News

Is end of popular tax credit causing home sales to plummet?

With the official end of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, some say the local real estate market has seen a drop in sales while others think the credit never made much of a difference.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:25 am
1521 Views

With a little ‘sweat equity,’ 19 families build own dream homes

Since 2007, 19 families in St. Charles Parish have taken advantage of a Family Resources of New Orleans program that allows them to build their own homes and qualify for a subsidized loan that leaves them paying only $400 to $500 a month.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:24 am
2330 Views

Man charged with breaking into motel, beating manager

A 45-year-old Luling man allegedly snuck into a bathroom window at Breaux’s Motel and assaulted a female manager with a bicycle handlebar, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:22 am
1910 Views

Catfish Fest raffles off Lombardi replica

Excitement is rising around St. Charles Parish as the 36th Annual Louisiana Catfish Festival, which will be held at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands from July 9-11, nears.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:21 am
4157 Views

9-year-old tells police she was molested at park

A 9-year-old girl said she was molested by a 53-year-old convicted sex offender while playing at Monsanto Park, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:19 am
2163 Views

Football coach to serve as new safety czar of schools

In an effort to make St. Charles Parish schools as safe as possible, the School Board recently decided to create a safety coordinator position for the district.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:56 am
1900 Views

Council members trade barbs through the mail

After trading barbs at a recent council meeting, council members Dennis Nuss and Paul Hogan have continued doing so through the mail.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:46 am
1886 Views

HHS fire causes $100,000 in damage

A fire broke out in the Hahnville High School art room on June 24 around 3 a.m. and caused more than $100,000 in damage, according to school officials.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:45 am
1970 Views

73-year-old dies in Airline wreck

A New Orleans man was killed last week in a two vehicle accident in Destrehan after authorities say he lost control of his truck and crossed into the path of a car on Airline Drive.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:43 am
1593 Views

Luling publisher joins with Apple for eBook revolution

Luling-based Write2Grow became the first Louisiana publisher to be picked up by Apple, Inc. for its iTunes Book store, which will allow customers to purchase books online to read on their iPads, iPods, computers and eBook readers. Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:42 am
2948 Views

Locals face tough choice when it comes to continuing Florida beach tradition

Now that oil has finally washed ashore on some of northwest Florida’s pristine beaches, St. Charles Parish residents are having to reconsider their annual summer trips to the coast.
Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:37 am
1599 Views

Player’s death teaches team to cherish every moment

The death of Hahnville High School basketball player De’Vante Alexander sent shockwaves throughout the community and left his former teammates stunned by how quickly a life can be taken away. Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:33 am
2500 Views

Spectacular fireworks show July 3

For almost two decades, parish residents have made an annual trek to the West Bank Bridge Park for an evening filled with music, food, fun, and most importantly, a fireworks show that lasts between 20 to 30 minutes.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:32 am
2111 Views

‘Having fun helping kids’ is what Jerusalem Shriners are all about

Many parishioners have been to the Jerusalem Shriners annual circus or car show, some have even been treated at a Shriners Hospital, but few really know what the Jerusalem Shriners are all about.Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 1:44 pm
3938 Views

Hollywood comes to St. Charles Parish Hospital

“The Fields,” which has since wrapped production in St. Charles Parish, shot a scene for the Texas thriller at St. Charles Parish Hospital.Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 11:17 am
3069 Views

United Way approves $2 million to fund local agencies

LULING, LA- United Way of St. Charles Board of Directors approved $2 million for the 2010-2011 fiscal year to fund direct services addressing the needs of St. Charles Parish.Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 11:15 am
2645 Views

featured merchant

Craig's Barber Shop
Craig's Barber Shop Craig's Barber Shop has been locally owned and operated for over 25 years. We do men, women, and children's haircuts. Come in and enjoy that unique barber shop experience! Walk in and relax a while with Craig, Cheryl, and Angel!

Deputy praised for lending helping hand to out-of-towners
Deputy praised for lending helping hand to out-of-towners
- 2953 views
St. Charles Parish Deputy Phillip Matherne smiled heartily as he recounted his time spent with 7-year-old Jala McRae.