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First-quarter crime totals drop to lowest level in more than 12 years
May 28, 2008 at 9:50 am
So far, so good for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

During the first quarter of 2008, crime fell by 2.38 percent when compared to the same period in 2007.That was a reduction from 474 total crimes to 463 and is the lowest first quarter total in more than 12 years.

Church will host revival May 25-27
May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The First Assembly of God church in Des Allemands will hold a revival on May 25 through 27 on church grounds located at 16976 U.S. 90.

Services will be on May 25 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and services on May 26 and 27 will be at 7 p.m.

Andre Van Zyl, a minister for 26 years, will preach.
For more information, call the church at 985-758-7547.

West Regional library host tea
May 24, 2008 at 4:39 pm
LULING - The West Regional Library, located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling will host the following event on Saturday, May 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

•Mother - Daughter Tea Party - Participants will learn proper etiquette and how to make tea. Traditional tea refreshments will be served. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited, so call 985-785-8471 to register.

Courthouse stage for Memorial Day gathering
May 24, 2008 at 4:37 pm
HAHNVILLE - St. Charles Parish will host a Memorial Day ceremony Saturday, 11 a.m. to noon, at the St. Charles Courthouse, 15045 River Road, Hahnville.

Charles Cancienne of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars is organizing the ceremony, which will feature presentation of colors by the Hahnville High School ROTC, a 21-gun salute by the United Veterans League, the playing of taps, and patriotic singing by local resident Penny Matherne.

Speakers are Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, veteran Sonny Savoie and former Parish President Albert Laque. Local veterans and other residents are encouraged to attend. For information, call Cancienne at (985) 758-7716.

Community chorus holds free concert
May 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm
DESTREHAN - The public is invited to attend the spring concert for the Community Chorus of the River Parishes on May 23 at 7 p.m. at the St. Charles Borromeo Church on River Road in Destrehan.

The concert will be inspirational in theme and will be ideal for family entertainment and all those who love music.
The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. The chorus also performs at no charge for church groups, the Council On Aging, veterans organizations and the parish.

For more information, call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819.

Rain, Rain, Go Away Rain, Rain, Go Away
May 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm
The wrath of Mother Nature descended upon St. Charles Parish last night as heavy downpours caused widespread street flooding throughout the area.

Chorus looking for new members
May 23, 2008 at 12:12 pm
DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of River Parishes will hold their spring concert on May 23 at the St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan.

The chorus is looking for new members and is open to all who love to sing. At present, the chorus has members from St. James, St. John and St. Charles parishes and continues to grow in number.

The concert is free and open to the public as well and donations are being accepted. For further information on how to join the chorus, call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819 or Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.

Sheriff’s camp looking for a few good kids Sheriff’s camp looking for a few good kids
May 21, 2008 at 6:31 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has openings for its Operation First Class Sheriff's Camp for boys ages 12 through 16. The camp, which features activities like archery, rifle range shooting, gun safety, swimming, team building and leadership building, is scheduled for July 6 through July 11.

Schools honor Week of the Young Child Schools honor Week of the Young Child
May 21, 2008 at 6:29 pm
Banners created by children from the east bank of St. Charles Parish went on display at the New Sarpy, St. Rose and Destrehan libraries in May to celebrate the Week of the Young Child.

Sheriff's Reports
May 21, 2008 at 4:36 pm
Arrests
•Lawrence Brooks, 29, of 209 Hawthorn Dr. in Luling was arrested on May 13 and charged with aggravated assault.

Maybe someday we’ll eliminate income taxes
May 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm
So Gov. Bobby Jindal got some credit - - and some blame - - for supporting and opposing tax cuts in the current legislative session. He at first opposed cutting the Stelly bill income tax increase but then capitulated and supported it when legislators were considering eliminating all state income taxes.

Parish hopping with activity
May 21, 2008 at 4:33 pm
By Renee Allemand
I'd like to thank everyone who has contacted my office to offer suggestions for the parish's new Web site. You want the site to be informative and constantly updated during emergencies. Those things are and have been in our plans.

Activities on tap for youth this summer
May 21, 2008 at 4:31 pm
Parents need the support of summer camps to keep their children busy all summer, especially if the alternative is to leave them home alone.

State to offer hurricane items tax-free on May 24-25
May 21, 2008 at 4:30 pm
Louisiana residents can purchase needed items free of sales tax as they prepare for the 2008 hurricane season.

Police track, arrest mom and pop burglar in Florida
May 21, 2008 at 4:29 pm
The long arm of the law finally caught up to Metairie resident and suspected burglar Nicholas P. Banta.

Men on ATVs lead police on high-speed chase through traffic
May 21, 2008 at 4:28 pm
Two men traveling on a pair ATVs led sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase through River Road traffic, reaching speeds of 80 mph as they evaded officers.

Parents cashing in on children’s clothes Parents cashing in on children’s clothes
May 21, 2008 at 4:27 pm
If you can barely close the door on your children’s closets because it’s stuffed to the max with clothes they have grown out of, then making a stop at Luling’s Hopscotch Consignment shop could be well worth it.

Bids too high for DHS improvement project Bids too high for DHS improvement project
May 21, 2008 at 4:24 pm
Destrehan High School may have to scrap plans for a covered basketball court after the lowest bid for the school's athletic facility relocation and improvement project came in at close to 30 percent above budget.

40 Luling AT&T workers join GNO area strike
40 Luling AT&T workers join GNO area strike
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Forty workers with AT&T’s Luling work center walked off their jobs at 7 a.m. today (Aug. 28) as part of a Greater New Orleans area strike over unfair labor practices.

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