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Tregre grills council members on decision to alter QBS Board Tregre grills council members on decision to alter QBS Board
May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
A former parish president showed up at Monday night’s council meeting to protest an attempt to restructure the Quality Based Selection Board, a panel made up of university professors that decides what engineering firms get contracts for parish projects.

HHS freshman copes after gunshot to the head HHS freshman copes after gunshot to the head
May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
When 16-year-old Jances Simmons, a Hahnville High School freshman, went to a party on May 9 with a group of friends, he never imagined that a few hours later he'd be rushed to the hospital facing surgery.

2 men arrested in connection with shooting
May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department has made a pair of arrests in connection with a shooting that left a 16-year-old Hahnville student with a gunshot wound to the head.
Sheriff's deputies arrested John B. Lumar, 18, on May 12 and Joshua D. Taylor, 18, two days later. Both men are charged with attempted murder.

Summer camps expanded to include the west bank
May 14, 2008 at 5:32 pm
The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department has found the solution for those working families and their children on the west bank this summer by adding two additional camp sites at Luling Elementary and Eual Landry Middle School.

Monsanto wins awards for environmental measures
May 14, 2008 at 1:46 pm
Monsanto was recently honored with two first achievement awards and two honorable mentions for going beyond the call of duty to help clean up the environment.

Gas, diesel cost school district small fortune
May 14, 2008 at 1:45 pm
If you think $70 is a lot to fill up an automobile these days, imagine owning 154 buses.

The center has two on-site sleep rooms, which each have a double bed and a relaxing atmosphere. Destrehan center helps put people to sleep
May 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm
If you have trouble sleeping through the night or don’t feel rested in the morning, then you could be suffering from a sleep disorder. And as daunting a task as it may seem, getting properly diagnosed and treated for a malady like sleep apnea could be just what the doctor orders.

Parish auctions off items for extra cash Parish auctions off items for extra cash
May 14, 2008 at 10:11 am
Forget Office Depot and Office Max.

Corps to check status of watery graves Corps to check status of watery graves
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
The decision to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway caused heated discussions over whether or not that opening was good for the environment and how it would hamper recreational activities at the site.

Food items such as hot dogs, fries, salad and corn will be served for free during the summer. Kids eat for free off parish
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Learning doesn't end when school gets out, and now those free meals won't have to either.

St. Charles Parish Public Schools will use Crimestoppers next year in an attempt to stem criminal acts on campus. Students could get $2,500 for turning in bad classmates
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Next year, school children in St. Charles Parish could be taking home as much as $2,500 for alerting authorities to criminal activity through Crimestoppers' Safe School Hotline.

Flood insurance cut by 15 percent
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Residents that live in flood zone areas in the parish can expect a 15 percent reduction on their annual flood insurance bill. That's because the parish's planning and zoning department applied for, and received, a Community Rating System certification, which qualified the parish for the reduction.

Spillway proves dangerous
May 14, 2008 at 10:03 am
The Bonnet Carré Spillway is still not open completely to the public, and Spillway Operations Manager Chris Brantley cautions residents to take the barricades seriously.

Justice of the Peace Smith resigns from Hahnville post
May 07, 2008 at 2:06 pm
Aleshia J. Smith has resigned from her post as Justice of the Peace for District 1 in order to take a position on the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology.

St. Pierre helps ease senior hurricane worries St. Pierre helps ease senior hurricane worries
May 07, 2008 at 10:58 am
Dozens of seniors from around the parish gathered last week at the VFW Hall in Luling for a hurricane seminar that specifically zeroed in on what they should do in the event a hurricane hits St. Charles Parish.

Testing dates moved back for first time in 10 years Testing dates moved back for first time in 10 years
May 07, 2008 at 10:57 am
LEAP, iLEAP and GEE testing dates will be pushed back for students in every grade beginning next school year. This change means that testing will occur in April for the first time since the state’s accountability system began in 1999.

Parish certification could lead to lower flood insurance Parish certification could lead to lower flood insurance
May 07, 2008 at 10:55 am
St. Charles Parish is one step closer to receiving a national certification for storm preparedness. According to FEMA, the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) may provide points to communities that reach this certification, which can be applied toward lowering flood insurance rates.

Cox looking for high school students to host TV program Cox looking for high school students to host TV program
May 07, 2008 at 10:54 am
Cox Plugged In, a cable television show, is looking for Hahnville and Destrehan High School students to be hosts for the program. The show’s 11th season starts in August and auditions will be held on May 10.

Jesuit upends Hahnville at jamboree
Jesuit upends Hahnville at jamboree
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A hungry and prepared Jesuit team spoiled host Hahnville’s preseason jamboree Thursday night, as the Blue Jays rolled past the Tigers, 17-0.

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