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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.

What's Happening
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.

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 ...

Lifestyles

Local church celebrates 155 years
Local church celebrates 155 years
The First Baptist Church of Paradis is celebrating 155 years in operation this year...
Book review: “The Face on the Milk Carton”
Book review: “The Face on the Milk Carton”
In The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney, Janie’s life is turned upside...

Plan would drastically alter Highway 90 traffic
Plan would drastically alter Highway 90 traffic
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Business owners and St. Charles Parish Council members have expressed concern over a comprehensive construction program currently underway on Highway 90 that will change the way the busy roadway functions.