Editorial




Governor being watched closely as exit approaches
August 29 at 1:06 pm
With expectations mounting that Gov. Bobby Jindal will soon announce his campaign for president, attention is turning to not only who he will bring along with him but also what will transpire politically back home during the transition.

Parish secures permit for Magnolia Ridge levee
August 29 at 1:05 pm
St. Charles Parish can move ahead with construction of an 8.3-mile stretch of levee between the Davis Pond Diversion and the Paradis Canal after receiving a permit for the Magnolia Ridge reach last week.

Earl “Pie” Tastet has served as justice of the peace for 35 years but a recent state ammendment put his status in jeopardy because he was over the age of 70. However, a Baton Rouge court ruled that Tastet, and others, can run for office this fall. Federal court rules that elderly public officials can seek re-election
August 29 at 1:03 pm
Several longtime public officials over the age of 70 will be allowed to run for public office despite a state amendment that says they are too old to serve.

Sheriff Greg Champagne Crime drops by 20 percent in St. Charles
August 29 at 1:01 pm
The number of reported crimes in St. Charles Parish dropped by an astounding 20 percent in the first six months of the year when compared to the same period in 2013.

Duane Foret, director of the parish’s Parks and Recreation Department, said the splash part is not used much during the week because school has started. Lack of participation forces weekday closure of new splash park
August 29 at 12:59 pm
A splash park in Ormond that opened in June to much fanfare has now closed from Monday through Friday due to lack of participation.

Morel, Marcel ready for Round 2 Morel, Marcel ready for Round 2
August 29 at 12:52 pm
After narrowly defeating attorney Tim Marcel for the Division E judgeship in a 2012 special election, Judge Michelle Morel will face Marcel once again with her seat on the line.

Cherie LaGrange St. Rose woman accused of poisoning husband’s drink
August 29 at 12:17 pm
A St. Rose woman is in jail after authorities say she poisoned her husband’s drink on Saturday.

The ensemble TV series will focus on the relationships between the wives of the men who were chosen to take part in the first NASA space program. Major TV series will be filmed in parish for first time
August 29 at 11:43 am
A major network television series will be filmed in St. Charles Parish for the first time after Quixote Studios in St. Rose inked a deal with ABC.

Through her non-profit Kevell Byrd gave away over $12,000 in school supplies to Luling Elementary students to begin the 2014-15 school year. 11-year-old helps needy students get back to school
August 29 at 11:39 am
R.K. Smith student Kevell Byrd recently provided several incoming students with back-to-school necessities at Luling Elementary, her former school, through her newly created non-profit organization Rise 2 Royalty Inc.

Former foster child turned advocate, Devan Petersen, kisses service dog Hayward who provides companionship and assists abused children with forensic interviews. Community puts on sundresses, shrimp boots to helps thousands of foster children
August 29 at 11:35 am
More than 200 people crammed into the Mule Barn at Destrehan Plantation last weekend to raise money and awareness for at-risk youths from across the southeast Louisiana region.

Wesley Brown with a speckled trout caught under the lights. Beat the heat by fishing at night in Grand Isle
August 29 at 11:33 am
Those heading to Grand Isle to celebrate Labor Day weekend should take advantage of the area’s lighted docks to beat the heat while fishing at night.

Hahnville running back Norquell Flowers picks up positive yards during a practice. Hahnville hopes to iron out kinks against Southern Lab in jamboree
August 29 at 11:29 am
The Hahnville Tigers will get their first taste of live action this Friday as they take on the Southern University Laboratory School Cubs at Destrehan High School in the Ed Reed Jamboree.

Destrehan quarterback Marquise Darensbourg hands the ball to running back Will Matthews. Wildcats will fine-tune offensive attack in jamboree against Lutcher
August 29 at 11:26 am
The Destrehan Wildcats will get one final tune-up for the regular season when they host Lutcher in the Ed Reed Jamboree Friday night. If last week’s scrimmage was any indication, Destrehan fans will be treated to quite a show.

Dufrene Dufrene
August 28 at 10:51 am
Earline Badeaux Dufrene, 69, a native of Des Allemands and resident of Houma, died at 4:21 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

James Erwin Sierra III Sierra
August 27 at 9:20 am
James Erwin Sierra III, 21, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21.

Kevin N. Allen Arrest made in connection with brutal rape of teen in Montz
August 25 at 12:52 pm
A 20-year-old LaPlace man has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape of a teen that took place in Montz.

Sundresses and Shrimp Boots
August 24 at 6:00 pm
DESTREHAN – Child Advocacy Services and Court Appointed Special Advocates Program are holding a fundraiser for their non-profit child services program on Sunday, Aug. 24.

Planetarium hosts two films on deep space
August 24 at 10:00 am
LULING – The Planetarium at West Regional Library in Luling will be showing “Planets of the Solar System” at 10 a.m. and “Black Holes” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Zeus moves ahead with parade plans
Zeus moves ahead with parade plans
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Signs supporting the Krewe of Zeus’ plans to parade through Ormond Boulevard in February have popped up across Destrehan, and the krewe plans to hold a public meeting in order to alleviate any concerns residents may have about the proposed route.