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Vehicular homicide trial delayed...again

A Des Allemands man charged with vehicular homicide is scheduled to go to trial on Oct.19, more than four years after he allegedly caused the death of 31-year-old Melvin Woods, III.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Bugging Out

When residents visit the Audubon Insectarium’s Louisiana swamp exhibit, they probably don't know that many of the creepy crawlers that are on display come from right here in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 10:55 am

Community rallies around Norco baby with rare skin disease

Two months ago Randy and Courtney Roth of Norco welcomed their son Tripp into the world. But shortly after his arrival, the family’s joyous occasion was overshadowed when the infant was diagnosed with a life-threatening skin disease.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 10:55 am

Civil rights group plans to sue parish

The St. Charles Parish Council may have decided to keep the New Sarpy and Destrehan boundaries where they are, but for Rev. Albert Bailey, the fight is far from over.
July 27, 2009 at 9:20 am


Wanda Perez Gordon passed on July 10, 2009 at the age of 67.
Gordon was a graduate of Joseph S. Clark High School. Later on, she attended Louisiana State University in New Orleans. She worked for the U.S. Immigration Service and was a longtime housewife.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:46 am


Adele Strecker Langkopp passed away at her family home in Destrehan on Monday, July 6, 2009. Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:45 am


Rita Ristroph Labry was entrusted to God’s loving care Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 5:05 a.m. at the age of 88. She was the retired district director for St. Charles Public Social Services, a native of St. Francisville, and a resident of Hahnville.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:44 am

Before dust even settles, next legislation will begin

The Legislature has adjourned, but the dust from this session probably will not settle before next year’s session begins.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:40 am

God writes, the rest of us just type

By Mike Johnson

It’s easy to credit the wrong thing for our blessings.
For example, when I arise at 4:30 a.m. to enjoy the most productive time of my day, one of the first stops is the coffee machine. I have the mixture memorized: 11/2 scoops coffee to the #8 line on the pot. Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:39 am

Government should get out of way

An interesting letter to the editor about how many of the problems in this country can be solved if government got out of the way was printed in the Lafourche Gazette last week. It came from Bob Manuel of Ville Platt, a member of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Broadband Advisory Council.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:37 am

Big happenings at Grand Isle

There are big happenings going on south of St. Charles Parish this week We’re talking about the annual Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, the oldest fishing rodeo in the United States.
It starts today and ends Saturday when the prizes are awarded and the big party comes to a climax. But don’t go and think you’ll have free reign of the island.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:37 am

Bridge accident claims life of Luling woman

A Luling woman is dead after the Honda CRV she was driving collided with a Mack garbage truck that had run out of fuel on top of the Hale Boggs Bridge, according to the Louisiana State Police.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:36 am

‘Night Out’ brings neighbors together

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is inviting residents throughout the parish to participate with thousands of other communities nationwide in the 26th Annual National Night Out Against Crime.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:35 am

Parish pageant seeks contestants

NORCO - The 10th annual Parish of Plenty pageant is seeking contestants for this years competition on July 25 at the K.C. Home in Norco.

The entry fee for all divisions is $45, which includes photogenic. Dress code is “Sunday Best” for Baby Miss through Jr. Miss, and formal wear for Teen and Miss divisions. Queen, alternates, photogenic, fashion, prettiest hair, prettiest smile and prettiest eyes are awarded in each category.

Admission to the pageant is $2.

All proceeds will be presented to the St. Charles Festival Pageant scholarship fund. All queens will be presented at the festival pageant on Aug. 1 at Destrehan High School at 6 p.m.

For more information and division times, call Celeste Stein at 985-652-4961 or Kerri Roussel 985-536-9500 or send an email to
July 25, 2009 at 9:08 am

Donate prizes for benefit bingo

LULING - A benefit prize bingo and barbecue dinner for Vincent Radosta will be held on July 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall located at 140 Angus Dr. in Luling.
Radosta, a 19-year-old Hahnville High School student, was diagnosed with Leukemia in April. He was also born with Down syndrome. All proceeds will help cover medical costs.

Organizers are asking for gift certificate donations or other items for the prize bingo. Other contributions are also accepted.

To make a donation, call the Hahnville Baptist Church at 985-783-1734 or at 504-812-5580.
July 25, 2009 at 9:08 am

Killona church plans tournament

KILLONA - The Children of Israel Baptist Church will be sponsoring a fair and softball tournament July 25 and 26 at the Killona Park from noon to 7 p.m.. Proceeds will benefit the John B. Davis Educational Building, which is a non-profit organization that provides after-school tutoring to local children in the community.

For more information, call Katherine Celestine at 504-810-8054.
July 25, 2009 at 9:07 am

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Volunteers prep 94-year-old  schoolhouse for museum in Des Allemands
Volunteers prep 94-year-old schoolhouse for museum in Des Allemands
In a single pull, Roy Lunk yanked off crumbling paneling in the 93-year-old schoolhouse and revealed still solid cypress tongue and groove paneling beneath it.