Sports




Destrehan sophomore quarterback Marquise Darensbourg gets off a pass while under pressure from defensive lineman Michael Ceaser during Monday’s practice. Darensbourg was recently named the team’s starter at quarterback. Sophomore QB handed reins of high-powered DHS offense
August 15 at 10:10 am
After a heated battle that lasted through the spring and summer, Destrehan head coach Stephen Robicheaux has finally settled on his starting quarterback.

Youth tennis sign-up deadline
August 15 at 10:08 am
LULING – USTA Junior Team Tennis will be holding registration until Aug. 15 for kids ages 8 to 18.

Hahnville junior quarterback Mike Neal will lead a new Tiger offense installed under the direction of head coach Nick Saltaformaggio. Tigers overhaul offense, defense under new head coach
August 15 at 10:06 am
New coach, new offense, new defense, new quarterback – this year the Hahnville Tigers are currently experiencing a once-in-a-generation overhaul they hope will see them improve on two back-to-back mediocre seasons.

Education is a parent’s responsibility
August 15 at 10:03 am
By "Deacon G"

With the start of the new school year, let’s look back to the first day we can remember going to school. For some of us it was frightful. As we were being separated from the security of our home for the very first time, we perhaps received more than a gentle nudge to get on the bus.

Some union memberships dip in volatile climate
August 15 at 10:02 am
By Jeremy Alford

Declines in membership are posing serious challenges for some teachers unions, but even those experiencing growth spurts are uncertain what the future political environment will look like in a state that’s trending both conservative and pro-business.

Dead zone still too large
August 15 at 10:01 am
We’ve been trying to end the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast for some 30 years now and we haven’t gotten very far. Nancy Rabalais, executive director of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium of Cocodrie, and her crew of scientists recently returned from their annual tour of the Gulf to determine the current counts.

Flynn Flynn
August 15 at 10:00 am
Lorraine Sita Flynn passed away Sunday, Aug. 3 at the age of 86.

Arrest (Aug. 14)
August 15 at 9:59 am
•Alton Bovie Jr., 56, of 203 J.B. Green Road in Des Allemands, was arrested on Aug. 9 and charged with DWI, hit and run, reckless operation and no liability insurance.

Schools given more time to comply with law that could lead to longer bus trips
August 15 at 9:56 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools will have more time to comply with a new law that prevents students from crossing the street to enter or exit a school bus. Officials have said the law could increase the time it takes some bus drivers to complete their routes.

Destrehan wing completed in nick of time
August 15 at 9:55 am
After a delay that pushed completion of the project back four months, the new $7.9 million wing at Destrehan High School is finally ready for students and faculty.

Milton Cambre, 79, served six terms as constable in St. Charles Parish but is prevented from running for the position again due to his age. Too old to serve? New law kicks several longtime public officials out of office
August 15 at 9:51 am
As qualifying for parish and state elections takes place this week, a few longtime elected officials are being removed from the ballot for no reason other than their age.

Noah Townsend was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and received a new heart last year. Luling toddler thrives year after heart transplant
August 15 at 9:49 am
At this time last year, toddler Noah Townsend was near death.

Destrehan Plantation plans to construct four small cabins and two large double Creole cottages to serve as a bed and breakfast. The expansion also includes an interactive education center with hands-on activities for students. Donation clears way for bed and breakfast at Destrehan Plantation
August 15 at 9:46 am
Destrehan Plantation has received a major donation that will go toward construction of a nearly $1.8 million renovation that includes the creation of a bed and breakfast on the property.

Group demands halt to public School Board prayers Group demands halt to public School Board prayers
August 15 at 9:44 am
A Wisconsin organization has sent another letter demanding the St. Charles Parish School Board stop praying before their public meetings.

Board wants more cameras in schools Board wants more cameras in schools
August 15 at 9:42 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board wants to install a comprehensive video surveillance system that would cover every school campus and tie into local law enforcement switchboards.

FBI seizes more records in Morel probe FBI seizes more records in Morel probe
August 15 at 9:40 am
The FBI has seized more records from the St. Charles Parish courthouse that appear to be connected to an ongoing investigation of former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel.

St. Charles Parish Hospital Auxiliary bake sale fundraiser
August 15 at 9:00 am
LULING - The STCH Volunteer Services Department & STCH Auxiliary will be holding a bake sale on Friday, August 15, 2014 starting at 9 a.m. until noon outside The Oyster’s Pearl Cafeteria and The Lagniappe Gift Shop which are located in the hospital.

Mansoor Mansoor
August 14 at 9:07 am
John G. Mansoor, a longtime resident of Minden, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at his home in Luling surrounded by his family.

New site connects job seekers with thousands  of open positions
New site connects job seekers with thousands of open positions
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A new online job connection program that seeks to match the skill set of job seekers with the needs of potential employers is expected to be a great help to St. Charles Parish residents and local industry alike.