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Fatal crash in early morning hours
July 07, 2006 at 9:53 am
Early Thursday morning, on June 29, Louisiana State Police responded to an accident at approximately 4:42 a.m. The incident occurred on LA 18 near Sugarhouse Rd.

St. Charles Parish School System employees to get one-time bonuses
June 28, 2006 at 2:53 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board approved one-time bonus payments to all full and part time employees at the board's June 21 meeting.

Bonuses include a one-time payment of $1,000 to full time employees and $500 to part time employees. This one time bonus is in addition to the planned 5 percent teacher raise expected to be approved by the School Board at its July 5 board meeting.

Rotary President Jim Hooper is shown at left with this year’s scholarship award winners. They are Emily Rangel, Lauren Fogarty, Callie Anderson, Alyse Granier, Catherine Landry, Courtney Soudelier, Kristen Killen, and Rebecca Ory. Award Chairman Jennifer Parish rotarians raise top dollars for students
June 28, 2006 at 2:48 pm
From the beginning, the proceeds of the St. Charles Alligator Festival were dedicated to Rotary charities, parularly the scholarship program.

In 1980, Sharon Mecum was awarded the first scholarship of $250 per year. Since she would study for four years, that was a $1,000 commitment. Every year since that time it has grown, mainly due to money made at the yearly Alligator Festival. Since Katrina took care of last year’s festival, a Gatorganza was organized to help with the funding and this year an amazing $34,000 commitment was made for scholarships. To date some 160 students were helped with $339,500 in scholarship money.

Nude stroll puts Norco man behind bars Nude stroll puts Norco man behind bars
June 28, 2006 at 2:25 pm
Last Thursday, Christopher Coll was arrested by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office after a witness claimed that she had seen him completely naked on Mary St. in Norco.

German Coast Farmer’s Market is growing
June 28, 2006 at 2:21 pm
On Wednesday, July 5, the German Coast Farmers' Market will open a second market on the west bank every Wednesday from 4 - 8 p.m. The Market will be located at Dougie V's Restaurant, 13899 River Road in Luling. Parish President Albert Laque and other Parish officials will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Hope for troubled families
June 28, 2006 at 2:19 pm
Drug abuse is a pervasive problem in today's society, disrupting the life of the drug abuser, and devastating and destroying family relationships. The daily success of living, coupled with family pressures or problems, may lead to drug abuse by one or more individuals as their means of coping.

Norvel M. Revader, 23, Boutte Boutte man booked with domestic violence
June 28, 2006 at 2:18 pm
An explosive argument erupted between Norvel M. Revader, 23, and his girlfriend after it was discovered that their son had a case of poison ivy at 3:49 p.m. on June 25.

Danielle Shareef, a Hahnville counseler killed in a car accident Hahnville loses a mentor and a friend
June 28, 2006 at 2:15 pm
By the age of 36, Danielle Shareef had led, by most accounts, a full life.

She had played college basketball at Big Eight powerhouse Kansas University and professionally in the United States and overseas in Israel.

Catfish Festival kicks off July 7 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church Catfish Festival kicks off July 7 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church
June 28, 2006 at 2:03 pm
It’s time again for the La. Catfish Festival. The 32nd Annual event will begin on July 7 and the fun will continue through July 9 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands. The La. Catfish Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the state of Louisiana.

Corey J. Pierre, 36, Boutte and Pernell Simmons, 33, Luling Two west bank residents flee from police
June 28, 2006 at 1:56 pm
Two west bank subjects were arrested on June 16 after St. Charles Parish Deputies responded to a call that the subjects were selling crack cocaine in the Luling area.

The man with the plan The man with the plan
June 28, 2006 at 1:25 pm
BATON ROUGE -- Scott Angelle pointed hard and fast to Caddo Parish. The he breathlessly offered an overview of the state’s dry hole tax credit. Next he jabbed Cameron Parish and released a spitfire evaluation of coastal land loss.

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.

Board fed up with school choice law
Board fed up with school choice law
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St. Charles Parish School Board members are decrying a new law that will allow students attending failing schools in outside parishes to attend St. Charles Parish Public Schools this year.