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Dow announces grant program
April 12, 2006 at 11:05 am
St. Charles Operations is proud to announce its 2006 Educational Enhancement School Grant Program," said Stanley Dufrene, community relations manager.

Oil, gas and lawsuits Oil, gas and lawsuits
April 12, 2006 at 11:02 am
BATON ROUGE --If there were ever a poster child for so-called legacy sites, the distinction would likely belong to William Dore’s 9,000 acres of marshland in Cameron Parish. He has made a profitable living leasing out his land to oil and gas prospectors, but it has come at a hefty price.

An abandoned vehicle surrounded by piles of trash sits idle on Carriage Lane in Ormond Subdivision.
A heap of trouble
April 12, 2006 at 10:26 am
Carriage Lane has long been an eye sore for some residents of Ormond Subdivision. In addition, Hurricane Katrina caused residents to evacuate their homes, leaving everything behind. In some cases, residents didn’t return. The street is now the home to several extensive large piles of debris, insulation, sheet rock, household trash and even abandoned automobiles.

Ormond vehicles struck again Ormond vehicles struck again
April 12, 2006 at 10:24 am
Several vehicles in Ormond Subdivision once again became targets for criminals. This time the perpetrators were thieves.

David Sampognaro, 44, Luling Luling doctor pleads not guilty
April 05, 2006 at 3:12 pm
A Luling doctor, David Sampognaro, 44, was indicted by a grand jury on 21 counts possession of child pornography. According to St. Charles Parish District Attorney's Office, "The pornographic images were in the form of video and still photographs."

The brand new, $10 million facility that sits at the base of the Hale Boggs Bridge and a picture of a young R.K Smith upon graduation. Learning in the shadow of a great man
April 05, 2006 at 3:09 pm
At the grand opening of the parish's new middle school facility, R.K. Smith, the man for whom the building is named for was the centerpiece, celebrating the legacy of a tireless educator, Roland K. Smith.

Voters to decide on hospital expansion Voters to decide on hospital expansion
April 05, 2006 at 2:56 pm
On Monday, at the parish council, two measures were introduced simultaneously for St. Charles Parish Hospital, as a resolution was put forth and passed to hold a special election on July 15 for the hospital.

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.

Former HHS teacher featured in  reincarnation documentary on Lifetime
Former HHS teacher featured in reincarnation documentary on Lifetime
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Former Hahnville High School teacher Royd Anderson will appear in a Lifetime TV show about an Oklahoma girl whose mother thinks she is the reincarnated spirit of Jennifer Shultz, who was killed in Kenner during the Pan Am Flight 759 crash.