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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.

Cable barrier would cost $1 million Cable barrier would cost $1 million
March 12, 2008 at 4:38 pm
A million dollars is the estimated cost of putting a cable barrier system in place along the dangerous stretch of Airline Highway (U.S. Hwy. 61).

Students work TV program Students work TV program
March 12, 2008 at 4:28 pm
Students at ITT Technical Institute in St. Rose were invited to help a Westwego family get a brand-new start by serving as volunteers for the popular national television series Extreme Home Makeover.

UWSC names top donaters
March 12, 2008 at 11:03 am
The United Way of St. Charles completed another successful annual campaign, raising $2,378,034.35 thanks to the help of local industry and businesses, and the support of the community.

Destrehan man returns state trooper’s semi- automatic rifle
March 12, 2008 at 11:02 am
A 51-year-old Destrehan man returned a rifle he found on the side of I-10 after the weapon fell out of the trunk of a state trooper’s vehicle.

School board searches for new carrier due to high costs
March 12, 2008 at 11:01 am
In what John “Jay” Robichaux says could be the “biggest decision” the school board will make since he has been a member, the insurance committee has begun looking at other healthcare providers as possible alternatives to UnitedHealthcare.

Home invasions on the rise across nation, but crimes can be prevented
March 12, 2008 at 11:00 am
Home Invasions may be the scariest of all crimes for a person to face, not just because they may lose precious valuables in their home, but because the robbers want you to be home when they break in.

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.

Former HHS star is All-Louisiana
Former HHS star is All-Louisiana
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Former Hahnville distance running star Beau Robinson was a little apprehensive when his track and field coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette told him he’d be competing in the steeplechase this season, a competition he had no experience with.

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