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Homeless family faces crisis Homeless family faces crisis
November 28, 2007 at 5:18 pm
Claudia Mitt, 31, of Boutte, starts her day off with her usual routine, walking the streets of St. Charles Parish, asking people for food and money to help her get back the life she once knew before her drug addiction forced her to lose her home, job and family.

Veto override imminent Veto override imminent
November 28, 2007 at 5:13 pm
Six St. Charles Parish council members plan to cast their votes against Parish President Albert Laque's veto, which will permanently close the Luling Video Bingo Palace.

Yard signs send right message during holidays
November 28, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Parish residents will soon have an affordable way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by purchasing unique yard signs that showcase a picture of the nativity and read, “This House Believes!”

Outdoor Express staying busy by offering large selection of items
November 28, 2007 at 2:42 pm
For lifelong hunter and fisher Will Waldrop, getting to spend his days at Outdoor Express is something that he wouldn't change for anything.

Former Destrehan star, current NFL Charger holds bear drive for children
November 28, 2007 at 2:40 pm
Former Destrehan Wildcat and current San Diego Charger Mike Scifres is doing what he can to make a difference in the lives of young children that are currently forced to remain in the hospital during the holidays.

Council’s new faces say parish ready for change
November 28, 2007 at 2:38 pm
Residents of St. Charles Parish spoke loud and clear about the direction they want the area to head by electing several new faces to the council.

Morel hosts Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens Morel hosts Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens
November 21, 2007 at 1:45 pm
St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens on Nov. 14 at the Shriner's Jerusalem Temple in Destrehan.

Norco plant to shut down by years end, will impact 60 employees
November 21, 2007 at 1:44 pm
Dow Chemical Company recently announced that Union Carbide Corporation will suspend production at its polypropylene manufacturing facility at St. Charles Operations in Norco in anticipation of an expected decision to shut down the plant's facility by years end.

R.K. Smith puts students on fast track to careers R.K. Smith puts students on fast track to careers
November 21, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Raymond K. Smith Middle school sponsored its first annual career day on Nov. 15 for more than 300 of the school's students.

Borromeo students learn about Native American heritage Borromeo students learn about Native American heritage
November 21, 2007 at 1:31 pm
St. Charles Borromeo students participated in an event called the potlatch that centered on Native American culture and included a historical depiction of events right before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Housing and zoning issues pit residents against parish council Housing and zoning issues pit residents against parish council
November 21, 2007 at 1:28 pm
St. Charles Parish's planning and zoning administration faces heated challenges when it comes to issuing permits and often finds that residents are puzzled over the process.

66-year-old man accused of beating, stalking woman, released from jail
November 21, 2007 at 1:25 pm
A 66-year-old man, who was arrested on Nov. 12 for stalking and beating a Paradis woman, has been released from the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility.

Where does our poker money go? Where does our poker money go?
November 21, 2007 at 1:17 pm
Video poker has swept the nation and the state of Louisiana. In 1992 Louisiana lawmakers authorized the use of video poker machines in restaurants, bars, truck stops, racetracks and off-track betting facilities.

LouisianaAnswers.com coming to Luling to assist adults, seniors
November 20, 2007 at 3:38 pm
LouisianaAnswers.com, part of the Louisiana Aging and Disability Resource Center, will be in Luling on Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at United Way of St. Charles, to assist seniors and adults 21 years of age or older with onset disabilities find prescription assistance programs or enroll in Medicare Part D.

Eddie Hartman (left), who will one day take over the business, helps customer Matt Froebe find what he’s looking for. Hartman knows true value of hardware
November 20, 2007 at 3:33 pm
Hardware has always been one of Charlie Hartman's passions, and luckily for members of St. Charles Parish, that has allowed him to share his immense experience in the field from the friendly confines of Hartman's True Value Hardware.

Chaisson ready for senate presidency Chaisson ready for senate presidency
November 20, 2007 at 3:27 pm
Senator Joel Chaisson II didn't waste anytime getting on the fast track to a successful political career by winning a seat on the St. Charles Parish Council right after graduating from law school.

Home invasion leads to kidnapping
November 20, 2007 at 3:25 pm
A 13-year-old St. Rose boy was kidnapped by armed men and driven to New Orleans after four black males broke into his house, threatened his 42-year-old father and stole the family's vehicle.

Rebuild your home with help from local resources office
November 15, 2007 at 10:24 am
Family Resources of New Orleans is recruiting families in St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes to participate in a program to help them build their own homes through the Rural Development Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. To apply, contact Virt Poindexter at 985-785-0570.

2 St. Charles Parish Council members will seek parish presidency
2 St. Charles Parish Council members will seek parish presidency
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Even though the election is almost a year away, two St. Charles Parish Council members have already thrown their hats into the ring for the parish’s top executive post.

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