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Activist Margie Eugene-Richard is on a mission from God to fight injustice. That mission has taken
her around the world. Destrehan resident covers feet and makes beds in Africa
September 24, 2008 at 8:44 am
Destrehan resident and activist Margie Eugene-Richard spent the last 17 days delivering mattresses and passing out flip-flops to barefoot orphans who live in roofless shelters without walls and sleep on concrete slabs in Uganda, Africa.

Parish President V. J. St. Pierre Hurricanes cost parish $10 million
September 24, 2008 at 8:44 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre says Hurricanes Ike and Gustav cost St. Charles Parish $10 million.

Hahnville rolls past Cox, 32-12
September 19, 2008 at 9:58 pm
Using three touchdown runs by Jai Steib, the Hahnville Tigers moved to 1-1 on the season with a 32-12 victory over Helen Cox.

The St. Charles Community Health Center is seeking donations after one of its buildings was damaged during Gustav. Health center still dealing with aftermath of Gustav
September 17, 2008 at 6:31 pm
St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling lost more than the ability to treat patients when Hurricane Gustav made landfall - the center lost the use of its administration and medical services facility.

The Basketry celebrates 13th year in St. Charles
September 17, 2008 at 12:10 pm
Located at 50 Wade Street in Luling, The Basketry started out 13 years ago as a catalog based gift basket company and has grown into the national spotlight.

The 7th annual United Way of St. Charles Battle for the Paddle cook-off is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. The event is an annual gumbo and jambalaya cook-off that helps the UWSC raise awareness about their organization. UWSC gets ready for seventh Paddle Battle
September 17, 2008 at 12:02 pm
The 7th Annual United Way of St. Charles Battle for the Paddle cook-off is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park. This event helps United Way of St. Charles to raise awareness about the organization and helps people understand how it serves the community.

Woman turns to marathons to honor late husband
September 17, 2008 at 12:01 pm
On a single sheet of lustrous purple letterhead, Luling’s Pamela Matherne presents her cause, simply headlined “What would you do to save a life? How far would you go?,” to potential donors for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Parish gets $100,000 plan grant
September 17, 2008 at 11:58 am
St. Charles Parish will receive $100,000 from an organization that provides planning models and technical assistance to help communities with their transportation and infrastructure needs.

Nu Wave’s Luling branch will give the parish its first ever year-round swim league. The team will have monthly meets throughout the season. First year-round swim team in parish history gets started in Luling
September 17, 2008 at 11:57 am
The future Michael Phelps’ of the parish won't have to travel far to hone their talents throughout the year. Now, they can get all the practice they need at the newly heated pool at Mimosa Swim & Racquet Club.

Due to Hurricane Ike, many yards along Highway 90 in Des Allemands were quickly flooded on Sept. 12. Ike caused a storm surge on the West Bank of 4.2 feet, which was a foot higher than the surge caused by Hurricane Gustav. However, Gustav caused plenty of Enough Already
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am
Even though Hurricane Ike made landfall over 300 miles away in Galveston, Tex., the West Bank of St. Charles Parish experienced a storm surge of 4.2 feet - a foot more than the 3.15-foot surge caused by Hurricane Gustav.

Parish workers had to build earthen levees on top of the vandalized flood control water tubes. Des Allemands flood tubes vandalized
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the vandalism of flood control water tubes along Bayou Des Allemands. The vandalism couldn't have come at a worse time, since the area experienced rising water due to the affect of Hurricane Ike.

Gregory Dufrene, who has lived on Bayou Gauche island his entire life, says he hasn’t seen flooding in the area this bad since Hurricane Juan. Dufrene also says that he will never move from the island because preparing for a flood has become a way of life Bayou Gauche sees the worst of Hurricane Ike
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am
Belinda and Carl Simoneux have always been proud of the fact that their home is built on the highest point of Bayou Gauche island. But as the winds of Hurricane Ike pushed water onshore, the Simoneauxs watched helplessly as the waves covered the roadway and edged closer to the front door of their island home.

Willowridge and Willowdale experienced street flooding on Sept. 14, illustrating the need for a levee in the area. Recent events highlight need for levee in Willowridge
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am
It’s storm events like Hurricanes Ike and Gustav that remind Willowridge residents that levee protection is still years away and their homes are at risk of flooding.

Lawsuit called SLAPP in the face
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am
An attorney representing Gwen Dufrene, a Bayou Gauche resident who was sued by architect Norman Chenevert, has asked the 19th Judicial Court in East Baton Rouge Parish to throw out the lawsuit against his client based on Louisiana's Anti-SLAPP law.

Playground surprise Playground surprise
September 15, 2008 at 9:17 am
It ate a cricket and a worm whole and didn't wiggle once. And the staff and children at Four Stars Child Care Center in Paradis just want to know what it is.

Man dies after Highway 90 crash Man dies after Highway 90 crash
September 15, 2008 at 9:16 am
A Westwego man was killed when his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban ran into a Mack garbage truck at 5 a.m. on Aug. 28.

Drug program targets teens
September 15, 2008 at 9:13 am
Gail Roussel, executive director of The Center for Family and Youth Services, says teen runaways, teen violence, and bullying remain high on her list of concerns in St. Charles Parish. And while the center tries to tackle all of those issues, drug abuse is still a top priority for the non-profit organization.

Councilman cleared of charges
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
A St. Rose Fire Chief and St. Charles Parish Councilman that allowed his mother to live in a FEMA trailer attached to the fire station and use public utilities free of charge for more than two years will not face criminal charges.

40 Luling AT&T workers join GNO area strike
40 Luling AT&T workers join GNO area strike
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Forty workers with AT&T’s Luling work center walked off their jobs at 7 a.m. today (Aug. 28) as part of a Greater New Orleans area strike over unfair labor practices.

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