Michael Dwight Sanders Jr. Local man earns master’s degree from Harvard
July 07 at 11:58 am
Michael Dwight Sanders Jr., a 2004 graduate of Destrehan High School, earned his master’s degree in government from Harvard University on Thursday, May 29.

Jordan D. Hernandez HHS alum graduates from basic training
July 07 at 11:56 am
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jordan D. Hernandez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Past Chairmen of the Board Michael Palamone and Conley Dutreix, RRCC Executive Director Chassity McComack, Blaise Gravois, 2014 Chairman Nathan Stein, Rhonda Hotard and Henry Friloux. River Region Chamber celebrates 10 years
July 07 at 11:54 am
The River Region Chamber of Commerce (RRCC) celebrated 10 years of service to the St. John, St. James and St. Charles Parish businesses Friday, June 20 at the Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan.

Cookbook author to speak at library
July 05 at 10:00 am
DESTREHAN – Beth Moncel, author of the popular food blog Budget Bytes ( will speak at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library on Saturday, July 5 at 10 a.m.

Huge St. Charles Parish fireworks show planned
July 04 at 6:00 pm
LULING – St. Charles Parish will hold its 24th annual Independence Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park on Thursday, July 4 beginning at 6 p.m.

Joey Fonseca navigates his boat through the lilly pads on his way to harvest graine à volers seeds, also known as Cajun peanuts. Go nutty for seeds harvested in Des Allemands swamp
July 04 at 8:00 am
Those fields of lily pads are more than just fish magnets — they’re a source of some of great food. Here’s how one Des Allemands resident takes advantage of the bounty.

Too early to tell if slow trout fishing a problem, LDWF says
July 04 at 8:00 am
The head fisheries biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said tough fishing this spring doesn’t necessarily point to problems with the fishery.

Team members are: Front row (L-R) Abby Nette, Mia Casanova, Morgan Foret, Cassie Legendre, Sydney Matherne and Taylor Lucich. Back Row (L-R) Stephanie Chester, Katie Brady, Britney Hatfield, Bailee Kaplan, Brianna Anderson and Allyson Colomb.  Coaches (L-R) Paulo Casanova, Neil Legendre and Justine Matherne. Parish’s 16U All-Stars win 18U senior title
July 04 at 8:00 am
The St. Charles 16U All-Stars won the 18U Sr. Division Championship at the Coquille All-Star Tournament in Covington.

Team members are: Front row (L-R) Timmy Comardelle, Ethan Sevin, Preston Bourgeois, Tyler Jones and Kyle Waits. Second row (L-R) Maddox Loftin, Andrew Sells, Hayden Plaisance, Noah Chauvin, Kohl Ducote, Noah Barrette and Andrew Bosco.
Back row (L-R) Coaches Mike Loftin, Jonathan Jones, James “Jimmy” Plaisance, Loyd Bourgeois and James Sells. 8-year-old All-Stars finish second at state tourney
July 04 at 8:00 am
The St. Charles 8-year-old All-Stars were the state runners-up in the Louisiana Cal Ripken State Baseball Tournament held June 27-29 at the West Bank Bridge Park.

Nikki D’Arcangelo with speckled trout caught in the Grand Isle surf using live shrimp and blue moon terror tails. Trout fishing has been hit or miss in Grand Isle
July 04 at 8:00 am
Trout fishing in Grand Isle has been hit or miss this summer. Depending on who you talk to, some anglers have caught limits of trout, while others have struggled to catch a few.

Destrehan pitcher Kade Granier was named to the Class 5A All-State team after finishing the season with a 9-0 record. Granier will continue his baseball career next season at Southeastern Louisiana University. DHS ace lands on All-State team for second straight year
July 04 at 8:00 am
Destrehan ace Kade Granier achieved a rare honor when he was selected to the Class 5A All-State team for the second year in a row.

Sheriff’s Reports (July 3)
July 04 at 8:00 am

•Willie Lee Murrey Jr., 23, of unknown address, was arrested on June 23 and charged with possession of stolen auto over $500, resisting arrest by refusing to ID, suspended driver’s license, open container, a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office attachment, as a fugitive from Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and as a fugitive from Westwego.

Best way to live is to LOVE
July 04 at 8:00 am
It’s amazing how a four-letter word on signs can be played up as a primetime news item on national television networks, and this particular news item came from right here in Louisiana.

We are hope for hopeless
July 04 at 8:00 am
Some of us have experienced times in our lives when things just seemed hopeless. Perhaps we had lost a job and of course it happened right after we came back from vacation.

State bar backs marijuana reform
July 04 at 8:00 am
Feeling that lawmakers were ignoring them, marijuana advocates held a rally at the State Capitol last month to gain traction for their chosen issue.

July 04 at 8:00 am
Johnnie “John” McDermott passed away on Monday, June 23 at the age of 78.

Neely Neely
July 04 at 8:00 am
Janet Marie Babcock Neely, 68, passed away Saturday, June 21.

Parish’s real estate market is strong now, agents say
July 04 at 8:00 am
After years of stagnation due to the 2008 mortgage crisis that was exacerbated by the questionable effects of predicted hikes in property insurance rates, local real estate agents are reporting that the St. Charles Parish real estate market is particularly strong right now.

‘American Horror’ in St. Rose
‘American Horror’ in St. Rose
One of TV’s biggest shows, “American Horror Story,” recently wrapped up a two-week shoot at St. Rose’s Quixote Studios.