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Will new school textbooks lift a weight off kids’ shoulders?
April 11, 2007 at 1:26 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board voted to buy newer social studies books for students to meet current state standards at a regular meeting at their administrative offices in Luling.

Armstrong International releases passenger survey
April 11, 2007 at 1:12 pm
Things are looking up at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport -- in the most literal sense.

HHS stadium expansion postponed because bids are ... out of bounds
April 11, 2007 at 1:06 pm
The expansion of Hahnville High’s football stadium was put on hold after the St. Charles Parish School Board voted to reject all bids for the job at a regular meeting at their administrative offices in Luling.

National zone safety awareness week
April 11, 2007 at 1:04 pm
In recognition of National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, Louisiana's TIMED program is launching "TIMED to drive safe," a public awareness campaign to educate and inform Louisiana's young drivers about the hazards associated with traveling through work zone areas.

V.J. & Snookie RIDING HIGH in Laque’s election forecast
April 11, 2007 at 1:02 pm
Outgoing parish president says five capable men are running for his office but these two are the guys to beat in Oct. vote.

Marathon Oil Company job fair set for April
April 11, 2007 at 1:00 pm
Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is finalizing plans for a job fair for its Garyville Major Expansion (GME) project on Saturday, April 28.

What's Happening
April 11, 2007 at 12:53 pm
Come on down to the 2007 United Way 5K Bridge Run

Groundbreaking for church Katrina could not vanquish Groundbreaking for church Katrina could not vanquish
April 11, 2007 at 12:28 pm
Easter Sunday was cold, wet and dreary this year, but if the winds of Hurricane Katrina couldn't break the resolve of the congregation of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Ama, neither could a little rain when it came time to break ground for the site of their new place of worship.

Senator Vitter promises levee help
April 11, 2007 at 12:25 pm
Levee improvements were a hot topic when U.S. Sen. David Vitter hosted a "town hall meeting" attended by residents and public officials at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville on April 9.

LIttle Gypsy power plant in Montz. Montz power plant’s $1 billion expansion
April 11, 2007 at 12:23 pm
Entergy Louisiana is set to build a $1 billion generating unit at the "Little Gypsy" power plant in Montz, a project that will create 500 construction jobs in the short term, 35 plant jobs in the long term - and save customers a staggering $4 billion in monthly billings over the next 30 years, company officials say.

In the News
April 11, 2007 at 12:18 pm
How the Bonne Carre Spillway helps raise hurricane levees

The Bonnet Carre Spillway’s primary purpose is to defend New Orleans against Mississippi River flooding. But it also plays a little-known and “dirty” role in hurricane defense.

St. Charles Parish nets grant to help needy families
April 11, 2007 at 12:10 pm
In the ongoing effort to help needy citizens of St. Charles parish, a $35,234 grant has been awarded for emergency food and shelter needs, according to Timothy J. Vial, Chairman of the Local Emergency Food and Shelter Board.

King of the road - Gators cruise the parish King of the road - Gators cruise the parish
April 04, 2007 at 2:19 pm
For a couple of minutes on a summer-warm Wednesday afternoon in Boutte, this 8-foot gator ruled Hwy 90, backing up traffic while he made an unsteady, stop-and-go crossing from one marshy spot to another.

Need Help? Dial 2-1-1
April 04, 2007 at 1:58 pm
We are all familiar with the 9-1-1- emergency phone system, but dialing 2-1-1 quickly links residents to a connected, integrated, state wide system of free community services.

Dominic Brown Keeping parish kids on the straight & narrow
April 04, 2007 at 1:55 pm
A Boutte couple and a friend who is studying to become a pastor are working hard to keep parish kids active in sports - and out of trouble.

The United Way's Marie Scantlebury said that Nicholl's Limousine Service help get parish people around. No car? Need a ride? The United Way’s ‘limo service’ can help you
April 04, 2007 at 1:51 pm
St. Charles Parish residents had no taxicabs, city buses or any other kind of public transportation before Hurricane Katrina.

Parish President Albert Laque SCP needs flood of cash to protect citizens from storm
April 04, 2007 at 1:48 pm
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque won’t take no for an answer when it comes getting the money needed to complete the work on the levees before hurricane season starts this year.

St. Charles Parish redesigned from public safety to housing
April 04, 2007 at 1:46 pm
Louisiana Speaks has helped guide many plans in the works specifically to make St. Charles safer and help it develop including:

Lifestyles

St. Rose Elementary receives visit from police dog
St. Rose Elementary receives visit from police dog
Officer Roy Gautreaux and Freckles, members of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s...
Book Review: “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”
Book Review: “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”
Ned Vizzini’s “It’s Kind of A Funny Story” follows fifteen-year-old Craig Gilner of...

Hahnville storms back in fourth quarter to beat Haughton
Hahnville storms back in fourth quarter to beat Haughton
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With Hahnville trailing Haughton 14-13 late in the fourth quarter, linebacker Peyton Robert scooped up a fumble and rumbled into the end zone to give the Tigers their first lead of the game.