Deron Downing, 22, Destrehan High speed chase lands local man in jail
May 03, 2006 at 10:49 am
A high speed police chase on the evening of April 24, resulted in the arrest of Destrehan resident, Daron Downing, 22. As a result, he was charged with numerous crimes by the St. Charles Seriff’s Office.

Gumbusia Fish, (Gambusia affinis), are used to control mosquito population and malaria.  While only a small guppy-sized fish, it has a voracious appetite, eating hundreds of mosquitoes a day. Pesky predator takes a bite out
May 03, 2006 at 10:42 am
St. Charles Mosquito Control Inc. is busy getting the parish ready for another summer of those annoying pests, mosquitoes.

Albert Cammon Middle School Honor Roll
May 03, 2006 at 10:37 am
Albert Cammon Middle School’s third quarter Honor Roll students were recognized at an Honor Roll Breakfast. Students were able to attend the breakfast with their parents, or guardians, to celebrate their academic accomplishments.

DHS Third Quarter Honor Roll
May 03, 2006 at 10:34 am
Christine Abell, Francie Abell, Ashley Able, Jessica Albanese, Tachel Alexander, Brittany Allesandro, Kristine Allesandro, Stephanie Allotto, Callie Anderson, Chelsea Anderson, Jasmine Anderson, Kyle Anderson, Amber Arceneaux, Andrew Arceneaux, Rickey Aucoin, Tristan Babin, Shaine Babineaux

Sheriff Greg Champagne with Dr. Lafon at the Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2002. A passion for playing
May 03, 2006 at 10:24 am
Many residents of St. Charles Parish know that Dr. Rodney Lafon began his education career as a music teacher before being promoted to Superintendent of St. Charles Parish Schools.

Think of fertilizers as 'vitamins' for plants
May 03, 2006 at 10:17 am
Choosing a fertilizer for your landscape is not as difficult as it might seem – particularly if you look at it the right way.

Closing MR-GO would be cost-effective
April 26, 2006 at 12:08 pm
We keep reading that it is not cost-effective to completely close the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet - - MR-GO as it is better known - - which has been blamed for much of the erosion of Southeast Louisiana’s wetlands.

Ormond vandals caught Ormond vandals caught
April 26, 2006 at 11:55 am
Last week, two 16 year-old juveniles were arrested and charged 17 counts of criminal damage to property. According to police reports, the individuals are responsible, in part, for the spate of vandalism that took place in Ormond Subdivision during March.

Hahnville Girls win their second title in a row. Hahnville Boys' and Girls' Track win district
April 26, 2006 at 11:52 am
At the district track meet, Hahnville High School swept the competition, winning both the girls and boys overall titles.

Energy Saving Tips for a Hot Summer
April 26, 2006 at 11:52 am
Another summer and another energy price hike. It seems like an unstoppable pattern, made worse this year by the devastation wrought in the energy producing Gulf states but by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

St. Marks celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday with levee procession St. Marks celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday with levee procession
April 26, 2006 at 11:47 am
A Divine Mercy Celebration was held on Sunday at St. Mark’s Church in Ama by Father Joseph Dau Van Nguyen. Jesus told St. Faustina that this Feast of Mercy would be a very special day when “all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened.”

Lakewood Elementary State Science Fair Winners Lakewood Elementary State Science Fair Winners
April 26, 2006 at 11:47 am
Several Lakewood Elementary sixth graders recently received awards at the State Science Fair at LSU. Among the students competing in the division were Austin Savoie-placing 4th in Physics, Jared Bosco and Thomas Hymel taking 3rd in team projects, and Michelle Bourgeois winning 1st in Behavioral. Michelle also won 3rd overall in the Junior Division and received the Louisiana Gulf Coast Section Institute of Food Technologist Special Award.

Katie Brady, Toni Rizzo, Faith Ryan, Haylee Ferguson, Madison Webre, Mikaela Picou, Alli Perilloux, Danielle Baiamonte, Catie Toal and Gillian Gallardo. Joh'anna's Jazz in Motion Shakes a Tail Feather in Baton Rouge
April 26, 2006 at 11:43 am
Joh’anna’s Jazz in Motion’s competition group traveled to Baton Rouge to compete in the VIP dance competition. The students walked away with gold, high medals and top awards.

Birth Announcements
April 26, 2006 at 11:41 am
Emma Griffith, was born to Emily Griffith and Curtis A. Brown on April 17, 2006 weighing in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and 10 1/4 inches long. Emma has a proud sister, Torey Gay, 6. Parents, sister and baby reside in Norco.

 21-week old Samuel is pictured reaching out from his mother’s womb. Hand of hope
April 26, 2006 at 11:39 am
The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

Just a few more weeks
April 26, 2006 at 11:38 am
Sometimes you just need to get away to see what is really going on. Case in point, last Saturday’s well-anticipated mayor’s election in New Orleans.

Wedding and Engagements
April 26, 2006 at 11:37 am
The marriage of Miss Quincee Marie Bourgeois and Mr. Randy Anthony Roccaforte will be solemnized on Friday, April 28, 2006 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan. Quincee is the daughter of Belinda Babineaux Wilson and Kevin Bourgeois of Destrehan. Randy is the son of Janice and Lonnie Roccaforte of Garyville. Quincee is a Certified Court Reporter and Registered Professional Reporter employed with Torres Reporting & Associates, Inc. with offices in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Randy is a Process Operator employed at Marathon Oil in Garyville. The couple will reside in Garyville.

Mobile Medical Unit gets grant to continue work
April 26, 2006 at 11:35 am
The Foundation of the Mid South has awarded St. Charles Community Health Center a $50,000 Bridge Grant from the Foundation’s Hurricane Recovery and Restoration Fund in order to continue SCCHC's mobile medical unit presence in south Louisiana.

Tigers ride no-hitter to win over Terrebonne
Tigers ride no-hitter to win over Terrebonne
Hahnville’s seven game win streak came to an end with a 1-0 loss to rival Destrehan last Thursday, but the Tigers (13-9) rebounded this week to beat Terrebonne and East St. John to improve their district mark to 3-1.

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