Sports




Ben Benard with a 712-pound blue marlin he caught at last year’s rodeo. Tarpon Rodeo cranks up
July 25 at 10:49 am
The oldest fishing tournament in the United States, the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, is set to crank up this weekend headquartered out of Sand Dollar Marina.

Easton Melancon poses with the championship trophy Team USA won by beating Canada 40-17. Former HHS QB wins gold medal for Team USA
July 25 at 10:46 am
Former Hahnville High School quarterback Easton Melancon is now a gold medal winner.

Edwards reveals income for campaign Edwards reveals income for campaign
July 25 at 10:45 am
By Jeremy Alford

As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in 2013 totaling $242,787.

World needs some changes in the future
July 25 at 10:44 am
It’s an unsafe world we are living in when many of the countries, especially in the Middle East, and rebel groups that live within them destroy their countryside and shoot and kill those who are supposed to be their partners in citizenship. The latest news is that some of them are warning those of different faiths that they must pay extra taxes or be killed.

Zeringue Zeringue
July 25 at 10:43 am
Diane B. Zeringue, 70, a native and resident of Hahnville,, passed away on Friday, July 18 at her residence.
Visitation was Wednesday, July 23 at Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hahnville. A Mass of Christian Burial followed and burial took place in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Hahnville.

Chris and Pamela Valentine included this photo in a book meant for birth mothers who look at these photos as well as a biography on the prospective families who would like to adopt their children. For Montz couple adoption is not second choice, but only choice
July 25 at 10:42 am
Montz residents Pamela and Chris Valentine had only been married for four years when they found out that Pamela had a condition that would make it difficult for her to conceive a child.

Arrests (July 24)
July 25 at 10:41 am
•Dillon Davis, 21, of 58 Carriage Lane in Destrehan, was arrested on July 15 and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Luling Man accused of killing father suffers from hallucinations, doctors say
July 25 at 10:40 am
A Luling man who is charged with killing his father has been found unfit to stand trial because he suffers from auditory hallucinations and religious delusions, according to a psychiatrist who examined him.

The East St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department was recently upgraded to Class 3, which will save an average of $150 a year in property insurance for residents in Destrehan and New Sarpy. Property insurance rates lowered for Destrehan, New Sarpy residents
July 25 at 10:39 am
East Bank residents in the communities of Destrehan and New Sarpy will see a reduction in their property insurance bills this year after East St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department’s fire protection grading was upgraded.

Every step is taken to make sure that the active shooter drill seems as real as possible, which includes having murdered or injured students. School shooting simulation wins national award
July 25 at 10:37 am
A drill that mimics a school shooting – complete with students covered in fake blood and SWAT team members armed with weapons – has received a national award.

The audit also found that several Section 8 properties were unsafe. In all, inspections of 14 units found 13 did not meet HUD standards and had 191 health and safety violations combined. Jobs on the line following housing fiasco
July 25 at 10:35 am
The chairwoman of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority said that no one’s job is safe after an audit revealed that more than $600,000 in housing payments were processed without verifying the income of those receiving the money.

Report sought on hospital’s management, viability Report sought on hospital’s management, viability
July 25 at 10:34 am
Councilman Paul Hogan wants to have a third party look into the management and long-term viability of St. Charles Parish Hospital.

St. Rose Tavern owner Pat Elfer and her daughter, Elizabeth, stand inside the restaurant’s new location in New Sarpy. The family was evicted from their St. Rose location, which they had called home for 60 years, in January. St. Rose Tavern relocates to historic New Sarpy landmark
July 25 at 10:32 am
The historic St. Rose Tavern is preparing to reopen in New Sarpy after the family that ran the restaurant was evicted from the building that served as their home in St. Rose for 60 years.

Arthur Tregre returned home a year after suffering severe injuries in an accident in Luling. Fire chief involved in fatal crash finally returns home
July 25 at 10:30 am
Former Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Arthur Tregre has returned home after being hospitalized since last August following a head-on collision with St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Watson, who died in the accident.

‘American Horror’ in St. Rose ‘American Horror’ in St. Rose
July 25 at 10:28 am
One of TV’s biggest shows, “American Horror Story,” recently wrapped up a two-week shoot at St. Rose’s Quixote Studios.

River Parishes Hospital community blood drive
July 24 at 12:30 pm
LAPLACE – The River Parishes Hospital is holding a community blood drive on Thursday, July 24 from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond
July 24 at 9:22 am
The Krewe of Zeus will resubmit an application to parade through Ormond Boulevard after making changes to the route, according to the krewe's captain.

Sports Camp
July 23 at 9:00 am
ST. ROSE – The First Baptist Church of St. Rose is hosting a sports camp beginning Wednesday, July 23 and going through Friday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

St. Rose Tavern relocates to historic New Sarpy landmark
St. Rose Tavern relocates to historic New Sarpy landmark
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The historic St. Rose Tavern is preparing to reopen in New Sarpy after the family that ran the restaurant was evicted from the building that served as their home in St. Rose for 60 years.