Winning members of the St. Charles Art Guild’s annual showcase who placed among 49 juried entries in the competition. Right is Terry Gaulter’s Best of Show photograph, “Desire.” Parish Art Guild names showcase winners
August 21 at 12:48 pm
At age 12, Terry Gaulter’s “eyes opened to the world” when she laid hands on a Polaroid camera.

The 10U LA Hurricanes brought home some championship hardware from Florida. ‘Canes take home trophy at USSSA World Series
August 21 at 12:42 pm
The 10U LA Hurricanes softball team, based out of St. Charles Parish, recently traveled to Orlando, Fla. to play in the 10U USSSA World Series at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s Beau Robinson earned All-Louisiana status in both cross country and track and field. Former HHS star is All-Louisiana
August 21 at 12:30 pm
Former Hahnville distance running star Beau Robinson was a little apprehensive when his track and field coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette told him he’d be competing in the steeplechase this season, a competition he had no experience with.

Hahnville quarterback Mike Neal looks downfield during a Tigers intrasquad scrimmage. Option gives way to pro-style attack at Hahnville
August 21 at 12:26 pm
Hahnville will have a new look on offense this season, and second year Tigers’ coach Nick Saltaformaggio says the process of getting used to it might take a while.

Suspect in St. Charles Parish deputy shooting pleads not guilty by insanity Suspect in St. Charles Parish deputy shooting pleads not guilty by insanity
August 21 at 11:46 am
John Paul Devillier, who initially plead innocent, has changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity in the April 16 shooting of St. Charles Parish deputy Cpl. Burt Hazeltine.

Jesse Lynn LeBoeuf overcame injury to earn major swimming honors this summer. Swimmer shakes off injury, makes waves in competition
August 14 at 2:53 pm
What should have and could have been a season ending injury motivated a 14-year-old Montz resident to do what her doctor said was improbable, if not impossible.

Boutte cadet among Youth Challenge grads Boutte cadet among Youth Challenge grads
August 14 at 2:19 pm
Tyler Dufrene of Boutte was among the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program 219 cadets graduates at a ceremony held at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, La., July 25.

Dance students at the new River Region Ballet dance studio. River Region Ballet’s new dance studio open in parish
August 14 at 2:16 pm
The River Region Ballet, which has been the premiere producer of ballet and drama performances throughout the River Parishes, will now provide weekly dance classes for the St. Charles Parish area.

Hahnville’s Anthony Williams recently received an offer from Tulane. Colleges already eyeing HHS sophomore back
August 14 at 2:10 pm
Hahnville head coach Nick Saltaformaggio has big plans for sophomore running back Anthony Williams — and so does Tulane coach Curtis Johnson, if he has his way.

A student tumbles on the Tumblebus. Community Ed classes offer everything from yoga to Cajun cooking to belly dancing
August 14 at 2:01 pm
Whether it’s yoga for seniors, the Tumblebus for children or Cajun cooking for all ages, the instructors offering courses with St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ Community Education are among a nearly 100-class fall lineup gearing up to start in September.

Former Destrehan star Rickey Jefferson has become a key contributor to the LSU defense. Jefferson enjoys role with Tigers
August 14 at 1:48 pm
Patrick Peterson. Tyrann Mathieu. Morris Claiborne. Eric Reid. Those are just a few of the names that have led LSU to be renowned nationwide for its great defensive back play, year in and year out. And Destrehan alumnus Rickey Jefferson aims to add his name to that list.

Two-term St. Charles Parish council member is campaigning for at-large seat Two-term St. Charles Parish council member is campaigning for at-large seat
August 14 at 12:14 pm
After serving two terms as District III councilwoman, Wendy Benedetto has announced she will run for council-at-large to represent both sides of the river.

Longtime School Board president running for St. Charles Parish’s Clerk of Court Longtime School Board president running for St. Charles Parish’s Clerk of Court
August 14 at 12:12 pm
C. H. “Sonny” Savoie of Paradis has announced he is running for St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court.

Seafood production still thriving here
August 14 at 12:10 pm
Despite interference from hurricanes and oil spills in the past, Louisiana’s fisheries have produced a great deliverance of product during recent years.

Former lawmaker wants to dual register as GOP, Dem
August 14 at 11:30 am
Former state Rep. Damon Baldone attempted to change his party affiliation to both Democrat and Republican — a dual registration — on Monday morning with the Terrebonne Parish Registrar of Voters, but was refused and he is now taking the matter to court.

Mary Helen Otto (Brauner) Haindle Mary Helen Otto (Brauner) Haindle
August 14 at 11:27 am
“She was always smiling and laughing. Her kindness and thoughtfulness was extended to friends, strangers, and acquaintances alike, through birthday and get well wishes or ‘thinking of you’ cards. Once you were her friend, it was for life!”

Gerald Orgeron Gerald Orgeron
August 14 at 11:26 am
Gerald A. “Stick” Orgeron, Sr., 85, a native of New Orleans and resident of Luling passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.

Sheriff’s Reports (Aug. 13)
August 14 at 11:13 am

• Jeremy Cotton, 35, of 3826 Peters Road in Gretna, was arrested Aug. 3 and charged with theft of goods.

St. Charles Parish merchants question state’s tax holiday
St. Charles Parish merchants question state’s tax holiday
When numerous customers came into Stell Furniture Co. in Luling not knowing it was a sales tax holiday Aug. 7 - 8, owner David Stell couldn’t help but ask why.

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