|Destrehan resident charged with obsenity
July 27, 2006 at 1:52 pm
A Destrehan man, John Fuoco, 35, of 26 Brandon Hall Dr., Destrehan, was arrested July 19 and charged with obsenity.
|Sheriff Champagne to serve as president of Tarpon Rodeo
July 27, 2006 at 1:50 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne will serve as the 2006 President of the Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo.
|Sales tax holiday this weekend
July 27, 2006 at 1:48 pm
St. Charles Parish Schools and the St. Charles Parish Council will enact a sales tax holiday this weekend as a way of thanking the residents of the parish for their commitment to the parish and public schooling in the area.
|Four arrested in drug bust
July 20, 2006 at 1:21 pm
On July 10, St. Charles Parish officers arrested four individuals on drug related charges after a search warrant was conducted at 111 Aqueduct Dr., in Montz.
July 19, 2006 at 1:17 pm
• Isaac Kenneth, 45, of 1016 Paul Fredrick St., Luling, was arrested and charged with simple robbery at the above address on July 12. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested following the subject approached a 42 year-old female demanding $20. The victim refused at which time Isaac allegedly grabbed the victim’s shirt and punched her several times with a closed fist to her right upper cheek and head area. The victim was transported to St. Charles Hospital for her injuries.
• Kentrell Smith, 27, of 728 Mockingbird Ln., St. Rose, was arrested and charged with kidnappting second degree at LA 50, St. Rose, on July 11. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested after allegedly kidnapping a 42 year-old Norco woman.
• Johnny A. Champagne III, 20, of 334 Mimosa Ave., Luling, was arrested and charged with theft over $500 at 13143 US 90, Boutte, on July 12. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested after allegedly stealing $752.76 from his place of employment. Champagne would illegally process refunds and then keep the money.
July 19, 2006 at 1:16 pm
Phyllis Songy Hingle, a beloved wife and mother, died at 4:35 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2006. She was 72, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Destrehan. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Calvin Hingle; four daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Marshall Townsend, Jennifer and Bruce Robinson, Andrea and Shawn Fleming, and Pamela and Mark Hatley; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Stewart and Anna Hingle and Jeffrey Hingle; three sisters, Margaret S. Meyer, Sister Linda Songy and Sylvia S. Davis; a brother, Russell D. Songy; and 13 grandchildren, Andrew, Jacob and Emily townsend, Nathan, Jull and Amy Fleming, Benjamin and Christopher Hatley and Kenneth and Lauren Hingle. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubin and Philomene Stewart Songy; sisters, Jeanne Marie Songy and Annette S. Toomer; and a brother, Aubin A. Songy, Jr. She was a parishioner of St. George Catholic Church and a 1951 graduate of Hahnville High School. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Institute for Cancer Research.
|Hawaiian Luau planned for seniors
July 19, 2006 at 1:15 pm
Senior citizens 60 years and older are invited to attend a Hawaiian Luau on Friday, Aug. 25 at the Hahnville Senior Activities Center, 626 Pine St., Hahnville at 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
|Running dirty at the Spillway run
July 19, 2006 at 1:14 pm
The 19th Annual Great Spillway Trail Run will take place on Sunday, July 23 at the Bonnet Carre' Spillway in Norco.
|Real Estate Transactions
July 19, 2006 at 1:07 pm
•103 Arline Ct., Montz for $220,000 from Hoffman Custom Built Homes, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. David Livingston on May 25
•115 Arline Ct., Montz for $205,000 from Reve, INC to Mr. and Mrs. John Serpas on May 26
•107 Gretchen Ct., Montz for $258,048.23 from Eagle II Properties, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Faucheux III on June 5
•104 Arline Ct., Montz for $224,540 from Reve, INC to Mr. and Mrs. Oris Perrilloux, Jr. on June 2
•102 Arline Ct., Montz for $226,000 from Reve, INC to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith on June 2
|Making progress towards reimportation of prescription drugs
July 19, 2006 at 1:05 pm
One of my top priorities when I came to the U.S. Senate in 2004 was to help lower the cost of prescription medications. As I hold town hall meetings across the state, many seniors recount stories of their struggles to afford the high price of prescription medications in our country.
|Valero appoints new VP
July 19, 2006 at 1:04 pm
St. Charles Parish- Valero Energy Corporation announced this week that Ralph Phillip has been named vice president and general manager of the company's St. Charles refinery. Former plant manager Gary Simmons has relocated to Valero's corporate headquarters in San Antonio to serve as vice president of planning and economics.
|July best month to fertilize lawns
July 19, 2006 at 1:03 pm
Late July is the optimum time to make that final application of nitrogen fertilizer to the lawn. Since nitrogen typically lasts 8 to 10 weeks in the soil, this would allow enough time for depletion of the nitrogen before the arrival of cooler temperatures in the fall.
|State should restrict election dates in the future
July 19, 2006 at 1:01 pm
Unbeknownst to most people in St. Charles Parish, Saturday was election day here.
|Louisiana budget reform has a long way to go
July 19, 2006 at 12:59 pm
A year from now, the 2007 election campaigns will be off and running. Due to term limits, half of the Legislature will likely be replaced, and most of the major statewide elected positions stand a good chance to be strongly contested. Those elections may well be the most important in the modern history of a state that was slammed hard last year by the twin disasters of Katrina and Rita.
|Elmer's Island would make a great state park
July 19, 2006 at 12:57 pm
Elmer’s Island - - that choice piece of real estate at the bottom of Lafourche Parish on the Gulf of Mexico - - may become public land.
|Gas boycott--fuel for thought
July 19, 2006 at 12:55 pm
I have warm memories of 60-cent per gallon gasoline prices, but they are fading rapidly. Louisiana motorists are shaking their heads in disgust, as gas pumps gobble-up $20 bills like it were Zapps Potato Chips.
|St. Charles Council forms new board for children
July 19, 2006 at 12:54 pm
St. Charles Parish Council has created the St. Charles Parish Children and Youth Planning Board in accordance with LRS 46:1941.5 which mandates the creation of said Board and its makeup.
|National Night Out Against Crime
July 19, 2006 at 12:52 pm
On Tuesday, Aug. 1, neighborhoods throughout St. Charles Parish are invited by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 23rd Annual Night Out Against Crime/Drug prevention event.
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Dr. Rodney Lafon boiled down his decision to announce his retirement last month to a simple factor. With 40 years accumulated in the school system he had come to a point in his career where he would make nearly the same yearly salary as a retiree as if he chose to continue working.
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