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First African-American to serve parish council honored First African-American to serve parish council honored
June 22, 2006 at 10:53 am
Before the regular minutes of the evening began during Monday’s parish council meeting, the memory of Curtis T. Johnson, Sr. was colorfully recalled amid a packed room.

Council invites Holy Cross to move to parish
June 22, 2006 at 10:50 am
Introduced by Councilman Dickie Duhe, a resolution passed requesting the Parish President Albert Laque, along with St. Charles Economic Development and Tourism Director Corey Faucheux, to pursue and invite Holy Cross High School to relocate its campus from the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans to St. Charles Parish.

Popular lunch spot hit by criminals in a overnight heist. Thieves strike Hahnville grocery store
June 22, 2006 at 10:47 am
In the early morning hours of June 11, thieves struck Birdie's Express, on River Road in Hahnville. At 1:52 a.m., St. Charles Parish deputies responded to a call from the store's owner stating that the store had been burglarized.

David Prieskop, 19, Boutte; Toney Thibodeaux, 25, Des Allemands; and Lacey Breaux, 18, Boutte Three booked for cruelty to animals
June 22, 2006 at 10:35 am
In two separate cases, three individuals from the parish were charged with cruelty to animals. In both cases, dogs were the victims.

One case was negligence, while the other incident involved leaving a dog in a hot car on a scorching June afternoon.

Only a hour into their trip, passengers of the Sunset Limited were rocked from their seats when the train struck a pick-up. Eighteen Wheeler knocks out Amtrak train in Paradis
June 22, 2006 at 10:27 am
An eighteen wheeler truck struck an Amtrak train, the Sunset Limited, headed for Los Angeles at about 1 p.m. on June 14. The incident sent three people to the hospital for minor injuries.

Coastal concerns a major issue for legislature
June 22, 2006 at 10:25 am
BATON ROUGE – Issues that have long drawn concern from only south Louisiana communities, such as hurricane protection, flood control and coastal restoration, were crystallized as major state policy during the regular session that adjourned Monday evening.

Do You Have A Disaster Plan For Your Animals?
June 14, 2006 at 11:40 am
If you have pets or livestock, your family’s disaster plans need to include what you’ll do with them.

"Don’t wait until a storm, flood or other disaster threatens to think about what you will do with pets or livestock," says LSU AgCenter veterinarian Dr. Christine Navarre. "Make plans early, so you can put those plans into play the minute a potential disaster threatens.

Big Fireworks, music planned for July 4 celebration
June 14, 2006 at 11:39 am
The Sixteenth Annual St. Charles Parish Independence Day Celebration will be held on Monday, July 3rd, at the West Bridge Park in Luling from 6 - 9 p.m.

St. Charles to honor former councilman St. Charles to honor former councilman
June 14, 2006 at 11:37 am
St. Charles Parish President Albert D. Laque and Council Chairman Brian Fabre today announced that former Councilman Curtis T. Johnson, Sr. will be recognized for his service to St. Charles Parish at the June 19, 2006 Parish Council Meeting.

Some insects like it hot
June 14, 2006 at 11:21 am
Two important insect pests that include grasshoppers and chinch bugs are showing up a little earlier than normal and have begun making their presence known to many homeowners.

Blake Brady shows off his 1993 Ford F-150 Lightning. Brady will tour the nation showing off his prize possession. Hahnville car enthusiast joins high performance tour
June 14, 2006 at 11:17 am
Gainesville, Fla., – Hahnville resident Blake Brady and his 1993 Ford F-150 Lightning joined other hot-rodders and car enthusiasts for America’s largest rolling car show.

Funds available for low-income families
June 14, 2006 at 11:16 am
The St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services has received funds for the Weatherization Program administered by the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency.

Tina Spurgeon, 38, Luling Luling resident charged with forgery and theft
June 14, 2006 at 11:15 am
Tina M. Spurgeon, 38, of 12715 Hwy. 90, Luling, was arrested on June 6 after it was discovered that she forged and cashed checks totaling $1,500 from a locally owned business.

Stephanie Rowley, Monsanto Employee and Co-Chair of the United Way Campaign, presents check for $55,000 to Denise Brodsky, Executive Director of United Way of St. Charles Parish. Monsanto donates $55,000 to United Way
June 14, 2006 at 11:13 am
On Thursday, June 8, Monsanto presented a check to The United Way of St. Charles Parish for fifty-five thousand dollars.

Along with the donation each year, Monsanto sponsors a “United Way Kick Off Fair” and “Fund Raiser Campaign” in order to raise even more money for the organization.

With ethics, old ways die hard With ethics, old ways die hard
June 14, 2006 at 11:12 am
BATON ROUGE – When Rep. Mike Walsworth, R-West Monroe, tried last week to get a hearing on the House floor – his third attempt this session -- for a bill to prohibit elected officials from entering into hurricane recovery contracts, 52 of his colleagues tabled the move and buried the ethics proposal in a shallow grave.

Vandals torched two holes at the country club, causing   thousands of dollars in damage to the course. Vandals dig up trouble at Ormond Country Club
June 14, 2006 at 11:10 am
St. Charles Parish Deputies were dispatched to Ormond Country Club in Destrehan, in response to a call from the club's manager stating that the golf course had been vandalized during the night or in the early morning hours of June 7.

FEMA nears cleanup completion FEMA nears cleanup completion
June 14, 2006 at 11:09 am
With hurricane season underway once more, and after seven months of work, debris removal in the parish is nearing the end. 238,924 cubic yards of storm-related debris has been picked up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in St. Charles Parish as of June 9.

A 7 ft. alligator lounges on the front porch of Sandy Matthews’ home in Hahnville.  Matthews, seeing a flurry of activity outside her home, went to go outside and nearly stepped on the predator. In end, the alligator has to be killed. Gator stops by for lunch
June 14, 2006 at 11:00 am
Sandy Matthews, a schoolteacher from Luling Elementary, was enjoying a fine summer afternoon off in Hahnville’s Avalon Subdivision when she received an unexpected visitor: a 7 ft. alligator.

Threats force Hahnville fire chief to resign
Threats force Hahnville fire chief to resign
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Stanley Wajda, who spent the last seven months as paid fire chief of the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD), resigned from the position in a heated meeting on Tuesday.