April 19, 2006 at 12:35 pm
Billy Rogers White, Sr., age 81, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at Terrebonne General Medical Center. Beloved father of Billy Rogers White, Jr., Glenda Jones, Jo Ellen Maurin, Darryl White and Denise Matherne. Proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Brother of Cecil White and Annie Pruitt. He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. A native of Tylertown, Ms., and a resident of Houma, La. He served in the US Marine Corps and retired form the international Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 406. Visiting was held at Alexander Funeral Home, Norco. Religious services were at Alexander Funeral Home of Norco. Rev. W.D. Cottingham officiated. Interment at Jefferson Memorial Gardens, St. Rose, La. Alexander Funeral Home of Norco in charge of arrangements.

DHS to take on HHS this week in baseball DHS to take on HHS this week in baseball
April 19, 2006 at 12:16 pm
The Destrehan High School Wildcat Baseball Team started the season 9-0. After a few losses their current record is 17-7, managing to secure their place in the district tournament. This year will be the team's fifth trip to the state tournament.

COBY BROUSSARD led the hit parade with Hahnville’s only homerun in the 15-0 rout. Tigers slaughter Patriots
April 19, 2006 at 12:14 pm
When baseball fans walked into the gates of the Hahnville Baseball Field, etched on the board were the words “Welcome to Hanhville Baseball: The Program of Excellence.”

Delmus Stewart unloads a shotput. Hahnville Boys and Girls run into first
April 19, 2006 at 12:11 pm
Destrehan hosted their annual Invitational on April 13. The participating teams, including Destrehan. were East St. John, McMain, Hahnville, Higgins and West St. John.

Researchers say that folic acid has many health benefits and that adding a healthy dose of strawberries to your diet can help reduce the risk of certain cancers. Louisiana sweet treats in season
April 19, 2006 at 12:02 pm
"This year was a very successful crop," says Rene' Schmit, County Agent for St. Charles Parish, and April is an especially good time of year to enjoy Louisiana strawberries.

 Pope John Paul II considered the message of Divine Mercy his special task.  “Providence has assigned it to me in the present situation of man, the Church and the world,” he said. He is pictured above instituting the new feast. Did death of pope signal final coming of christ?
April 19, 2006 at 11:58 am
For those who were close to Pope John Paul II, no explanation is necessary for this statement. For the rest of humanity, it is necessary to study the special legacy left by this virtuous man, who many are already calling Saint John Paul the Great!

The Bayou Trepagnier Pump is St. Charles Parish’s lone line of defense along the lakefront; it was funded by the Pontchartrain Levee District, St. Charles Parish and Shell/Motiva. Levee district hopes to add 3 pumps
April 19, 2006 at 11:56 am
In the never ending battle the parish faces against the forces of Mother Nature, the Pontchartrain Levee District is projecting a need to add to 3 pumps to the hurricane levee along the shores of the lake.

We all should vote in Mayor’s election
April 19, 2006 at 11:54 am
I have lived in St. Charles Parish all my life, but I have always considered myself a New Orleanian. We may not have a vote in New Orleans elections, but the mayor of New Orleans is, in many ways, our mayor as well. As goes New Orleans, so goes the region. The cities successes and weaknesses, and image have tremendous impact on us in a national and global economy.

A stronger economy and safer environment
April 19, 2006 at 11:53 am
A recent Wall Street Journal article told the story of a Montana geologist-turned-independent oil man who discovered what is now the highest-producing onshore field found in the lower 48 states in the past 56 years. The story line was that, for several years now, major oil companies have taken the approach that there are no more large fields left to find under American soil. The majors left, and wildcatters like Richard Findley took over.

Home Occupation Permits skyrocket post-Katrina Home Occupation Permits skyrocket post-Katrina
April 19, 2006 at 11:52 am
Since Hurricane Katrina, Home Occupation Permits for St. Charles Parish continue to be authorized at an unprecedented rate. As almost three to four permits are approved at each parish council meeting, the explosion of the permits is another indicator of the parish's burgeoning growth.

Immigrants are necessary
April 19, 2006 at 11:51 am
Strange that we should be talking about keeping immigrants from Latin America out of the country at a time when they are helping to reconstruct our state after the nation’s biggest disaster in history.

The price of going up The price of going up
April 19, 2006 at 11:49 am
Even though few homes were destroyed locally from Hurricane Katrina, the advisory base flood elevation released by FEMA last week could potentially shakeup the construction of new homes in St. Charles Parish along the east bank.

Rebun Vega, 31, Paradis Local man charged with attemped murder
April 19, 2006 at 11:42 am
Rebun Vega, 31, Paradis, was arrested and charged with second degree attempted murder following an altercation with an unnamed adult male and his wife.

Open door policy Open door policy
April 19, 2006 at 11:40 am
BATON ROUGE -- It is widely known as “sunshine,” that willingness by government to open up its books and meetings and operations to the general public.

Team shines as they prepare to compete for the district title Team shines as they prepare to compete for the district title
April 12, 2006 at 11:39 am
With the distractions of Summer and Spring, the Hahnville Softball squad still managed to secure their place in the district playoffs. "One challenge that faces me as a coach is keeping the kids focused on softball when Spring is here and it brings on many other activities that seem to take precedent over winning games," said Kenneth Vial, Hahnville’s Head Coach.

Hahnville Coach Robicheaux leads the Lady Tigers during a timeout. All-district girls’ hoops team named
April 12, 2006 at 11:32 am
The All-District team was announced for area girls' basketball and several girls from Hahnville and Destrehan made the team, an indicator of the success each had this year.

A spiritual and visual retreat A spiritual and visual retreat
April 12, 2006 at 11:25 am
Our retreat master told us to go out and view the beauty that God has provided us. The birds, the mighty oaks, the flowers and, yes, even the insects which help us in their own way.

 Andrew Peyton portrayed Jesus and Melissa Bolden played the part of Mary. At the end, all the students knelt at the tomb of Jesus. "Gospel of Judas" no gospel
April 12, 2006 at 11:22 am
ROME, APRIL 6, (excerpt from Zenit) - The National Geographic Society has announced its intentions to publish an English translation of an ancient text called "The Gospel of Judas" later this month.

Arrest made in connection with brutal rape of teen in Montz
Arrest made in connection with brutal rape of teen in Montz
A 20-year-old LaPlace man has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape of a teen that took place in Montz.