Volume 141 Number 2 - Jan 09, 2014


After complaints, new laws define debris garbage contractor must pick up
Parish withheld funds from contractor during dispute
St. Charles Parish Council members say complaints about debris pickup have fallen off after new laws were introduced that defined exactly what the parish’s garbage contractor must pick up from yards around the parish.

Luling man sentenced to 20 years after third strike
Jamar Stockman A habitual offender who is alleged to have terrorized a Luling neighborhood by committing several crimes, including attempted murder, recently received 20 years in prison after receiving a third conviction for drug possession.

Parish Council picks interim nominee for Aviation Board
Parish went without representation for more than 2 years
St. Charles Parish’s ongoing saga concerning its long vacant seat on the New Orleans Aviation Board has entered a new chapter with an interim nomination by the Parish Council this week.

River Road in Norco closed for 12 hours on Saturday
River Road in Norco will close completely at the Valero St. Charles Refinery on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.


Saints off to Seattle after breaking road curse
Mike Detillier
For the first time in the history of the New Orleans Saints, the black and gold won a road playoff game.
Lady Wildcats knock off East St. John 53-36 for 12th straight win
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats won their 12th straight game and improved to 2-0 in district play with a 53-36 win over East St. John on Friday.
Hahnville falls to Helen Cox
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville went toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the New Orleans area on Friday but couldn’t hold on down the stretch as Helen Cox hit a three-pointer in the final seconds to beat the Tigers 53-50.
Hahnville boys soccer team gets back on track with district win
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville boys soccer team got back on the winning track with a district win against South Lafourche on the road in Cut Off. The long trip to South Lafourche, plus the cold weather, didn’t hold these Tigers back from posting 5 goals and only allowing 1.

Our View

Put Christmas trees to good use
With the Christmas season over, we can take down the decorations and begin to get back to normal. Included in that equation is taking down the Christmas tree and putting it out for the parish pick up so that the tree can be used to help save our deteriorating Gulf coast.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Jan. 9)
From staff and wire reports
•Chad E. Congre, 25, of 205 Broad St. in Belle Chasse, was arrested on Jan. 1 and charged with DWI.


Finalists for the 2013 Camera Shootout
Kyle Barnett
The St. Charles Herald-Guide’s 2013 Camera Shootout photography contest has come to a close, which means that the $500 grand prize will go to one talented parish resident.
Harry Hurst Middle 2013-2014 teacher of the year
From staff and wire reports
JulieAnna Smith has been named the Hurst Middle School 2013-2014 teacher of the year.
Norco Elementary Christmas
From staff and wire reports
4th grade students in Dawn Gill’s home room celebrated Christmas in style. Pictured are: Elise Glore, Briana Gilmore, McKenna Ocmond, Kara Hewett, Braden Bonstaff, Allison Brasseaux, Jake Steib and Timothy Williams.


Mittie S. Cortez, 88, a native of Bayou Sale and a resident of Paradis, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29.
Stanley R. Dufrene Sr. entered into eternal rest on Monday, Dec. 30 at the age of 92. He was a lifelong resident of Des Allemands.