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Director says subsurface drainage won’t solve parish’s flood problems

Some neighborhoods in the parish that have experienced flooding seem to believe that the installation of subsurface drainage would solve the problem.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

‘Help Wanted’ signs of trouble

The nation’s unemployment rate spiked to 5.5 percent in May, which was the biggest one-month jump in decades and caused help wanted signs to vanish in almost every area of the country.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

Local citrus growers under quarantine

St. Charles Parish has been placed under quarantine in an effort to stamp out an insect that can kill citrus trees in the parish. Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:51 am

Gonzales makes her mark on hometown high school

The happiest part of most children’s day is when the clock strikes 3 p.m. and they get to leave the seemingly cramped confines of their school and head out to an afternoon filled with endless possibilities.Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 11:27 am

Kid friendly computers help educate parish’s young

The United Way of St. Charles and Monsanto have teamed up to purchase computers and developmental software in an attempt to make sure all children in the parish are educationally prepared for first grade.Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 11:25 am

Bubbling sewer draws ire of EPA

A sewer overflow problem in Ormond sparked a complaint to the Environmental Protection Agency as council members and the public works department address drainage concerns parishwide.Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 10:49 am

Hogan: Flood tubes only temporary solution

Some Bayou Des Allemands residents want a floodwall, while others say the structure would disrupt their quality of life along the bayou by blocking both their view and their access to fishing and boating activities. Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 10:41 am

Resident request: Could we have real bathrooms?

Fifty one residents attended the spillway meeting and the first draft of the plan will be complete by August. The final plan should be complete by October.Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 10:28 am

Is industry paying its fair share?

Some St. Charles Parish residents won’t like their property tax bills this year because the parish recently got reassessed by the state in April.Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 9:26 am

Virus outbreak has council concerned

After mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus were found in Ormond, Montz and Norco last month, the entomologist for the parish’s mosquito control office filled the council in on what he is doing to keep the pesky bugs to a minimum.Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 9:26 am

Troopers Step Up Patrols

Two Louisiana State Troopers stand in the ready position on Highway 90 in Boutte everyday to catch unsuspecting drivers who might be speeding.Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 9:26 am

Not too late to cash in on that government rebate

Many people have already received their economic stimulus payments, but the Internal Revenue Service wants residents to know that it’s still not too late to file and receive the payment.Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 9:25 am

Hidden leaks might cause bills to rise

Water bills across the parish seem to be getting higher for some residents, while others say that their bills are about the same.Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 9:25 am

HHS, DHS stadiums could get wider seats this year

Next year, football fans in St. Charles Parish might have a little extra room as they settle in to watch Destrehan and Hahnville compete for the 2008 state title.Read More...
June 11, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Rolling classroom offers businesses free seminars

Business owners in St. Charles Parish will get the unique opportunity to hear free seminars on topics vital to their success on a custom-designed 18-wheeler trailer.Read More...
June 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Inside of school buses can reach 92 degrees in May

During the piping-hot month of May, temperatures in parish school buses can reach as high as 92 degrees, which leaves school board members searching for a way to lower the heat.
One of those options could include adding air conditioning to all 133 buses.Read More...
June 11, 2008 at 12:29 pm

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