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Pick up your copy of our graduation issue at news stands round the parish. A SENIOR MOMENT 562 graduate in SC Parish
May 16, 2007 at 12:57 pm
Destrehan and Hahnville High Schools will graduate 562 seniors this week as the school year comes to an end in St. Charles Parish.

YMCA program manager Lou Johnson welcomes everyone to the new facility. YMCA set to open doors in Luling just weeks from now
May 16, 2007 at 12:55 pm
The River Parishes YMCA will open in June, offering youth activities for St. Charles Parish middle school and high school students.

$44M in upgrades for SCP student athletes
May 16, 2007 at 12:53 pm
The St. Charles Parish School board has released a master plan for the final two phases of an estimated $44 million revamping of the school’s athletic facilities.

Man, 37, killed in motorcycle crash
May 09, 2007 at 1:18 pm
Louisiana State Troopers investigated a fatal accident in Boutte on the afternoon of May 6. According to Troop B Spokesman Joseph Piglia.

Free medical & dental help for HOMELESS VETS
May 09, 2007 at 1:16 pm
Homeless veterans from throughout Louisiana are being invited to Hammond to participate in “Stand Down 2007,” Louisiana’s first statewide event to provide them with medical and social services.

Board may equip EVERY SCHOOL with a heart-startin’ defibrillator
May 09, 2007 at 1:15 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board may become the first in Louisiana to put a heart-starting defibrillator in each of its schools in case somebody has a heart attack.

Destrehan’s Baby Caroline home after near drowning
May 09, 2007 at 1:11 pm
Baby Caroline Detillier received a surprise welcome from St. Charles Borromeo Students on May 3 upon her return home from the hospital after nearly drowning four days earlier in a friend’s swimming pool.

110 year old N.O. business moves to St. Rose
May 09, 2007 at 12:58 pm
St. Charles Parish Council approved $8 million in Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds to allow Prager Inc. to relocate its offices from New Orleans to St. Rose by July 2008, creating 15 to 20 new jobs for machinists.

Hospital CEO Federico Martinez SCP Hospital’s BIG PLANS for 2007 & beyond
May 09, 2007 at 12:52 pm
Not only is a $24 million expansion of St. Charles Parish Hospital right on schedule, an assisted-living center in Ashton Plantation is also in the works.

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.

Threats force Hahnville fire chief to resign
Threats force Hahnville fire chief to resign
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Stanley Wajda, who spent the last seven months as paid fire chief of the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD), resigned from the position in a heated meeting on Tuesday.