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School system to begin offering engineering courses
January 16, 2008 at 1:46 pm
St. Charles Parish Public Schools is offering engineering courses for senior high school students at the Satellite Center beginning next year.

LTC opening new facility, nursing center
January 16, 2008 at 1:45 pm
The Louisiana Technical College branch in Jefferson will soon open a state-of-the-art manufacturing center this spring that will feature more than $600,000 in new equipment.

Kathy and Jack Fisher, with their daughter Julia Fisher-Perrier, are constantly on the look out for new furniture trends in order to keep Great Southern Furniture one of the top choices for not only parish residents, but for anyone in the greater New Orle Ability to change with parish keeps Great Southern on top
January 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm
From a rural parish with a population of only 12,321 to a fast growing suburban sanctuary with over 55,000 residents, St. Charles Parish has undergone a huge transition over the last 60 years.

First-time homeowners receive help from state
January 16, 2008 at 1:38 pm
Louisiana residents looking to purchase their first home will receive extra help from the state by way of a mortgage program that assists those without the money for a minimum down payment or closing costs.

V.J. St. Pierre gives his first speech as parish president at the inauguration ceremony. Dawning of a new era in parish as St. Pierre, nine others sworn into office
January 16, 2008 at 9:24 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, along with nine other councilmen and women, can officially drop the "elect" from their title after they were sworn in at an inauguration ceremony in front of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse on Jan. 13.

Parish jobs mean big money
January 16, 2008 at 9:24 am
A majority of the St. Charles Parish employees that survived the recent governmental transition rake in the big bucks, with many of their salaries topping out at over $60,000 a year.

Water pipe rushes towards completion Water pipe rushes towards completion
January 16, 2008 at 9:23 am
Todd Champagne, parish construction technician inspector, says the west bank pipe project that will filter water to residents living on the east bank is near completion.

Council plans to put committees to good use Council plans to put committees to good use
January 16, 2008 at 9:23 am
St. Charles Parish's newly elected officials held their first council meeting on Jan. 14 and agreed to redo bids on the west bank pump station and asked the newly formed Legislative Committee to decide how to impose a 20 percent fee on video bingo proceeds.

St. Pierre apologizes for comments
January 10, 2008 at 9:55 am
Parish President-elect V.J. St. Pierre has issued a statement apologizing for the jokes he told at Albert Laque's retirement party.

Parish holds elections for political committees
January 09, 2008 at 2:33 pm
Elections for St. Charles Parish Democratic and Republican Committee members will be held Feb. 9. Selected members will keep their posts from 2008 through 2011.

Rusted cables get a $30 million facelift
January 09, 2008 at 1:33 pm
When the Minnesota Bridge collapsed last year, bridges all over the country, including the Hale Boggs Bridge that spans the Mississippi River in Luling, took the spotlight. Residents began to express concerns and ask questions about the safety of the bridge.

Wanted: Red Cross Director
January 09, 2008 at 9:29 am
The American Red Cross Chapter in Luling has been without a director since October when Eric Zammit, former head of the organization, resigned from his position with the nonprofit organization.

When vandals attack
January 09, 2008 at 9:29 am
Teen vandals have wreaked havoc in Destrehan during the past two months by damaging public property.

Contractor charged with bilking local resident after hurricanes
January 09, 2008 at 9:29 am
A St. John the Baptist Parish contractor is being sued for damaged condominiums he built for Hurricane Katrina victims in Orleans Parish, and is also fighting claims from some residents that he kept their deposit money without even building their homes.

HHS teacher makes documentary about explosion that killed 36 HHS teacher makes documentary about explosion that killed 36
January 09, 2008 at 9:29 am
Shedding much needed light on Louisiana's biggest tragedies is becoming somewhat of a specialty for Hahnville High School broadcast teacher Royd Anderson.

Numerous Christmas trees have already been dropped off at the West Bank Bridge Park. Parish residents have until Jan. 11 to drop off the trees at either the West or East Bank Bridge Parks or residents may leave them by the curb in front of their homes on Parish Christmas trees begin journey to wetlands
January 09, 2008 at 9:28 am
For the 18th consecutive year, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Engineering Division will collect Christmas trees to help stop erosion of the state's wetlands.

St. Pierre announces his staff
January 09, 2008 at 9:24 am
St. Charles Parish, President-elect, V. J. St. Pierre names the following men and women to make up his administration:

St. Pierre's remarks over the line? St. Pierre's remarks over the line?
January 08, 2008 at 11:41 am
V.J. St. Pierre may only be in the infant stages of his parish presidency, but he is already facing controversy over some jokes he told at Albert Laque's retirement party.

Pair of fires occur hours apart in Luling
Pair of fires occur hours apart in Luling
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The Luling Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene of two separate fires that occurred just hours apart last Tuesday, highlighting the need for parish residents to take extra precautions during the winter months.