Editorial




Edwin Edwards running without professional help
June 06 at 10:25 am
By Jeremy Alford

When former Gov. Edwin Edwards announced his 6th District bid in March, he told LaPolitics that he planned on doing something most other serious, and even half-serious, congressional candidates would never do — that is, run without a campaign manager.

Representatives of the St. Charles Club with the current District Governor, Barbara Mauldin. St. Charles chapter named Rotary Club of the Year
June 06 at 10:25 am
The Rotary Club of St. Charles was recently presented with several awards, including the Rotary Club of the Year (Large Club), Presidential Citation and the Club Achievement Award at the District 6840 Conference.

Ashcroft Ashcroft
June 06 at 10:24 am
Michael “Big Mike” Wayne Ashcroft, 43, of Luling, died on Tuesday, May 27.

Evan “Evan” Humane Society showcase adoption pet
June 06 at 10:23 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Evan.

Church Church
June 06 at 10:22 am
R. Dean Church Sr. passed away peacefully on May 27, surrounded by his family and friends.

(Left) Emma Vanacor. (Right) Paetin Simon. Young at Art month of May winners
June 06 at 10:19 am
Two St. Charles Parish students were recently named art winners for the month of May for River Parishes Hospital.

Hahnville High School principal Ken Oertling Hahnville principal to vie for state principal of the year
June 06 at 10:17 am
Hahnville High School principal Ken Oertling has been announced as a finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year.
Oertling will join a panel of ten finalists who will be interviewed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education later this month.

Arrests (June 5)
June 06 at 10:12 am
•Alceste Arabie, 52, of 115 Destrehan Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on May 23 and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana first offense, use and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, illegal use of a controlled substance in the presence of someone under 17 and possession of a stolen firearm.

Outdoor organization seeks funds to take disabled hunters on free trips
June 06 at 10:10 am
A local hunting organization is holding a fishing tournament fundraiser on Saturday, June 14 in order raise money needed to construct a wheelchair accessible boat for charity hunts.

Daves-Cortez wedding Daves-Cortez wedding
June 06 at 10:07 am
Kim and Mary Lou Daves of Coila, Miss. announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Daves, to Gage Cortez.

Earn commercial driver’s license free of charge with state program Earn commercial driver’s license free of charge with state program
June 06 at 10:06 am
Due to a high demand for commercial truck drivers, the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the federal government have teamed up to offer free training for those in the River Parishes who would like to earn a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Ochsner CEO says no layoffs planned at St. Charles Parish Hospital
June 06 at 10:04 am
St. Charles Parish Hospital has announced they are heading toward an agreement that would put the day-to-day management of the hospital in the hands of the Ochsner Health System.

Parish iLeap, LEAP scores 4th best in state Parish iLeap, LEAP scores 4th best in state
June 06 at 10:03 am
St. Charles Parish public school students once again increased their LEAP and iLEAP scores, with the district finishing as the fourth-best in the state.

Former HHS soccer player inks scholarship Former HHS soccer player inks scholarship
June 06 at 10:03 am
Former Hahnville High School soccer player Bryan Stewart-Bennett has signed a scholarship to continue his soccer career at William Carey University.

There is a limit of 50 frogs per vessel and a minimum size of 5 inches for bull frogs and 3 inches for pig frogs.
New regulations allow nighttime frogging in Salvador Management Area
June 06 at 10:01 am
For the first time, hunters are allowed to go frogging at night in the Salvador Wildlife Management Area in St. Charles Parish.

Maid drained elderly couple’s bank account Maid drained elderly couple’s bank account
June 06 at 10:01 am
A St. Rose housekeeper who pled guilty to stealing nearly $70,000 from an elderly couple will avoid a lengthy jail sentence, but is prohibited from having access to any senior citizens.

First crawfish cook-off draws  big-name judges to Destrehan First crawfish cook-off draws big-name judges to Destrehan
June 06 at 10:00 am
St. Charles Parish’s first crawfish cook-off will kickoff with a bang this Sunday after organizers landed high-profile celebrity judges such as former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson and former Gov. Edwin Edwards.

Ayla Nicholas (center) with her father, Glenn, and mother, Ella. Ayla says she has been a target of school bullies since she was in kindergarten. Ayla’s Army goes to war against school bullying
June 06 at 9:57 am
A 13-year-old Hahnville girl is so fed up with the bullying she has endured for almost half of her life that she has used a Facebook page filled with video testimonials to spread awareness.

7 arrested after St. Rose murder
7 arrested after St. Rose murder
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Seven people have been arrested after a St. Rose man was shot to death on Kennedy Street during an attempted robbery related to drugs, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.