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Schools boss Rodney Lafon is NOT running for parish prez
April 04, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Rumors are flying that St. Charles Parish Superintendent of schools Dr. Rodney Lafon, (right), is retiring from that position so he can run for the office of parish president to replace Albert Laque when his term expires later this year.

Herald-Guide’s Heather R. Breaux named Editor of Lifestyles & Sports
April 04, 2007 at 1:30 pm
Last summer, St. Charles Parish resident Heather R. Breaux joined the staff at the Herald-Guide as a rookie reporter fresh out of college - and eight months later - she is working her way to the top and has been named Lifestyles and Sports Editor.

St. Charles Parish turned 200 on March 31. Bicentennial celebration: a party 200 years in the making
April 04, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Even with the looming threat of showers, the crowds came out to witness the St. Charles Parish Bicentennial celebration at the courthouse in Hahnville.

Valero funds bus upgrades for SC Parish
April 04, 2007 at 1:22 pm
At least 26 St. Charles Parish school buses are are going to retrofitted with special filters that will help them meet higher emission standards thanks to a special grant from Valero St. Charles Refinery.

$70M gas plant brings 315 jobs to SC Parish
April 04, 2007 at 1:20 pm
A $70 million bio-gas company that is expected to generate 300 temporary construction jobs and 15 full-time industrial positions for St. Charles Parish is scheduled to open in Taft in Dec. 2008, a company spokesman says.

And the winner is ... Henry Friloux, right. That’s chamber director Blaise Gravois, left. Henry Friloux named River Region Chamber’s ‘Shining Star’ for 2007
March 28, 2007 at 4:39 pm
Henry Friloux, Owner and President of Echo Ventures, Inc. received the River Region Chamber of Commerce 2007 Shining Star Award at its annual banquet held on January 26 at the St. James Boat Club.

SCP Sheriff replaces aging office with one that’s factory-fresh SCP Sheriff replaces aging office with one that’s factory-fresh
March 28, 2007 at 4:26 pm
... and it’s about time, too. The old unit served the parish well for 10 years. But repairs required because of roof damaged caused by Hurricane Katrina made the decision to replace it a no-brainer.

Council approves Luling subdivision ... 63 homes on tap in Hidden Oaks
March 28, 2007 at 4:25 pm
St. Charles Parish council approved the development of a subdivision in Luling.

Corps gets stormy earful from citizens at hearing
March 28, 2007 at 4:23 pm
Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers held an open forum with officials and residents of St. Charles Parish Tuesday night in an effort to gain input about what needs to be done to ensure the that the devastation that plagued New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, doesn't happen in St. Charles.

Port official arrested for reckless driving in St. John Parish
March 28, 2007 at 4:21 pm
A former St. Charles Parish councilman was arrested last week after failing to return to the scene of an accident, according to the St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office.

VIPs
March 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm
Jackie Robert and Jane Petit, Luling Elementary School, Allison Hnatyshyn, Albert Cammon Middle School and Debra Gomez, Mimosa Park Elementary School have been awarded $250 teacher’s grants from the River Parishes Education Iniative. Only nine educators from three parishes got the honor. Congratulations!

Melancon votes for hurricane-relief bill
March 28, 2007 at 4:01 pm
U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon voted for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill, which would provide $6.4 billion in disaster relief for hurricane recovery along the Gulf Coast.

Schools ahead of curve with new college prep classes
March 28, 2007 at 4:00 pm
St. Charles Parish schools are making curriculum and classroom changes designed to help students succeed in college.

HONORED: Barry Guillot Teacher Barry Guillot is SC Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year
March 28, 2007 at 3:57 pm
Science teacher Barry Guillot was awarded the St. Charles parish Rotary Club's Citizen of the Year at a ceremony March 23.

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March 28, 2007 at 3:52 pm
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St. Charles Parish Birthday party

HAHNVILLE - Join residents and parish officals as they celebrate the Parish’s 200th birthday on Saturday, March 31 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the parish courthouse located at the parish courthouse located at 15045 River Road. There will be birthday cake, music, ice cream, drinks and party favors.

In the News
March 28, 2007 at 3:47 pm
Ban cockfighting once and for all, says State Rep. Mike Strain

State Rep. Mike Strain has filed legislation to ban cockfighting in Louisiana, a similar measure that was defeated last year.

St. Charles schools rely heavily on millage renewal
March 28, 2007 at 3:37 pm
The largest source of income for St. Charles Parish schools is in the hands of parish voters March 31 as they head to the polls to decide whether to renew the general fund millage.

Off track? Train’s pit stops puzzle residents Off track? Train’s pit stops puzzle residents
March 28, 2007 at 3:31 pm
St. Charles Parish Councilman Richard Duhe, health club manager Paul Centanni, and other residents of Destrehan want the Canadian National Railway Company to limit the number of times their trains block traffic by stopping between Ormond Boulevard and Murray Drive.

Lifestyles

Church holds fundraiser for local elementary school
Church holds fundraiser for local elementary school
New Life Community Church, the joint ministry of Luling United Methodist & First...
Family Movie Night
LULING – A feature film and free popcorn will provide an evening of entertainment...

Fed up St. Rose residents take action in aftermath of chemical release
Fed up St. Rose residents take action in aftermath of chemical release
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A group of St. Rose residents have banded together in the wake of a 10-day noxious chemical release from IMTT’s St. Rose facility in June that left more than 130 people in the area feeling sick.