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Pictured is Sheriff Greg Champagne, Jan Madere (Madere's Garage) and Deputy Thomas Mayville Sheriff’s Office purchases 13 new patrol units
May 24, 2006 at 12:07 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s department recently purchased 13 new patrol interceptors for its officers through a government program.

School athletic facilities to get overhaul School athletic facilities to get overhaul
May 24, 2006 at 12:06 pm
After evaluation by Sizeler Architects identifying problems with athletic facilities at elementary, middle, and high schools, St. Charles Parish Schools recently approved a measure to improve athletic facilities at several school sites in the parish.

Tough on crime? Tough on crime?
May 24, 2006 at 12:03 pm
BATON ROUGE -- The stars must have been perfectly aligned in 2001 when every imaginable party involved with the criminal justice process in the Legislature sat down at the same table.

Willowdale Peeper: the bane of residents Willowdale Peeper: the bane of residents
May 24, 2006 at 11:45 am
It's not so easy to catch a Peeping Tom, as concerned residents of Willowdale, Willowridge and Davis Plantation are finding out.

Heavy users to feel the pinch at the tap Heavy users to feel the pinch at the tap
May 17, 2006 at 2:15 pm
After months of debate, hand-wringing and dire warnings, the parish council approved a water rate increase that will substantially tax heavy users.

By a vote of 8-1, the council passed a $25 million upgrade to water system on the east and west bank. Councilman Ganesier "Ram" Ramchandran was the lone hold out against the measure.

Herald-Guide wins Newspaper of the Year Herald-Guide wins Newspaper of the Year
May 17, 2006 at 1:56 pm
Louisiana Press Association held its annual banquet honoring the best newspapers throughout the state this past weekend in Baton Rouge.

In Division 6, The St. Charles Herald-Guide won Newspaper of the Year, based on the number of points earned in the Better Newspaper Editorial Competition and the Better Advertising Competition for 2005.

Workers begin repairing the east bank hurricane protection levee. Parish readies for another hurricane season
May 17, 2006 at 1:51 pm
Last week construction began on preparing the east bank levee for another round of hurricanes. With low spots due to the levee sinking, the Pontchartrain Levee District and the Army Corps of Engineers began the first round of repairs.

Parish schools announce LEAP test scores Parish schools announce LEAP test scores
May 17, 2006 at 1:50 pm
At a press conference on May 15, St. Charles Parish School Board officials were delighted to announce that the results from the parish's annual LEAP testing showed an improvement over last year's scores.

Jarrod Friloux (right) with Sgt. Tim Traylor at Balad Airbase in 2003. Good Fellows
May 17, 2006 at 1:46 pm
In the deserts of Iraq, American soldiers bare the face of true bravery. The work they do, sometimes, represents a side of the Iraqi conflict that most never see. They are the faces standing behind you in line at the grocery store. They are the faces sitting next to you at the little league game. They are the faces that at first glance appear to blend in with the rest of the world. Although sometimes unknown, they are the true American heroes.

Free Go Zone workshop for businesses in Houma
May 17, 2006 at 1:44 pm
A seminar to address business incentives offered through the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at the Houma Civic Center.

Join Forces, Stop Chasing Fire Ants Around Your Neighborhood
May 17, 2006 at 1:43 pm
It’s one of the best seasons of the year to try to rid your yard of fire ants, and the most success can come if you get your neighbors involved in the fight, too, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.

St. Charles Operations Human Resource Leader, Sonya Davis, speaking to the award recipients on the importance of education and the impact of Dow on the community. Dow recognizes high achievers at Hahnville
May 17, 2006 at 1:42 pm
Students at Hahnville High School were recognized by Dow Chemical Company last week for their outstanding academic achievements.

Local tech college offers free construction trade classes
May 17, 2006 at 1:41 pm
The need for construction workers in the River Parishes has blossomed post-Katrina, and St. Charles Parish and the New Orleans metro area each need a vast amount of workers to meet the huge demands.

Dow to move boilers
May 17, 2006 at 1:41 pm
Two huge package steam boilers, weighing more than 160 tons each, are scheduled to be moved from Hahnville to the Dow St. Charles Operations site on Wednesday, May 24. Some of the roads in the area will be temporarily closed by St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Deputies while two 80-foot long transporters move the boilers.

Business keeps coming post-hurricane Business keeps coming post-hurricane
May 17, 2006 at 1:39 pm
BATON ROUGE – If you believe the economic development flacks, businesses inside Louisiana and around the country – world, even – continue to salivate at the thought of gobbling up some of the post-Katrina work here.

Woman killed in River Road crash
May 17, 2006 at 12:27 pm
On Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 12:36 a.m., the Louisiana State Police Troop B, investigated a single car fatal crash on LA 18 (River Rd.) in St. Charles Parish.


arrod Friloux (right) with Sgt. Tim Traylor at Balad Airbase in 2003. Good Fellows
May 17, 2006 at 12:15 pm
In the deserts of Iraq, American soldiers bare the face of true bravery. The work they do, sometimes, represents a side of the Iraqi conflict that most never see. They are the faces standing behind you in line at the grocery store. They are the faces sitting next to you at the little league game. They are the faces that at first glance appear to blend in with the rest of the world. Although sometimes unknown, they are the true American heroes.
Luling native, Jarrod Friloux, is one such face and one such hero.

Valero to move heavy equipment through Norco Valero to move heavy equipment through Norco
May 10, 2006 at 1:46 pm
This week, four huge vessels, each weighing about 130 tons, will be trucked from the Bonne Carre Spillway to the Valero St. Charles refinery. Part of the plant's new upgrades, the equipment will be used in the hydrogen production facility, which is currently under construction. The Louisiana State Police and the St. Charles Sheriff's Department will help direct and detour traffic in an effort to ensure the safety of and minimize the impact on area residents.

SCP: No reason to believe deadly amoeba in St. Charles water
SCP: No reason to believe deadly amoeba in St. Charles water
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After a brain-eating amoeba was found in St. John the Baptist Parish’s water supply, St. Charles Parish says there is no reason to believe the local water system is at risk for the deadly organism.