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Local doctors note increase in child obesity
October 04, 2007 at 7:14 am
Overweight children are at risk for serious health conditions like type two diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol - all once considered exclusively adult diseases.

Charles M. Baloney Purse-snatcher charged with armed burglary
October 04, 2007 at 7:13 am
A Luling man recently arrested and held with a $430,000 bond has a lengthy criminal history, according to police reports.

Hahnville High School graduate Riece Walton’s work will be featured at the Perrin Benham Gallery beginning with an artist’s reception at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5. and running through the month. Walton, who now lives in Pensacola, Fla., paints vivid New Orleans sc HHS graduate returns for art show opening
October 04, 2007 at 7:10 am
St. Charles Parish native Riece Walton will make his return to the area on Oct. 5, when his art exhibit "Do You Know What It Means?" is featured at the Perrin Benham Gallery on Magazine St.

Gumbo fans get ready
October 04, 2007 at 7:09 am
A record-breaking 76 teams will fight for the right to bring home the paddle in the United Way's sixth annual "Battle for the Paddle" cook-off, which will be held Oct. 4 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Housing complaints, article cause residents’ eviction
October 04, 2007 at 7:07 am
Shawane Chopin got evicted from her sub-standard home in the Paul Frederick community after she complained about the poor conditions her family was forced to live in.

Students prepare for ACT
September 27, 2007 at 8:25 am
St. Charles Parish high school students are gearing up for ACT testing in the hopes of getting top scores to secure free college money from the state's scholastic and scholarship programs.

Love bugs good for parish
September 27, 2007 at 8:23 am
There is not doubt that love bugs can be annoying insects.

School employees get raises
September 27, 2007 at 8:22 am
The parish school board's decision to "roll up" the millage will pay off for school employees, who will all receive significant raises after the board approved the measure in last week's meeting.

Norco woman still remembers horrific Manchac bridge collapse Norco woman still remembers horrific Manchac bridge collapse
September 27, 2007 at 8:19 am
Norco resident Roxanna Colon is still haunted by the day she and her stepfather survived the Manchac bridge collapse, which occurred more than 31 years ago

J.B. Martin raises money for Leukemia J.B. Martin raises money for Leukemia
September 27, 2007 at 8:16 am
Students and teachers at J. B. Martin Middle School in Paradis recently held a "Jeans Day" to raise more than $430 for the Louisiana Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Students produce own sports show
September 27, 2007 at 8:07 am
While most of their classmates are sitting in desks and counting down the time until their next break, a handful of students from both Hahnville and Destrehan are busy putting on their own TV show.

Club using cell phones to correct vision
September 27, 2007 at 8:02 am
Because of the constant changes in cell phone technology, many users are forced to continually upgrade their phones, leaving several unused units scattered throughout St. Charles Parish.

Ethel Schoeffner students reap the benefits of successful program Ethel Schoeffner students reap the benefits of successful program
September 27, 2007 at 7:59 am
Destrehan's Ethel Schoeffner Elementary is one of five schools in St. Charles Parish that scored an exemplary rating according to the Louisiana Department of Education's accountability system for the 2006 to 2007 school year.

Detective injured during Luling purse-snatching
September 27, 2007 at 7:58 am
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's detective Renee Kinler was injured after trying to arrest a purse snatcher.

As long as  Willie Whitehead has the outstanding debt and lien against Brookshire, lots can't be purchased. The parish debt is a result of inspection fees and  the project’s contractor is owed  money. More subdivision delays in Hahnville
September 20, 2007 at 9:22 am
Brookshire Subdivision, located in Hahnville and spearheaded by former New Orleans Saints football player Willie Whitehead , has not come to fruition after three years of planning. Now, Whitehead owes St. Charles Parish and the projects' contractor money.

“Meet the Candidates” was filled more with candidates and their supporters than undecided voters. “Meet the Candidates” fails to draw much interest from public voters
September 20, 2007 at 9:17 am
The tables were lined with literature, the candidates were pacing the room, and their supporters were making their way around the LaMaison Magnolia Reception Hall.

Erin Smith and Jaranea Gordon students at Southern University in Baton Rouge, are the 2007 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr., Commemorative Scholarship.  The students received the award at a banquet held Sept. 15, at the John L.Dorsey Multipurpose Organization awards scholarships to SU students, parish natives
September 20, 2007 at 9:07 am
The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Organization of St. Charles Parish hosted its 18th Annual Scholarship Banquet on Sept. 15, at the John L. Dorsey, Multipurpose Center.

Dow-sponsored tourney raises over $34,000 Dow-sponsored tourney raises over $34,000
September 20, 2007 at 9:02 am
By Tommy Faucheux

Dow St. Charles Operations recently raised over $34,000 for United Way of St. Charles at its sixth annual United Way Golf Tournament. The event was held at Willowdale Country Club on Sept. 10.

Luling golf club will sell pool
Luling golf club will sell pool
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Three years ago the Willowdale swimming pool was abandoned when the country club that owned it declared bankruptcy. Now, the new owners of the property are selling the popular summer spot.