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LensCrafters helps children improve sight
November 14, 2007 at 2:28 pm
Over 100 children in St. Charles Parish received the "gift of sight" when LensCrafters stopped by Harry Hurst Middle School to offer free vision care and eyewear to children in the area.

Dow helps rebuild City Park, Valero celebrates successful campaign
November 14, 2007 at 2:26 pm
The Dow Chemical Company Foundation will present a check in the amount of $400,000 to New Orleans City Park to assist in the ongoing effort to rebuild the New Orleans institution.

Bella Faccia owner Roxanna Trosclair applies pigment to the lips of Ivllon Zachary, a registered nurse who traveled from Baton Rouge to get the procedure done. Makeup clinic making permanent impression on St. Charles Parish
November 14, 2007 at 2:11 pm
When many people think of permanent makeup, they often imagine scores of rosy cheeked women with brightly colored eye shadow who will be forced to live with those color choices for the rest of their lives.

Runoff candidates speak out
November 14, 2007 at 1:52 pm
On Nov. 17, area residents will return to the polls to elect one of the eight candidates for parish council that are currently in a runoff. The candidates vary in age, gender and profession, but they all have one goal in common; improving St. Charles Parish.

Laque  vetos video bingo Laque vetos video bingo
November 12, 2007 at 4:35 pm
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque who said he needed more time to review both sides of the video bingo issue surrounding the use of the electronic gaming machines carefully, signed the veto Monday morning, making the ordinance to ban video gaming null and void in St. Charles Parish pending a council vote.

Reward increases to $15,500
November 08, 2007 at 1:30 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is hoping that a $15,500 reward will help them solve the murder of Hilda Mae Zeringue Warren, who was found murdered in her St. Rose home on Aug. 20.

Duplantis’ Covenant Church holds fall fest Duplantis’ Covenant Church holds fall fest
November 08, 2007 at 1:23 pm
The Covenant Church, an outreach of Jesse Duplantis Ministries located in Destrehan, hosted a Fall Festival Oct. 31.

Borromeo youth director tries to find orphan loving home Borromeo youth director tries to find orphan loving home
November 08, 2007 at 12:59 pm


St. Charles Borromeo's youth director, Janeen Rodrigue, needs the parish's help to find a home for an autistic girl living in an orphanage in Piedras Negras, Mexico before her condition worsens.

United Way honors pacesetters, offers grants to Boy Scouts
November 07, 2007 at 11:51 am
United Way of St. Charles' first ever PaceSetters' campaign was a huge success, with six area companies contributing $1.5 million between Aug. 9 and Oct. 1.

Area crime falls 8.5 percent from same period last year
November 07, 2007 at 11:50 am
There were a total of 567 crimes reported in St. Charles Parish for the third quarter, which represents the second lowest overall total in 12 years and is an 8.5 percent decrease from the same period last year.

Emergency workers had to be careful not to let the 45 gallons of Caustic Potash spill into the area. 18 wheeler carrying chemical flips over on Luling train track
November 07, 2007 at 11:47 am
On Nov. 4, an 18 wheeler carrying Caustic Potash overturned on 100 Oak Lane near the Monsanto Chemical Plant.

The red line is the prefered path of I-49 South, which will pass through St. Charles Parish. Preferred route of I-49 South set, but still time to offer comments
November 07, 2007 at 11:44 am
Residents of St. Charles Parish will have to wait a little bit longer to find out exactly what route I-49 South will take through the area after the comment period for the project was pushed back to Nov. 30.

St. Charles Parish Council bans video bingo machines parish-wide at the Nov 5, council meeting. Councilman Barry Minnich listens intently as the parish council hears arguments from all sides. Council alerts Nagin about asbestos, bans video gaming
November 07, 2007 at 11:39 am
The owners of a Killona landfill will be in violation of a parish ordinance if they begin accepting New Orleans trash debris from storm damaged homes that contains asbestos material.

LTC giving local students hands-on welding training
November 01, 2007 at 9:34 am
Students at Hahnville and Destrehan will get some first-hand experience in the field of multi-process welding and industrial maintenance when Lincoln Electric puts on a demo for the students Nov. 5 at the Louisiana Technical College's River Parishes campus.

Parish growth calls for new "Master Plan"
October 31, 2007 at 12:46 pm
Because of the overwhelming growth of the parish, local administrators will soon commission a comprehensive study to help the area formulate a growth management plan to direct future developmental efforts.

Child Advocacy Services needs more volunteers
October 31, 2007 at 12:44 pm
The St. Charles Parish Child Advocacy Service Abuse Program, which serves children who are victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, is looking for volunteers because of the high amount of abuse cases the organization handles yearly.

Gabby Becnel, of Destrehan, a Fountain of Youth Ministry worker, gets make-up, for a mock plane crash training exercise that took place at Louis Armstrong International Aiport, Saturday, Oct. 18. Ministry students help rescue workers prepare
October 31, 2007 at 12:41 pm
St. Charles Borromeo Fountain of Youth Ministry students, along with rescue workers, ambulance personnel and firemen participated in a mock airplane crash on Oct. 18 to help train emergency workers.

10 percent raise finally passes
October 31, 2007 at 12:39 pm
The St. Charles Parish council approved raises for 296 parish workers, which become effective immediately.

New chemical plant will be built in Luling
New chemical plant will be built in Luling
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Momentive Specialty Chemicals will build a new production facility in Luling while upgrading their plant in Geismar.