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Council halts new projects in Ama
October 11, 2007 at 10:24 am
The St. Charles Parish Council approved a moratorium preventing new development in Ama until a land use study is complete. But Parish Planning and Zoning Director Mike Henderson says that doesn't mean permits can't be issued to move mobile homes into the community.

Candidates display grace under fire Candidates display grace under fire
October 11, 2007 at 10:18 am
The three candidates for parish president got their first chance to sway that elusive "undecided voter" during last week's debate, as the trio spoke on a wide-range of topics from hurricane protection to their favorite high school football team.

Barry Minnich Video bingo process unfair to residents
October 11, 2007 at 9:18 am
Councilman Barry Minnich wants anyone interested in opening up future video bingo establishments in St. Charles Parish to come before the council for approval.

40 parish residents make way to Jena rally to offer support 40 parish residents make way to Jena rally to offer support
October 04, 2007 at 7:34 am
A bus filled with 40 African-American residents from St. Charles Parish headed to Jena on Sept. 20, to join crowds of thousands of protesters from all across the country, and chant in raised voices, "Free the Jena 6."

River Parishes Community College awarded $17 Million for development
October 04, 2007 at 7:27 am
Sorrento, LA. River Parishes Community College received $17 Million as a result of the unanimous vote of Senate Bill 337 (Act 391) that was signed by Governor Blanco in July 2007.

Councilman has signs burned, stolen from yard
October 04, 2007 at 7:26 am
As election races build-up momentum and anticipation in St. Charles Parish, one public official, Councilman 'Ram' Ramchandran is feeling the heat, literally - someone set his state representative campaign signs, posted in the front yard of his home in Destrahan, on fire.

State regulators discuss national insurance issues
October 04, 2007 at 7:25 am
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon, along with state regulators from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Arkansas, and the Virgin Islands participated in a forum last week to discuss the insurance issues affecting hurricane-prone states.

Shh!  Quiet in the hallways.....Allemand’s students are excited about the day’s learning and planned fun activities ahead. Allemands Elementary able to improve scores because of parent, teacher support
October 04, 2007 at 7:20 am
Allemands Elementary, nestled in a quiet corner of St. Charles Parish in Des Allemands, received an exemplary rating from the Louisiana Department of Education for the 2006 to 2007 school year.

Domestic violence cases spike since Hurricane Katrina
October 04, 2007 at 7:19 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office reports an increase in domestic violence cases since Hurricane Katrina and Lt. Pam Schmitt wants residents to know what to do if they are victims of these crimes.

Local doctors note increase in child obesity
October 04, 2007 at 7:14 am
Overweight children are at risk for serious health conditions like type two diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol - all once considered exclusively adult diseases.

Charles M. Baloney Purse-snatcher charged with armed burglary
October 04, 2007 at 7:13 am
A Luling man recently arrested and held with a $430,000 bond has a lengthy criminal history, according to police reports.

Hahnville High School graduate Riece Walton’s work will be featured at the Perrin Benham Gallery beginning with an artist’s reception at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5. and running through the month. Walton, who now lives in Pensacola, Fla., paints vivid New Orleans sc HHS graduate returns for art show opening
October 04, 2007 at 7:10 am
St. Charles Parish native Riece Walton will make his return to the area on Oct. 5, when his art exhibit "Do You Know What It Means?" is featured at the Perrin Benham Gallery on Magazine St.

Gumbo fans get ready
October 04, 2007 at 7:09 am
A record-breaking 76 teams will fight for the right to bring home the paddle in the United Way's sixth annual "Battle for the Paddle" cook-off, which will be held Oct. 4 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Housing complaints, article cause residents’ eviction
October 04, 2007 at 7:07 am
Shawane Chopin got evicted from her sub-standard home in the Paul Frederick community after she complained about the poor conditions her family was forced to live in.

Students prepare for ACT
September 27, 2007 at 8:25 am
St. Charles Parish high school students are gearing up for ACT testing in the hopes of getting top scores to secure free college money from the state's scholastic and scholarship programs.

Love bugs good for parish
September 27, 2007 at 8:23 am
There is not doubt that love bugs can be annoying insects.

School employees get raises
September 27, 2007 at 8:22 am
The parish school board's decision to "roll up" the millage will pay off for school employees, who will all receive significant raises after the board approved the measure in last week's meeting.

Norco woman still remembers horrific Manchac bridge collapse Norco woman still remembers horrific Manchac bridge collapse
September 27, 2007 at 8:19 am
Norco resident Roxanna Colon is still haunted by the day she and her stepfather survived the Manchac bridge collapse, which occurred more than 31 years ago

United Way of St. Charles  holds largest  campaign in 60-year history, raises  $2.8 million
United Way of St. Charles holds largest campaign in 60-year history, raises $2.8 million
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United Way of St. Charles announced at their Victory Celebration on March 12, having raised $329,614 more than this time last year.