|Water upgrade could tax industry
April 12, 2006 at 11:12 am
With water on the east bank still at a critical mass, the parish council is looking for ways to finance the multi-million upgrade to the east bank facilities. While there is almost uniform agreement that the east bank water capacity must be improved, how to pay for the project remains open for debate.
|Vitter speaks to area leaders
April 12, 2006 at 11:11 am
Monday morning, U.S. Senator David Vitter addressed the River Region Chamber of Commerce at the LaPlace Quality Inn. In a room brimming with local business, industry and political leaders, Vitter's speech dealt with the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and economic challenges to the River Parishes.
|Hurricanes - Itís all in the math!
April 12, 2006 at 11:10 am
For years we knew that our luck was running out. Hurricanes make their way to the New Orleans area with a frequency that can be tracked by reviewing the historical data of all recorded storms. As such, we have been quite lucky, actually beating the odds of a major strike in New Orleans by nine years. That is, until Hurricane Katrina reared her ugly head.
|Tis the season for caterpillars
April 12, 2006 at 11:09 am
Populations of the Eastern Tent and Forest Tent caterpillars are back and it seems that there are more of them than last year!
|Water improvement financing an important matter
April 12, 2006 at 11:09 am
St.Charles Parish Council is considering a bold new plan to finance the improvements made necessary to its water system made by the increase of population and greater use by industry as the parish grows. It remains to be seen whether or not this plan is the right way to go about it, considering that the big users will virtually pay all of the cost of the upgrade.
|East bank hurricane levee likely to go up 3 ft.
April 12, 2006 at 11:07 am
With hurricane season right around corner, levee construction and maintenance is at the forefront of concerns for St. Charles Parish residents. Rumors and projections are leading local levee officials to believe that the Army Corps of Engineers may tell St. Charles Parish and the Pontchartrain Levee Board that east bank hurricane levee needs to be raised 3 ft.
|Sobering personal income news
April 12, 2006 at 11:06 am
The governor and Legislature should pay close attention to a recent bit of economic news. Data just released by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) had some sobering news for Louisiana. Due in large part to the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Louisiana's per capita income fell by an ominous 9.1 percent during 2005.
|Dow announces grant program
April 12, 2006 at 11:05 am
St. Charles Operations is proud to announce its 2006 Educational Enhancement School Grant Program," said Stanley Dufrene, community relations manager.
|Kerry, the anti-war candidate?
April 12, 2006 at 11:04 am
With the Gallup Poll showing 51 percent of Americans want all U.S. troops out of Iraq by year's end, John Kerry has made his move.
|Oil, gas and lawsuits
April 12, 2006 at 11:02 am
BATON ROUGE --If there were ever a poster child for so-called legacy sites, the distinction would likely belong to William Doreís 9,000 acres of marshland in Cameron Parish. He has made a profitable living leasing out his land to oil and gas prospectors, but it has come at a hefty price.
|Get it Growing!
April 12, 2006 at 10:58 am
Itís great to spend time outside with your children, but you need to take a few precautions to ensure they stay safe.
During this season, when the weather starts to warm up and youíre spending more time outdoors, I think itís a great time to get kids interested in gardening. Magic just seems to happen when you give a child a packet of seeds, a little spot of his or her own and a few demonstrations about what to do.
|What Cha got cookin'?
April 12, 2006 at 10:54 am
Chef Pat Phelan and his students are always cookin' up something good. Students interested in pursuing Culinary Arts as a profession need to go no further than the Satellite Center. The program is designed to prepare culinary students for college instruction or work in the industry.
April 12, 2006 at 10:52 am
Ione M. Falgout, 52, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2006. She is survived by children; David Falgout, Jr., Anna M. Alfred Piner. Sister of Alvin Barham, and sister of Mary Redford and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were be at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 3, 2006 at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco. Visitation was from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment Jefferson Memorial. H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
April 12, 2006 at 10:49 am
ē Dorian Thompson, 18, of 835 East Hoover St., New Sarpy, was arrested and charged with molestation of a juvenile at St. Charles Correctional Center on April 4. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested after allegedly inappropriately fondling a juvenile.
|Car and bike owners rev up your engines
April 12, 2006 at 10:44 am
On the banks of the Mississippi River in Vacherie is the setting for the River Parishes 1st Annual Car and Bike Show, featuring the music of Local Option 2, food, crafts, and a little piece of history...Oak Alley Plantation. The event is set for April 22 at 9 a.m.-- 4 p.m. (Rain date is May 13). Awards will include Top Ten, Best of Show, Best Interior, and Best Paint plus more. All entries will receive a dash plaque and an event T-shirt. For more information call 985-359-2562.
|Real Estate Transactions
April 12, 2006 at 10:32 am
ēLot 19 Fashion Plantation, Hahnville for $7,350 from Ralph Hymel to Mr. and Mrs. Brent Kelley on March 3.
ē421 Oak Street, Hahnville for $125,000 from Mr. and Mrs. John Landry III to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bourgeois on Feb. 24.
ēLot 202 Union Drive, Hahnville for $55,000 from Mr. and Mrs. David Alfred Sr. to Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens on Feb. 24.
|A heap of trouble
April 12, 2006 at 10:26 am
Carriage Lane has long been an eye sore for some residents of Ormond Subdivision. In addition, Hurricane Katrina caused residents to evacuate their homes, leaving everything behind. In some cases, residents didnít return. The street is now the home to several extensive large piles of debris, insulation, sheet rock, household trash and even abandoned automobiles.
|Ormond vehicles struck again
April 12, 2006 at 10:24 am
Several vehicles in Ormond Subdivision once again became targets for criminals. This time the perpetrators were thieves.
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Ex-con gets 12 years in connection with Luling death - 1681 views
A Luling man will spend 12 years in jail in connection with the death of his sisterís boyfriend.