Citizens against tax increase
August 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
Rolling up the school district's state constitutional tax from 4.01 mills to 4.1 mills would give the schools $84,000, while only costing residents anywhere from 25 cents to $2.93 a year, according to Jim Melohn, the school systems comptroller.

Entergy says that paying for the expansion now will benefit customers in the long-run. Entergy wants customers to pony up for plant expansion
August 13, 2008 at 9:13 am
The hot and sticky summer weather won't be going away anytime soon, and neither will those high energy bills that most residents have been complaining about.

Councilman Marcus Lambert said the state’s Board of Ethics cleared him to work at the TransLoad America landfill. However, the board says that’s not the case. Ethics board didn’t clear Lambert
August 13, 2008 at 9:13 am
Councilman Marcus Lambert, who was recently hired by the TransLoad America, Inc. landfill in Killona, did not seek a formal written opinion from the Louisiana Board of Ethics before he accepted his sales job this summer.

The Lorios were all set to move into their brand new home, but discovered that it had been vandalized the night before the big move. Not only were the windows, columns and garage all spray-painted on, but the family’s driveway was also vandalized. A porti Vandals attack family's dream home
August 06, 2008 at 1:45 pm
A Hahnville family’s dream home was vandalized on July 31, the night before the husband, wife and young child were set to move in.

Community activist Gwen Dufrene sits in her mom’s small trailer in Bayou Gauche and looks over a bevy of documents on the new East Bank Regional Library. Dufrene has been fighting against the library’s construction and that has Library architect sues activist
August 06, 2008 at 9:23 am
The architect responsible for designing what will be the new East Bank Regional Library has filed a lawsuit against long-time community activist and Bayou Gauche resident Gwen Dufrene for defamation of character.

Parish cancels Shread contract
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
Back in February, the parish hired an engineering firm to examine all of its contracts to determine if those that received them were the most qualified. Five months later, that audit has led to a cancelled contract.

Bus system to roll by October
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
A bus transit system that will pick up residents at their homes and transport them to destinations across the parish and into Kenner should be up and running by October, according to River Parishes Transit Authority Chairman Brent Petit.

Councilwoman Carolyn Schexnaydre Council feud
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
Councilwoman-at-large Carolyn Schexnaydre says that she’s received complaints from residents that District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto doesn’t return emails or respond to the phone calls of those living in her district.

Mosquitoes in both Willowdale and Red Church tested positive for West Nile. West Nile virus found in Willowdale, Red Church
August 06, 2008 at 9:21 am
Mosquito monitoring continues to expose an active presence of the West Nile virus in St. Charles Parish - despite increased spraying.

Subject Wanted on Kidnapping Charges
August 05, 2008 at 9:33 am
Sheriff Champagne reports that the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Lionel E. Raymond b/m 7/25/08 (A.K.A. “Loc”). Raymond is approximately 6”01 and weighs approximately 250 lbs.

Parish President V. J. St. Pierre does not plan to increase security surrounding him after an incident at the Hahnville Courthouse, Wednesday. But he is considering other security measures. Former Sheriff charged with handgun violation/disturbing the peace
August 01, 2008 at 7:35 pm
Former St. Charles Parish Sheriff and Parish Tax Assessor Julius “Ducky” Sellers Jr., was arrested for disturbing the peace and carrying a concealed handgun into the St. Charles Parish Courthouse Tuesday prior to a scheduled meeting with Parish President V. J. St. Pierre Jr.

Monster gator pulled out of Spillway Monster gator pulled out of Spillway
August 01, 2008 at 3:54 pm
After an 11-year-old-boy had his left arm gnawed off by a nearly 11-foot alligator last week, wildlife officers across south Louisiana have been keeping an eye-out for the dangerous reptiles.

After 64 years, business closing doors After 64 years, business closing doors
July 31, 2008 at 9:33 am
With roots stretching back to the early 1940s, Great Southern Furniture has helped define St. Charles Parish for generations.

The InBoxes will have three new additions this year, the most important being a new and improved emergency guide. Schools make additions to award-winning InBox program
July 30, 2008 at 6:06 pm
In what has become an annual tradition, several workers gathered last week to “stuff” the InBoxes for students of the St. Charles Parish public school district.

Fight against crime from comfort of own neighborhood
July 30, 2008 at 12:17 pm
Local sheriff's offices are once again calling on neighborhoods to show they care about their community by participating in the National Night Out Against Crime.

Funeral home giving away free phone cards to soldiers
July 30, 2008 at 12:15 pm
For men and women serving in the military, the opportunities to talk to family members or loved ones are few and far between, especially if they are stationed overseas.

Southern Scrap moving in
July 30, 2008 at 9:34 am
Because of the pending closure of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO), Southern Scrap is relocating from New Orleans to St. Charles Parish in a move that will retain 150 jobs and generate 100 new ones in the region over the next three years.

Twin sisters Gina (far left) and Judy (far right) Caillouet flank Warren Williams and his wife during a gathering to honor the sisters for their heroism. The twins pulled Williams, who couldn’t swim, out of the Airline Highway canal. Twins save man from drowning
July 30, 2008 at 9:33 am
Fraternal twin sisters Judy and Gina Caillouet don't want anyone to call them heroes. But during a summer rainstorm last Friday, the two Caillouet sisters risked their lives when they interlocked arms and slipped into the deadly waters along Airline Highway to save a stranger's life.


Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Alberta Helmes Dunn wanted to write something unique so she combined two classical...
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Patrick
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Patrick
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Patrick the cat....

Cochran wins race for St. Charles Parish president
Cochran wins race for St. Charles Parish president
Larry Cochran, D-St. Rose, took the lead and kept it for a win as St. Charles Parish president with 8,829 votes over opponent Terry Authement, R-Boutte, who got 6,914 votes in today's runoff race.