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SCP schools go hi-tech
March 21, 2007 at 2:11 pm
The St. Charles Parish schools are making leaps and bounds to keep their students and staff ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, the latest leap being the adoption of a new long-range technology plan.

23,000 citizens weigh in on ‘Regional Vision’
March 21, 2007 at 2:01 pm
The “Louisiana Speaks” task force says more than 23,000 citizens have weighed in on South Louisiana’s “Regional Vision” that will directly affect the future of St. Charles Parish.

What's happening
March 21, 2007 at 1:56 pm
Why be bored? You'll find lots to do in St. Charles Parish from March 22 on in this column ...

Girl with leukemia needs your help
March 21, 2007 at 1:54 pm
Ten-year-old Angel Gordon, a student at St. Rose Elementary School, was diagnosed with leukemia in January.

Cancer survivors honored at Relay for Life event at Valero gym
March 21, 2007 at 1:47 pm
On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at the Valero St. Charles Refinery gym, cancer survivors from St. Charles Parish were honored at the first Pre-Event Relay for Life cancer survivors celebration. Mrs. Eula Champagne and Mrs. Joanne Walker both spoke and gave their cancer survivors testimonials.

Shell doles out big bucks in settlement
March 21, 2007 at 1:43 pm
Shell Chemical has agreed to pay $6.5 million in penalties and donations for various St. Charles Parish services as part of their settlement with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Breaux family ... Family copes with tragic loss by starting scholarship fund
March 21, 2007 at 1:40 pm
On a Sunday afternoon, Denise Breaux was excited to be traveling with her six-year -old daughter to see her first musical concert featuring her favorite singer Hillary Duff, in Baton Rouge - two hours later the event turned tragic.

Sheriff says daytime burglaries connected
March 21, 2007 at 1:38 pm
Two suspects believed to be behind a recent string of daylight robberies in St. Charles have been arrested.

Parish President Albert Laque and council members. SCP Council approves building permit fees
March 21, 2007 at 1:34 pm
St. Charles Parish Council approved a proposal to set permanment fees for residential and commercial building projects.



Parish gears up for bus line
March 14, 2007 at 5:33 pm
As St. Charles Parish nears the reality of a largely federally funded mass transit system that would run throughout the parish and into the farthest reaches of St. John, concerned residents have been asking what will happen in three years when the federal money allocated runs out?

Unemployment at 4.6 percent
March 14, 2007 at 5:28 pm
The January seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment for Louisiana was estimated at 1,892,800, an increase of 82,700 jobs since January 2006, the Louisiana Department of Labor announced.

Have we got 4-H Club news for you ...
March 14, 2007 at 5:26 pm
Food drive and sewing camp top the list of activities these guys are involved in

Spirit Happenings
March 14, 2007 at 5:23 pm
LIVING WAY OF THE CROSS

LULING - Holy Family 9th and 10th grade students will present the Living Way of the Cross on Friday, March 16 at 6:30 pm at Holy Family Church. Walk with Jesus to his Crucifixion during this 45-minute meditation.

Absentee voting and polling places ...
March 14, 2007 at 5:13 pm
March 31 is an important day for the St. Charles School Board.

VIPs
March 14, 2007 at 5:07 pm
Danielle Simon has been named Employee of the Month at St. Charles Parish Hospital. She is a supervisor in the Health Information Department and has worked at the hospital since 2001.

Free dental clinic set to open in a few weeks
March 14, 2007 at 5:06 pm
The St. Charles Parish Community Health Center will open a dental clinic in June.

Man hurt in fall off St. Patrick’s float
March 14, 2007 at 5:02 pm
A 19 year old was listed in critical condition at University Hospital after he fell from a float in a St. Patrick's Day parade.

Summertime means gator-time for parish
March 14, 2007 at 5:00 pm
In any other part of the country it may sound odd to find a fully grown alligator catching a tan on someone’s front lawn, but in St. Charles Parish, it simply means summer is around the corner and alligator nuisance officer Kenny Schmill has work to do.

St. Charles Parish Housing authority ordered to repay $600K
St. Charles Parish Housing authority ordered to repay $600K
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The St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has been ordered to repay more than $600,000 because they did not verify the income of those receiving subsidized housing payments and allowed unsafe conditions to persist in Section 8 properties, according to a recent federal audit.