Baltimore
From staff and wire reports
Colin Poche, son of Norco natives Susan (Bennett) and Dan Poche, was drafted in the fifth round (162 pick) by the Baltimore Orioles.
Luling angler hooks gold disk after Venice Slam win
Jonathan Menard
Luling’s Julie Hebert beat out 21 anglers from across the country to claim the top prize in the Venice Slam Tournament, which is sponsored by the International Women’s Fishing Association.

Our View

Lafon rewarded with four more years
The St. Charles Parish School Board has extended Rodney Lafon’s contract as superintendent for four more years - and for good reason. In this day and age when many communities are suffering from deficiencies in their education processes, our parish has rated superior in that direction.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Emmett Terrance Thomas, Jr., 47, who is listed as homeless, was arrested on June 14 and charged with 10 counts of simple burglary.


Book Review: “In Cold Blood”
From staff and wire reports
Truman Capote portrays two ex-cons, Percy and Dick, in his novel In Cold Blood. When they rob and kill the Clutter family in a late 1950’s rural Kansas town, their motive is unknown, for they take only about $40.
59 teachers retire from school district
Kyle Barnett
St. Charles Parish’s retiring educators celebrated their careers with the school system last Wednesday night before the June school board meeting.
Retirees span the globe on 40 cruises
Kyle Barnett
Amy and Chesley Simoneaux lead interesting lives. The two former St. Charles Parish residents have been on a perpetual vacation since they retired in the late 90s.


Felicie A."Susie" Oubre, 81, died on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling.