Library needs more money
July 17, 2008 at 10:09 am
The architect in charge of designing the new East Regional Library, Norman Chenevert, met with the St. Charles Parish Council's Legislative Committee to ask for additional money to complete the building.

Sheriff’s Office sets ‘high standards’ for graduates
July 17, 2008 at 9:07 am
There are very few professions where any single individual can have a dramatic impact on the lives of everyone around them. Thirty St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, who graduated from the police academy last month, will now have that opportunity.

Residents should catch a huge break thanks to the parish’s sales tax holiday. Check receipts during sales tax holiday
July 17, 2008 at 9:06 am
Customers expecting tax relief on Aug. 1 and 2 because of the parish sales tax holiday need to be careful. Some businesses may not have their registers programmed to give the tax credit.

The Destrehan Plantation is getting its third new roof since the 1970s. This will be the first new roof since Hurricane Katrina. Plantation getting face-lift
July 16, 2008 at 2:55 pm
The oldest documented antebellum home in the lower Mississippi Valley is getting a much deserved face-lift.
Construction workers have labored for nearly six weeks to ensure that St. Charles Parish’s Destrehan Plantation gets a perfect roof renovation.

Parents just have to call J & K and tell them what grade their child is in and what school they attend in order to get a tote bag loaded up with all the proper supplies. J & K takes hassle out of back to school shopping
July 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm
Parents across the parish will soon begin the epic annual journey that is otherwise known as attaining school supplies. And while those very parents will soon run into each other, quite literally, at various supply stores, one local business is taking the hassle out of the search - for free.

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.

Destrehan stays unbeaten, blasts Terrebonne 47-21
Destrehan stays unbeaten, blasts Terrebonne 47-21
Destrehan could have had a letdown game coming off of its rivalry win over Hahnville last week. But the Wildcats made sure that wasn’t in the cards.