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Coastal concerns a major issue for legislature
June 22, 2006 at 10:25 am
BATON ROUGE – Issues that have long drawn concern from only south Louisiana communities, such as hurricane protection, flood control and coastal restoration, were crystallized as major state policy during the regular session that adjourned Monday evening.

Do You Have A Disaster Plan For Your Animals?
June 14, 2006 at 11:40 am
If you have pets or livestock, your family’s disaster plans need to include what you’ll do with them.

"Don’t wait until a storm, flood or other disaster threatens to think about what you will do with pets or livestock," says LSU AgCenter veterinarian Dr. Christine Navarre. "Make plans early, so you can put those plans into play the minute a potential disaster threatens.

Big Fireworks, music planned for July 4 celebration
June 14, 2006 at 11:39 am
The Sixteenth Annual St. Charles Parish Independence Day Celebration will be held on Monday, July 3rd, at the West Bridge Park in Luling from 6 - 9 p.m.

St. Charles to honor former councilman St. Charles to honor former councilman
June 14, 2006 at 11:37 am
St. Charles Parish President Albert D. Laque and Council Chairman Brian Fabre today announced that former Councilman Curtis T. Johnson, Sr. will be recognized for his service to St. Charles Parish at the June 19, 2006 Parish Council Meeting.

Some insects like it hot
June 14, 2006 at 11:21 am
Two important insect pests that include grasshoppers and chinch bugs are showing up a little earlier than normal and have begun making their presence known to many homeowners.

Blake Brady shows off his 1993 Ford F-150 Lightning. Brady will tour the nation showing off his prize possession. Hahnville car enthusiast joins high performance tour
June 14, 2006 at 11:17 am
Gainesville, Fla., – Hahnville resident Blake Brady and his 1993 Ford F-150 Lightning joined other hot-rodders and car enthusiasts for America’s largest rolling car show.

Funds available for low-income families
June 14, 2006 at 11:16 am
The St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services has received funds for the Weatherization Program administered by the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency.

Tina Spurgeon, 38, Luling Luling resident charged with forgery and theft
June 14, 2006 at 11:15 am
Tina M. Spurgeon, 38, of 12715 Hwy. 90, Luling, was arrested on June 6 after it was discovered that she forged and cashed checks totaling $1,500 from a locally owned business.

Stephanie Rowley, Monsanto Employee and Co-Chair of the United Way Campaign, presents check for $55,000 to Denise Brodsky, Executive Director of United Way of St. Charles Parish. Monsanto donates $55,000 to United Way
June 14, 2006 at 11:13 am
On Thursday, June 8, Monsanto presented a check to The United Way of St. Charles Parish for fifty-five thousand dollars.

Along with the donation each year, Monsanto sponsors a “United Way Kick Off Fair” and “Fund Raiser Campaign” in order to raise even more money for the organization.

With ethics, old ways die hard With ethics, old ways die hard
June 14, 2006 at 11:12 am
BATON ROUGE – When Rep. Mike Walsworth, R-West Monroe, tried last week to get a hearing on the House floor – his third attempt this session -- for a bill to prohibit elected officials from entering into hurricane recovery contracts, 52 of his colleagues tabled the move and buried the ethics proposal in a shallow grave.

Vandals torched two holes at the country club, causing   thousands of dollars in damage to the course. Vandals dig up trouble at Ormond Country Club
June 14, 2006 at 11:10 am
St. Charles Parish Deputies were dispatched to Ormond Country Club in Destrehan, in response to a call from the club's manager stating that the golf course had been vandalized during the night or in the early morning hours of June 7.

FEMA nears cleanup completion FEMA nears cleanup completion
June 14, 2006 at 11:09 am
With hurricane season underway once more, and after seven months of work, debris removal in the parish is nearing the end. 238,924 cubic yards of storm-related debris has been picked up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in St. Charles Parish as of June 9.

A 7 ft. alligator lounges on the front porch of Sandy Matthews’ home in Hahnville.  Matthews, seeing a flurry of activity outside her home, went to go outside and nearly stepped on the predator. In end, the alligator has to be killed. Gator stops by for lunch
June 14, 2006 at 11:00 am
Sandy Matthews, a schoolteacher from Luling Elementary, was enjoying a fine summer afternoon off in Hahnville’s Avalon Subdivision when she received an unexpected visitor: a 7 ft. alligator.

Morning jog interrupted by lewd encounter
June 14, 2006 at 10:58 am
On Wednesday, June 7, St. Charles Parish deputies were dispatched to West Pine St., Norco, after a resident called the sheriff's office and filed a report stating that a man exposed himself to a female jogger at approximately 5:30 a.m.

High school tightens dress code High school tightens dress code
June 14, 2006 at 10:55 am
West bank residents who have children that attend Hahnville High School may have gotten an automated message from the school advising parents that the dress code will be strictly enforced in the up-coming school year.

Parish to put properties up for sale Parish to put properties up for sale
June 14, 2006 at 10:54 am
Pending parish council approval, St. Charles Parish government will put hundreds of properties up for auction. On Monday, June 19, the council will consider an ordinance to allow the parish to execute an auction with Gilmore Auction & Realty Company of adjudicated properties.

Naked and exposed Naked and exposed
June 07, 2006 at 3:27 pm
Along the parish's southern flank, most of the west bank section is without any significant hurricane levee; this is a fact of life that west bank parish residents have grown accustomed to.

Vitter comes to St. Charles Vitter comes to St. Charles
June 07, 2006 at 3:27 pm
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced satellite office hours for St. Charles Parish residents. Vitter uses satellite offices around the state to make it easier for his constituents to find help in dealing with the federal government. This month, satellite office hours will be Monday, June 19 in Hahnville.

Lifestyles

A holiday at the ballet
A holiday at the ballet
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Firefighters plan toy drive in Norco
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Motorcyclist killed in Hahnville wreck
Motorcyclist killed in Hahnville wreck
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A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Hahnville on Saturday after he struck a car and was ejected.