Lifestyles




Student gives back to school Student gives back to school
September 19 at 1:04 pm
Former Luling Elementary and current R.K. Smith student Kevell Byrd donated $100 to the Luling school’s 4-H Club, where she was the 2013-14 President, as well as $100 to Beta Club that will enable both clubs to support a medical cause of their choice this school year.

The ARC of St. Charles greenhouse was pretty much abandoned before Rene’ Schmit and the River Regions Master Gardners took it over and revitalized it. Greenhouse goes from disused shell to key part of local food economy
September 19 at 12:58 pm
The greenhouse at the ARC of St. Charles is a multifunctional building that provides offseason tomatoes for local farmers’ markets and grocery stores while serving as an educational facility for local students, but it was not always this way.

LSU will be tested by Bulldog QB
September 19 at 12:56 pm
Mississippi State hasn’t defeated LSU since 1999, but this year I believe the Bulldogs will pull off the upset on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

Hahnville’s Vincent Tamplain swims the butterfly. HHS boys dominate Saints swim meet
September 19 at 12:54 pm
The Hahnville boys’ swim team cruised to a win in the Saints varsity swim meet, beating St. Charles Catholic, St. Martin’s and East Jefferson.

Hahnville receiver Brandon Singleton returns a punt 70 yards for a score during his team’s triple overtime loss to Rummel on Friday. Tigers look to rebound from overtime loss to Rummel
September 19 at 12:52 pm
The day after the Hahnville Tigers lost to the Rummel Raiders in triple overtime, Hahnville head coach Nick Saltaformaggio diverged from his regular postgame practice.

Destrehan’s Kirk Merritt caught a 38-yard touchdown pass and ran a kickoff back 85 yards to lead the Wilcats to a 48-7 win over Helen Cox. After pair of blowout wins, Destrehan ready for physical Dutchtown running game
September 19 at 12:47 pm
After cruising to blowout wins over West Jefferson and Helen Cox to open the season, Destrehan faces their first tough test of the year when they host the Dutchtown Griffins on Friday.

State legislative elections already taking shape
September 19 at 10:01 am
By Jeremy Alford

It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s legislative races.

Our area can be prosperous
September 19 at 10:00 am
According to Mitch Landrieu, the mayor next door, New Orleans is the fastest growing city in America. “In just four years, we have created more than 8,000 new jobs. Retail is booming. Property values and sales are strong. And there’s even more promise on the horizon as we create a new biosciences industry centered on several new hospitals, rebuild the water and sewer pipes underneath our streets and rebuild a world-class airport.”

Dempster Dempster
September 19 at 9:57 am
Celeastin “C.J. Dempster, Jr., 71, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Visitation was Friday, Sept. 12 at Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche. Religious services were followed in Sunset Cemetery in Bayou Gauche.

Arrests (Sept. 18)
September 19 at 9:55 am
•Tai Tan Nguyen, 37, of 2684 Jupiter St. in Harvey, was arrested on Sept. 11 and charged with distribution of schedule 1 narcotics, distribution of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture schedule 1 narcotics, possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia and use of a firearm with a controlled substance.

Rape charge reduced to battery
September 19 at 9:53 am
A Boutte man who was arrested and charged with the rape of his former girlfriend has taken a plea deal for a lesser charge and will not receive a jail sentence.

Charges dropped against Destrehan woman who shot husband
September 19 at 9:45 am
Charges have been dropped against a Destrehan woman who admitted that she shot her husband.

College grads can earn in-demand PTEC degree in 16 weeks
September 19 at 9:40 am
The process technology program at South Central Technical College in Reserve has long been a pipeline for those interested in getting jobs with local industry. Now, the school will help even more people achieve their PTEC certification with a 16-week accelerated program for college graduates.

LIfetime producer Sandra Alvarez, Royd Anderson, Cindy Obannion, Rylan Obannion and Evelyn Pourciau, an eyewitness to the Pan Am Flight 759 crash, pose for a picture. Former HHS teacher featured in reincarnation documentary on Lifetime
September 19 at 9:37 am
Former Hahnville High School teacher Royd Anderson will appear in a Lifetime TV show about an Oklahoma girl whose mother thinks she is the reincarnated spirit of Jennifer Shultz, who was killed in Kenner during the Pan Am Flight 759 crash.

The owners of Pier 90 have entered into an agreement with the parish to build a public boat launch. Parish zeroes in on Pier 90 to construct public boat launch
September 19 at 9:35 am
After years of searching for an ideal spot to build a public boat launch, St. Charles Parish officials have targeted a popular bar and launch located on Highway 90 in Luling that is set to undergo an expansion.

Jobs safe at St. Charles Parish Hospital, Ochsner official says Jobs safe at St. Charles Parish Hospital, Ochsner official says
September 19 at 9:32 am
Despite the fallout of massive layoffs at River Parishes Hospital announced in conjunction with Ochsner Health System’s purchase of the facility, an Ochsner spokesman has said St. Charles Parish Hospital employees should not fear for their jobs.

Fertilizer company applies for permits for $1.2 billion Killona plant Fertilizer company applies for permits for $1.2 billion Killona plant
September 19 at 9:31 am
Officials with a fertilizer company planning to build a $1.2 billion plant in Killona recently visited with parish leaders and said they are on track to finalize the deal within a year.

The DOTD has hired a subcontractor to install a median and turning lanes along the portion of Highway 90 running from Paul Maillard Road to Wal-Mart. 
Plan would drastically alter Highway 90 traffic
September 19 at 9:25 am
Business owners and St. Charles Parish Council members have expressed concern over a comprehensive construction program currently underway on Highway 90 that will change the way the busy roadway functions.

Police: 2 busted selling liquid marijuana out  of Luling store
Police: 2 busted selling liquid marijuana out of Luling store
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The owner and business manager of a convenience store in Luling were both arrested for selling synthetic liquid marijuana that is ingested using electronic cigarettes, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.