Volume 140 Number 33 - Aug 15, 2013

News

Dow leak was reported within mandated hour time frame
Last Wednesday morning a hazardous chemical leak was reported at the Dow plant in Taft and workers were advised to shelter in place while the issue was handled by plant personnel.

Hazing, shunning added to schools code of conduct
As the new school year kicks off, so do new policies regarding bullying and hazing.

New school superintendent won’t mess with success
After a change in leadership at St. Charles Parish Public Schools, not a whole lot else is expected to change in the school system.


Sports

16U All-Stars advance to World Series championship bracket
From staff and wire reports
The 16U St. Charles Parish All-Star softball team finished fifth at the Babe Ruth World Series, which was held in North Carolina.
12U Canes softball team wins World Series
From staff and wire reports
The 12U Canes softball team won the USSSA World Series, which was held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. The team won both pool games and seven out of eight bracket games.
Mimosa swimmers finish on top
From staff and wire reports
The Mimosa Dolphins swim team has announced the high-point winners for the past year.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Aug. 15)
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Jerry A. Johnson, 40, of 117 N. Cumberland in Metairie, was arrested on Aug. 3 and charged with DWI, open container, texting while operating a motor vehicle, driver’s license not on person and disturbing the peace.



Lifestyles

Dow honored for manufacturing excellence
From staff and wire reports
Dow’s St. Charles Operations was one of eight organizations honored with the prestigious Lantern Award from the Louisiana Economic Development (LED).
R.K. Smith back to school
From staff and wire reports
Clyde McLaughlin II looks on as his dad pays his school fees during 6th grade orientation. Orientation for 6th, 7th and 8th grade was held Aug. 9 at R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pets
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase is a litter of kittens.
Book review: “The Firm”
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Firm is a 1991 novel written by John Grisham. Taking place in a small Memphis law firm, the book is a high-octane legal thriller that is a constant reminder that not everything is what it seems on the outside.
You’ve got to read this! (Aug. 15)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.