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40 parish residents make way to Jena rally to offer support 40 parish residents make way to Jena rally to offer support
October 04, 2007 at 7:34 am
A bus filled with 40 African-American residents from St. Charles Parish headed to Jena on Sept. 20, to join crowds of thousands of protesters from all across the country, and chant in raised voices, "Free the Jena 6."

River Parishes Community College awarded $17 Million for development
October 04, 2007 at 7:27 am
Sorrento, LA. River Parishes Community College received $17 Million as a result of the unanimous vote of Senate Bill 337 (Act 391) that was signed by Governor Blanco in July 2007.

Councilman has signs burned, stolen from yard
October 04, 2007 at 7:26 am
As election races build-up momentum and anticipation in St. Charles Parish, one public official, Councilman 'Ram' Ramchandran is feeling the heat, literally - someone set his state representative campaign signs, posted in the front yard of his home in Destrahan, on fire.

State regulators discuss national insurance issues
October 04, 2007 at 7:25 am
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon, along with state regulators from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Arkansas, and the Virgin Islands participated in a forum last week to discuss the insurance issues affecting hurricane-prone states.

Shh!  Quiet in the hallways.....Allemand’s students are excited about the day’s learning and planned fun activities ahead. Allemands Elementary able to improve scores because of parent, teacher support
October 04, 2007 at 7:20 am
Allemands Elementary, nestled in a quiet corner of St. Charles Parish in Des Allemands, received an exemplary rating from the Louisiana Department of Education for the 2006 to 2007 school year.

Domestic violence cases spike since Hurricane Katrina
October 04, 2007 at 7:19 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office reports an increase in domestic violence cases since Hurricane Katrina and Lt. Pam Schmitt wants residents to know what to do if they are victims of these crimes.

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.

St. Charles Parish schools struggle to fill high-paying bus driver positions
St. Charles Parish schools struggle to fill high-paying bus driver positions
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St. Charles Parish Public Schools is facing continued struggles in getting replacement bus drivers to sign on with the school system.