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Race Chairman Tracie Lack and United Way Executive Director Denise Brodsky hold the coveted team participation trophy won by St. Charles Parish Schools for the past two years. Coveted trophy up for grabs
March 22, 2006 at 2:12 pm
Businesses will again challenge St. Charles Parish School System for the highly coveted team participation trophy awarded by the Valero St. Charles United Way Bridge Run. For the past two years, St. Charles Parish Schools has won the trophy. Last year’s school team boasted over 300 participants.

Accused rapist jumps bail Accused rapist jumps bail
March 22, 2006 at 2:10 pm
The St. Charles Sheriff's Office is looking for a Luling man charged with the forcible rape of a juvenile after he skipped out of a court date on March 10.

Hurricane recovery could be overshadowed during regular session Hurricane recovery could be overshadowed during regular session
March 22, 2006 at 2:08 pm
BATON ROUGE -- When six feet of Katrina’s water rushed down Bayou Savage along the eastern side of New Orleans, Pete Gerica rescued his elderly mother from the surge and strapped her to the top of a tree using a cable wire.

Death trap Death trap
March 22, 2006 at 1:22 pm
The deadly canal that runs alongside Airline Highway between St. Rose and Destrehan, continues to claim lives and reap havoc on automobiles.

Displaced Metairie man charged with indecent behavior Displaced Metairie man charged with indecent behavior
March 22, 2006 at 12:58 pm
A New Orleans area man, who was staying with a Luling family, was charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile.The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office arrested John L. Smith III, 60, Metairie, on March 12 after someone witnessed him taking inappropriate photographs of a 6 year-old girl in Monsanto Park.


Recreational riders beware Recreational riders beware
March 15, 2006 at 2:06 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's office is cracking down on people riding recreational vehicles on public roads. They recently issued a statement warning people that if they are caught riding 4-wheelers, dirt bikes or other off-road vehicles on public roads, they will be issued a ticket and fined. The sheriff's office is clamping down on the law due to a rise in complaints of children riding off road vehicles in neighborhoods.

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.

Lifestyles

Local church celebrates 155 years
Local church celebrates 155 years
The First Baptist Church of Paradis is celebrating 155 years in operation this year...
St. Charles Art Guild Art showcase
St. Charles Art Guild Art showcase
Last month, the St. Charles Art Guild held their annual Art Showcase at the...

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.