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$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. Thatís chamber director Blaise Gravois, left. Henry Friloux named River Region Chamberís ĎShining Starí 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 thatís factory-fresh SCP Sheriff replaces aging office with one thatís factory-fresh
March 28, 2007 at 4:26 pm
... and itís 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 teacherís 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 Clubís 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 Parishís 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? Trainís pit stops puzzle residents Off track? Trainís 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 youíre 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.

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The flu vaccine may not be as effective against this seasonís most dominant strain of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.