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Dr. Pete Glaser and his daughter and partner, Dr. Laurie Glaser. Local dentist honored
April 05, 2006 at 2:48 pm
Boutte dentist Dr. Peter L. Glaser received the Distinguished Service Award from the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA) during its 126th Annual Session on March 25 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Baton Rouge, La.

Dow employee Gordon Geoffroy assists students from Destrehan High School at the Reality Store where they learned about living expenses such as automobile and mortgage payments, health and car insurance as well as other daily living costs. Expo sends students into the future
April 05, 2006 at 2:45 pm
Career Connections, an expo that showed area high school students what happens when their education experience hits the real world, was held March 23 at Hahnville High School.

Dow to build a plant in Hahnville Dow to build a plant in Hahnville
April 05, 2006 at 2:44 pm
The Dow Chemical Company Biocides business has announced plans to build a new, integrated Vinyl Methyl Ether (VME) facility at St. Charles Operations in Hahnville, La., which will replace the existing VME capacity manufactured in South Charleston, W.Va.

Blanco catches second wind Blanco catches second wind
April 05, 2006 at 2:38 pm
BATON ROUGE -- Castration for sex offenders, human cloning, cockfighting, flag burning, computer-assisted hunting, an official state song.

Kevin Mathews, a student at Destrehan High School, Mason Vial, a student at Hahnville High School, work with state-of-the-art equipment in the Advanced Television Production Program at the Satellite Center. Lights, Camera, Action!
April 05, 2006 at 1:18 pm
At the Satellite Center, a handfull of students have the priviledge of participating in the Advanced Television Production Program which utilizes state-of-the-art filming equipment.

Dr. Ragas spoke on housing and economic conditions post-Katrina in the River Parishes. He projects St. Charles’ population to ballon to 60,000 in 3 years. Real Estate expert speaks to realtors
March 29, 2006 at 1:20 pm
Dr. Wade Ragas, retired UNO professor and local real estate expert spoke at the Saints Board of Realtors General Membership meeting on March 23rd at Ormond Country Club.

Dr. Ragas spoke about effects and the recovery of the New Orleans metro area since Hurricane Katrina.

Plastered with “Building unsafe to enter” signs, the old Luling Elmentary School faces an uncertain future. (Lower) The back of the old schoolhouse, where decay and disrepair is prevelant as is its change to a maintenance building. Cultural icon on life-support
March 29, 2006 at 1:14 pm
Since 1931, the old Luling Elementary School Building has withstood the test of time, but wind damage from Hurricane Katrina could spell its death knell, as it lost most of its roof.

Luling man gets 10 years for child porn Luling man gets 10 years for child porn
March 29, 2006 at 1:06 pm
Grover Cornwell, 61, Luling, pled guilty to 90 counts of possession of child pornography and 1 count of child molestation of a juvenile.

Direct deposit for child support Direct deposit for child support
March 29, 2006 at 1:05 pm
BATON ROUGE- The Department of Social Services (DSS) is now offering child support clients two new options in receiving payments.


Abortion bills could produce another heated debate Abortion bills could produce another heated debate
March 29, 2006 at 1:03 pm
BATON ROUGE -- It has been 16 years since the Legislature took up the issue of abortion in a real way, and many people still remember what a circus it was.

The old Destrehan High School. Gone but not forgotten
March 29, 2006 at 11:25 am
Destrehan High School has a rich and fascinating history. Official School Board minutes of July 12, 1923 say that 3 1/2 acres of land donated by Mexican Petroleum Corporation [first major industry in St. Charles Parish] went to build the first high school on the east bank.

Members of the 29th Judicial St. Charles Parish Drug Court from left to right-Judge Emile St. Pierre,Jonnie Dunn, Probation & Parole,Eva Tripkovich,Probation&Parole,Fenwick Swann,III,IDB Attorney,Judge Robert Chaisson,Julie Ruel,Victor E. Bradley,Jr.,IDB A way out
March 29, 2006 at 11:18 am
Keeping St. Charles Parish a safe community is what the drug court is all about. The highly successful program offers an alternative to jail time.

Rev. D.B. Mollaire (center)  with the Deacons of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.  Deacons pictured are Irvin Pierre-Chairman, Norman Singleton, Jr, Warren Lebeauf, Sr, Donald Friloux, Jason Markey, Edward Murray, Charles Williams, and Percy Wilson. By the grace of God, we will rebuild
March 29, 2006 at 11:10 am
Katrina, along with destructive winds and catastrophic flooding, brought with her small tornadoes that hit here and there with no rhyme or reason. One such tornado touched down and destroyed the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama.

Along with Superintendent Lafon and School Board President Robichaux, Harry Hurst Science teacher Barry Gulliot accepts a $10,000 check from the AASA and Sodexo USA. Wetland Watchers wins national award
March 22, 2006 at 3:28 pm
From a crowded field of worthy entrants, the LaBranche Wetland Watchers, an outdoor educational program for Harry Hurst Middle School, won the 2006 National Silver Star, a $10,000 prize.

The metal sides of this C-plant clarifing tank are showing signs of corrosion. If the tank is not repaired, Brou is concerned that the tank could rupture, shutting down the east-bank’s largest water plant. Brou: Now is the time for panic
March 22, 2006 at 3:20 pm
The east bank water crisis ratcheted up another notch at the parish council meeting on Monday evening. At the meeting, Department of Waterworks Director Robert Brou told members in an impassioned address that C Plant's failure “could happen tonight."

Hurst 7th graders Paige Duplantis and Renee Walsh wait in line to get some well-deserved hot dogs and chili after a hard morning's work. Clearing New Paths for the Future
March 22, 2006 at 3:14 pm
When St. Charles Parish teachers Barry Guillot, Craig Howat and Daniel Martin along with local environmentalist Milton Cambre surveyed the damage from Hurricane Katrina to their proposed site for the region's first public nature trail, they were encouraged by the lack of erosion from the tidal surge.

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.

Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
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A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt throughout the parish and caused a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel Refinery in Norco in early August.