Lifestyles




Stewart-Gothreaux Wedding Celebrated
June 28, 2006 at 12:57 pm
Miss Marcie Renee' Stewart and Mr. Billy Brian Gothreaux were united in marriage on June 10, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La. Dr. Tommy Middleton officiated the afternoon ceremony.

New head coach enthusiastic about summer swim season New head coach enthusiastic about summer swim season
June 22, 2006 at 11:01 am
With summer in full swing, Hill Heights Country Club's swim team, the Hurricanes, are hard at work practicing, swimming and competing at local swim meets. Head Coach, Nicole Matherne, says despite their recent losses she is happy with the progress of her swimmers. "We have lost our first two meets but the kids are improving with every practice and every meet. And that is what is important to me," said Matherne.

Dark days for law and order
June 22, 2006 at 11:00 am
Every fifty-two hours, on an average, a law enforcement officer is killed somewhere in America while protecting their communities. Last week, the officer paying this supreme sacrifice was very close to our homes. So close in fact, that our willingness in the past not to think about this ugly side of America can no longer be ignored.

Where will all the criminals go?
June 22, 2006 at 10:58 am
It’s good news that the big city next door is getting an army of troops in to quell the increasing elements of crime that invaded as many former residents returned and new people arrived in the aftermath of Katrina.

New York publishers aghast at destruction here
June 22, 2006 at 10:57 am
As members of Louisiana Press Association, we took a helicopter and bus tour of devastated areas of New Orleans soon after Hurricane Katrina. On Friday, we took a bus tour of the same areas with the New York Publishers Association down here to report on progress since the storm. Unfortunately, there was little progress seen in those areas.

Another one bites the dust
June 22, 2006 at 10:55 am
At the moment, only four days remain in the legislative session. Time enough to do harm, time enough to do good-and perhaps time enough to add a bit more to the record level of state spending. The voters who pay attention to the legislative process will probably focus on two things in the 2006 Regular Session: The first is the record budget headed for the governor's desk; the second is the ethanol mandate that will likely hit them in their wallets.

First African-American to serve parish council honored First African-American to serve parish council honored
June 22, 2006 at 10:53 am
Before the regular minutes of the evening began during Monday’s parish council meeting, the memory of Curtis T. Johnson, Sr. was colorfully recalled amid a packed room.

Council invites Holy Cross to move to parish
June 22, 2006 at 10:50 am
Introduced by Councilman Dickie Duhe, a resolution passed requesting the Parish President Albert Laque, along with St. Charles Economic Development and Tourism Director Corey Faucheux, to pursue and invite Holy Cross High School to relocate its campus from the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans to St. Charles Parish.

Popular lunch spot hit by criminals in a overnight heist. Thieves strike Hahnville grocery store
June 22, 2006 at 10:47 am
In the early morning hours of June 11, thieves struck Birdie's Express, on River Road in Hahnville. At 1:52 a.m., St. Charles Parish deputies responded to a call from the store's owner stating that the store had been burglarized.

Jordan Brown is patiently weighing his options of playing professional baseball. Brown selected by Braves
June 22, 2006 at 10:42 am
St. Charles Parish continues to produce some of the best players in the state. Shining at the collegiate and sometimes professional levels, Hanhville and Destrehan remain hotbeds of great baseball athletes.

This year is no different.

David Prieskop, 19, Boutte; Toney Thibodeaux, 25, Des Allemands; and Lacey Breaux, 18, Boutte Three booked for cruelty to animals
June 22, 2006 at 10:35 am
In two separate cases, three individuals from the parish were charged with cruelty to animals. In both cases, dogs were the victims.

One case was negligence, while the other incident involved leaving a dog in a hot car on a scorching June afternoon.

Only a hour into their trip, passengers of the Sunset Limited were rocked from their seats when the train struck a pick-up. Eighteen Wheeler knocks out Amtrak train in Paradis
June 22, 2006 at 10:27 am
An eighteen wheeler truck struck an Amtrak train, the Sunset Limited, headed for Los Angeles at about 1 p.m. on June 14. The incident sent three people to the hospital for minor injuries.

Coastal concerns a major issue for legislature
June 22, 2006 at 10:25 am
BATON ROUGE – Issues that have long drawn concern from only south Louisiana communities, such as hurricane protection, flood control and coastal restoration, were crystallized as major state policy during the regular session that adjourned Monday evening.

The 2006 Hill Heights Country Club Hurricane Swim team, pictured with Head Coach Nicole Matherne (sitting at right) and her Assistant Coach, Kristen Laurent (sitting at left). New Head Coach enthusiastic about summer swim season
June 21, 2006 at 12:44 pm
With summer in full swing, Hill Heights Country Club's swim team, the Hurricanes, are hard at work practicing, swimming and competing at local swim meets.

School System falculty/employees retire
June 21, 2006 at 12:35 pm
Congratulations to the following St. Charles Parish School System employees/falculty on their retirement.

St. Charles Parish kids to perform in JPAS musical
June 21, 2006 at 12:34 pm
Twelve St. Charles parish children are participating in the 12th Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Children’s Summer Theatre production June 22-25.

New Royalty Chosen to represent the La. Catfish Festival
June 21, 2006 at 12:31 pm
The Louisiana Catfish Festival Queens were chosen June 10, during the annual pageant held at Hahnville High School in Boutte.

Sheriff Reports
June 21, 2006 at 12:29 pm
Arrests
• Tracy Williams, 21, of 270 Magnolia Ridge, Boutte, was arrested and charged with unauthorized use an access device at Nelson Correctional Center on June 13. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested after allegedly illegally utilizing a debit card.

DHS student lands starring role in movie
DHS student lands starring role in movie
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Starring in a feature-length film at the age of 16 may seem like a big deal to most teenagers, but for Destrehan student Taylor Faye Ruffin, the movie is the culmination of several years of hard work as an actress and model.