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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.

TOMMY KELLY: Accident a sad day for SC Parish. Killed by bulldozer
March 28, 2007 at 3:24 pm
A St. Charles Parish public schools employee was killed March 20 while operating a bulldozer to clear land where a marquee sign was to be set up.

Party like you’re 200: Bicentennial begins
March 28, 2007 at 2:59 pm
St. Charles Parish celebrates its birthday this weekend and Corey Faucheux, director of economic development and tourism invites residents to share in this historic event.

Hurricane refunds: free cash for SCP taxpayers
March 21, 2007 at 3:40 pm
St. Charles Parish home and business owners filing taxes this year will be able to receive extra cash - if they are eligible, fill out the proper paperwork, and turn it in on time.

Escaped inmate back in custody
March 21, 2007 at 3:32 pm
St. Charles inmate Wallace Gabriel was arrested by Harahan police after escaping from the Nelson Correctional Center in Killona.

Sheriff's Reports for March 22
March 21, 2007 at 3:29 pm
DWIs, Arrests, Thefts ... more

Sheriff Greg Champagne, center, at the awards ceremony. SCP Sheriff receives Crimestoppers award
March 21, 2007 at 3:24 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne was recently honored at a local Awards Banquet held by Crimestoppers.


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?

Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
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The director of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has stepped down on the heels of federal and state audits that slammed the agency for mismanagement and requested repayment of more than $600,000.