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Party with neighbors, fight crime

Residents across the parish have begun to plan their National Night Out Against Crime parties, which take place on Tuesday, Aug. 3, and attempt to bring neighbors together to heighten crime and drug-prevention awareness.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm

St. Rose gets facelift

Nearly 100 volunteers from New Orleans, St. Charles Parish and Missouri spent a week out in the heat to help beautify St. Rose’s historic Elkinsville neighborhood.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm

12 arrested in connection with prescription drug ring

Twelve arrests have been made in connection with a St. Charles Parish-based organization that was executing a prescription fraud scheme across the New Orleans metro area, according to authorities.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Get your spike on at DHS volleyball camp

The Destrehan volleyball camp will be held July 19 - 23 in the Destrehan High School gym. The camp is open to any child grades Pre K - 8th. The cost of the camp is $75 per camper. For a registration form, go to and click on the Destrehan volleyball camp link.Read More...
July 19, 2010 at 10:23 am

Summer music fest begins July 19

The HHS Choir and St. Charles Parish music teachers will host the St. Charles Parish Summer Music Festival at HHS from July 19 to July 23.

The camp is open to students who will be in grades 3 through 9 in the fall of 2010. The cost is $85 for the week. Students can pick up applications from any St. Charles Parish choir teacher or download them from Read More...
July 19, 2010 at 10:22 am

Catholic Charities to host Girl-Power camp

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Catholic Charities will host its 4th Annual Girl Power Camp from July 19 to 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Drive for girls ages 8-13.

Licensed social workers will lead the camp in all kinds of indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts, and activities that build on self-esteem, healthy relationships, goal setting and teamwork skills. Catholic Charities Girl Power Camp is partly sponsored by the St. Charles Women’s Club. The cost of camp is $50, which includes lunch every day, craft supplies and a t-shirt.

Please contact Susan Fendlason at (985)785-2113 ext.22 or e-mail for more information or for a registration form.
July 19, 2010 at 9:56 am

Compete in Spillway Classic Trail Run

NORCO - The 23rd Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run will take place on Sunday, July 18 starting at 8 a.m. at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco. The 3-mile run will feature awards to the top 500 finishers and T-shirts. The field will be limited to the first 2000 entrants.

Entry fees are $25 if pre-registered by July 10, $20 for pre-registered New Orleans Track Club members by July 10, and $30 for all entrants after July 10 or on race day. Pre-register for the run can be done by mail or fax. Visit for more information or call (504)467-8262. Race day volunteers are still needed, please call (504)468-1488.
July 18, 2010 at 9:55 am

Sheriff's Reports

•Kent G. Gaubert, 48, of 145 Hummingbird Drive in Houma, was arrested on July 1 and charged with SCH IV - possession of Xanax, reckless operation, driving against traffic, traffic control signal, following too close, speeding and driving roadway lane of traffic.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:48 am

Avondale closing another hit on the economy

Louisiana’s economy seems to be taking one hit after another.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:47 am

There’s some good news on oil spill

Things are looking better along the oily Gulf of Mexico coast. A new cap, replacing the leaky one, is being put on the well-head and hopefully will contain almost all of the escaping oil until the new wells can be completed to permanently intercept the original well and shut it down.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

Man charged with kidnapping, raping ex-girlfriend

A Metairie man has been charged with forcing his ex-girlfriend into his vehicle and driving to a dirt road in St. Charles Parish before raping her, authorities said.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:45 am

Parish cancels contract with lobbyist

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has cancelled a contract with lobbying firm Egle and Associates.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

Queens chow down on catfish during eating contest

More than 35 pageant queens from across Louisiana competed last weekend to be named the fastest catfish eater.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

Spillway Classic known for obstacles, wet and dirty fun

Two thousand adrenaline junkies are preparing to get wet and dirty during the 23rd Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run, which begins at 8 a.m. on July 18 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:41 am

Number of days students can miss school slashed

Changes in the state attendance and drop-out policies have St. Charles Parish Public Schools administrators worried.
The new legislation allows students to miss almost half the amount of days that they were previously allowed to miss. In high school, students will only be allowed to miss five days per class. They were previously allowed eight days per course. Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:36 am

Lack of School Board candidates means easy 'elections' for most

Qualifying for the St. Charles Parish School Board ended last week and there are four new names in the running.
One of them, Art Aucoin, has already won the seat for District 7 because he is running unopposed.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:35 am

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