Volume 141 Number 7 - Feb 13, 2014


Legislature looks at reforming unconstitutional tenure law
A 2012 law making it easier to fire tenured teachers and more difficult for new teachers to earn tenure was recently ruled unconstitutional by the Louisiana Supreme Court.


Hahnville needs to win 2 of final 3 games for chance at playoffs
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers have won four of their last five games, but Monday’s loss to East St. John means they must win two of their final three games for a shot at the playoffs.
Destrehan beats Zachary, moves on to second round
Jonathan Menard
Though four soccer teams from St. Charles Parish made the playoffs, the Destrehan Wildcats were the only team to advance past the first round with their 1-0 win over Zachary on Friday.
Former HHS star transfers from LSU
Mike Detillier
Former Hahnville High School standout safety/cornerback Jerqwinick Sandolph has decided to leave LSU and transfer to Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond.
DHS wrestlers shine at meet
From staff and wire reports
Three varsity wrestlers from Destrehan High School finished in the top three at the St. Paul’s Tournament.
DHS remains perfect in district play
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats continue to cruise through district play, beating Hahnville, Thibodaux and Central Lafourche to remain perfect with a 13-0 record.


School system raises largest amount ever for United Way campaign
From staff and wire reports
An overview of the school system’s record-breaking 2013 United Way campaign was presented to the School Board at its January meeting.
You’ve got to read this! (Feb. 13)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

Our View

Graves did well as head of CPRA
After fighting to preserve and restore the diminishing coast of Louisiana for years, the person who led those efforts has resigned effective Feb. 17.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Feb. 13)
From staff and wire reports
•Kendall L. Williams, 33, of 107 Paul Frederick St. in Luling, was arrested on Feb. 4 and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine, possession of hydrocodone, resisting arrest, a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office attachment and St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office attachment.


Sheriff Greg Champagne appointed to Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement
From staff and wire reports
Sheriff Greg Champagne has been appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE), a state body that helps set priorities for police and judicial programs.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Felix” (Feb. 13)
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Felix.
R.K. Smith science fair
From staff and wire reports
R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling held its annual science fair.
R.J. Vial students get their eyes examined
From staff and wire reports
Tots and Teens Eye Care, Louisiana LLC, recently visited R. J. Vial Elementary to provide “on-site” vision and eye health examinations to students.
Local couple celebrates 55th wedding anniversary
From staff and wire reports
Rita’s brother, the Very Reverend Dean Danos, V.F. officiated the Mass.
HHS graduate featured in trade magazine
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School graduate Robert Bergeron was featured in the latested edition of 24x7, a trade publication for medical equipment providers.
St. Rose Elementary student places in MLK essay contest
From staff and wire reports
Eronee Lewis won second place in the kindergarten through 3rd grade category in the annual Martin Luther King Commemorative Organization’s “Share the Dream” essay contest.
Lakewood Elementary students focus on fantasy literature
From staff and wire reports
The students in Jessica Gardere’s reading class are completing a unit on the fantasy literature genre.
St. Rose Elementary students focus on fractions
From staff and wire reports
Students in Alissa Ball’s third grade class at St. Rose Elementary are exploring fractions.
Children’s festival held for non-profit
From staff and wire reports
Jordan Dabney, hosted a “Fun Festival for Kids” at her local American Legion Hall to raise awareness about child abuse and to benefit Child Advocacy Services (CAS).
Norco Elementary holds social studies fair
From staff and wire reports
On Friday, Jan. 10 Norco Elementary held their science and social studies fair.
Tooth Fairy stresses dental hygiene in visit to Boutte Christian Academy
From staff and wire reports
The Tooth Fairy recently visited Boutte Christian Academy preschoolers and received assistance from a helper in teaching students how to properly clean their teeth.


Andrew J. Champagne Sr., 74, a native and resident of Luling, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Michael Anthony Schaubhut, 60, a native and resident of Des Allemands, a self-employed carpenter and artist and 1971 Hahnville High School graduate was called home to the Lord on Jan. 31.