Louisiana is really not a poor state
July 07, 2006 at 10:27 am
Louisiana is often referred to as a “poor state” but that’s not really true.

Our state is rich in natural resources that the entire country and, to a great extent, the entire world is dependent upon.

The Mimosa Crush finished second in 13-14 year-old division. 
Crush loses heartbreaker
July 07, 2006 at 10:25 am
The Mimosa Crush, 13-14 year-old Franchise Team coached by Kerry Savoie, were runner up after losing to Mimosa Boudreaux 7-6.

Shane Helds, 26, Destrehan Destrehan man charged with child porn
July 07, 2006 at 10:23 am
During the course of March, Shane Helds contacted his ex-girlfriend multiple times by phone and via text messages. Helds, 26, was looking to retrieve some personal items after the relationship dissolved.

Rescued bald eagle released in Des Allemands Rescued bald eagle released in Des Allemands
July 07, 2006 at 10:16 am
Last May, Lt. Pamela Schmitt, an animal control officer with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, responded to calls from several motorists who witnessed an eagle along the roadside in Des Allemands thatappeared to be injured.

Coty Foreman, 24, Lutcher Lutcher man booked for attempted manslaughter in the parish
July 07, 2006 at 10:12 am
In a domestic dispute gone wrong, a Lutcher man became enraged at the sight of his ex-wife speaking with another man. Coty Foreman, 24, 2403 N. Central St., Lutcher, then fired a gun at his estranged wife's boyfriend’s car.

House endorses oil royalties plan, Senate brokers compromise
July 07, 2006 at 10:10 am
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana came one step closer last week to realizing its longtime goal of increasing its share of offshore oil and gas royalties when the U.S. House approved legislation that would guarantee $9 billion over the next decade.

Fatal crash in early morning hours
July 07, 2006 at 9:53 am
Early Thursday morning, on June 29, Louisiana State Police responded to an accident at approximately 4:42 a.m. The incident occurred on LA 18 near Sugarhouse Rd.

Sheriff Reports
July 05, 2006 at 11:12 am
• Coty Foreman, 24, of 2403 N. Central St., Lutcher, was arrested and charged with attempted manslaughter, violation of protective order at Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on June 28. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested on a warrant that was issued on June 28, 2006 for the above charges. On June 27, the above subject allegedly fired one shot at his ex-wife’s boyfriend’s vehicle. Foreman allegedly followed the victim after watching him stop and talk to his ex-wife. As the victim was driving away, Foreman allegedly shot at his vehicle striking his rear door. No one was injured during the incident. Foreman was later apprehended by police.

• Rendy D. Austin, 18, of 141 Adams St., Killona, was arrested and charged with carnal knowledge at LA. Hwy. 18 @ Bradwall St., Luling, on June 28. Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested on a warrant that was issued on Nov. 23, 2005 for carnal knowledge of a juvenile. In Nov. 2005, the above subject allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 14 year-old juvenile.

•Shane Helds, 26, of 126 Ormond Village, Destrehan, was arrested and charged with pornography involving a juvenile at Nelson Correctional Center on June 23. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested on two warrants for a total of 23 counts of pornography involving juveniles. In March of 2006, Helds contacted his ex-girlfriend numerous times by phone and by text messaging requesting some of his personal items, specifically his computer and porn. Upon the ex-girlfriend removing the items she discovered a hiding place where several porn DVD’s and CD’s were stored. After reviewing one of the DVD’s she realized that the DVD’s and CD’s contained children engaging in sexual acts with adult males and children engaging in sexual acts alone; at which time she immediately notified the Sheriff’s office. After an investigation, Helds was arrested and booked.

• Rendy Austin, 18, of 141 Adams St., Killona, was arrested and charged with poss. with intent to dist. cocaine, driver must be licensed and seat belt use at LA Hwy. 18 @ Bradwell St., Luling, on June 28. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was stopped for not wearing a seat belt. Further investigation revealed the subject to be wanted and in poss. of cocaine.

July 05, 2006 at 11:11 am
Lavell Minese Davis on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 in a car accident in Killona, La. Daughter of Wanda Reed and Joseph Davis. Sister of Melanie Reed and Joseph Davis. Granddaughter of Richard Bartley and the late Audry Cannon Reed Bartley, Ivory Reed, Sr., Millie Mae Thomas and Joseph Davis, Sr. Aunt of Cierra, Chanta'e and Ron Davis and Tyrese Champagne. Also survived by a devoted friend, Sean Hernandez and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Age 29 years. She received a Bachelor Degree of Business/Computers from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La. A native and resident of Killona, La. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of Canaan Baptist Church and all neighboring churches, Hahnville High School Class of 1995 and employees of Cingular Wireless of Baton Rouge and U.S. Postal Service of Metairie were invited to attend the funeral service at Canaan Baptist Church, 319 Killona Dr., Killona, La., on Friday, June 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. Pastor Henry Wolfe, Officiated. Interment Holy Rosary Cemetery, Taft, La. Visitation at the above named church from 9 a.m. until service. Serviced by Robottom.

