School plan to save $$$ on building projects
May 30, 2007 at 2:04 pm
At a regular meeting of the St. Charles School Board, members Dennis Naquin and Steve Crovetto said they think more can be done to attract companies to bid on school projects and drive down costs.

Chris Beard gets good-bye kiss from dad, George. Sheriff’s deputy trades in his badge for a tour in Iraq
May 30, 2007 at 1:49 pm
Just a few days before Memorial Day, Chris Beard, 22, a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputy and a soldier in the Marine Corps Reserves, left his job and family behind to serve his country in Iraq.

Rally to kick drugs off Paul Frederick Street Rally to kick drugs off Paul Frederick Street
May 30, 2007 at 1:45 pm
A group of concerned pastors spearheaded the First Annual River Parish Youth Rally to support a drug-free zone on Paul Frederick Street, in Luling.

2 killed in 4-car crash on Hwy 90
May 23, 2007 at 12:27 pm
Louisiana State Police investigated an early morning four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 90 at the St. Charles Parish line that claimed the lives of two people, one from Des Allemands. Two other people, both from Luling, were injured.

All-pro safety Ed Reed announces a new golf tournament to benefit the Football giant Ed Reed comes HOME for charity golf tourney
May 23, 2007 at 12:22 pm
Baltimore Ravens all-pro safety and former Destrehan football standout Ed Reed showed up to his alma-mater to announce the recent addition to his charitable foundation that serves the St. Charles Parish area with the Ed Reed/Valero St. Charles Golf Classic.

26 tons of hazardous waste dumped at collection event
May 23, 2007 at 12:21 pm
St. Charles Parish’s ninth annual hazardous materials collection day was the most successful event so far, with a staggering 26 tons of dangerous waste brought in by residents for recycling and disposal.

Cops: Gal ran up big shopping bill in another woman’s name
May 23, 2007 at 12:19 pm
A Luling woman was arrested by Louisiana State Police and charged with three counts of identity theft after allegedly charging several items from a television-shopping channel in another woman’s name.

Armed robbers arrested in Boutte after car chase
May 23, 2007 at 12:17 pm
Two LaPlace men were arrested and charged with armed robbery after holding up two Hahnville men at gunpoint, according to reports from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Schools choose firms to help them recover after a disaster
May 23, 2007 at 12:04 pm
When FEMA asked the St. Charles Parish School board to develop a plan that would help them “expedite recovery” following a natural disaster, members responded by voting to accept proposals for emergency construction and restoration services. And the winners are: Frickey Brothers Construction and Quality Wholesale and Janitorial Supply.

Lawmen killed in the line of duty are remembered in emotional ceremony
May 23, 2007 at 12:03 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office held its annual memorial service at the courthouse for law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

HHS report card: school ‘shows progress’
May 23, 2007 at 12:00 pm
In her “school report card” for Hahnville High, principal Barbara Fuselier stressed how attendance affects students scores for better and for worse - and also the need for a solution to the dropout problem.

Council puts brakes on Norco speed limit changes
May 23, 2007 at 11:57 am
St. Charles Parish Council members agreed to table two proposals at a regular bi-monthly meeting - an ordinance to decrease speed limits in Norco, and a proposal to give a company permission to expand a landfill in Killona.

Day care costing you too much? State can help
May 16, 2007 at 3:03 pm
Some Louisiana families can get assistance with the cost of child care through programs administered by the state, according to LSU AgCenter child care associate Cheri Gioe.

Pinuccia Paraboni, leader, and Marco Trozzi enjoy crawfish at Judge Edward Dufresne’s camp. Now THAT’S Italian! SCP Rotary Club hosts Group Study Exchange from ‘the old country’
May 16, 2007 at 2:24 pm
The first woman to be a Group Study Exchange leader from Italy arrived in St. Charles Parish earlier this month with four others to be hosted by local Rotarians.

State bans sale of Chinese food with ANTIBIOTICS in it
May 16, 2007 at 2:14 pm
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is adding China to the list of countries that must test seafood for a banned substance before it can be sold in Louisiana, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom said Friday.

Help cops find fugitive who killed New Sarpy man
May 16, 2007 at 2:13 pm
A New Sarpy man was shot and killed on Mother’s Day in LaPlace and police are still searching for a suspect, according to the St. John Sheriff’s Office.

$3.2M port-security grant will make Louisiana safer
May 16, 2007 at 1:55 pm
U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon has announced that ports in south Louisiana would receive over $3.2 million in federal grants to assist with improving port security.

May 16, 2007 at 1:48 pm
Army Pvt. Andre Arceneaux has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of LeRoy Arceneaux of Norco. Arceneaux is a 2005 graduate of Destrehan High School.


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Parish President candidates discuss importance of communication
Parish President candidates discuss importance of communication
Communication has often been cited as a key issue when it comes to making sure the parish council, the parish president and the many parish departments work together efficiently and effectively. If elected, what will you institute to ensure good communication between parish governmental agencies?