Volume 140 Number 42 - Oct 17, 2013


$3 million, Kelly Clarkson concert up for grabs in school competition
St. Charles Parish high schools and State Farm are joining forces to help promote teenage driver safety through the nationwide competition “Celebrate My Drive.”

Investigation into police credit card abuse ongoing
2 St. Charles officers arrested for fueling up personal vehicles
After the termination and arrest of two St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies last week over the alleged misuse of a credit card, officials said they are investigating whether other employees have also used the cards to buy gas for their personal vehicles.

Man who tried to teach officer how to snort cocaine gets 15 years
A Luling man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after police say he sold crack cocaine to an undercover officer and asked her several times to snort the drug in front of him.

Parish already using plenty of chlorine in water supply
State asks for increase after second deadly amoeba found
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is requiring public water systems across the state that use chloramines to disinfect their water to increase chlorine levels throughout their distribution lines.


Improving defense makes Wildcats tough team to stop
Jonathan Menard
After trailing for the first time all season, Destrehan responded with 41-straight points to knock off Thibodaux 48-14 last Friday. Now the Wildcats hope to pick up right where they left off when they host Central Lafourche.
East St. John will try to force Tigers to rely on passing game
Kyle Barnett
The Hahnville Tigers will take on the East St. John Wildcats for the team’s homecoming game this Friday. Hahnville (3-3, 2-1) is coming off a big 22-7 win over Terrebonne that they grinded out in the rain and mud.
Saints hit bye week in prime position
Mike Detillier
With less than two minutes left on Sunday, it looked as though the Saints would be 6-0 for only the third time in the history of the franchise. But Tom Brady played great when it mattered the most as the Patriots came from behind to beat the Saints 30-27.
Hahnville runner finishes cross country course with blazing time
From staff and wire reports
There were Tigers in Baton Rouge on Saturday, and it wasn’t just of the LSU variety. The Hahnville Tigers cross country team had an outstanding performance at the Catholic High Invitational, bringing home a sixth-place finish with 256 points.
Week six players of the week
From staff and wire reports
Players of the week for week six of the 2013 high school football season.
Destrehan cruises past Central Lafourche, 37-3
Jonathan Menard
Led by a dominant defense, the Destrehan Wildcats stormed out to a 37-0 halftime lead before going on cruise control for a 37-3 homecoming victory over Central Lafourche.

Our View

Two-party system needs repair
Our two-party system is causing havoc in the federal government, with government stoppage bringing to a halt many services that are being missed by our mainstream citizens.
Legal costs can get exorbitant
Much criticism has been expressed about the high contingency fees assessed by law firms for handling cases for governmental agencies. For example, there is an agreement that allowed the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, located east of the Mississippi River, to hire a law firm to file suit against 97 oil and gas companies for damages to coastal wetlands during past years.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Oct. 17)
From staff and wire reports
•John T. Bradley, 43, of 343 Goodhope St. in Norco, was arrested on Oct. 5 and charged with DWI, open container, suspended driver’s license, reckless operation and as a fugitive from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.


HHS grad interviews top music acts from across country
From staff and wire reports
A Hahnville High School graduate using the pseudonym Haley Marshall continues to make a name for herself as an entertainment reporter by interviewing some of the biggest music acts around.
Book review: “The Last Lecture”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, delivered his last lecture to reflect upon his fatal pancreatic cancer in September 2007.
Monsanto fund gives $20K to school
From staff and wire reports
Monsanto is Business Partner in Education to R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling.
Youth Summit Leadership Program
From staff and wire reports
Several DHS students were selected to participate in the LYS summer leadership program at LSU.
Joint faculty at Mimosa Park, A.A. Songy
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park and A.A.Songy jointly surprised their new faculty members with a welcoming celebration.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “ARO”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase is ARO.
You’ve got to read this! (Oct. 17)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.


Marvin Comardelle, 64, a resident of West Linn, Ore. and a Des Allemands native, passed away on Oct. 4.