Editorial




Is money the root of all evil?
November 07 at 9:48 am
How many of us have too much money? I don’t know about you, but I’m surely not on that yacht yet. Many of us yearn to win the lottery, but even if we did, it probably would only provide temporary happiness. It’s not unusual for a lottery winner to be broke within a few years. There can be a good deal of stress associated with financial planning, trying to remain anonymous so as to avoid all those third cousins twice removed from looking for a handout, and dealing with good old Uncle Sam. Yet most of us wouldn’t mind taking our chances.

Is space tourism ready to take off?
November 07 at 9:47 am
Two accidents last week threw a big question mark into the possibility of space tourism being popularized to any great extent in the near future.

Political polling locked up during primary season
November 07 at 9:46 am
A cornerstone of campaigning slowly came to a troubling halt during Louisiana’s primary election season for some candidates and campaigns.

Matherne Matherne
November 07 at 9:45 am
Robert “Penook” Matherne, 66, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Monday, Nov. 3.

Fonseca Fonseca
November 07 at 9:44 am
Walter Joseph Fonseca, Sr., 73, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Arrests (Nov. 6)
November 07 at 9:42 am
•Derrick E. Sandolph, 24, of Boutte, was arrested on Oct. 28 at the Boutte Estates pump station and charged with possession of marijuana with intent and resisting arrest by flight.

Around 15,000 people are expected at this year’s Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival. Crafts, food draw thousands to Destrehan fest
November 07 at 9:41 am
More than 150 crafts vendors from throughout the country will set up shop at Destrehan Plantation this weekend for the storied plantation’s fall festival.

Madere's Garage was in business for 90 years before closing in September. St. Charles Parish plans to purchase Madere’s Garage for $670,000
November 07 at 9:39 am
The St. Charles Parish Council voted Nov. 3 to sign a lease with the owners of the former Madere’s Garage on River Road in Hahnville for $20,000 through Jan. 5. The parish says they will use the property to perform maintenance on vehicles and equipment.

Denise Keller and her daughter, Alexis. Months after mammogram, former DHS coach discovers she has breast cancer
November 07 at 9:37 am
Denise Keller was climbing waterfalls and traversing sky bridges when she discovered a lump in her breast that would drastically change her life.

Tim Marcel embraces his daughter after winning the judgeship. Marcel handily defeats Morel for judgeship
November 07 at 9:36 am
Destrehan attorney Tim Marcel overwhelmingly defeated incumbent Judge Michele Morel in the Nov. 4 election to become division “E” judge in the 29th Judicial District that serves St. Charles Parish.

Oliver Dufrene, chief of the Paradis Volunteer Fire Department, rows the dog to safety after rescuing it by boat. Emergency responders jump into action to save dog from drowning
November 07 at 9:34 am
Emergency responders from several St. Charles Parish agencies jumped into action Sunday morning to save a yellow Labrador that was tangled in vines in the middle of a Luling canal.

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and his granddaughter, Annika Thoman, visit the graves of their relatives. Stories of generations’ past fill graveyards during All Souls Day
November 07 at 9:31 am

Lifelong St. Charles Parish resident Carla Langley’s mother died while Carla was pregnant with her own daughter, Anna McDuffy. Anna is now a senior at Destrehan, and on a sunny Sunday in November, her and her mother walked St. Charles Borromeo cemetery, visiting the ancestors the LSU-bound teen never got to meet.

Paul Triche Hahnville CEO honored by LSU for company’s growth
November 07 at 9:30 am
A Hahnville businessman who grew up in Norco was recently honored by LSU for having the 22nd fastest-growing company owned by an alum of the university.

Teen accused of raping girl while friends watch Teen accused of raping girl while friends watch
November 07 at 9:28 am
A 15-year-old Destrehan boy was arrested and charged with forcibly raping a 16-year-old girl in St. Rose while four of his friends watched the attack, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Judge elect Tim Marcel poses with St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne and St. Charles Parish District Attorney Joel Chaisson. Marcel unseats Morel for Division E judgeship
November 04 at 9:31 pm
Destrehan attorney Tim Marcel overwhelmingly defeated incumbent Judge Michele Morel Tuesday for the Division E judgeship, capturing more than 60 percent of the vote.

Hahnville running back Devonte' Cravin sprints for a 21-yard touchdown that was called back due to a penalty. Tigers outlast Central Lafourche in physical win
October 31 at 10:30 pm
A physical game ended with a 38-13 victory for the Tigers over Central Lafourche on Halloween night.

Destrehan’s defense, which is allowing under 10 points per game, led the charge in the team’s 55-0 victory over South Lafourche. The Wildcat starters allowed just one first down and gave the offense excellent field position. Wildcats picking up steam in quest to remain undefeated
October 31 at 3:58 pm
After their most dominant win of the year, the Destrehan Wildcats are picking up steam as they head into the final two games of the regular season.

For safety reasons, children are urged to trick-or-treat early in the evening. Police presence will increase on Halloween
October 31 at 3:39 pm
Thousands of children will don their scariest outfits and head to neighborhoods around the parish on Friday, hoping that they might be able to put enough fright in those homeowners to be rewarded with bags full of candy.

St. Rose Pirates win  youth fo otball title
St. Rose Pirates win youth fo otball title
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The St. Rose Pirates won the 2014 title for their age group.