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Parish facing rising costs in road construction

Local roads in St. Charles Parish are being revamped yearly based on the parish’s systematic Road Maintenance Program.
The current work contract consists of 33 roads, or about 12-and-a-half miles. Major roads being repaired include Fifth Street in Norco, Carolyn Drive in New Sarpy and Davis Drive in Luling.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Hunter education classes offered

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will give Hunter Education Classes on the dates listed below. State Law requires that all individuals born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 to obtain a hunting license prior to hunting in Louisiana. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older to be certified. The course will cover such topics as firearm safety, survival, first aid, and wildlife identification.
Each student must pre- register and attend each day. The classes will be held at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s firing range. The times for the two-day classes will be Fridays, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be two field days for individuals that have taken the course online with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The time for the field days are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Dates for full classes are:
July 9, 10, 30 and 31.

Dates for the field days are:
Aug. 14 and 28.

To pre-register call (985) 783-1173. For further information, call Sgt. Ted Adams at (504) 201-5222. Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:53 am

Constant rebuilding of wetlands needed

Some years ago, it was suggested by this newspaper that the state invest in a new kind of boat developed in Europe. It could suck up sand offshore from the bottom of the sea into its hull and then travel to our coast where the sand would be pumped out to help build up barrier islands that are eroding away.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am

Do leges think that they are invisible?

The mirrors in the Capitol Building must be broken. Either that or the leges think they are invisible.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am

Fall elections will have both type primaries

It used to be said that Republicans in Louisiana could hold their conventions in a phone booth. That was the joke that Democrats put out whenever they had the opportunity.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:41 am


Kevin Frank Ernst, 57, passed away on June 15, 2010. He was a native of Victoria, Texas and a resident of Luling.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:39 am


Emile Victor Gros Jr., 89, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the home of his daughter in Minden.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:38 am


Odile “Dolly” Tastet Maggiore, 72, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at her residence in Slidell. She was a wife, mother and assistant at Gus’ Tackle and Nets in Slidell. She was a graduate of Destrehan High School and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary from 1979 until 2010.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:37 am


Dianne Beadle Navarre Allen, 65, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and home maker.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:36 am


Edward “Eddie” Forsyth, 75, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. He was a salesman for 29 years with Coastal Engineering. He was a graduate of Lutcher High School. He is survived by a very good friend, Ray Richard, three brothers: Claude, Lucius and Louis Forsyth; and one sister, Noelie Hymel.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:34 am

Sheriff's Reports


•Joshua O. Jimenez, 26, of 114 Mark Drive in Des Allemands, was arrested on June 30 and charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile and SCH 1 - possession of Marijuana.
July 09, 2010 at 9:30 am

St. Rose company sends machines to capture Gulf oil

A disaster recovery firm in St. Rose has joined with a Florida company to deploy unique machines that have the ability to separate oil from water without the use of chemicals.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:28 am

Des Allemands writer’s book leads to museum

Des Allemands writer Joey Maddox has been busy.
July 09, 2010 at 9:27 am

Is end of popular tax credit causing home sales to plummet?

With the official end of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, some say the local real estate market has seen a drop in sales while others think the credit never made much of a difference.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:25 am

With a little ‘sweat equity,’ 19 families build own dream homes

Since 2007, 19 families in St. Charles Parish have taken advantage of a Family Resources of New Orleans program that allows them to build their own homes and qualify for a subsidized loan that leaves them paying only $400 to $500 a month.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:24 am

Man charged with breaking into motel, beating manager

A 45-year-old Luling man allegedly snuck into a bathroom window at Breaux’s Motel and assaulted a female manager with a bicycle handlebar, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:22 am

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Former HHS teacher pleads guilty
Former HHS teacher pleads guilty
Former Hahnville High School teacher and athletic trainer Jeremy Eusea pleaded guilty to a charge of obscenity and can avoid prison time by fulfilling requirements of his two-year probation.