The Watchdog




Was Jena really a tourist attraction?
October 11, 2007 at 10:49 am
Was Jena really a tourist attraction?

Jindal: Whiz kid makes another bid for governor
October 11, 2007 at 10:48 am
By MELINDA DESLATTE

Associated Press Writer

VIDALIA, La. (AP) _ In a tiny, jam-packed room, Bobby Jindal shook hands, slapped a few backs and launched into his standard stump speech, pledging to rid the state of corruption, incompetence and out-of-control spending.

Herald-Guide supports Jindal for Governor
October 11, 2007 at 10:45 am
The next governor could do a lot for the future of our state - - whether we continue with the type of favoritisms that have led to corruption and unequal benefits and privileges for our citizens or a new posture that promises them fair and equal treatment.

1,600 people paid to sample some delicious gumbo and jambalaya at the United Way’s sixth annual “Battle for the Paddle.” The event raised more than $14,000 and is one of the United Way’s major fund raisers. Cook-off raises more than $14,000 for United Way
October 11, 2007 at 10:40 am
Despite the rainy weather, more than 1,600 people flocked to the United Way's sixth annual "Battle for the Paddle" to taste some of the best gumbo and jambalaya in South Louisiana.

Norco residents fail to get “eyesore” removed from local park
October 11, 2007 at 10:39 am
Norco families want bathrooms removed from the park on the corner of Fifth Street and Goodhope, because they claim it's an eyesore for the residents living adjacent and directly across from it.

Ama family says Fabre should apologize for misleading brochure
October 11, 2007 at 10:37 am
The Landry family wants Councilman Brian Fabre to apologize for using a photo in his brochures that suggest they are in support of his political campaign.

Letter to the Editor Letter to the Editor
October 11, 2007 at 10:32 am
To the Editor:

Rathborne Land Company has been actively involved in the effort to bring levee protection to the west bank of St. Charles Parish for many years. Despite our efforts, we have been viciously attacked by certain individuals and groups and actually accused of blocking the effort to build a hurricane protection levee.

Though Hahnville held a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, Destrehan was able to battle back to tie the game at the end of regulation. The Wildcats then struck last in the second overtime to claim a 31-24 victory. Both teams must now bounce back from that emo Now What?
October 11, 2007 at 10:27 am
Though Hahnville’s mascot is a tiger, it was Destrehan who most closely resembled LSU last Friday night, as the Wildcats clawed their way back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter defecit to pick up the double-overtime, 31-24 win.

Local teenager stalked online by Metairie CEO
October 11, 2007 at 10:25 am
A Metairie man accused of cyber stalking a teenage girl is being held in the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on a $150,000 bond.

Council halts new projects in Ama
October 11, 2007 at 10:24 am
The St. Charles Parish Council approved a moratorium preventing new development in Ama until a land use study is complete. But Parish Planning and Zoning Director Mike Henderson says that doesn't mean permits can't be issued to move mobile homes into the community.

Candidates display grace under fire Candidates display grace under fire
October 11, 2007 at 10:18 am
The three candidates for parish president got their first chance to sway that elusive "undecided voter" during last week's debate, as the trio spoke on a wide-range of topics from hurricane protection to their favorite high school football team.

Sheriff's Reports
October 11, 2007 at 9:37 am
Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

303 Lac Iberville, Luling for $454,000 from Deloe Home Builders, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Brescher on Sep. 28 Real Estate Transactions
October 11, 2007 at 9:33 am
Six years ago I started working in real estate and everyone in the office would get excited if the number of active listings in St. Charles Parish would reach 80. As of Sunday night St. Charles Parish had 295 active listings.

Obituaries
October 11, 2007 at 9:29 am
BRADY

Roland Clifton Brady, age 87, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 30, 2007 at the South East War Veterans Home in Reserve, LA.

Seniors invited to attend Triad meeting
October 11, 2007 at 9:28 am
DESTREHAN - Sheriff Greg Champagne invites all parish seniors to attend Triad Senior Day on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Jerusalem Shrine Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending after lunch is served.

Scheduled events are: health screenings, door prizes, entertainment and much more.

The center is located at 1940 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan. Call Lori Duplessis at 985-783-1355 for details.

Barry Minnich Video bingo process unfair to residents
October 11, 2007 at 9:18 am
Councilman Barry Minnich wants anyone interested in opening up future video bingo establishments in St. Charles Parish to come before the council for approval.

Usey
October 07, 2007 at 3:42 pm
Kary J. Usey died on Sunday, October 7, 2007 in Jefferson. Beloved son of the late Harry and Wilhelmina Schmill Usey. Brother of Gary P. Usey and Mona Usey. A native and resident of Boutte, LA. Age 49 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Luling, LA on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Charles Cemetery, Luling, LA. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at the church. Falgout Funeral Homes, in charge of arrangements.

What's Happening?
October 04, 2007 at 3:28 pm
Get your $20 flu shot at parish health clinic

LULING - The St. Charles Community Health Center, located at 843 Milling Ave., is administering flu shots for $20 as long as supplies last.

Hahnville slugger lands on national All-Tournament team
Hahnville slugger lands on national All-Tournament team
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Austin Perrin, an upcoming sophomore at Hahnville High School, was named to the All-Tournament team for his performance during the Perfect Game 15U WWBA National Championship.