Shell Chemical Norco and Motiva Refining Norco representatives, St. Charles Parish officials and several members of the Norco Parks Steering Committee were on hand to officially open two Norco Recreational Parks. Shell and Motiva donate parks
March 22, 2006 at 3:04 pm
Two newly developed Greenbelt Recreational Parks in Norco were dedicated and donated to St. Charles Parish Recreational Department in ribbon cutting ceremonies on Saturday, March 11.

Local leaders add support to the Jindal Bill Local leaders add support to the Jindal Bill
March 22, 2006 at 3:00 pm
Congressman Bobby Jindal was recently joined by parish presidents, mayors, and coastal advocacy groups to add further weight behind the push to pass his Domestic Energy Production through Offshore Exploration and Equitable Treatment of State Holdings Act of 2006.

Dow Offers $6,000 in PTEC Scholarships Dow Offers $6,000 in PTEC Scholarships
March 22, 2006 at 2:27 pm
The chemical industry has been vocal about how their operations have changed over the years. Technology has changed and, as a result, the skill sets a plant operator must have today have changed through the years as well. That is why Dow St. Charles Operations and neighboring companies have partnered with the Louisiana Technical College -- River Parishes Campus to offer an Associate's Degree in Process Technology (PTEC).

Superintendent Lafon and Dir. of Public Information Rochelle Cancienne (right) accept the Grace Under Fire Award School district's response to Katrina rewarded
March 22, 2006 at 2:24 pm
Nationwide, along with two other school districts, Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon and Director of Public Information Rochelle Cancienne were recognized for their performance during Hurricane Katrina. Winners of the Grace Under Fire Award at the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) annual conference, the St. Charles Parish School District receives a $10,000 endowment.

MONA BAGOT was honored as 2005-06 Citizen of the Year in the parish by St. Charles Rotary Club Friday night. Top Citizen, Young People are honored at Rotary banquet
March 22, 2006 at 2:20 pm
This year’s Citizen of the Year was praised as a heroine in saving ill and elderly hospital patients during Hurricane Katrina.

Race Chairman Tracie Lack and United Way Executive Director Denise Brodsky hold the coveted team participation trophy won by St. Charles Parish Schools for the past two years. Coveted trophy up for grabs
March 22, 2006 at 2:12 pm
Businesses will again challenge St. Charles Parish School System for the highly coveted team participation trophy awarded by the Valero St. Charles United Way Bridge Run. For the past two years, St. Charles Parish Schools has won the trophy. Last year’s school team boasted over 300 participants.

Accused rapist jumps bail Accused rapist jumps bail
March 22, 2006 at 2:10 pm
The St. Charles Sheriff's Office is looking for a Luling man charged with the forcible rape of a juvenile after he skipped out of a court date on March 10.

Hurricane recovery could be overshadowed during regular session Hurricane recovery could be overshadowed during regular session
March 22, 2006 at 2:08 pm
BATON ROUGE -- When six feet of Katrina’s water rushed down Bayou Savage along the eastern side of New Orleans, Pete Gerica rescued his elderly mother from the surge and strapped her to the top of a tree using a cable wire.

Death trap Death trap
March 22, 2006 at 1:22 pm
The deadly canal that runs alongside Airline Highway between St. Rose and Destrehan, continues to claim lives and reap havoc on automobiles.

Displaced Metairie man charged with indecent behavior Displaced Metairie man charged with indecent behavior
March 22, 2006 at 12:58 pm
A New Orleans area man, who was staying with a Luling family, was charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile.The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office arrested John L. Smith III, 60, Metairie, on March 12 after someone witnessed him taking inappropriate photographs of a 6 year-old girl in Monsanto Park.

Recreational riders beware Recreational riders beware
March 15, 2006 at 2:06 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's office is cracking down on people riding recreational vehicles on public roads. They recently issued a statement warning people that if they are caught riding 4-wheelers, dirt bikes or other off-road vehicles on public roads, they will be issued a ticket and fined. The sheriff's office is clamping down on the law due to a rise in complaints of children riding off road vehicles in neighborhoods.

Canadian singer/songwriter Mark Mallet. Internationally-known singer Mark Mallett to perform in Ama
March 15, 2006 at 2:03 pm
Canadian singer/songwriter and Catholic missionary Mark Mallett, who will be performing at the Father Cote Center in Ama on Thursday, March 23, has been making waves once again.

LEAP --displaced students will be scored separately LEAP --displaced students will be scored separately
March 15, 2006 at 2:01 pm
Students get your #2 pencils ready, it’s LEAP test time again. As students prepare for the annual testing, state and parish officials have taken steps to accommodate a possible risk of displaced student scores affecting the parish’s overall testing results.

Laque’s pleas for levee go unanswered Laque’s pleas for levee go unanswered
March 15, 2006 at 1:59 pm
With hurricane season set to start June 1, St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque expressed extreme frustration in trying to complete a hurricane protection levee for the parish's vulnerable southern flank, the west bank. This is especially taxing, considering the near miss St. Charles Parish experienced with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Willowdale Country Club Golf Pro, Derek Sanders, stands in front of the charred golf carts. Fire destroys 51 Willowdale golf carts
March 15, 2006 at 1:46 pm
On Sunday evening, March 12, the golf cart barn at Willowdale Country Club burst into flames around 6:30 p. m. A neighbor of the club spotted the fire and called 911. The fire department responded and quickly gained control of the blaze. According to officials at Willowdale, the cause of the fire may have been electrical.

Four large vessels moved
March 15, 2006 at 1:28 pm
Valero St. Charles Refinery and Mammoet USA will be transporting 4 large vessels, weighing 150-580 tons, March 15-19.

‘Hardball’ issue on oil royalties has difficult history, future ‘Hardball’ issue on oil royalties has difficult history, future
March 15, 2006 at 1:24 pm
BATON ROUGE -- President Harry S. Truman offered Louisiana a sweet deal in 1949, an arrangement that state officials are still trying to get the feds to duplicate even today.

Simone Harris, 26, Luling (right) and Medgra Bailey, 39, Luling Abusers get jail time
March 15, 2006 at 1:19 pm
Last Thursday, a Boutte woman received 10 years in the Louisiana Department of Corrections for maltreatment and theft of an elderly man in her care. On the same day, a Luling woman received 8 years for hurting a child.

Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond
Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond
The Krewe of Zeus will resubmit an application to parade through Ormond Boulevard after making changes to the route, according to krewe's captain.