Editorial




Think twice before anointing politician a ‘reformer’
March 06 at 1:28 pm
It has become common to equate a new face in government with positive change. That is particularly true when that person has little or no track record in government.

Local FastSigns receives Rookie of the Year award Local FastSigns receives Rookie of the Year award
March 06 at 1:20 pm
Local signs and visual graphics provider FastSigns of St. Charles has been named Co-brand Rookie of the Year at the 2015 FastSigns International Convention, recently held in Dallas, Texas.

Transportation allies refuse to take backseat to budget
March 06 at 1:20 pm
Heading into the fall of 2014, before oil prices dropped, the Common Core education standards reignited a controversial debate and the proverbial wheels completely fell off of the state budget, transportation advocates were driving with momentum.

River cruises will increase tourism here
March 06 at 1:13 pm
Colorful cruise ships such as those that have plied European waters for many years are expected to soon be travelling waters of the Mississippi River right between the east and west banks of St. Charles Parish.

HHS gets ExxonMobil Educational grant HHS gets ExxonMobil Educational grant
March 06 at 1:10 pm
ance grant. Funded by the ExxonMobil Corp., the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon retailers like Champion’s No. 50 with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. From left are HHS Principal Ken Oertling and Exxon representative Karen Brown.

Roux Roux
March 06 at 1:10 pm
Clinton P. “Pony” Roux Jr., a native and resident of Luling, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19.

McWilliams McWilliams
March 06 at 1:07 pm
Coylene “Connie” B. McWilliams passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at the age of 81.

Satellite Center becomes its own major production Satellite Center becomes its own major production
March 06 at 12:56 pm
With the cameras rolling for “Inside SCSO,” the Satellite Center’s mission of “Building A Better You” is becoming its own major production.

Hymel Hymel
March 06 at 12:55 pm
Raymond B. Hymel Sr., 77, a native of Taft, La., and resident of Luling, La., passed away on Monday, March 2.

Bearden Bearden
March 06 at 12:50 pm
Louise “Mama Lou” Bearden, 72, a native of Jeanerette and resident of Des Allmands, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11

Hahnville junior JaDon Polk dribbles on the perimiter before making a move. Hahnville’s season comes to end with 87-28 loss to Scotlandville
March 06 at 12:47 pm
The Hahnville High School boys’ basketball team suffered an 87-28 loss to the third-seeded Scotlandville Hornets in the Class 5A bi-district playoff game in Scotlandville on Friday night.

11 businesses cited for selling alcohol or tobacco to minors 11 businesses cited for selling alcohol or tobacco to minors
March 06 at 12:45 pm
Superstitious or not, Friday, Feb. 13th was bad luck for eleven area businesses after being cited by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for selling alcohol or tobacco to minors.

Destrehan sophomore Mike Young gets ready to take a shot. Wildcats fall to Helen Cox in first round of Class 5A state playoffs
March 06 at 12:37 pm
Destrehan’s basketball season came to an end with a 67-49 loss to No. 2 Helen Cox in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.

Sheriff’s Reports Sheriff’s Reports
March 06 at 12:29 pm
• Ramon Fernandez, 31, of 508 Kennedy St. in Ama, was arrested on Feb. 25 and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, which was reported stolen out of New Orleans.

Community Center gaining popularity Community Center gaining popularity
March 06 at 12:10 pm
Although residents initially questioned building a community center unable to hold events like graduations, Edward A. Dufresne Community Center Coordinator Erica Mire maintained the facility is gaining the kind of use that justifies its $10.6 million tab.

Chad Robin, of Luling, was eliminated from “American Idol” in the group round, which took place in Hollywood. Luling resident falls just short of American Idol’s top 24
March 06 at 11:34 am
When 25-year-old Luling resident Chad Robin entered the “American Idol” competition last October, he really didn’t know what to expect. Most certainly, he never thought it would change his life forever.
But it did.

Luling man killed in car crash Luling man killed in car crash
March 06 at 11:24 am
A single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 90 in Luling resulted in the death of the driver on Sunday.

Parish settles lawsuit with New Orleans mayor Parish settles lawsuit with New Orleans mayor
March 06 at 11:19 am
Resolving a contentious legal battle dating back to 2011 between the St. Charles Parish Council and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu over the parish’s appointee to the New Orleans Aviation Board, council members unanimously accepted a settlement agreement.

Hahnville justice of the peace resigns post
Hahnville justice of the peace resigns post
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Anyone looking to get married by the justice of the peace in Hahnville anytime soon is going to have to find another way to tie the knot - at least in District 1.