Local hoops teams offer excitement, promise
August 07 at 2:39 pm
I’m extremely excited about the basketball potential in the area. I’ve interviewed three coaches on the hoops side so far about their summer progress … and each went 9-1 in summer league play. Perhaps it’s a good sign of things to come; I, at least, expect it to be such.

Ravenel Mixon named director of Sheriff’s 911 center Ravenel Mixon named director of Sheriff’s 911 center
August 07 at 1:09 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has appointed Ravenel Mixon as director of the St. Charles Parish 911 Communications Center.

Donovan Isom has transferred to Southeastern. Former DHS QB transfers to SLU
August 07 at 1:01 pm
Just days after a fire largely destroyed the Edgard home he grew up in, former Destrehan High School football star Donovan Isom declared he is transferring from the University of Utah to Southeastern Louisiana University.

A peek into Jindal’s inner sanctum
August 07 at 12:33 pm
Despite holding the title of governor of Louisiana for over 7-1/2 years, we know very little about Bobby Jindal beyond his carefully-crafted public persona and well-scripted talking points.

Last Island’s last days
August 07 at 12:28 pm
Past Times by Terry Jones

August can be cruel. In modern times, it has spawned hurricanes Camille, Andrew, and Katrina that devastated Louisiana and killed hundreds of people. An equally destructive, but lesser known storm, was the 1856 hurricane that destroyed Last Island.

Outside political players are flocking to legislative races
August 07 at 12:23 pm
Given the treacherous tax votes that state lawmakers took during this year’s regular session, many now find themselves on the defensive as the fall election season kicks into high gear.

Marie Latiolais Sander Marie Latiolais Sander
August 07 at 12:21 pm
Marie Latiolais Sander passed away in her home in Boutte on Aug. 2, 2015.

Sheriff’s Reports (Aug. 6)
August 07 at 12:17 pm

• Nicholas Massimini, 26, of Walnut Place, was arrested July 25 and charged with DWI and reckless operation.

Boutte family celebrates 50th anniversary in dental practice Boutte family celebrates 50th anniversary in dental practice
August 07 at 12:15 pm
Glaser Family Practice in Boutte is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and it certainly seems that kind of long term success is no accident.

Destrehan couple seeks child of their own Destrehan couple seeks child of their own
August 07 at 12:12 pm
Jamie Byrd has long spent her days caring for children, and those in the greatest of need at that. The Destrehan resident is a nurse in the oncology ward of Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, caring for those battling cancer.

Fishing for Frankie scheduled Aug. 8
August 07 at 12:11 pm
The 7th annual Fishing for Frankie bass tournament is scheduled Aug. 8 at Pier 90 in Avondale.

Precautions taken against brain-eating amoeba in drinking water Precautions taken against brain-eating amoeba in drinking water
August 07 at 12:07 pm
While St. Charles Parish water has not been tested for the “brain-eating amoeba” found in four Louisiana parishes, precautions are being taken to make it an unlikely survivor in the local supply.

Raised median being installed in Paradis despite controversy Raised median being installed in Paradis despite controversy
August 07 at 12:04 pm
Black tire tracks left by vehicles rolling over newly laid asphalt along U.S. Highway 90 in Paradis mark the spot of a controversy – the start of work for a raised median in Paradis.

Viral meningitis ‘outbreak’ cases reported in St. Charles Parish
August 07 at 12:01 pm
St. Charles Parish did have viral meningitis cases related to a recent outbreak in the area, but a state official said an investigation determined the public was not at risk.

St. Charles Parish unaffected by massive, global Shell cuts St. Charles Parish unaffected by massive, global Shell cuts
August 07 at 11:58 am
Global oil giant Royal Dutch Shell’s recently announced cutbacks of 6,500 jobs and $7 billion in investment sent already shaken petroleum-dependent areas shuddering in the U.S. and world, but the news is actually good for at least one of them – St. Charles Parish.

Sharks found in Lake Salvador Sharks found in Lake Salvador
August 07 at 11:54 am
Locals were abuzz on social media with the news that sharks were recently found in Lake Salvador, again bringing into question the safety of those spending time near the water this summer.

Devonte Cravin finds a seam and cuts upfield in 2014 action. Tigers will face ‘rugged’ schedule
August 07 at 11:49 am
Hahnville head football coach Nick Saltaformaggio believes wholeheartedly that good football teams should test themselves regularly against strong competition. The Tigers 2015 schedule shows him to be a man who practices what he preaches.

Winners Nicole Hue, Don Montgomery and Mona Smith. Winners named in Farmers’ Market first preserves contest
August 07 at 10:59 am
For Janice Hymel of Hahnville, the secret to winning the German Coast Farmers’ Market’s first preserves contest was really just common sense.

Keep calm and chive on
Keep calm and chive on
A $70,000 handicap van and Comfee seat recently donated by Chive Charities came as enormous relief to Carissa Oxford of Luling, who is determined to stay the course on helping her son, Alex, deal with a rare debilitating disease.

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