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St. Pierre, council  share priority projects with D.C. St. Pierre, council share priority projects with D.C.
March 12, 2008 at 9:56 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and the council traveled to the NACO conference in Washington, D.C. last week on a mission to enhance St. Charles Parish and share their priority projects with Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, along with Rep. Charlie Melancon.

Take a Hike FEMA Take a Hike FEMA
March 12, 2008 at 9:39 am
Residents living in St. Rose want FEMA trailers that were permitted after Hurricane Katrina to be removed from their community.

Patrick Spencer’s map shows all of the stops he has made so far on his 167 day journey. Footprints of Faith
March 12, 2008 at 9:39 am
Getting fired from a job can be a traumatic experience for almost anybody.

New West Bank park unveiled
March 12, 2008 at 9:39 am
The St. Charles Parish Recreation Department will hold a public meeting to discuss plans for a park slated for the South Lakewood, Willowridge and Willowdale communities.

Developer plans to build affordable housing in Ama
March 05, 2008 at 3:47 pm
A developer is waiting for a moratorium to be lifted in Ama this August so he can begin building affordable homes.

Students meet virtual employers
March 05, 2008 at 3:28 pm
ITT Technical Institute in St. Rose hosted career day and students had an opportunity to interact with 28 prospective employers and three virtual companies. Students were able to fill out applications and learn about the company's history through the virtual employers that attended.

Design already in place for park in Willowridge, Lakewood Design already in place for park in Willowridge, Lakewood
March 05, 2008 at 3:23 pm
There are many places for kids to play in St. Charles Parish, but the Luling subdivisions of Lakewood and Willowridge aren’t one of them, even though both subdivisions have a very healthy population of school-aged children.

Armed robbers wait around for deputies
March 05, 2008 at 2:04 pm
A Boutte resident was struck with a weapon several times during a home invasion in which men ransacked her home searching for money.

Business ‘Simply Sweet’ for new Boutte bakery
March 05, 2008 at 1:56 pm
For most businesses, there is a long grace period before the owner or owners begin to see a noticeable return on their investment.

Construction spending falls to lowest level in 5 years
March 05, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Residential construction spending continued to fall across the nation last month, which was the 21st consecutive monthly decline, putting that spending level at its lowest mark since September of 2003.

Flood heights could rise
March 05, 2008 at 9:53 am
Residents in St. Charles Parish will soon find out if the Federal Emergency Management Agency will change the base flood elevations for the area.

Company says it has the solution for Airline deaths Company says it has the solution for Airline deaths
March 05, 2008 at 9:53 am
Nucor Steel Marion Corporation says they know exactly how to end deadly car crashes on Airline Highway (U.S. 61) in St. Charles Parish.

Grocery costs skyrocket due to gas, corn prices
March 05, 2008 at 9:53 am
High gas prices may seem like they only affect a person's vehicle, but the increase is also causing havoc on everyday items that most residents need to survive.

Davis Pond Diversion pumping at full force
March 05, 2008 at 9:52 am
A recent test run of the Davis Pond Diversion Project proved that the structure and ponding area can now accommodate the large capacity of river water it was designed to, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Group home sexual assault Group home sexual assault
March 05, 2008 at 9:52 am
The owners of a group home in Destrehan, which houses boys with mental disabilities and behavior problems, have been charged with abuse by the state.

Bring on the wall Bring on the wall
February 28, 2008 at 1:53 pm
It's been almost three years since 1,400 residents living in the Bayou Gauche area signed a petition asking for flood protection for their homes and businesses. All of the signatures came from property owners living in the Sunset Drainage District and residents of Des Allemands, located outside of the district.

Arsonist hits Norco fire station
February 28, 2008 at 9:39 am
A blaze intentionally set by an arsonist left the Norco fire substation severely damaged and in need of repair. And the volunteer firefighters forced to put out the blaze want information from residents to help arson investigators solve the crime.

Check scam in Luling Check scam in Luling
February 28, 2008 at 9:39 am
A Luling resident looking for a way to supplement her income signed up to become a mystery shopper and almost got scammed out of thousands of dollars. Now, Alexandra Schmaltz is warning residents to watch out for the mystery shopping scam that she thought was the real thing.

Sports

Jordan did Mavericks wrong
I might as well weigh in on that bizarre DeAndre Jordan situation that broke out...
In memory of a star
In memory of a star
Luling resident and former coach Bruce McDonald remembers a specific game in 1992...

5 same-sex  marriage licenses issued in SCP since Supreme Court ruling
5 same-sex marriage licenses issued in SCP since Supreme Court ruling
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When a couple inquired about getting a same-sex marriage license on Friday, June 26, at the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Courts Office, it was history in the making.