Government

I-49 pushes on post-Katrina

Even with two major storms, the construction of I-49 South is continuing, although it is still in the planning stage. With a connection between Raceland and the Westbank Expressway in the New Orleans metro area, the proposed highway will irrevocably alter the St. Charles Parish. The corridor will create major economic potential. […]

Government

Parish overhauls hurricane communications

With the trials and tribulations of Katrina and Rita still fresh on the minds of parish residents, hurricane season officially arrives today. While St. Charles Parish by and large missed the brunt of two major storms last year, the parish has initiated a series of changes from lessons learned in the last storm season. […]

Allen Lottinger

Patio homes is good idea

St. Charles is mostly a rural parish but much of our rural areas are wetlands where residences cannot be built. To conserve space in subdivisions and allow residents to acquire homes at less price, the parish council is considering establishing zoning classifications to allow smaller lots. […]

Fishing / Hunting

Fishing for a cure

Luling resident Sherman Horn is a lucky man.

First he bought a winning raffle ticket, but, as the winner of St. Charles Parish Relay for Life charter fishing trip, Horn picked the perfect day to cash it. […]

News

Fatal crash mars holiday weekend

Friday evening, as the Memorial Day weekend was beginning, a 3 vehicle fatality occurred on U.S. 90 in Luling.

According to Louisiana State Police reports, a preliminary investigation revealed that 1995 Dodge Dakota pick-up driven by Arvin Popham, 37, Avondale, was traveling westbound on U.S. 90, when he, for reasons unknown, lost control. […]

Business

Real Estate Transactions 5-30-2006

Destrehan
•184 Villere Dr., Destrehan for $95,000 from Michael Defourneaux to Trosclair’s Electric and Contractors, LLC on Mar. 29.

•11 Brandon Hall Dr. Unit D, Destrehan for $140,000 from Robin Troxclair to Mr. and Mrs. Byrd on Mar. 31.

•3755 Tara Dr., Destrehan for $194,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hodgson to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kramer on April 4.

•31 Brandon Hall Dr. Unit C, Destrehan for $125,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Ray Young to Christian Salinero and Leslie Terrell on Mar. 31.

•23 Oakley Dr., Destrehan for $192,000 from Jeffery Eberle to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Young on Mar. 31.

•Lot 13 Riverbriar S/B, Phase I, Destrehan for $130,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Murray, Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. Rock Schexnaydre on April 5.

•335 Ormond Village Dr., Destrehan for $180,000 from Gina Zamora to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marchese on April 4. […]

Crime

Sheriff Reports 5-30-2006

Arrests
• Brad L. McPhail, 19, of 309 Almedia Plantation Rd., St. Rose, was arrested and charged with first degree attempted murder, armed robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor at 843 Goodhope St., Norco, on May 23. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested on a warrant that was issued on May 23, for Att. First Degree Murder and armed robbery. On May 23, the above subject allegedly shot a 28 year-old River Ridge man in the head during a drug transaction. After the shooting McPhail allegedly took $600 from the victim. He is being held on a $750,000 bond set by Judge Granier.
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Obituaries

Obituaries 5-31-2006

Guillot
Ulysse “Junior” Guillot Jr., died Monday, May 22, 2006 at 10 a.m. in Norco, La. Age 93 years. Husband of the late Cecile Cambre Guillot. Son of the late Ylysee Guillot Sr., and Laura Smith Guillot, father of Carroll Guillot, Gary Guillot, Lois Guillot Ponville, Marie Ann Guillot Ruberstel, Yulone Guillot Hebert, Jeanne Guillot Thibodeax Bates, and Emille Guillot Yokum and the late Bryan Guillot. Brother of Sidney Guillot, Lloyd Guillot, and Grace Cacienne. Preceded in death by 8 brothers and 2 sisters. He worked for Shell for 33 years. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A native of Labadieville, La., and a resident of Norco, La. Interment in St. Charles Catholic Church Cemetery in Destrehan, La. Visitation was at Alexander Funeral Home in Norco, La. Alexander Funeral Home of Norco in charge of arrangements. […]

Events & Announcements

Dream of being a queen?

Girls from St. Charles Parish are invited to enter the sixth annual American Dream Queen Pageant June 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter School, 188 W. Seventh St., Reserve. The entry fee is $40, which includes photogenic participation, for girls 15 years and younger; and $50, including photogenic entry, for girls 16-18 years. […]