Volume 140 Number 30 - Jul 25, 2013

News

Activist questions superintendent selection process
Activist questions superintendent selection process Felecia Gomez-Walker, the newly selected superintendent for St. Charles Parish Public Schools, officially took over administration of the school system as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 18.

Board member says $200 million suit caused by ‘money hungry lawyers’
John Smith St. Charles Parish School Board member John Smith is calling the filing of a $200 million class-action lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Education by the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board and the Louisiana Association of Educators a maneuver by "money hungry lawyers."

Business icon Paul Candies passes away
Rita and Paul Candies
This weekend as thousands of anglers and visitors flood into Grand Isle for the 86th annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, one familiar face will be missing.

Councilman wants parish to reimburse money spent to fight ethics charge
Councilman wants parish to reimburse money spent to fight ethics charge St. Charles Parish Councilman Clayton "Snookie" Faucheux has authored a resolution that asks the parish administration to reimburse legal expenses to former Planning and Zoning Commissioner Neal Clulee, which were incurred in defense of an ethics complaint.

Courthouse evacuated after judge receives letter with suspicious powder
Courthouse evacuated after judge receives letter with suspicious powder The St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville has been evacuated after an envelope mailed to Judge M. Lauren Lemmon contained a white powdery substance.

Destrehan man must pay nearly $1,700 for littering
Destrehan man must pay nearly $1,700 for littering Witness thought he dropped a bomb
A 54-year-old Destrehan man will have to pay a hefty fine after dropping a container next to a live Entergy underground transformer.

Hahnville courthouse evacuated due to suspicious package
Hahnville courthouse evacuated due to suspicious package The St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville was evacuated at around 11 a.m. due to a suspicious package.

Man killed after colliding with Sheriff’s Office van
Man killed after colliding with Sheriff’s Office van A Thibodaux man was killed in Hahnville last week after his vehicle collided with a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office transport van.


Sports

HHS American Legion team will battle Acadiana in first round of state tourney
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville-based Otto Candies will face the Acadiana-based Delhomme Drillers in the first round of the American Legion State Tournament on Saturday.
16U advances to World Series after regional win
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles 16U All-Star softball team went undefeated in the Babe Ruth Southwest Regional Tournament held in Houma to win the regional title. The Southwest Region consisted of teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
St. Charles horse rider named Grand Champion
From staff and wire reports
Raven Winters, daughter of Tanya and Keith Frickey, was named the Grand Champion at the 4H State Horse Show.
13-year-old All-Stars capture state championship
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish 13-year-old All-Star team won the state championship with a 5-4 victory. Team members are: Front row (L-R) Dylan Lewis, Lloyd “Five” Landry, Dustin Mire (MVP of game), Logan Robert, Dylan Foret and Eli Perrier. Second row (L-R) Chance Harding, John Macaluso, Christian Louviere, Logan Roussel, Briceson Harrell and Trent Tregle. Back row (L-R) Coaches Rickey “Broozer” Robert, Johnny Macaluso and Craig Perrier.

Editorial

8U wins regional title with 25-6 victory
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish U10 All-Star softball team won the Babe Ruth Southwest Regional championship on Saturday in Houma.

Our View

Zimmerman trial
The Florida trial of George Zimmerman got more attention from the press than almost any trial in recent memory. And its outcome certainly lends credence to the fact that people can react in various ways to acts that come about through violence.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (July 25)
From staff and wire reports
•Kevin Klingman, 54, of 604 Manchester Lane in LaPlace, was arrested on July 15 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer, obstruction of justice and possession of crack.



Lifestyles

Book Review: “World War Z”
Special to the Herald-Guide
The novel World War Z, apocalyptic fiction, is written by Max Brooks. The story begins in present time and is told from the perspective of various individuals throughout the globe.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Little Kitty”
From staff and wire reports
Little Kitty is this week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet.
St. Charles Borromeo Trikeathon
From staff and wire reports
Early Childhood students at St. Charles Borromeo in Destrehan raised $4,462 in a Trike-a-thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Obituaries

Candies
Paul B. Candies, 72, a lifelong resident of Des Allemands, died on July 21.
Bourgeois
Ellis J. Bourgeois Sr., 69, a native of Bayou Gauche and a resident of Green Acres, passed away on Wednesday, July 17 at 10:50 p.m. at his residence.
Duvernay
Barbara Barre Broussard Duvernay, 80, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Monday, July 15 in Kenner.
Fonseca
Magdalen Cortez Bourg Fonseca went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 21. She was a native of Des Allemands and a resident of Boutte for 60 years.
Curole
Timothy J. "Timmy" Curole Sr., a native of Des Allemands and resident of Paradis, passed away on Tuesday, July 9.