You’ve got to read this! (Aug. 7)
August 08 at 9:54 am
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

Cynsere Griffin Local boy wins state free throw contest
August 08 at 9:53 am
Cynsere Griffin, a student at Lakewood Elementary, won the statewide Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest for the 9-year-old age group.

New Life Baptist Church, of Davie, Fla. Youth Worship Band led Sunday morning worship at First Baptist Church. Luling First Baptist Church hosts Florida missionaries
August 08 at 9:51 am
Luling First Baptist Church recently housed the Youth Ministry of New Life Baptist Church of Davie, Fla. while they were in the area on the mission field helping start a new church in Metairie.

River Region Ballet “Canvas and Cookies” River Region Ballet “Canvas and Cookies”
August 08 at 9:50 am
The River Region Ballet hosted a night of painting fun earlier this summer at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Norco.

(L-R) Chris Broadwater, Louisiana State Representative – District 86, Berry Burnside, AT&T regional director, Rob Carlisle, CEO child advocacy services, and Ginger Cangelosi, community outreach director. AT&T donates $3,500 to children’s non-profit
August 08 at 9:49 am
AT&T has announced a $3,500 donation to the Cottages for CASA playhouse fundraiser to generate public awareness and funding to support the work of Court Appointed Special Advocates Program and Child Advocacy Center services in St. Charles Parish and surrounding areas.

Buddy Boe accepting the 2014 Millennial Changemaker of Greater New Orleans award. Parish chief administrative officer named 2014 Changemaker
August 08 at 9:48 am
Buddy Boe, chief administrative officer for St. Charles Parish, was named the 2014 Millennial Changemaker of Greater New Orleans by Social Renaissance.

A United Way volunteer hands a backpack full of supplies to a student. United Way helps kids get back to school
August 08 at 9:47 am
To help St. Charles Parish families with the expense of getting children back to school, United Way of St. Charles partnered with Covenant Church and Blessed to be a Blessing to host a Back-To-School event providing free backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits to local children on Aug. 2.

Welcome sign to North Pole, Alaska. From snowstorms to ‘da swamp, North Pole couple defrosts after moving to Montz
August 08 at 9:42 am
The Lescault family has had a drastic change of scenery since relocated from North Pole, Alaska to Bayou Gauche.

Sheriff's Office searching for suspect who stole credit card, went on shopping spree Sheriff's Office searching for suspect who stole credit card, went on shopping spree
August 08 at 9:32 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a man who they say stole a credit card from a parish resident and went on a spending spree in Metairie and Kenner.

Dems, GOP target ‘15 session for shared agenda
August 08 at 9:26 am
By Jeremy Alford

While the Democratic and Republican parties in Louisiana have decided to team up to pursue unlimited fundraising possibilities on the federal level, there may also be a shared legislative agenda in the works on the state level for the 2015 session.

2 storms passed but season’s still here
August 08 at 9:25 am
Our 2014 hurricane season has gone into its second trimester, when most of our deadliest storms have occurred. Of course, we can hope for the best but must be prepared for the worst. Now is the time to make sure our measures of defense are in place.

Ayme Ayme
August 08 at 9:24 am
Neal J. Ayme, Jr., 63, of Destrehan, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, July 31.

LeBlanc LeBlanc
August 08 at 9:23 am
Albert Philip LeBlanc went to his heavenly home on July 28 at the age of 96.

Arrests (Aug. 7)
August 08 at 9:22 am
•Karvez D. Teague, 20, of 466 NW 2nd St. in Reserve, was arrested on Aug. 1 and charged with possession of marijuana with intent and use of a firearm with a controlled substance.

Richard Crochet poses with family members while rehabbing from a severe injury he suffered in an ATV crash. Des Allemands man struggles to regain memory after ATV crash
August 08 at 9:19 am
After a particularly cold winter, Richard “Bud” Crochet was excited to get back outside and enjoy spring. Little did he know that a fun day riding four-wheelers on April 9 would have tragic consequences.

Nearly 400 students are expected to attend a youth rally in Luling to hear from motivational speakers and learn about the dangers of social media and bullying. St. Charles Parish students will learn dangers of social media, bullying at first parish youth rally
August 08 at 9:18 am
For the first time, hundreds of students from across St. Charles Parish will gather at a youth rally to hear about the importance of education, the negative effects of bullying and the dangers of social media.

St. Charles Parish losing farmland at alarming rate St. Charles Parish losing farmland at alarming rate
August 08 at 9:16 am
Louisiana is losing farmland at an alarming rate and the pace of that land loss is faster in St. Charles Parish than almost any other area of the state, according to Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain

Willowdale pool and the nearby pool house are on the market for $228,300. Luling golf club will sell pool
August 08 at 9:14 am
Three years ago the Willowdale swimming pool was abandoned when the country club that owned it declared bankruptcy. Now, the new owners of the property are selling the popular summer spot.

Redfish invade Lake Salvador
Redfish invade Lake Salvador
Redfish have invaded Lake Salvador, making it easy for anglers to catch their five-fish limit.