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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.

Steven Gonzales being sworn in by District Attorney Harry Morel, Jr. New ADA sworn in
May 10, 2006 at 1:44 pm
St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry J. Morel, Jr. has added a new Assistant District Attorney to his staff. Steven Gonzales was sworn in by Mr. Morel on April 24.

Blanco has another shot at redemption Blanco has another shot at redemption
May 10, 2006 at 1:43 pm
BATON ROUGE -- Gov. Kathleen Blanco is on the threshold of her potential resurgence, with six weeks of the regular session behind her and just as much time remaining.

Parish to provide kids with meals during the summer Parish to provide kids with meals during the summer
May 10, 2006 at 1:41 pm
Children in St. Charles Parish will have the opportunity to get a nutritious and balanced meal from June 5 through July 13 at four designated food service sites throughout the parish.

Ace Hardware associate nationally recognized for work after Katrina Ace Hardware associate nationally recognized for work after Katrina
May 10, 2006 at 1:35 pm
Destrehan, La. - In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’ s devastation, many local residents turned to Anthony’s Ace Hardware for help in rebuilding their homes and lives. However, if it weren't for the dedication and resolve of employee Leslie Lauman, those residents would have found a “closed" sign instead of a welcome mat.

School board enacts sales tax holiday School board enacts sales tax holiday
May 10, 2006 at 1:33 pm
Members of the St. Charles Parish School Board passed a resolution at its meeting on May 3, that would provide a local "Sales Tax Holiday" to parish residents as a way of thanking the community for their commitment to public schooling in the area.

Bill Baldwin, 46, Kenner charged with DWI and Sgt. Bobby Gorman, a nine-year veteran Drunk driver harms officer
May 10, 2006 at 1:23 pm
Sgt. Bobby Gorman was severely injured when a Kenner man turned into his path of travel near the intersection of U.S. 61 and Riverbend Dr. in St. Rose the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office reported.

Katrina has little effect on termite population Katrina has little effect on termite population
May 10, 2006 at 1:20 pm
Hurricane Katrina brought with her massive rainfall and flooding. In the storm’s aftermath, some residents in the area believed that the massive flooding would decrease the termite populations.

Water rate increase expected
May 10, 2006 at 1:18 pm
At its May 15 meeting, the parish council will decide whether to increase the rates of water users in St. Charles Parish. If approved, the rate increase will pay for a $25 million plan to upgrade water treatment facilities on the east and west bank.

Acosta Kittles, 33, Kenner and Shane Saltaformaggio, 24, Luling Deputies caught smuggling drugs into jail
May 10, 2006 at 1:16 pm
Two corrections officers were arrested last week and charged with attempting to bring drugs into Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility in St. Charles Parish.

90-year-old Hahnville business shutting doors
90-year-old Hahnville business shutting doors
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After nearly 90 years in business, during which time only one family has owned and operated it, Madere’s Garage in Hahnville is closing.