Editorial




Bill would put turnout target on tax elections
April 11 at 11:48 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford
State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, wants lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment that would force local governments and political subdivisions to adhere to new guidelines for tax elections. The coming debate could be a barnburner, pitting the business lobby against school boards, parish councils, police juries, mayors and other local entities.

Hebert Hebert
April 11 at 11:47 am
Michael “Mike” W. Hebert Sr., 70, passed away on Saturday, April 5.

Robinson
April 11 at 11:46 am
On April 3, Sister Geraldine Villavaso Robinson (Hill) departed this life to be with her Heavenly Father. She was born on July 8, 1944 and was a native of St. James.

Thompson Thompson
April 11 at 11:43 am
Katherine “Kathy” Thompson, 50, a native of Bayou Gauche, and resident of Franklinton, passed away on Friday, March 28.

Arrests (April 10)
April 11 at 11:40 am
•Ellis Jones, 24, of 1926 Dumaine St. in New Orleans, was arrested on March 22, and charged with second offense possession of synthetic marijuana, vehicle requiring head lights, false certificate, no insurance, driver’s license suspended and resisting arrest by refusing to provide identification.

Free program teaches kids how to escape from attackers Free program teaches kids how to escape from attackers
April 11 at 11:36 am
Around 50 children and their parents shuffled in through the doorway at the Hahnville High School gym to participate in a recent children’s self-defense class.

29 vehicles up for grabs at sheriff’s auction 29 vehicles up for grabs at sheriff’s auction
April 11 at 11:35 am
A 2002 BMW, 1999 Mercedes ML3 and a 2007 Ford F150 are among the 29 vehicles that will be auctioned off by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office on Saturday.

Stroke victim who had to relearn  to walk completes Bridge Run Stroke victim who had to relearn to walk completes Bridge Run
April 11 at 11:32 am
Steve Todd may have been the last participant in Saturday’s Bridge Run to cross the finish line, but his accomplishment, doing so after recovering from a stroke, makes him stand out.

Runoff will decide next at-large rep
April 11 at 11:30 am
Council Chairwoman Julia Fisher-Perrier and political newcomer Jarvis Lewis are headed into a May 3 runoff for the Division B at-large seat, which represents the entire West Bank of St. Charles Parish, after neither candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote.

Ruthel Ellis holds up a picture of her son, Ramal. Ramal was shot to death on Nov. 17 near Fifth African Baptist Church in St. Rose. Suspects eyed in murder of Destrehan church volunteer
April 11 at 11:23 am
Nearly five months after 23-year-old Ramal Ellis was found shot to death behind the church where he volunteered his time, officials with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office say suspects have been identified in connection with the murder, though any arrests will have to wait until the evidence is fully processed.

The Art of Respect Day
April 11 at 11:00 am
BOUTTE – Cajun Village Square will be holding the Art of Respect Day on Friday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Katie Kunkel Luling gymnast shines at state meet
April 10 at 3:42 pm
Luling gymnast Katie Kunkel racked up the medals at the Louisiana State Gymnastics meet, which was held in Marrero.

Destrehan’s Casey Desentz led the Lady Wildcats from the plate against South Lafourche, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Lady Wildcats crush South Lafourche, beat C. Lafourche
April 10 at 3:40 pm
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats cruised past South Lafourche and held on down the stretch for a close win over Central Lafourche to move to 9-1 in district play.

Hahnville pitcher Tyler Lamers picked up the win against Central Lafourche after giving up just four hits while striking out seven. Tigers win 4 straight on way to 5-1 district record
April 10 at 3:38 pm
The Hahnville Tigers (15-9) stretched their district record to 5-1 with victories over H.L. Bourgeois and Central Lafourche during the week.

Senior Destrehan outfielder Nathan Pilutti tosses a ball back to the infield after making the catch. Wildcats cruise to 5-1 district mark
April 10 at 3:37 pm
Since opening district play with a loss to Terrebonne, the Destrehan Wildcats (14-10) have reeled off five straight wins to take a share of first place in District 7-5A.
In the last week, the Wildcats cemented their position at the top of the standings by scoring 24 runs in victories over South Lafourche and H.L. Bourgeois.

Hahnville track star Brandon Singleton continues to dominate in the hurdles, winning both the boys 110 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles during the Don Raymond Relays. Both the Hahnville boys and girls track teams won the meet. HHS boys, girls track teams dominate Don Raymond Relays
April 10 at 3:35 pm
The Hahnville Tigers boys and girls track teams put on a show at the Don Raymond Relays on Friday, with each team finishing first in the event to beat out programs from Jesuit, Lutcher, Thomas Jefferson, Higgins and Destrehan.

Hahnville first baseman Jourdyn Hogan throws the ball to catcher Maddison LeBlanc during a game against East St. John. Lady Tigers continue to roll over district competition
April 10 at 3:16 pm
The Hahnville Lady Tigers (18-4) remained undefeated in district play by blowing past East St. John, 23-1, for their tenth league win. Hahnville also picked up a big out-of-district win over Dominican on Friday before falling to Mt. Carmel, 4-1, on Saturday.

Sheriff’s annual Easter luncheon
April 08 at 11:00 am
DESTREHAN – Sheriff Greg Champagne will be holding his Annual Senior Citizens Easter Luncheon on Tuesday, April 8.

Man sought for attempted kidnapping in Boutte
Man sought for attempted kidnapping in Boutte
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A Reserve man is being sought in the attempted kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl at gunpoint in Boutte on Saturday.

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