Volume 141 Number 8 - Feb 20, 2014

News

Destrehan engineer played key role in Nagin’s conviction
When jurors returned a guilty verdict on 20 of 21 charges in the corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, a few of the key bribery charges were pinned on underhanded deals between Nagin and a Destrehan engineer.

Dozens express concern, support as rezoning of heliport site pushed through
The proposed development of a heliport along I-310 in the Esperanza Business Park in Luling is one step closer to fruition after the St. Charles Parish Council voted in favor of allowing rezoning of the land despite the opposition of several residents.

Schools in need of substitute bus drivers
St. Charles Parish Public Schools is searching for substitute drivers to help them keep 131 buses running that transport over 8,500 students to and from school every day.


Sports

Destrehan marches into playoffs
Kyle Barnett
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats have been on fire for the last three months and look to continue demolishing opponents in the Class 5A playoffs.
Destrehan, Hahnville wrestlers win district championships
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville and Destrehan dominated the District 7-5A championships on Friday, with Hahnville winning first place and Destrehan finishing second.
Destrehan falls in second round after Acadiana comeback
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan soccer team held a 2-0 halftime lead over No. 4 Acadiana in the regional round of the playoffs, but Acadiana rallied with three straight goals at the end of the second to eliminate the Wildcats.
HHS trio qualifies for indoor track championships
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville’s dynamic trio of Breanne Bias, Bryce Robinson and Beau Robinson will compete at the LHSAA State Indoor Track Championships at the historic Carl Maddox Field House on LSU’s campus on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Former HHS star named first team All-Conference
Jonathan Menard
Former Hahnville High School star basketball player Desmond Raymond was named to the All-Gulf South Conference first team after leading West Alabama in scoring by averaging 17.3 points per game.

Editorial

The phone rings, “Who You Gonna Call?”
Special to the Herald-Guide
It’s two o’clock in the morning and we’re startled by the ringing of the phone. We jump up from the bed and fumble to answer it as our heart begins to race.
Higher education suffers as funds diverted
C.B. Forgotston
Some of the leges are upset about the growing costs of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (“TOPS”). Apparently, the leges don’t understand the cause of the increasing costs.
Conservatives in state House forming new coalition
Special to the Herald-Guide
The last legislative session drove the point home to many Republican legislators that the more their majority grows the less they are unified around core GOP values.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff’s Reports (Feb. 20)
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Mark D. Mohon, 47, of 300 Plantation Road in Hahnville, was arrested on Jan. 23 and charged with theft $500-$1,500.



Lifestyles

This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Woody”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Woody. Woody is a two-year-old Boston Terrier mix.
Harry Hurst Middle School Beta Club Inductees
From staff and wire reports
The Harry Hurst BETA Club welcomed several new members this year.
Borromeo students experiment with snow
From staff and wire reports
As part of their winter lesson, students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently experimented in making snow.
Norco Elementary students learn how to use library for research
From staff and wire reports
Jessica Thomas’ fourth grade students at Norco Elementary recently learned how to conduct research in the school library.
Mimosa Park names Mardi Gras royalty
From staff and wire reports
Michele deBruler, principal of Mimosa Park Elementary School in Luling announced the King and Queen for the school’s 2014 Mardi Gras Parade.
You’ve got to read this! (Feb. 20)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Local photographer captures amazing wildlife images
From staff and wire reports
Luling resident Crystal Landry is a budding photographer.
Norco Elementary student chosen for district honor choir
From staff and wire reports
Three Norco Elementary students who were chosen for District Honor Choir and participated in a concert held at H.L. Bourgeois High School in Gray on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Satellite Center students tour communications department at Nicholls State University
From staff and wire reports
Digital Media Team Members from the St. Charles Satellite Center recently went on a field experience to Nicholls State University in Thibodaux to tour the Office of Student Publications and Art and Mass Communication Departments.
R.K. Smith Middle School teacher of the year
From staff and wire reports
Malissa Gore was selected as the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year for R.K. Smith Middle School.
100th day at Des Allemands Elementary
From staff and wire reports
Kindergarten students in Wendy Lagaurde’s class celebrated the 100th day of school on Thursday, Feb. 6.
United Way of St. Charles has raised more than $2.5 million
From staff and wire reports
United Way of St. Charles announced at their Victory Celebration last month that they had raised $69,051 more than the same time last year.

Obituaries

Dantin
Stacey Eve Schaubhut Dantin, 50 a native of Raceland and a resident of Des Allemands, passed away Sunday Feb. 9 at 7:33 a.m.