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.

Members of the 29th Judicial St. Charles Parish Drug Court from left to right-Judge Emile St. Pierre,Jonnie Dunn, Probation & Parole,Eva Tripkovich,Probation&Parole,Fenwick Swann,III,IDB Attorney,Judge Robert Chaisson,Julie Ruel,Victor E. Bradley,Jr.,IDB A way out
March 29, 2006 at 11:18 am
Keeping St. Charles Parish a safe community is what the drug court is all about. The highly successful program offers an alternative to jail time.

Rev. D.B. Mollaire (center)  with the Deacons of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.  Deacons pictured are Irvin Pierre-Chairman, Norman Singleton, Jr, Warren Lebeauf, Sr, Donald Friloux, Jason Markey, Edward Murray, Charles Williams, and Percy Wilson. By the grace of God, we will rebuild
March 29, 2006 at 11:10 am
Katrina, along with destructive winds and catastrophic flooding, brought with her small tornadoes that hit here and there with no rhyme or reason. One such tornado touched down and destroyed the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama.

Along with Superintendent Lafon and School Board President Robichaux, Harry Hurst Science teacher Barry Gulliot accepts a $10,000 check from the AASA and Sodexo USA. Wetland Watchers wins national award
March 22, 2006 at 3:28 pm
From a crowded field of worthy entrants, the LaBranche Wetland Watchers, an outdoor educational program for Harry Hurst Middle School, won the 2006 National Silver Star, a $10,000 prize.

The metal sides of this C-plant clarifing tank are showing signs of corrosion. If the tank is not repaired, Brou is concerned that the tank could rupture, shutting down the east-bank’s largest water plant. Brou: Now is the time for panic
March 22, 2006 at 3:20 pm
The east bank water crisis ratcheted up another notch at the parish council meeting on Monday evening. At the meeting, Department of Waterworks Director Robert Brou told members in an impassioned address that C Plant's failure “could happen tonight."

Hurst 7th graders Paige Duplantis and Renee Walsh wait in line to get some well-deserved hot dogs and chili after a hard morning's work. Clearing New Paths for the Future
March 22, 2006 at 3:14 pm
When St. Charles Parish teachers Barry Guillot, Craig Howat and Daniel Martin along with local environmentalist Milton Cambre surveyed the damage from Hurricane Katrina to their proposed site for the region's first public nature trail, they were encouraged by the lack of erosion from the tidal surge.

Shell Chemical Norco and Motiva Refining Norco representatives, St. Charles Parish officials and several members of the Norco Parks Steering Committee were on hand to officially open two Norco Recreational Parks. Shell and Motiva donate parks
March 22, 2006 at 3:04 pm
Two newly developed Greenbelt Recreational Parks in Norco were dedicated and donated to St. Charles Parish Recreational Department in ribbon cutting ceremonies on Saturday, March 11.

Local leaders add support to the Jindal Bill Local leaders add support to the Jindal Bill
March 22, 2006 at 3:00 pm
Congressman Bobby Jindal was recently joined by parish presidents, mayors, and coastal advocacy groups to add further weight behind the push to pass his Domestic Energy Production through Offshore Exploration and Equitable Treatment of State Holdings Act of 2006.

Dow Offers $6,000 in PTEC Scholarships Dow Offers $6,000 in PTEC Scholarships
March 22, 2006 at 2:27 pm
The chemical industry has been vocal about how their operations have changed over the years. Technology has changed and, as a result, the skill sets a plant operator must have today have changed through the years as well. That is why Dow St. Charles Operations and neighboring companies have partnered with the Louisiana Technical College -- River Parishes Campus to offer an Associate's Degree in Process Technology (PTEC).

Superintendent Lafon and Dir. of Public Information Rochelle Cancienne (right) accept the Grace Under Fire Award School district's response to Katrina rewarded
March 22, 2006 at 2:24 pm
Nationwide, along with two other school districts, Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon and Director of Public Information Rochelle Cancienne were recognized for their performance during Hurricane Katrina. Winners of the Grace Under Fire Award at the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) annual conference, the St. Charles Parish School District receives a $10,000 endowment.

MONA BAGOT was honored as 2005-06 Citizen of the Year in the parish by St. Charles Rotary Club Friday night. Top Citizen, Young People are honored at Rotary banquet
March 22, 2006 at 2:20 pm
This year’s Citizen of the Year was praised as a heroine in saving ill and elderly hospital patients during Hurricane Katrina.

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.

Hahnville wrestling team finishes third at tourney
Hahnville wrestling team finishes third at tourney
The Hahnville wrestling team finished third out of 16 teams at the St. Amant Gator Duals.