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Program lets families save money by building own home
March 26, 2008 at 1:43 pm
Families in St. Charles Parish are finding out that the cheapest way to move into a new home may just be by building it themselves.

Auditor: Cochran broke law Auditor: Cochran broke law
March 26, 2008 at 9:17 am
Ronald Dawson, the certified public accountant who conducted an audit of the St. Rose Fire Station in 2006, says that Councilman and Fire Chief Larry Cochran broke a state law by allowing his mother to live at the station.

Council ‘intelligent’ enough to award contracts without board approval
March 26, 2008 at 9:17 am
St. Charles Parish officials and Parish President V.J. St. Pierre are looking at a plan that would do away with the Quality Based Selection Review Board, a group of professionals from outside the parish that determine which engineering and architectural firms get contracts.

Echoes of the past brought into the present Echoes of the past brought into the present
March 26, 2008 at 9:17 am
Chef Ed Rhinehart keeps a diary loaded with the tidbits and food recipes that have helped him become a local star in the Louisiana culinary scene. Little did he know that journal marks he made seven years ago would in fact turn into a prophecy of sorts.

Parish may hire inmates to help fill labor needs Parish may hire inmates to help fill labor needs
March 26, 2008 at 9:16 am
A shortage of workers is greatly impacting the amount of parish projects that are completed on time. That's why Sam Scholle, director of the parish's public works and wastewater department, along with Parish President V.J. St.

Parish air too dirty
March 26, 2008 at 9:16 am
The federal government has announced that the air in St. Charles Parish, as well as in 345 other counties and parishes across the nation, is too dirty to breathe, putting residents at risk for heart and asthma attacks.

Pump costs could fall, project slated for July start
March 26, 2008 at 9:16 am
The West Bank pump project will finally be moving forward and construction could start as early as July. That's because St. Charles Parish has been working with project engineer Rick Shread and consultant C. J. Savoie to ensure that the project isn't overpriced this time around.

Green eggs and Easter Green eggs and Easter
March 19, 2008 at 5:08 pm
When Sue Kruse of Boutte stopped by a Ponchatoula feed store last Easter to buy a baby chick for her great-granddaughter Brittany, little did she know that the black-and-emerald feathered bird she chose had a surprise in store for the family - it would soon be laying green eggs.

Woman knocked out for waking up man
March 19, 2008 at 11:39 am
Two Des Allemands brothers were arrested after one of the brothers responded to getting hit with a wooden table leg by striking the other brother with a metal work light, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Parish using survey to attract businesses
March 19, 2008 at 11:35 am
St. Charles Parish is joining three other economic development organizations in undertaking a comprehensive analysis of the local labor market to give companies interested in coming into the area an idea of what that market could support.

UWSC gears up for 12th bridge run
March 19, 2008 at 11:34 am
The United Way of St. Charles is gearing up for its 12th annual 5K Bridge Run, which is the only race in the country that allows participants to transverse the Mississippi River.

Board moves forward with Destrehan’s athletic facelift
March 19, 2008 at 11:32 am
Even though the estimated cost of the project has recently spiked from $1.5 million to around $2.25 million, the school board voted to go ahead with Destrehan's athletic facility relocation by sending it out for bid.

Slow home sales delay Phase II of Ashton Plantation Slow home sales delay Phase II of Ashton Plantation
March 19, 2008 at 11:15 am
Phase II of Ashton Plantation won't be going up as scheduled until more homes are sold in Phase I.

Councilman in trouble Councilman in trouble
March 19, 2008 at 9:18 am
A 2006 audit of the financial statements of the St. Rose Fire Department shows several violations and questionable spending of tax payer's money by the department.

Schools save over half a million
March 19, 2008 at 9:18 am
Despite their employees' willingness to stay with UnitedHealthcare, the St. Charles Parish School Board decided to end their 14-year relationship with the insurance company in order to save costs.

Students test Labranche for pollution to compare us to the world Students test Labranche for pollution to compare us to the world
March 19, 2008 at 9:18 am
Soil, water and air testing may seem like a mundane and boring lesson when read from text books or performed with mock samples inside the classroom. That's one of the reasons Katy Higgins and her 45 students from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy in Jefferson Parish visited the LaBranche Wetlands.

Dynamite blast to shake up parish
March 19, 2008 at 9:18 am
Don't be surprised if the ground shakes around or near homes and businesses in Ormond, New Sarpy, Montz, Hahnville and Norco.

Destrehan band director arrested on sex charges Destrehan band director arrested on sex charges
March 18, 2008 at 11:35 am
Destrehan band director Byron Toups was arrested by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office this morning and charged with molestation of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile and simple battery.

32 St. Charles Parish roads listed for repairs
32 St. Charles Parish roads listed for repairs
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A $1.4 million bid has been awarded to Barriere Construction Co. in Boutte to improve 32 roadways in St. Charles Parish.

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