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The Public Works Department has been on a four-day work week schedule for years. St. Pierre considers 4-day work week
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
The escalating cost of fuel has forced local governments around the country into a four-day work week as a way to help both the workers and employers survive the dilapidated economy.

Schools crack down on worker's compensation
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
An internal review by the St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ Insurance Office showed that the district may be getting burned by their generous worker’s compensation policy while also overpaying post-retirement benefits.

Drive by shooting in Destrehan
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
Two people were standing in the 300 block of River Oaks when a man exited a passing vehicle and opened fire, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Fire stations may merge Fire stations may merge
July 09, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Putting out fires all over St. Charles Parish isn’t easy, especially if there aren’t enough firemen to do the job. Consolidating all of the fire stations in the parish would allow for combined budgets, giving a new, singular department the ability to hire paid firemen instead of volunteers.

Parish waiting for grants to update pumping stations
July 09, 2008 at 1:35 pm
St. Charles Parish is actively seeking grants to help pay for updates to both the Cousins and Schexnayder Pump Stations.

The 34th Annual Louisiana Catfish Festival in Des Allemands will have plenty of food and fun for the entire family. The festival takes place on July 11 and ends on July 13. Cajun cuisine, music and rides highlight 34th Catfish Festival
July 09, 2008 at 1:34 pm
If the best catfish cuisine around is what your taste buds desire, then it’s probably a good idea to drop by this weekend’s 34th Annual Louisiana Catfish Festival in Des Allemands.

Sylvia Zeno used to play the role of a teacher with her dolls. Now, she gets the chance to do so with hundreds of students each and every day. Principal used first grade teacher as inspiration
July 09, 2008 at 1:32 pm
This is the second in a three-part series highlighting the parish’s three principals
of the year.

Deputies used MySpace to track a group of parish residents. MySpace helps deputies nab 7
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am
A video depicting a group of residents showing off AK-47 assault rifles and allegedly threatening to harm a person, as well as police officials, led to seven arrests.

Hospital asks parish for millions
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am
Whether it's noon or midnight, when an accident occurs in St. Charles Parish, the victims are rushed to the hospital and treated by a staff that is on call 24 hours a day.

Schools look into security system used by NYPD
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am
A security system used by 80 percent of the cruise line industry that can also be found in Air Force bases and the New York Police Department, might find its way into the St. Charles Parish School System.

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The community clean-up effort in St. Rose required the use of heavy equipment donated by Shelley Tastet. Knock'em Down
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am
They’ve knocked down old houses, destroyed rusted out trailers, picked up trash and cleared high weeds simply because they want their community to be beautiful again like it was years before.

The parish’s nine Head Start buses should all be air-conditioned by January. The photo above shows what the retrofitted buses could look like inside. School Board decides buses too ‘cool’ for school
July 02, 2008 at 1:17 pm
Young children heading to school next year will find their ride a little more enjoyable after the St. Charles Parish School Board's Transportation Committee went ahead with plans to air-condition nine Head Start buses.

All the members of the Fields family have chipped in to open up Four Re’s Delight, which went into business on July 2. They are (back row, L-R) Terry, Robin, Reanda, Rechelle, Rea, Megan (front row, L-R) Tyisha, Chey, Courtney and Durrell. Family opens snowball stand, youth center
July 02, 2008 at 1:15 pm
The doors of the parish’s newest concession stand, Four Re’s Delight, opened on July 2, offering residents a wide variety of tasty snowball flavors to help beat the summer heat.

Former head of schools Rice dies during lung transplant Former head of schools Rice dies during lung transplant
July 02, 2008 at 10:59 am
Former St. Charles Parish Superintendent Dr. Robert Rice, 69, passed away from complications associated with a lung transplant on June 21, but he won't be forgotten by many in the parish. Especially when people recall how he helped calm racial tensions after the murder of Timothy Weber.

Tragedy in Des Allemands Tragedy in Des Allemands
July 02, 2008 at 9:51 am
Just 30 short minutes before 29-year-old Pasquinel "Creature Man" Duran died, he was with his family. After all, it was a time for celebration - it was the young fisherman’s birthday.

St. Pierre: Parish vehicles   costing too much money St. Pierre: Parish vehicles costing too much money
July 02, 2008 at 9:51 am
Some parish workers will no longer be able to take their government-owned vehicles home with them anymore because it was costing tax payers too much money.

The Spillway Road is used by buses to carry children to school. Because the road is damaged, 321 students had to use the dangerous Airline Highway during the end of the year. Spillway Road should be fixed before school starts
July 02, 2008 at 9:51 am
For a majority of the year, the Bonnet Carré Spillway road serves as a pathway to school for 321 students each and every weekday. The opening of the spillway changed all that, and because the road took on extensive damage, the buses that carry those students were forced to use the dangerous Airline Highway after the opening.

Freckles is a 3-year-old lab mix that can sniff out bodies. Deputy saves dog, trains him to search for dead bodies
July 02, 2008 at 9:51 am
While they may be known as "man's best friend," St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputy Ricky Oubre is quickly becoming theirs.

Sports

Jordan did Mavericks wrong
I might as well weigh in on that bizarre DeAndre Jordan situation that broke out...
In memory of a star
In memory of a star
Luling resident and former coach Bruce McDonald remembers a specific game in 1992...

5 same-sex  marriage licenses issued in SCP since Supreme Court ruling
5 same-sex marriage licenses issued in SCP since Supreme Court ruling
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When a couple inquired about getting a same-sex marriage license on Friday, June 26, at the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Courts Office, it was history in the making.