|A way out
March 29, 2006 at 11:18 am
Keeping St. Charles Parish a safe community is what the drug court is all about. The highly successful program offers an alternative to jail time.
|By the grace of God, we will rebuild
March 29, 2006 at 11:10 am
Katrina, along with destructive winds and catastrophic flooding, brought with her small tornadoes that hit here and there with no rhyme or reason. One such tornado touched down and destroyed the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama.
|Wetland Watchers wins national award
March 22, 2006 at 3:28 pm
From a crowded field of worthy entrants, the LaBranche Wetland Watchers, an outdoor educational program for Harry Hurst Middle School, won the 2006 National Silver Star, a $10,000 prize.
|Brou: Now is the time for panic
March 22, 2006 at 3:20 pm
The east bank water crisis ratcheted up another notch at the parish council meeting on Monday evening. At the meeting, Department of Waterworks Director Robert Brou told members in an impassioned address that C Plant's failure “could happen tonight."
|Clearing New Paths for the Future
March 22, 2006 at 3:14 pm
When St. Charles Parish teachers Barry Guillot, Craig Howat and Daniel Martin along with local environmentalist Milton Cambre surveyed the damage from Hurricane Katrina to their proposed site for the region's first public nature trail, they were encouraged by the lack of erosion from the tidal surge.
|Shell and Motiva donate parks
March 22, 2006 at 3:04 pm
Two newly developed Greenbelt Recreational Parks in Norco were dedicated and donated to St. Charles Parish Recreational Department in ribbon cutting ceremonies on Saturday, March 11.
|Local leaders add support to the Jindal Bill
March 22, 2006 at 3:00 pm
Congressman Bobby Jindal was recently joined by parish presidents, mayors, and coastal advocacy groups to add further weight behind the push to pass his Domestic Energy Production through Offshore Exploration and Equitable Treatment of State Holdings Act of 2006.
|Dow Offers $6,000 in PTEC Scholarships
March 22, 2006 at 2:27 pm
The chemical industry has been vocal about how their operations have changed over the years. Technology has changed and, as a result, the skill sets a plant operator must have today have changed through the years as well. That is why Dow St. Charles Operations and neighboring companies have partnered with the Louisiana Technical College -- River Parishes Campus to offer an Associate's Degree in Process Technology (PTEC).
|School district's response to Katrina rewarded
March 22, 2006 at 2:24 pm
Nationwide, along with two other school districts, Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon and Director of Public Information Rochelle Cancienne were recognized for their performance during Hurricane Katrina. Winners of the Grace Under Fire Award at the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) annual conference, the St. Charles Parish School District receives a $10,000 endowment.
|Top Citizen, Young People are honored at Rotary banquet
March 22, 2006 at 2:20 pm
This year’s Citizen of the Year was praised as a heroine in saving ill and elderly hospital patients during Hurricane Katrina.
|Coveted trophy up for grabs
March 22, 2006 at 2:12 pm
Businesses will again challenge St. Charles Parish School System for the highly coveted team participation trophy awarded by the Valero St. Charles United Way Bridge Run. For the past two years, St. Charles Parish Schools has won the trophy. Last year’s school team boasted over 300 participants.
|Accused rapist jumps bail
March 22, 2006 at 2:10 pm
The St. Charles Sheriff's Office is looking for a Luling man charged with the forcible rape of a juvenile after he skipped out of a court date on March 10.
|Hurricane recovery could be overshadowed during regular session
March 22, 2006 at 2:08 pm
BATON ROUGE -- When six feet of Katrina’s water rushed down Bayou Savage along the eastern side of New Orleans, Pete Gerica rescued his elderly mother from the surge and strapped her to the top of a tree using a cable wire.
March 22, 2006 at 1:22 pm
The deadly canal that runs alongside Airline Highway between St. Rose and Destrehan, continues to claim lives and reap havoc on automobiles.
|Displaced Metairie man charged with indecent behavior
March 22, 2006 at 12:58 pm
A New Orleans area man, who was staying with a Luling family, was charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile.The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office arrested John L. Smith III, 60, Metairie, on March 12 after someone witnessed him taking inappropriate photographs of a 6 year-old girl in Monsanto Park.
|Recreational riders beware
March 15, 2006 at 2:06 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's office is cracking down on people riding recreational vehicles on public roads. They recently issued a statement warning people that if they are caught riding 4-wheelers, dirt bikes or other off-road vehicles on public roads, they will be issued a ticket and fined. The sheriff's office is clamping down on the law due to a rise in complaints of children riding off road vehicles in neighborhoods.
|Internationally-known singer Mark Mallett to perform in Ama
March 15, 2006 at 2:03 pm
Canadian singer/songwriter and Catholic missionary Mark Mallett, who will be performing at the Father Cote Center in Ama on Thursday, March 23, has been making waves once again.
|LEAP --displaced students will be scored separately
March 15, 2006 at 2:01 pm
Students get your #2 pencils ready, it’s LEAP test time again. As students prepare for the annual testing, state and parish officials have taken steps to accommodate a possible risk of displaced student scores affecting the parish’s overall testing results.
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With the assistance of a K-9 officer, police were able to track down a 23-year-old man who reportedly stole items from a car and broke into a house early Friday morning.
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