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American Legion hall sponsors blood drive

HAHNVILLE - The American Legion #131 will sponsor a community blood drive with Ochsner Blood Bank on April 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse located at 15045 River Rd.

All donors will receive a New Orleans Hornets Blood Bank T-shirt, a mini physical, blood typing, cholesterol test and blood assurance package. A free meal will be served to participants and all donors can register to win two AMC movie passes.
April 10, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Spillway to open today

Heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley is prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday, April 11 at noon for the first time in 11 years.
April 10, 2008 at 9:26 am

State appointees need to work with assessors

To the editor:
Assessors did indeed endorse Bobby Jindal for governor. Many assessors, hopefully, will influence the new governor to appoint Tax Commission members and Board of Commerce and Industry members who will work with the assessors rather than shift the tax burden to small businesses and homeowners.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Ethics reform long overdue

Louisiana will become a national model for ethics in government, overcoming our past to lead the country in transparency. Every representative that holds a position of power that is supposed to stand for fairness in society as a whole should be held accountable for their actions. Louisiana's history of public corruption continues to harm our image around the country. Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:35 pm

A workforce development system that can work

When Governor Jindal addressed the Louisiana Legislature on March 31, he made it very clear that workforce development will be the primary focus of his administration during this session. Seeking to improve Louisiana’s image for economic development, the governor tackled ethics reform in an earlier special session and business tax reform in a second.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Riverfront can serve public as well as commerce

It is unfortunate that with the many pleasures the people of New Orleans have enjoyed these many years, living along the river was not one of them.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Sheriff's Reports

•Erica D. Johnson, 24, of 620 Mockingbird Lane in St. Rose was arrested on March 28 and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of stolen property.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Dangerous man caught in Destrehan

A man that was wanted by Crimestoppers for two counts of attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery and aggravated burglary in Jefferson Parish was arrested in Destrehan on April 6.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Residents do their part to help parish attract businesses

Many St. Charles Parish residents may have been surprised when they were stopped after coming out of local businesses last weekend and asked questions about their work history and current skills.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Famous writer headed to parish

The St. Charles Parish School System is showing their appreciation for their employees in a big way by bringing in Erin Gruwell, who was portrayed in the movie “Freedom Writers,” as a guest speaker.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Childhood friends take over historic restaurant

Most childhood friendships dry up as the years drag on as fast as a puddle of rain water in the red-hot southern Louisiana heat.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Heather R. Breaux

I am 26, a college graduate and in the beginnings of a great career. I am not married (yet) and have no children. However, I do live with my fiance, Sean, who works for a contractor at Dow Chemical. And together we make what used to be considered a decent living. Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Students get hosed at fire safety training class

Dennis Robbins instructed his students to take their time, move forward and keep it steady as they balanced a fire hose and shot water at a bucket suspended in mid-air during a hose safety training class at Hahnville High School.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 12:56 pm

Destrehan, Hahnville baseball pick up district wins, schools’ softball teams still struggling to make an impression

Both the Destrehan and Hahnville baseball teams picked up district wins last week, with each team's victory coming against each other.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 12:53 pm

HHS golf team results

Below are results from the Hahnville High School boys golf match in the Lafayette Invitational on April 5 at the Wetlands Golf Club.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Hahnville High School 2008 baseball team

HAHNVILLE HIGH BASEBALL. Pictured from left to right: (top) Garret Loup, Ryan Zeringue, Wesley Brown, Giuseppe Crovetto, Jared Harrell, Buddy Trauth, (middle) Head Coach Kade Rogers, Dillon Boudreaux, Brent Simmons, Adam Risinger, B.J. Young, Colby Broussard, Ryan Waters, Britten Lanaux, Kevin Young, Lyndon Eusea, Blaise Dempster, Assistant Coach Frank Harding, Assistant Coach Chris Mire, (bottom) Eric Bishop, John Gomez, Jody Landeche, Jordan Unger, Justin Zoglio, Taylor Pizzolato, Clay Begue and Brandon Young. Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 12:46 pm

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New Orleans man accused of raping and kidnapping Norco woman
New Orleans man accused of raping and kidnapping Norco woman
A New Orleans man accused of kidnapping and raping a Norco woman before allegedly throwing her out of his vehicle on I-10 has been arrested.