Lifestyles




St. Charles Parish Girl Scouts to hold recruitment event Aug. 26
August 24, 2006 at 3:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS- Interested in learning what Girl Scouting is all about? Wonder no more. A Girl Scout recruitment event is being held to give St. Charles Parish families the opportunity to find out about Girl Scouting, recruit adult volunteers, and/or register girls for placement in an available troop.

Last year, Norco hosted the one of the largest River Parish Fall Festivals to date. The 2006 fall festival line up
August 24, 2006 at 2:55 pm
As summer draws to a close, many will gladly say goodbye to the hot, sweltering days that have lurked around for the past few months and openly welcome the cool breezes of a new season that will bring with them the excitement of fall festivals.

Obituaries
August 24, 2006 at 2:49 pm
SCOTT
Ruth Louise Victor Scott on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at Ochsner Hospital, Jefferson, La. Daughter of the late Loula Barre and Lionel Victor. Wife of the late Joseph Casey Scott, Jr. Mother of Barbara (Milton) Lockett, Rose (Roland) Lockett, Reggie (Norman) Gordon and Janice (Tommy) Petetant. Sister of the late Felecien, Gilbert and Lawrence Victor. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 90 years. A native of Edgard, La., and a resident of Killona, La. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend funeral services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Hahnville, La. Interment at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Bernard Francis, Celebrant. Serviced by Robottom.

Mother knows best
August 24, 2006 at 2:46 pm
I want you to imagine for a moment that you are the mother or father of a young child who you love so very much. Some of you may actually be in this role right now, or have been in the past.

Patio lots not all that bad, if handled correctly
August 24, 2006 at 2:42 pm
Our local volunteer fire departments have every right to be concerned about the current Patio Lots proposal.

Getting the job done
August 24, 2006 at 2:39 pm
With the anniversaries of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita fast approaching, broadcasters and news reporters across the country are scurrying for stories.

At last, the Huey will become safer
August 24, 2006 at 2:36 pm
It was a great day in the 1930s when the Huey P. Long Bridge was opened.

August 29 is a date to remember
August 24, 2006 at 2:33 pm
Next Tuesday is an important anniversary date in South Louisiana.

St. Charles Parish Schools unveil new district slogan
August 24, 2006 at 2:27 pm
If you are a parent or student in St. Charles Parish Public Schools, chances are you have noticed the significant changes to the district's websites, informational material and the newly issued "InBox" packets given to students for parents on the first day of school, all of which are embossed with the same new slogan, "You and I…We are St. Charles Parish Schools".

St. Charles could 'disproportionately gain' from hurricane diaspora
August 24, 2006 at 2:17 pm
BATON ROUGE -- By now, most folks in south Louisiana have seen the maps.

Norco woman robbed
August 24, 2006 at 2:15 pm
A 30-year-old Norco woman was robbed Aug. 16 while retrieving belongings out of her vehicle at 41 Barreca St., Norco.

U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon address local issues at the St. Charles Operatons site for Dow Chemical. Dow invities U.S. Representative to luncheon
August 24, 2006 at 2:07 pm
On Aug. 18 the St. Charles Operations site for Dow Chemical hosted a noon meeting featuring commentary by 3rd District U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon.

Displaced thugs cause havoc in Red Church
August 24, 2006 at 1:48 pm
Meadows Drive, which is lined with Section 8 housing and criminal activity, has become a source of fear, crime and intimidation for the residents of Red Church subdivision, in particular, residents of Longview Drive who share back yards with the homes on Meadows Drive.

Hearing set for Luling doctor
August 24, 2006 at 1:45 pm
An Aug. 25 hearing has been set for David Sampognaro, 45, a Luling doctor who was indicted by the St. Charles Parish Grand Jury on March 29 for 21 counts of possession of child pornography.

Unrestrained child seriously injured in vehicle crash
August 24, 2006 at 1:42 pm
On Mon., Aug. 21, at 7:48 p.m., the Louisiana State Police investigated a serious injury crash on U.S. 90 near Willowdale Dr., at milepost 241.8.

MARK GAUTHREAU, 44, Gonzales Gonzales man booked for shooting Spillway anglers
August 24, 2006 at 1:24 pm
Mark Gauthreau, 44, of 42298 N. Wood St., Gonzales, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder and hate crimes on Aug. 21 after he allegedly shot and wounded two Hispanic men from Texas.

Property owners may get tax relief
August 24, 2006 at 1:21 pm
A vote by the St. Charles Parish Council will determine whether or not to reduce the millage rates on current property taxes by 0.47 mills.

BRANDON NAQUIN, 18, Waggaman (left) and RYAN HEBERT, 17, Waggaman (right) Burglars nabbed on Lakewood Drive
August 24, 2006 at 1:09 pm
Two Waggaman men were arrested by deputy David Hitzman, in the early morning hours on Monday, Aug. 21.

Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
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The director of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has stepped down on the heels of federal and state audits that slammed the agency for mismanagement and requested repayment of more than $600,000.