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Former Destrehan star, current NFL Charger holds bear drive for children
November 28, 2007 at 2:40 pm
Former Destrehan Wildcat and current San Diego Charger Mike Scifres is doing what he can to make a difference in the lives of young children that are currently forced to remain in the hospital during the holidays.

Council’s new faces say parish ready for change
November 28, 2007 at 2:38 pm
Residents of St. Charles Parish spoke loud and clear about the direction they want the area to head by electing several new faces to the council.

Morel hosts Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens Morel hosts Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens
November 21, 2007 at 1:45 pm
St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens on Nov. 14 at the Shriner's Jerusalem Temple in Destrehan.

Norco plant to shut down by years end, will impact 60 employees
November 21, 2007 at 1:44 pm
Dow Chemical Company recently announced that Union Carbide Corporation will suspend production at its polypropylene manufacturing facility at St. Charles Operations in Norco in anticipation of an expected decision to shut down the plant's facility by years end.

R.K. Smith puts students on fast track to careers R.K. Smith puts students on fast track to careers
November 21, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Raymond K. Smith Middle school sponsored its first annual career day on Nov. 15 for more than 300 of the school's students.

Borromeo students learn about Native American heritage Borromeo students learn about Native American heritage
November 21, 2007 at 1:31 pm
St. Charles Borromeo students participated in an event called the potlatch that centered on Native American culture and included a historical depiction of events right before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Housing and zoning issues pit residents against parish council Housing and zoning issues pit residents against parish council
November 21, 2007 at 1:28 pm
St. Charles Parish's planning and zoning administration faces heated challenges when it comes to issuing permits and often finds that residents are puzzled over the process.

66-year-old man accused of beating, stalking woman, released from jail
November 21, 2007 at 1:25 pm
A 66-year-old man, who was arrested on Nov. 12 for stalking and beating a Paradis woman, has been released from the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility.

Where does our poker money go? Where does our poker money go?
November 21, 2007 at 1:17 pm
Video poker has swept the nation and the state of Louisiana. In 1992 Louisiana lawmakers authorized the use of video poker machines in restaurants, bars, truck stops, racetracks and off-track betting facilities.

LouisianaAnswers.com coming to Luling to assist adults, seniors
November 20, 2007 at 3:38 pm
LouisianaAnswers.com, part of the Louisiana Aging and Disability Resource Center, will be in Luling on Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at United Way of St. Charles, to assist seniors and adults 21 years of age or older with onset disabilities find prescription assistance programs or enroll in Medicare Part D.

Eddie Hartman (left), who will one day take over the business, helps customer Matt Froebe find what he’s looking for. Hartman knows true value of hardware
November 20, 2007 at 3:33 pm
Hardware has always been one of Charlie Hartman's passions, and luckily for members of St. Charles Parish, that has allowed him to share his immense experience in the field from the friendly confines of Hartman's True Value Hardware.

Chaisson ready for senate presidency Chaisson ready for senate presidency
November 20, 2007 at 3:27 pm
Senator Joel Chaisson II didn't waste anytime getting on the fast track to a successful political career by winning a seat on the St. Charles Parish Council right after graduating from law school.

Home invasion leads to kidnapping
November 20, 2007 at 3:25 pm
A 13-year-old St. Rose boy was kidnapped by armed men and driven to New Orleans after four black males broke into his house, threatened his 42-year-old father and stole the family's vehicle.

Rebuild your home with help from local resources office
November 15, 2007 at 10:24 am
Family Resources of New Orleans is recruiting families in St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes to participate in a program to help them build their own homes through the Rural Development Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. To apply, contact Virt Poindexter at 985-785-0570.

Social Concerns
November 15, 2007 at 9:29 am
Outgoing president of the St. Charles Parish Social Concerns Organization, Colette Lottinger, says although the facility is there to help those in need, residents need to be more proactive in helping themselves.

Parish to purchase hazardous property from eligible residents
November 15, 2007 at 9:27 am
Emergency Operations senior coordinator Jason Tastet says eligible homeowners in the parish will benefit from hazard mitigation funds, a program put in place to purchase property that is prone to flooding.

Family seeks donations after man gets new liver
November 15, 2007 at 9:26 am
Richard Bissette, 51, of Luling suffered with liver problems for a couple of years, but when he caught the E. coli virus, his liver finally quit working, forcing him to have an expensive liver transplant.

Where’s our raise?
November 15, 2007 at 9:24 am
St. Charles parish civil service employees didn't receive the 13 percent pay increase they were promised after the Parish Council's final budget meeting, and they want an explanation.

Disabled war veteran one of 25 waiting for a home at Hahnville homeless complex
Disabled war veteran one of 25 waiting for a home at Hahnville homeless complex
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Byron Joseph Sr., 56, is not a homeless stereotype.