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Library performances by singer Blanch Newsome
July 14 at 10:30 am
HAHNVILLE – Local singer Blanch Newsome will hold two performances at local libraries on Monday, July 14.

Home surveillance video leads to Destrehan bank robbery suspect Home surveillance video leads to Destrehan bank robbery suspect
July 14 at 9:51 am
Home surveillance footage has helped St. Charles Parish deputies track down the alleged getaway driver in a robbery that took place Friday morning in the Capital One Bank parking lot in Destrehan.

“International Spy Academy” vacation bible school
July 14 at 9:30 am
LULING – A special spy-themed vacation bible school will be held at the Bible Center Church from Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day.

Hunter education field day classes
July 12 at 8:00 am
KILLONA – The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is teaching a field day only hunter education class on Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Otto Candies ace Tyler Lamers got his team off to a good start in the Southeast Regional Tournament by tossing a one-hitter to lead his team to a 3-0 win. Hahnville-based Otto Candies locks up state tourney appearance
July 11 at 10:08 am
Hahnville-based Otto Candies has locked up a spot in the American Legion state tournament after beating Retif Oil, Deanie’s Seafood, Peake BMW and Refuel to claim the title in the Southeast Regional Tournament.

All-State selection Brandon Singleton (center) picked up several impressive wins throughout the season, including a first place finish at the Mobile Challenge of Champions and a state championship in the 300-meter hurdles. Hahnville, Destrehan place 4 on All-State track & field team
July 11 at 10:05 am
Four track and field stars from St. Charles Parish were recently named to the Class 5A All-State team.

Linus Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Linus”
July 11 at 10:00 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Linus.

Book review: “Inherit the Wind” Book review: “Inherit the Wind”
July 11 at 9:59 am
Inherit the Wind is a play about a courtroom drama that takes place in 1925. The main characters include a science teacher, Cates, two attorneys, and a pastor.

(Left) Wallace Johnston during his days in WWII. (Right) Johnston now, at 91. Orphaned as a teenager, WWII vet made his own way in life
July 11 at 9:49 am
Wallace Johnston, 91, is truly a child of a different era. He was orphaned at only 13 years old, dropped out of high school, participated in a work camp and joined the Air Force during World War II – all before the age of 20.

Leleux Leleux
July 11 at 9:29 am
Janet Theresa Folse Leleux, 58, a native of Des Allemands, former resident of New Iberia and resident of Maurepas for the past three years, died on Sunday, June 8.

Rome Rome
July 11 at 9:26 am
Harold John Rome Sr., 98, native of Plaquemine and resident of Luling, passed away Tuesday, June 24.

Alcoholism takes away peace
July 11 at 9:24 am
By "Deacon G"

How many of us at one time or another have had one too many to drink? Perhaps it happened accidentally in our youth. We saw the older kids or adults drinking and since we were told we were too young to drink, we were even more tempted to find out what the “poisoned fruit” was all about.

Testing the Tea: Maness campaign fully steeped in Senate race
July 11 at 9:22 am
By Jeremy Alford

While his campaign for the U.S. Senate has so far been defined by money and endorsements from national tea party groups, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness of Mandeville could soon have the backing of the Family Research Council’s Action PAC, or political action committee.

Stay informed of flood insurance changes with public meetings
July 11 at 9:21 am
St. Charles Parish residents need to stay informed of the changes in flood insurance laws. Only last year, after changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) included in the Biggert-Waters Act threatened to raise property insurance rates to as high as $30,000 a year for some homeowners, the parish was thrown into turmoil.

Arrests (July 10)
July 11 at 9:20 am
•Stephanie T. Barthelemy, 42, of 1 W. B. Street in Norco, was arrested on June 25 and charged with possession of alprazolam, possession of clonazepam, possession and distribution of a pharmaceutical drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Luling assisted living center only one in state to receive dementia care award Luling assisted living center only one in state to receive dementia care award
July 11 at 9:19 am
Ashton Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care became the only such center in Louisiana to receive the Dementia Care Specialists’ Distinguished Provider Award.

Marcel announces candidacy for judge Marcel announces candidacy for judge
July 11 at 9:17 am
Destrehan attorney Tim Marcel will again run for the Division E judgeship of the 29th Judicial District Court. The seat is currently held by Judge Michelle Morel, who defeated Marcel by 168 votes in a 2012 special election.

Crab factory owner says stinky situation will be resolved soon
July 11 at 9:16 am
The owner of a crab factory has vowed to rid the area of a stench that is apparently caused by drainage from his factory flowing into an open ditch.

Luling golf club will sell pool
Luling golf club will sell pool
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Three years ago the Willowdale swimming pool was abandoned when the country club that owned it declared bankruptcy. Now, the new owners of the property are selling the popular summer spot.