Volume 140 Number 32 - Aug 08, 2013


Council officially takes over Sunset Drainage District
The St. Charles Parish Council passed an ordinance at Monday’s meeting officially absorbing the Sunset Drainage District into the parish government.

Dow leaked forced evacuation of buildings on site
A leak of a highly flammable and poisonous gas was reported at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Dow Chemical facility in Taft and caused the evacuation of buildings downwind from the site, according to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.


Hahnville lineman commits to Northwestern
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville offensive lineman Hunter Perrin has committed to play football for Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.
Bayou Black provides steady catches of sac-a-lait
Bruce McDonald
For many years I have fished bass, bream and sac-a-lait in local waters and had a lot of success, but recently freshwater fishing has dropped off drastically.


St. Charles businesses don’t remove sales tax during holiday
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, I assume that the state of Louisiana and St. Charles Parish instituted the sales tax holidays to provide an opportunity for the residents of the state and parish to purchase items and save the normal taxes paid on said purchases, thereby stimulating the economy and providing savings to the residents. This holiday takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of August. All items for personal use should be sales tax free with the exceptions of licensed vehicles, food prepared at a restaurant and some services and rentals.

Our View

Residents can benefit from Community Ed
In St. Charles Parish, education is not just for children. It is for all of those adults as well who want to continue their education after graduation in fields that can help them improve the way they live as well as offering them ways to earn a better living.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Aug. 8)
From staff and wire reports
•Michael Short, 29, of 335 1/2 2nd St. in St. Rose, was arrested on July 27 and charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute crack, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Book Review: “The Name of the Star”
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson is a novel set in the streets of London during a new school year, but the story is not all fictitious for the killings that are present are nearly identical to Jack the Ripper’s.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Edie”
From staff and wire reports
Edie is this week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet.