Volume 139 Number 27 - Jul 05, 2012
|Clerk of Court says employee scandal contributed to election loss
Oubre’s journey took him through minor league baseball, war and 33 years as parish's top clerk
Former Clerk of Court Charlie Oubre sat at a lunch table in the inner confines of the Clerk of Court’s office on the lower level of the St. Charles Parish courthouse. He had two days left as the Clerk of Court, a position he held for the past 33 years.
|Councilman troubled by high water in Willowridge
Says Corp is preventing parish from clearing land for levee, despite permit
Councilman Shelly Tastet said the sole reason he first ran for a seat on the St. Charles Parish Council five years ago was to progress the West Bank levee project.
|Father who suffered massive heart attack saved by mother and son
Wife was paramedic on duty, son was fireman who answered call
Louise Deist did not know the severity of her 56-year-old husband Henry’s condition when he called her and said he was having trouble breathing.
|Former HHS teacher makes movie about Kenner tragedy
A former Hahnville teacher is continuing his streak of highlighting Louisiana’s greatest disasters with a new documentary on the crash of Pan American Flight 759, which killed 153 people in Kenner.
|Parish sewerage rates will increase in August
Beginning in August, St. Charles Parish residents will notice an average increase of approximately $3.08 per month in wastewater fees charged on their monthly water bills.
|Truck crashes into rogue bull in Des Allemands
Two men who were traveling in a Toyota truck down WPA Road in Des Allemands ran into a bull that had escaped from an electric fence early Monday morning.
Capt. Steve Shook wasn’t even wanting to fish. He honestly didn’t want to pick up the bent-over rod sitting securely in one of his rod holders.
A group of Hahnville High School graduates and students hosted their own bass tournament on Sunday.
The St. Charles 18U Junior Tennis Team, the Alley Cats, won second place at the State Championships in Baton Rouge on June 23.
Passage of the Restore Act by Congress brings a big sigh of relief from Louisianans who were hoping most of the oil spill penalties assessed against BP would go proportionately to the five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana, having been the most affected by it, should receive by far the biggest share.
From staff and wire reports
•Coronji K. Calhoun, 21, of 850 Easy St. in New Sarpy was arrested on June 18 and charged with aggravated battery.
St. Charles Parish native Sue Friloux was awarded the Angelus Award from the River Region Arts and Humanities Council (RRAHC).
From staff and wire reports
Often times when one hears "The Godfather" you think of Al Pacino and Marlon Brando. No one ever thinks about Mario Puzo. The Godfather movie actually originated from Puzo’s astounding classic novel about the Corleone family.
Des Allemands-based band Group Therapy entertained revelers at the Louisiana Catfish Festival in late June.