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.

I Think I Can…
March 08, 2006 at 12:08 pm
Think about it for a moment. Does your son have an older sister who excels in school while he brings home C's and D's? What about your star on the baseball team? What are his siblings like? Do you have a child who doesn't seem to take interest in learning the piano, playing sports or any extracurricular activity?

Katrina complicates tax season Katrina complicates tax season
March 08, 2006 at 11:49 am
Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the dreaded tax season. In Louisiana and other hurricane-ravaged states in the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina has made the already complex tax laws even more intricate.

Cancer survivors ready to celebrate Cancer survivors ready to celebrate
March 08, 2006 at 11:48 am
For cancer survivors, every day is a celebration of life. On Saturday, March 18, St. Charles Parish will join them in that celebration for the Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the West Bank Bridge Park.

Showing the physically destructive nature of meth, this is 10 years of mugs shots of a regular user. Real and present danger
March 08, 2006 at 11:46 am
Last month after receiving numerous tips that drug trafficking was taking place, St. Charles Parish detectives executed a search warrant at the home of Luling resident Brian Williams; it yielded 38 grams of methamphetamines, 172 grams of marijuana, and a cache of guns. Williams, 35, was charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and two others, Jewell Watts III, 25, of Gonzales and Richard Woodruff, 52, of Luling, were caught in the operation and charged with possession.

Business Fair at HHS this weekend Business Fair at HHS this weekend
March 08, 2006 at 11:21 am
Hahnville High School is the location for the 2006 St. Charles Business Association's annual St. Charles Business Fest and Health Fair. Along with meeting with local businesses, St. Charles Hospital will offer blood pleasure screenings, bone density screenings, glucose screenings and self breast exam demonstrations.

Work equipment sits behind the exterior fence of the BP Amoco property in Destrehan.  Crews have been clearing off the property for several weeks. Clearing the way for progress
March 08, 2006 at 11:17 am
Over the years, the site of the old Amoco Refinery in Destrehan has stood undeveloped and unoccupied. Located next door to Destrehan Plantation and adjacent to the I-310 ramp in Destrehan, the site has been restricted for decades due to reports of pollution in the area. In recent weeks, residents of the parish may have noticed a significant change. The trees have been cleared revealing a huge plot of land to be zoned for commercial use.

Polls, surveys offer no better picture of recovery Polls, surveys offer no better picture of recovery
March 08, 2006 at 11:14 am
BATON ROUGE -- As Carnival season paraded through south Louisiana last month, briefly pushing aside the memories of those fateful days last fall with bags of throws and elaborate parties, a slew of special interest groups were releasing studies and polls and surveys that brought reality ringing back in a most sobering way.

Café founder extends chance to ‘at risk’
March 01, 2006 at 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON(Catholic Online) – New Orleans native Craig Cuccia, a self-described “learner-by-doer,” has worked as a general contractor, in the oil fields, and in hotel and restaurant industry. Yet, for the last nine years, Cuccia has brought his diverse and extensive experience to visionary work to train and employ at-risk teens and young adults in the hospitality industry of the Crescent City.

United Way announces campaign total
March 01, 2006 at 12:05 pm
The United Way of St. Charles has completed its 2005-06 Annual Campaign and once again, the community has responded in fine fashion by committing pledges and receipts totaling $2,119,036.49.

Food for fines program
March 01, 2006 at 11:40 am
In an effort to collect food for the needy of St. Charles Parish, the library locations in St. Charles Parish are holding "Food for Fines" for the month of March. Working in conjunction with the St. Charles Social Concerns Food Bank, starting March 1, patrons can bring non-perishable food items to the library to clear their over due book fines.

Richard Baker, a man with the plan Richard Baker, a man with the plan
March 01, 2006 at 11:36 am
BATON ROUGE – Congressman Richard Baker, a Republican who has represented voters here most of his adult life, has been catapulted into the ranks of a political superstar in recent months due to a high-profile housing plan that bears his namesake. And while that proposal may be on life support, Baker plans to make the most of the momentum he has built.

FBI seizes more records in Morel probe
FBI seizes more records in Morel probe
The FBI has seized more records from the St. Charles Parish courthouse that appear to be connected to an ongoing investigation of former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel.