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August 02, 2007 at 5:30 pm

DRUG COURT: graduates look forward to a second chance at life
August 02, 2007 at 5:16 pm
Eight people in St. Charles Parish are getting a second chance at living a clean, drug-free life. They graduated from Drug Court on July 25, after spending the last year and a half in the parish rehabilitation program.

IT’S OFFICIAL: Brian Champagne sworn in as registrar of voters
August 02, 2007 at 5:14 pm
Brian Champagne, a graduate of Nicholls State University and lifelong Luling resident was sworn into the Registrar of Voters position on July 26, at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville.

Burglars bust through roof but steal nothing from the Luling Pit Stop
August 02, 2007 at 5:09 pm
On the morning of July 23, when store manager Connie Gainer arrived at the Luling Pit Stop, she found someone had broken into the Hwy 90 convenience store.

Gunmen force their way into DA home looking for drugs
August 02, 2007 at 5:08 pm
Two Des Allemands residents were robbed at gunpoint July 19, and the unknown assailants were looking for drugs that they believed the couple had in somewhere in their home.

St. Rose man charged with electricity theft
August 02, 2007 at 5:07 pm
Franz Archundia, 33 of 136 Eisenhower St., Lot 9, in St. Rose was arrested July 25 after an Entergy employee, Kirk Derokey discovered tampering of Archundia’s electrical box.

Shoppers can save big bucks on tax free weekend
August 02, 2007 at 5:05 pm
St. Charles Parish, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Revenue, announces the 2007 Sales Tax Holiday, which will be from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 3, through 12 midnight on Saturday, August 4.

Law enforcement officers and seniors discuss crime prevention Law enforcement officers and seniors discuss crime prevention
July 25, 2007 at 3:05 pm
Members of SALT (seniors and lawmen working together) met to discuss crime prevention and how to keep the eldest members of the parish informed about safety programs available to them.

Mystery plane lands in cane field Mystery plane lands in cane field
July 25, 2007 at 3:02 pm
A Cessna 150 E airplane owned by John Devaull of Wildwood, Fl made an emergency landing on July 15 in the sugarcane field across from RK Smith Middle School in Luling. Attempts to contact Mr. Devaull were unsuccessful.

Delapidated house in Ama. Abandoned cars and houses an eyesore in Ama
July 25, 2007 at 2:46 pm
Ama residents want delapidated houses and abandoned junk cars cleared from the community.

In the news
July 25, 2007 at 2:37 pm
St. Charles Parish council voted eight to one to allow Entergy Louisiana's Little Gypsy power plant in Montz to store open-air solid fuel on the site.

Ama RV park owner forced to close after violating temporary ban Ama RV park owner forced to close after violating temporary ban
July 25, 2007 at 2:28 pm
Ama RV park owner, Ritchie Stanley, must have 33 trailers removed from his property within 30 days following a cease and desist order placed on the property July 24 by the planning and zoning department.

Changing the face of Killona Changing the face of Killona
July 25, 2007 at 2:24 pm
The hot weather and muggy temperatures didn’t stop Killona residents from hosting a community back to school drive Sunday, July 22.

Woman, charged with stabbing husband, pepper sprayed by deputy
July 25, 2007 at 2:22 pm
A Boutte woman was arrested and charged with aggravated battery after she stabbed her ex-husband in the chest with an ink pen and struck him several times, official reports said.

Flood map of St. Charles Parish. Tab Troxler warns residents: get flood insurance
July 25, 2007 at 2:19 pm
St. Charles Parish Council members listened intently to a presentation by the director of the emergency operations center about the number of residents and business owners in the parish, without flood insurance at its Monday night meeting.

Agencies survey local area workers for technology skills
July 19, 2007 at 10:11 am
Using a $100,000 grant from Louisiana Economic Develop-ment, Louisiana Technology Council has initiated a survey of Greater New Orleans area workers' technology skills.

Norco native David Kirtland has completed his first feature length film, 'In Purgatory' Coming soon to a video store near you: Norco native’s film ‘In Purgatory’
July 19, 2007 at 10:02 am
After two years of production and filmaking, David Kirtland, a Norco resident has completed his first feature length movie for Gray Door Films, called In Purgatory, scheduled to premiere on DVD in August.

LaPlace man killed on Hwy 61 after leaving Spillway Bar
July 19, 2007 at 10:01 am
A pedestrian leaving the Spillway Bar in Norco at 5 a.m. the morning of July 15 walked into traffic on Airline Hwy and was struck and killed.

Parish’s planning and zoning director resigns
Parish’s planning and zoning director resigns
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The director of St. Charles Parish’s Department of Planning and Zoning has announced her resignation. Kim Marousek said she is leaving the office after accepting a job in the Baton Rouge area.