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|River Parishes Community College awarded $17 Million for development
October 04, 2007 at 7:27 am
Sorrento, LA. River Parishes Community College received $17 Million as a result of the unanimous vote of Senate Bill 337 (Act 391) that was signed by Governor Blanco in July 2007.
|Councilman has signs burned, stolen from yard
October 04, 2007 at 7:26 am
As election races build-up momentum and anticipation in St. Charles Parish, one public official, Councilman 'Ram' Ramchandran is feeling the heat, literally - someone set his state representative campaign signs, posted in the front yard of his home in Destrahan, on fire.
|State regulators discuss national insurance issues
October 04, 2007 at 7:25 am
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon, along with state regulators from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Arkansas, and the Virgin Islands participated in a forum last week to discuss the insurance issues affecting hurricane-prone states.
|Group wants BET to clean up its offensive programming
October 04, 2007 at 7:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A church leader has begun a series of weekend protests, demanding that media outlets and corporations stop portraying blacks in demeaning and offensive ways, with a demonstration at the home of Black Entertainment Television's chief executive.
|Allemands Elementary able to improve scores because of parent, teacher support
October 04, 2007 at 7:20 am
Allemands Elementary, nestled in a quiet corner of St. Charles Parish in Des Allemands, received an exemplary rating from the Louisiana Department of Education for the 2006 to 2007 school year.
|Domestic violence cases spike since Hurricane Katrina
October 04, 2007 at 7:19 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office reports an increase in domestic violence cases since Hurricane Katrina and Lt. Pam Schmitt wants residents to know what to do if they are victims of these crimes.
|Local doctors note increase in child obesity
October 04, 2007 at 7:14 am
Overweight children are at risk for serious health conditions like type two diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol - all once considered exclusively adult diseases.
|Purse-snatcher charged with armed burglary
October 04, 2007 at 7:13 am
A Luling man recently arrested and held with a $430,000 bond has a lengthy criminal history, according to police reports.
|HHS graduate returns for art show opening
October 04, 2007 at 7:10 am
St. Charles Parish native Riece Walton will make his return to the area on Oct. 5, when his art exhibit "Do You Know What It Means?" is featured at the Perrin Benham Gallery on Magazine St.
|Gumbo fans get ready
October 04, 2007 at 7:09 am
A record-breaking 76 teams will fight for the right to bring home the paddle in the United Way's sixth annual "Battle for the Paddle" cook-off, which will be held Oct. 4 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.
|Housing complaints, article cause residents’ eviction
October 04, 2007 at 7:07 am
Shawane Chopin got evicted from her sub-standard home in the Paul Frederick community after she complained about the poor conditions her family was forced to live in.
|Governor candidates look like good guys
October 04, 2007 at 7:04 am
All of the four leading candidates for governor had good messages for the people of Louisiana in their first debate last week. If the winner carries out his promises, the future of our state is hopeful.
|Charter schools are making a difference
October 04, 2007 at 7:03 am
Recently released scores for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” show that charter schools in Louisiana are outperforming charter schools nationally and are holding their own with traditional public schools in both Louisiana and the nation, as a whole. After a bumpy start, the charter school initiative in Louisiana appears to be paying dividends. Perhaps nowhere is that underscored more than in the newly formed charter school alliance in New Orleans.
|Economy sick when government is the top employer
October 04, 2007 at 7:02 am
According to the story from the Associated Press, while overall job growth in LA has slowed, government job growth (particularly state government) continues to lead all other job producing segments of the economy.
|Georges hopes to parlay business success into political win
October 04, 2007 at 6:59 am
By MELINDA DESLATTE
Associated Press Writer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ John Georges has never been an elected public official. Instead, he's been making millions in the business world. And he wants to make sure voters in the governor's race know that.
|Tulane-LSU rivalry still has life
October 04, 2007 at 6:57 am
Having been a Tulane Greenie all my life, I went to the Tulane-LSU game Saturday with a bit of trepidation.
|32 years ago: Mimosa swimmers remembered
September 27, 2007 at 9:00 am
Can you remember the summer of 1975? If so, and if your were a member of the Mimosa Park swim, then this picture just might bring back memories of fun in the sun at the Mimosa swimming pool.
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Graduation at Destrehan High School is nearly in the rear view mirror for Justice Waite, who is eagerly looking toward to growing her already two-year-old business called Silly Sweet Shop.
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