Spirit Weekly




Group wants BET to clean up its offensive programming
October 04, 2007 at 7:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A church leader has begun a series of weekend protests, demanding that media outlets and corporations stop portraying blacks in demeaning and offensive ways, with a demonstration at the home of Black Entertainment Television's chief executive.

Shh!  Quiet in the hallways.....Allemand’s students are excited about the day’s learning and planned fun activities ahead. Allemands Elementary able to improve scores because of parent, teacher support
October 04, 2007 at 7:20 am
Allemands Elementary, nestled in a quiet corner of St. Charles Parish in Des Allemands, received an exemplary rating from the Louisiana Department of Education for the 2006 to 2007 school year.

Domestic violence cases spike since Hurricane Katrina
October 04, 2007 at 7:19 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office reports an increase in domestic violence cases since Hurricane Katrina and Lt. Pam Schmitt wants residents to know what to do if they are victims of these crimes.

Local doctors note increase in child obesity
October 04, 2007 at 7:14 am
Overweight children are at risk for serious health conditions like type two diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol - all once considered exclusively adult diseases.

Charles M. Baloney Purse-snatcher charged with armed burglary
October 04, 2007 at 7:13 am
A Luling man recently arrested and held with a $430,000 bond has a lengthy criminal history, according to police reports.

Hahnville High School graduate Riece Walton’s work will be featured at the Perrin Benham Gallery beginning with an artist’s reception at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5. and running through the month. Walton, who now lives in Pensacola, Fla., paints vivid New Orleans sc HHS graduate returns for art show opening
October 04, 2007 at 7:10 am
St. Charles Parish native Riece Walton will make his return to the area on Oct. 5, when his art exhibit "Do You Know What It Means?" is featured at the Perrin Benham Gallery on Magazine St.

Gumbo fans get ready
October 04, 2007 at 7:09 am
A record-breaking 76 teams will fight for the right to bring home the paddle in the United Way's sixth annual "Battle for the Paddle" cook-off, which will be held Oct. 4 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Housing complaints, article cause residents’ eviction
October 04, 2007 at 7:07 am
Shawane Chopin got evicted from her sub-standard home in the Paul Frederick community after she complained about the poor conditions her family was forced to live in.

Governor candidates look like good guys
October 04, 2007 at 7:04 am
All of the four leading candidates for governor had good messages for the people of Louisiana in their first debate last week. If the winner carries out his promises, the future of our state is hopeful.

Charter schools are making a difference
October 04, 2007 at 7:03 am
Recently released scores for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” show that charter schools in Louisiana are outperforming charter schools nationally and are holding their own with traditional public schools in both Louisiana and the nation, as a whole. After a bumpy start, the charter school initiative in Louisiana appears to be paying dividends. Perhaps nowhere is that underscored more than in the newly formed charter school alliance in New Orleans.

Economy sick when government is the top employer
October 04, 2007 at 7:02 am
According to the story from the Associated Press, while overall job growth in LA has slowed, government job growth (particularly state government) continues to lead all other job producing segments of the economy.

Georges hopes to parlay business success into political win
October 04, 2007 at 6:59 am
By MELINDA DESLATTE

Associated Press Writer


NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ John Georges has never been an elected public official. Instead, he's been making millions in the business world. And he wants to make sure voters in the governor's race know that.

Tulane-LSU rivalry still has life
October 04, 2007 at 6:57 am
Having been a Tulane Greenie all my life, I went to the Tulane-LSU game Saturday with a bit of trepidation.

32 years ago: Mimosa swimmers remembered
September 27, 2007 at 9:00 am
Can you remember the summer of 1975? If so, and if your were a member of the Mimosa Park swim, then this picture just might bring back memories of fun in the sun at the Mimosa swimming pool.

LSU, as good as advertised
September 27, 2007 at 8:58 am
With the New Orleans Saints hosting a nationally televised Monday night affair against the Tennessee Titans this week, it was the LSU Tigers that had football’s center stage this past weekend.

Helping HANDS
September 27, 2007 at 8:57 am
The R. K. Smith volleyball team was visited by the Hahnville High School volleyball team and received instruction on techniques, drills and exercises to help make them a better team.

Defense makes Hahnville contender
September 27, 2007 at 8:56 am
The Hahnville Tigers' defense continued to overpower their opponents last week, picking up their third shutout in four games with a 34-0 win over O. Perry Walker.

Wildcats attempt to K.O. John Ehret
September 27, 2007 at 8:53 am
Behind 28-first quarter points, the Destrehan Wildcats had little trouble improving to 4-0 on the season by blanking Higgins 45-0 last Friday in a game where both the offense and defense showed consistency for all four quarters.

State asked to investigate Hahnville fire department
State asked to investigate Hahnville fire department
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After months of bickering within the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) and allegations of mismanaged funds, the fire service members have finally agreed on one thing – the organization should undergo a forensic legislative audit to determine if any money was misappropriated during the reign of former Fire Chief Reginald Gaubert.