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Government jobs empty

The St. Charles Parish Public Works Department needs 22 workers to help complete parish projects, but no one is applying for the jobs despite the promise of stability and other benefits packages. Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Sheriff's Reports

•Gary Matherne, 49, of 489 Longview Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on June 15 and charged with possession of marijuana.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Is nationalization of industry on the agenda in Washington?

I had to shake my head and refocus my eyes when I read the following words from a news story: “House Democrats responded to President Bush’s call for Congress to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling….Among other things, the Democrats called for government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply.”Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Big pay raise not what the governor ordered

Term limits created an almost completely new legislature this year. That legislature’s exuberance in wanting to get a b ig raise right off the bat may create an almost new legislature next time, too. The reaction among voters has been overwhelmingly negative.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Employment shortage or not?

All over the country, the cries and woes of financial difficulties echo from almost every corner. Rising gas prices, grocery bills, and home foreclosures bring to the forefront news that the economy is in trouble - or is it?Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Clothing boutique getting parish ready for the ‘runway’

If indulging in the latest clothes and fashion accessories, like trendy handbags and shoes, is at the top of your to-do list, then look no further than Destrehan’s newest boutique, Runway Clothing, Shoes and Accessories.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Fun-filled summer events at libraries

LULING - The West Regional Library in Luling is planning several summer activities for children this month. They are:

•Game Daze for ages 8 to 11 will be June 23 at 2 p.m.

•A hip-hop dance class for ages 12 and older will be June 25 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 985-785-8471.
June 25, 2008 at 11:31 am

Who’s watching who?

The St. Charles Parish government has the authority to view their employee’s email and Internet history because of an agreement those workers signed when they were first hired.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

Expansion creating sewage headaches

Business construction on the West Bank is stretching the wastewater system’s ability to handle sewage, leading to concerns that a new treatment facility might be needed.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

Director says subsurface drainage won’t solve parish’s flood problems

Some neighborhoods in the parish that have experienced flooding seem to believe that the installation of subsurface drainage would solve the problem.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

‘Help Wanted’ signs of trouble

The nation’s unemployment rate spiked to 5.5 percent in May, which was the biggest one-month jump in decades and caused help wanted signs to vanish in almost every area of the country.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

Local citrus growers under quarantine

St. Charles Parish has been placed under quarantine in an effort to stamp out an insect that can kill citrus trees in the parish. Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:51 am

Local club holds Sunday dance

NORCO - The Oldies But Goodies Dance Club is having a dance on Sunday, June 22 at the Knights of Columbus home in Norco.
Admission is $5 and music will be provided by DJ Gary Matherne. Line dancing is from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. General dancing will follow until 8 p.m. Bring your own liquor.
For more information, call Erick St. Amant at 985-764-9402 or Gary Matherne at 985-764-7719.Read More...
June 22, 2008 at 11:30 am

Home, Health & Outdoor expo

HOUMA - Sunburst Media presents their annual Home, Health and Outdoor Expo at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center on June 21 and 22 located at 346 Civic Center Blvd.

Admission: $3 and 12 and under are free. For more information, call 985-851-1020.
June 21, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Sacred Heart hosts ‘Super BINGO’

NORCO - Sacred Heart School will host a “Super Bingo” at the school on Saturday, June 21 in the school auditorium.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10. There will be nine $100 games and a $1000 blackout. Food and refreshments will be sold.Read More...
June 21, 2008 at 11:29 am

Fashion workshop & runway show

DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Parish Library invites teens ages 12 and up to attend a free alternative fashion workshop as part of the Louisiana Teen Reading program on Friday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Kerry Fitts, an artist and educator from Gretna, will lead the workshop.

Participants will learn sewing techniques using recycled materials and environmentally-friendly fabrics as well as hand silk-screened images to create original summer fashions.

For more information, call Amy Boling at 985-785-8464.
June 20, 2008 at 11:28 am

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Police chase causes school lock down
Police chase causes school lock down
An attempted traffic stop by Louisiana State Police on I-310 turned into a police chase and school lockdown at about 10:43 a.m. today (Feb. 4).