14179 River Rd., Hahnville for $1,802,955.00 from Darren Howard to Dulymus McAllister on May 11
Real Estate Transactions
July 05, 2006 at 11:05 am
•324 Ormond Meadow Dr. Unit A, Destrehan for $147,500 from State Builders, INC to Camicia Collins on May 11

•2118 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan for $315,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hicks to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Petrie on May 16

•105 Gabrielle Ln., Destrehan for $580,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Tonee Hoke to Willie Whitehead on May 15

•170 Dunleith Dr., Destrehan for $205,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jackson to Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Burks on May 16

•27 Bocage Dr., Destrehan for $350,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Victor DelGiorno to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Carmichael, Jr. on May 15

•2418 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan for $625,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Teixidor to Nichelle Carter on May 5

•58 Oakley Dr., Destrehan for $232,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Friend to Mr. and Mrs. Shayne Latino on May 24

•Lot A-2-C Ormond Plantation, Destrehan for $50,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Joel Chaisson to Maria Chaisson on May 5

•30 Brandon Hall Dr. Unit D, Destrehan for $125,000 from Kevin Donahoe to Eric Graff & Ashley Smith on May 24

•114 Dunletih Dr., Destrehan for $245,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Osama Ramahi to Mr. and Mrs. Bailey Newsom, Jr. on Apr. 28

Caladiums made for shade, offer summer color
July 05, 2006 at 11:03 am
Gardeners crave color in shady areas of their landscapes just as much as they do in sunny areas. Unfortunately, shade-loving plants generally are not so flamboyant, and the selection of colorful bedding plants for shady gardens is limited.

Dry weather produces record tomatoes
July 05, 2006 at 11:01 am
The LSU AgCenter’s 8th Annual Tomato Field Day in Waterproof, La., showed that the recent lack of rain can’t stop those who are determined to produce unusually large tomatoes.

Nicholls announces honor roll
July 05, 2006 at 10:58 am
• Honor Roll
Brittany Danyel Barrios, Luling; Nicole Elizabeth Mumphrey, Destrehan.

Matthew Williams and his caring home nurse, Sarah White. Arc of St. Charles is a helping hand for the disabled
July 05, 2006 at 10:53 am
The Arc of St. Charles is a non-profit organization that is committed to providing services and support that enable persons of all ages with developmental disabilities and special needs to attain their potential. The Arc of St. Charles has been providing services to the handicapped persons of St. Charles Parish since 1971.

The St. Charles Tornados, above, completed a long journey by winning the state championship. Tornados complete the mission
June 28, 2006 at 2:54 pm
What began in the fall of 1997, with a dramatic finish of a double overtime championship game followed by a sudden death shootout to decide a winner in the boys U-10, St. Charles Parish Soccer Tournament came to a climax this past May of 2006 at the Louisiana State Soccer Championship in Alexandria.

St. Charles Parish School System employees to get one-time bonuses
June 28, 2006 at 2:53 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board approved one-time bonus payments to all full and part time employees at the board's June 21 meeting.

Bonuses include a one-time payment of $1,000 to full time employees and $500 to part time employees. This one time bonus is in addition to the planned 5 percent teacher raise expected to be approved by the School Board at its July 5 board meeting.

Rotary President Jim Hooper is shown at left with this year’s scholarship award winners. They are Emily Rangel, Lauren Fogarty, Callie Anderson, Alyse Granier, Catherine Landry, Courtney Soudelier, Kristen Killen, and Rebecca Ory. Award Chairman Jennifer Parish rotarians raise top dollars for students
June 28, 2006 at 2:48 pm
From the beginning, the proceeds of the St. Charles Alligator Festival were dedicated to Rotary charities, parularly the scholarship program.

In 1980, Sharon Mecum was awarded the first scholarship of $250 per year. Since she would study for four years, that was a $1,000 commitment. Every year since that time it has grown, mainly due to money made at the yearly Alligator Festival. Since Katrina took care of last year’s festival, a Gatorganza was organized to help with the funding and this year an amazing $34,000 commitment was made for scholarships. To date some 160 students were helped with $339,500 in scholarship money.

Randy Roth is off to a bang in the minors with 13 homers, 50 RBIs and 19 doubles. Destrehan's Randy Roth makes the parish proud
June 28, 2006 at 2:44 pm
Former Destrehan High School star Randy Roth has been turning heads in the minors.

He learned the essential skills needed for a potential big league career growing up in the parish. Recently, at the Midwest League All-Star game, Roth won the home run derby.

Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
The director of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has stepped down on the heels of federal and state audits that slammed the agency for mismanagement and requested repayment of more than $600,000.