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Big 3 winners Michelle Ruppert, Joey Brady, Kelley Toups. These teachers aren’t just good, they’re ... DYNAMITE
May 09, 2007 at 12:47 pm
St. Charles Parish teachers gathered at the Ormond Plantation Manor House to honor the best of the best when it comes to shaping the minds of the parish’s youth - read on to find out who they are, and why they’re tops.

Oil worker says he’ll make a good sheriff Oil worker says he’ll make a good sheriff
May 09, 2007 at 12:43 pm
Destrehan’s Dennis Roussel announced his candidacy for the office of Sheriff of St. Charles Parish in a prepared statement while declining an interview request, playing his campaign - at least so far - remarkably close to the vest.

Club wants skateboard park in SCP
May 09, 2007 at 12:36 pm
Brian and Julie Schmalz want St. Charles Parish Council members to put a skateboard park in Destrehan to give kids who participate in the sport a safe place to enjoy it.

West Jeff. criminals cause local crime surge
May 09, 2007 at 12:32 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three suspects believed to have been involved in a purse snatching in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in Boutte, Sheriff Greg Champagne said in an e-mail to parish residents.

Cops show women how to stay safe in a dangerous world ...
May 02, 2007 at 2:49 pm
Women learned to kick, punch, spit, grab, scream and then runaway, from would-be attackers at a free self-defense class, April 26, at Destrehan High School.

Crime is on decline in parish, say cops
May 02, 2007 at 2:47 pm
St. Charles Parish through March is down almost eight percent according to statistics released from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Outrage over pit-bull ring with a St. Charles Parish connection
May 02, 2007 at 2:38 pm
A Mississippi resident who is allegedly responsible for breeding pit bulls to fight and then having them transported to St. Charles Parish was arrested on dog-fighting and drug charges in the midst of a multi-organizational sting that took place recently in Pass Christian, authorities said.

VIPs
May 02, 2007 at 2:21 pm
A Pretty Blaire Guidry attended the Modeling Association of America International Convention in New York City as the 1st Step Consulting Agency’s “Ambassador of Good Will.”

More folks out of work in SCP - but state figures are downright peachy
May 02, 2007 at 2:17 pm
Unemployment edged up in St. Charles Parish in March with state officials reporting a rate of 4.3 percent for the month compared with February’s 4 percent.

C.H SCP School Board member ELECTED TO NATIONAL OFFICE
May 02, 2007 at 2:13 pm
It’s official. St. Charles Parish School Board member C.H. “Sonny” Savoie has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National School Boards Association.

Grant will help health center treat Hispanics
May 02, 2007 at 2:07 pm
St. Charles Community Health Center has received a Johnson & Johnson "Community Health Care Award" and a two-year grant in recognition of its efforts on behalf of underserved pregnant women in southeast Louisiana.

STRIKING satellite image shows one of the properties to be sold on Saturday, May 5, at the Destrehan High School Auditorium.
Registration at 8 a.m., Auction at 10 a.m. Land on AUCTION BLOCK as parish unloads 100s of properties
May 02, 2007 at 2:03 pm
St. Charles Parish will auction off over 300 properties - mostly vacant lots - in an effort to put the land back into commerce and relieve the liabilities now born by the parish.

Where the money is made: On Carole Siegel-Dezarn’s kitchen table. The stay-at-home mom is a real success story. Luling gal runs 6-figure jewelry business - from her HOUSE
May 02, 2007 at 2:00 pm
A Luling woman is being featured on the cover of a national magazine for her accomplishments as a stay-at-home mom who in addition to taking care of her family, rakes in a $100,000-plus salary selling jewelry from her home.

What's Happening
May 02, 2007 at 1:56 pm
Disney on Ice presents ‘Princess Wishes’ at Houma civic center

In the news
May 02, 2007 at 1:54 pm
As hurricane season approaches, St. Charles Parish officials feel confident in their abilities to keep residents safe.

Paul Hogan in race for SCP council seat Paul Hogan in race for SCP council seat
May 02, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Paul Hogan, right, a civil engineer from Des Allemands, has announced his candidacy for the St. Charles Parish Council's 4th District seat, currently held by his second cousin, Derryl Walls.

R.J. Vial locked down in school scare
May 02, 2007 at 1:49 pm
R.J. Vial Elementary was locked down for about half an hour on May 1 as the St. Charles Sheriff’s Department investigated student reports of a stranger lurking in the wooded area near the school.

WET N' WILD. Luling Elementary students haul in a batch of tasty blue crabs at the annual Wetland Watchers field day on Lake Pontchartrain. Lake Pontchartrain field day a NATURAL with schoolkids
May 02, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Grass is growing, a large pier jettisons far out into the Lake, and the shoreline is neat and even.

Churches band together to offer free job training, clothing
Churches band together to offer free job training, clothing
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Nine local churches and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans have banded together to provide free job training, health screenings and voter registration during a day filled with community resources, food and fun.