Lifestyles




From left to right: Emaje Vinnet, Destrehan High School Principal Stephen G. Weber, and Maddie Taliancich DHS students receive national honor
February 20 at 1:57 pm
Destrehan High School Freshmen students Emaje Vinnet (left) and Maddie Taliancich.

Students at Lakewood Elementary march in a second line at a concert Thursday, Feb. 12 with Luling-based musician Tony Gullage. The performance was sponsored by the Jazz Foundation of America. Packing the House
February 20 at 1:53 pm
Romania is a long way from Lakewood Elementary, but the roaring crowd in the school gymnasium seems no less enthusiastic than crown Princess Margareta.

Rashard C. Poche Arrest made in savage dog beating
February 20 at 8:50 am
A Killona man was arrested Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest on a charge of cruelty to animals. Rashard C. Poche, 37, was released after posting $280. His bail is set at $2,500.

Rashard Poche Killona man accused of savagely beating Chihuahua, leading to dog’s death
February 19 at 3:44 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who allegedly beat a small dog to death at a Killona residence on Monday, Feb. 16.

Louisiana needs that offshore royalty
February 13 at 1:21 pm
Louisiana has been having a major problem along its coast, which has been disappearing at more than the size of a football field every hour.

Governor’s field still waiting on Landrieu
February 13 at 1:20 pm
Some say he will. Others downright call it unfathomable. Most simply have no idea what he’ll do.

Macloud Macloud
February 13 at 1:19 pm
On Jan. 31 Patrick John Macloud, 54, went home to be with his God and his Mother Rose. His father Willie, wife Bonnie, children Connor and Keely, and sister-in-law Gail will miss him terribly but will continue to live their lives to the fullest as was his desire.

Arrests (Feb. 12)
February 13 at 1:17 pm
•Robert N. Mayall, 28, of 3222 Highland Ave. in Diberville, Miss., was arrested on Feb. 5 and charged with prohibited door-to-door solicitation and simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

The new ambulance is described as a “hospital on wheels.” Paramedics will be able to send EKG readings while en route to the hospital for review by a heart specialist. St. Charles EMS to add third ambulance shift
February 13 at 1:16 pm
A new $230,000 ambulance, due in mid March, should help alleviate service calls for the St. Charles Parish EMS at peak times.

Residents, state clash over St. Rose emissions Residents, state clash over St. Rose emissions
February 13 at 1:15 pm
The St. Charles Parish Council held a special meeting to discuss the results of emissions monitoring near the IMTT asphalt plant in St. Rose. Last June, more than 130 people in the area said they felt sick after emissions were released from the facility for 10 days.

Crawfish prices down from last year Crawfish prices down from last year
February 13 at 1:12 pm
Though the Saints did not play in the Super Bowl, demand for crawfish has been consistent this season, keeping supplies on the “scarce” side, according to Willie Hebert of Hebert’s Seafood.

Historic krewe rolls through Des Allemands with 10 floats Historic krewe rolls through Des Allemands with 10 floats
February 13 at 1:11 pm
With more than 50 years of history, the Krewe of Des Allemands parade will roll down its familiar route with 10 floats and around 250 riders.

20 floats, 400 riders will roll through Luling 20 floats, 400 riders will roll through Luling
February 13 at 1:07 pm
Around 400 riders will travel on 20 floats when the Krewe of Lul rolls through the streets of Luling on Saturday. The individual groups create their own float themes, which are kept under wraps until they parade through town.

27 vehicles up for grabs at Sheriff’s Office auction 27 vehicles up for grabs at Sheriff’s Office auction
February 13 at 1:06 pm
A cargo van with just 106,000 miles and no rear seats will go to the highest bidder at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office auction, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21.

Some gamblers at the Rose Casino is St. Rose said they would stop frequenting the casino if smoking was banned inside. Would a smoking ban work in St. Charles Parish?
February 13 at 1:04 pm
In less than 90 days, smoking will no longer be allowed in bars and restaurants throughout New Orleans. Organizers of that effort have reached out to members of the St. Charles Parish Council, leading some to wonder if such a ban would have a place in St. Charles.

The 67,000-square-foot facility will include 1,300 seats, matching the combined capacity of the Hahnville and Destrehan high school auditoriums.
$35 million performing arts center planned for Luling
February 13 at 1:02 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board unveiled plans Wednesday for a $35 million performing arts center it hopes to build if voters approve a $42 million bond.

Hahnville linebacker Dwaine Thomas celebrates with his mother, Adrianne Preston, after signing his scholarship to Texas A&M. After stellar senior season, college offers piled up for HHS linebacker
February 13 at 12:51 pm
By Lori Lyons

Perhaps no one had a harder time with the recruiting process than Hahnville senior linebacker Dwaine Thomas.

Destrehan receiver Kirk Merritt poses with parents  Glenn and Janice Merritt after signing with the University of Oregon. He finished his senior season with 26 catches for 440 yards and seven touchdowns and 46 rushes for 678 yards and seven touchdowns. 
‘Unselfish’ Destrehan receiver makes college dream become reality
February 13 at 12:44 pm
By Lori Lyons

Like most new kids in school, Kirk Merritt had a tough time adjusting when he first transferred from Isidore Newman School to Destrehan High School two years ago.

Paradis man caught  after  attempted armed  robbery
Paradis man caught after attempted armed robbery
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Just minutes after receiving an alert about an attempted armed robbery of a gas station in Edgard, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a blue Ford Explorer fitting the description of the getaway vehicle on Highway 3127 and had three suspects in custody.