Editorial




The gift of life of little Suzanne
January 23 at 10:39 am
I remember my grandmother (Meemaw) and mother sharing with me the story of little Suzanne. She was Meemaw’s fifth child. My mother was 9 years old at the time of Suzanne’s birth. I can still tear up as I reminisce of the love in their hearts for Suzanne as they shared about her life and death.

By 2020, half of state legislature may be gone
January 23 at 10:38 am
Term limits were approved by Louisiana voters in 1995 by a vote of 76 percent, but they didn’t go into effect until roughly eight years ago.

Let’s not kill unborn babies
January 23 at 10:37 am
Hopefully, it is becoming less mainstream to kill human life in our world through abortion. It appears that way in our area at least as an abortion facility planned in May 2013 in the 4600 block of South Claiborne Ave. in New Orleans has yet to get off the ground.

Howe Howe
January 23 at 10:36 am
Elrita S. Howe, 89, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Lay Lay
January 23 at 10:34 am
Dorian Colby “Boss Hogg” Lay, 36, passed away on Monday, Dec. 29 at his home in Hahnville.

Beadle
January 23 at 10:33 am
Nola Guidry Beadle, 95, a native of Scott and a resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Monday, Jan. 12.

Arrests (Jan. 22)
January 23 at 10:31 am
•Joseph L Porter, 41, of 4600 Macon Drive in Kenner, was arrested on Jan. 15 and charged with theft over $500.

4 teens arrested in connection with 15 auto burglaries 4 teens arrested in connection with 15 auto burglaries
January 23 at 10:30 am
Four teens were arrested in connection with 15 auto burglaries that occurred last weekend in Destrehan, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Low gas prices offer little relief, residents say Low gas prices offer little relief, residents say
January 23 at 10:28 am
The falling price of oil has resulted in low prices at the pump—in some cases, less than half what they were only six months ago. For the average consumer, low prices mean a savings of $750 this year, according to the latest report from the federal Energy Information Association. But for many, the savings are a mixed blessing.

Joseph Riebow and his wife, Jennifer. Luling firefighter dies 2 months after being diagnosed with leukemia
January 23 at 10:27 am
Luling shift firefighter Joseph Riebow, 39, who’s fight against leukemia was documented in the Jan. 1 edition of the St. Charles Herald-Guide, died on Jan. 8.

Satellite Center Administrator Lasca Anderson shows off the upgraded high-definition television studio used by team members. Hahnville and Destrehan students use the studio to produce TV shows, and several of those students have gone on to work in the field. Satellite Center celebrates 10 years of preparing students for real world jobs
January 23 at 10:25 am
Originally opened in 2005, the Satellite Center will celebrate 10 years at a special ceremony on Jan. 30. But many residents don’t fully grasp how important the center is when it comes to preparing St. Charles students for today’s work force.

Schools seek OK to borrow $42 million Schools seek OK to borrow $42 million
January 23 at 10:24 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board will ask residents to approve up to $42 million in bonds at a special election this spring.

Two teens arrested in Baton Rouge may be responsible for the theft of 23 cell phones from the Boutte Walmart. Cell phone theft ring targets Walmart, 3 arrested
January 23 at 10:22 am
Three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of cell phones from a Baton Rouge Walmart. St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are now looking into whether the same people could be involved in a similar theft that took place at the Walmart in Boutte.

Man indicted on 2 counts of aggravated rape Man indicted on 2 counts of aggravated rape
January 23 at 10:21 am
A 54-year-old Destrehan man was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of aggravated rape. The alleged victims are both under the age of 10–one is related to the man and the other was a family friend.

A Destrehan family was displaced from their home after a Christmas tree caught on fire in their River Oaks Drive residence. Destrehan mother, 2 kids lose everything when fire guts home
January 23 at 10:20 am
A blaze last Thursday on River Oaks Drive in Destrehan has displaced a mother and her elementary-aged daughter and son. No one was injured, as the family was out at the time.

Chad Robin sings Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” during his “American Idol” audition. The audition can currently be seen by visiting Robin’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/chadrobin1. Luling singer eagerly awaits national debut on ‘American Idol’
January 22 at 2:48 pm
St. Charles Parish residents might see a familiar face while tuning in to Thursday’s New Orleans round of popular singing competition “American Idol.”

ACT “Scores Back Session”
January 21 at 10:15 am
DESTREHAN – Students who took the free ACT exam can return to the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library on 160 West Campus drive in Destrehan to review their score and discuss strategies for studying.

Homeless Veterans Art Show
January 20 at 10:14 am
HOUMA – Veterans Outreach Ministries will hold the an art show benefiting homeless veterans in St. Charles Parish on Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish West Regional Library in Luling. Visitors and participants can contact Lisa Carey at 504-340-3429 for more information.

Tiger wrestler pins down second straight state title
Tiger wrestler pins down second straight state title
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When Hahnville wrestler Kendrick Jones won the LHSAA Division I state championship last year, one of the first things he said to Hahnville wrestling coach Dan Erwin was “alright coach, what’s next?”