Archive for October 2013

Christmas Tour of Homes to be “A Winter Wonderland”

Oct 28th, 2013 | By
Christmas Tour of Homes to be “A Winter Wonderland”


St. Bernard groups gather for NNOAC

Oct 28th, 2013 | By
St. Bernard groups gather for NNOAC

Kevin Gabriel of Violet says he has been hosting a party with relatives in their old neighborhood for years to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime (NNOAC) because they think it is  important to talk to neighbors and show unity in a battle against crime. “You have to try to make a difference,’’ said Gabriel, […]



Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

Oct 28th, 2013 | By

The St. Bernard Parish School Board declared October 23 – 31 as Red Ribbon Week at last Tuesday’s meeting. Red Ribbon Week is a National event that aims to provide drug prevention education to students. The Board said that it supports the National Red Ribbon Campaign, as it offers students and employees the opportunity to […]



CHS announces homecoming queen

Oct 28th, 2013 | By
CHS announces homecoming queen


Battle for the Bayou raises funds and awareness

Oct 28th, 2013 | By
Battle for the Bayou raises funds and awareness

Last Saturday, the Save Louisiana Coalition (SLC) held its fundraiser and silent auction— the Battle for the Bayou Bash— to help raise awareness about Louisiana’s diminishing coastline and marshlands. “We had over 300 people in attendance at the Bash,” said SLC President George Ricks. “We had a great turnout despite having to reschedule because of […]



Judge Jeanne Juneau elected

Oct 28th, 2013 | By
Judge Jeanne Juneau elected

The results are in—Jeanne Juneau was recently named St. Bernard’s first female judge. Juneau narrowly trumped opponent Kim Jones, by 38 votes in last Saturday’s election. “I am honored to be a part of this historical race,” said Juneau. “I am truly grateful that the people of St. Bernard selected me as their first female […]



Two murders in three days

Oct 21st, 2013 | By

It has been four years since a murder has occurred in St. Bernard Parish, but that ended last Tuesday night when the 19-year-old Truy Jones was shot to death in Violet. The next day, Grid Reddick, 18, was arrested for Jones’ murder; he is currently being held on a $1 million bond for second-degree murder. […]



Chalmette hosts Helen Cox for homecoming Friday

Oct 21st, 2013 | By
Chalmette hosts Helen Cox for homecoming Friday

By: Jim Bickford Chalmette hosts Helen Cox for the Owls homecoming this Friday (7 p.m.) at Bobby Nuss Stadium as Coach Jason Tucker’s team seeks its first District 8-5A victory. Even with its 1-5 season record, the Owls have played strong games the last three weeks against undefeated clubs and the league favorite. Chalmette defeated […]



Judicial forum show similar views from candidates

Oct 21st, 2013 | By
Judicial forum show similar views from candidates

Jeanne Juneau and Kim Jones—both of whom are vying for the position of 34th Judicial District Division B Judge—voiced their surprisingly similar opinions in a political forum last Friday. The forum was hosted by the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, who also provided the questions to which each candidate responded. Drug Abuse “We have a […]



State audit critiques Parish Government

Oct 21st, 2013 | By

An audit of parish finances by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera notes that some of St. Bernard Parish Government’s accounting policies and procedures are sub par, along with a few other criticisms. Parish officials have stated that these inadequacies were due to personnel changes and timing issues, and that they are in the process of rectifying […]