Allen Lottinger

Jazzfest joins Carnival in renewing our spirit
May 10, 2006 at 1:53 pm
Jazzfest 2006 was the best ever. It even rained Sunday and the show went on unabated. That indicated that nothing can deter music lovers from actively appreciating the rhythms and sounds of some of the greatest bands and singers in the nation.

Spend it wisely
May 10, 2006 at 1:52 pm
Within the next few weeks, the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) will meet to review data and establish a new official revenue estimate for state government. The new estimate will serve as the certified amount of revenue the Legislature has to spend in the FY 2006-07 state budget.

Tie one on and show your support
May 10, 2006 at 1:51 pm
Ever stopped to think what life would be like if there were no police to protect us. No laws, no checks and balances in a system that defines right and wrong. If you will, just picture it. Total lawlessness… no scenes of security for you, your family, and your property. Not a pretty thought is it?

Fish will become our Navy to defend us from mosquitos
May 10, 2006 at 1:49 pm
When we reflect on how beautiful St. Charles Parish is, we think about its great outdoors that Mother Nature has blessed with an abundance of trees, wild plants and wildlife.

Valero to move heavy equipment through Norco Valero to move heavy equipment through Norco
May 10, 2006 at 1:46 pm
This week, four huge vessels, each weighing about 130 tons, will be trucked from the Bonne Carre Spillway to the Valero St. Charles refinery. Part of the plant's new upgrades, the equipment will be used in the hydrogen production facility, which is currently under construction. The Louisiana State Police and the St. Charles Sheriff's Department will help direct and detour traffic in an effort to ensure the safety of and minimize the impact on area residents.

Steven Gonzales being sworn in by District Attorney Harry Morel, Jr. New ADA sworn in
May 10, 2006 at 1:44 pm
St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry J. Morel, Jr. has added a new Assistant District Attorney to his staff. Steven Gonzales was sworn in by Mr. Morel on April 24.

Blanco has another shot at redemption Blanco has another shot at redemption
May 10, 2006 at 1:43 pm
BATON ROUGE -- Gov. Kathleen Blanco is on the threshold of her potential resurgence, with six weeks of the regular session behind her and just as much time remaining.

Parish to provide kids with meals during the summer Parish to provide kids with meals during the summer
May 10, 2006 at 1:41 pm
Children in St. Charles Parish will have the opportunity to get a nutritious and balanced meal from June 5 through July 13 at four designated food service sites throughout the parish.

Ace Hardware associate nationally recognized for work after Katrina Ace Hardware associate nationally recognized for work after Katrina
May 10, 2006 at 1:35 pm
Destrehan, La. - In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’ s devastation, many local residents turned to Anthony’s Ace Hardware for help in rebuilding their homes and lives. However, if it weren't for the dedication and resolve of employee Leslie Lauman, those residents would have found a “closed" sign instead of a welcome mat.

School board enacts sales tax holiday School board enacts sales tax holiday
May 10, 2006 at 1:33 pm
Members of the St. Charles Parish School Board passed a resolution at its meeting on May 3, that would provide a local "Sales Tax Holiday" to parish residents as a way of thanking the community for their commitment to public schooling in the area.

Bill Baldwin, 46, Kenner charged with DWI and Sgt. Bobby Gorman, a nine-year veteran Drunk driver harms officer
May 10, 2006 at 1:23 pm
Sgt. Bobby Gorman was severely injured when a Kenner man turned into his path of travel near the intersection of U.S. 61 and Riverbend Dr. in St. Rose the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office reported.

Katrina has little effect on termite population Katrina has little effect on termite population
May 10, 2006 at 1:20 pm
Hurricane Katrina brought with her massive rainfall and flooding. In the storm’s aftermath, some residents in the area believed that the massive flooding would decrease the termite populations.

Water rate increase expected
May 10, 2006 at 1:18 pm
At its May 15 meeting, the parish council will decide whether to increase the rates of water users in St. Charles Parish. If approved, the rate increase will pay for a $25 million plan to upgrade water treatment facilities on the east and west bank.

Acosta Kittles, 33, Kenner and Shane Saltaformaggio, 24, Luling Deputies caught smuggling drugs into jail
May 10, 2006 at 1:16 pm
Two corrections officers were arrested last week and charged with attempting to bring drugs into Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility in St. Charles Parish.

Junior Levi Gruwell followed his brothers’ love of wresting to success. Hahnville High School wrestler wins state championships
May 10, 2006 at 12:40 pm
Winner of 171 lb. weight class at the state finals, Levi Gruwell began his competitive wrestling career when he won the Junior Wrestling State Championships at age eight. From there he grew into a victorious wrestler, competing this past year at the State Wrestling Championships on February 17 and 18 at the Ponchatrain Center in Kenner and wrestling his way to number one in his weight class."

Coach Ron Cantrelle and Athletic Director Willie Wise accept the team trophy. Hahnville falls short at state golf tournament
May 10, 2006 at 12:39 pm
After a dominating year, Hahnville High School Boys' Golf Team traveled to Shreveport to defend their state title. Held at Olde Oaks Golf Club, the tournament was a multiple day event against the finest golfers in Louisiana.

Susan Hymel of Luling is the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Mother of the Year. Susan Hymel wins Mother-of-the-Year Contest
May 10, 2006 at 12:31 pm
Susan Hymel of Luling is the winner of the St. Charles Herald -Guide Mother-of-the-Year Contest.

Real Estate Transactions
May 10, 2006 at 12:26 pm
•271 Marcia Dr., Luling for $149,000 from Keith Gaudet, Sr. to Mr. and Mrs. Cory LeBlanc on Mar. 22.

Drunk driver pleads guilty to causing crash that killed 3
Drunk driver pleads guilty to causing crash that killed 3
A LaPlace woman who was nearly twice over the legal alcohol limit when she caused a crash that killed three people faces up to 100 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the wreck.