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New appointees paid less
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre may have restructured his administration, but he didn't have to change his budget to accommodate the salaries he's paying the new employees.

Pump pushed back
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
Opening the Magnolia Ridge pump station back up to bidding will result in at least a six month delay to the project, pushing the completion date from June or July of this year to the end of 2009.

Local businesses offered free training, consulting
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
Owning a small business can be a difficult task for anyone to handle.

California love California love
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
Lakewood Elementary cooked up Louisiana's best gumbo to feed students from the University of Berkley in Califorina who took a break to eat a hardy meal in Luling after a long day of rebuilding homes in New Orleans.

Rash of armed robberies cause deputies to increase patrols in Destrehan
January 18, 2008 at 11:33 am
Three armed business robberies over the past four days have led St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies to increase their presence in the Destrehan area.

Landrieu promises levee funding for River Parishes
January 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Senator Mary Landrieu plans to unite the River Parishes by making sure they get the funding they need to complete levee projects.

Voters who haven’t picked party will miss out on presidential primary
January 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
St. Charles Parish residents that failed to update their voter's registration card by choosing a political party in January won't be able to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary on Feb. 9. That primary decides the front-runners for president.

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.

Lifestyles

Engagement: Sellers-Dunlap
Engagement: Sellers-Dunlap
Christa Eileen Sellers and Scott Alexander Dunlap II, both of Houston, Tex., would...
St. Charles Parish Library rolls out new “Bookmobile”
St. Charles Parish Library rolls out new “Bookmobile”
A new St. Charles Parish Library Bookmobile is hitting the road....

Police release image of vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run
Police release image of vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run
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Surveillance footage has been released of a vehicle suspected of running over a St. Rose mother on Thanksgiving morning before driving off.