St. Charles Parish sales tax holiday St. Charles Parish sales tax holiday
July 19, 2006 at 12:43 pm
St. Charles Parish School System and the St. Charles Parish Council approved a sales tax holiday for July 29 & 30.

Linda Kay Costanza found by police at Touro Hospital after being picked up off the streets of New Orleans. Missing Norco woman found
July 19, 2006 at 12:40 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne reported last week that the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office was actively looking for a missing Norco resident with a long history of mental illness.

Small turn out for special election Small turn out for special election
July 19, 2006 at 12:38 pm
Last Saturday's special election for an expansion and five year millage renewal for St. Charles Parish Hospital passed with only a small percentage of voters turning out to vote. Both measures on the agenda passed with 65% of the vote.

Kentrell Smith, 46, St. Rose Norco woman held against her will by St. Rose man
July 19, 2006 at 12:34 pm
A St. Rose man was arrested late Monday night after he allegedly held a Norco woman in her vehicle against her will and demanded that she drive around with him, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Montgomery takes to the court at a division I university. Montgomery makes his mark at Samford University
July 19, 2006 at 12:30 pm
Life for Trey Montgomery has changed tremendously since he left the halls of Destrehan High School in May of 2005. His first year at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama gave him a better opportunity to see what life will require from him to be successful.

D.J. Gilder excepts the gold medal for long jump at the first ever National Special Olympics in Aimes, Iowa. Renaissance man
July 19, 2006 at 12:26 pm
At first glance, Douglas Jeffery Gilder, may appear to be different than everyone else. DJ who was diagnosed with autism at age 2 ½, does face challenges that most would find hard or impossible to overcome. But this exceptional athlete does not let those challenges stand in his way.

Train your vines to be well behaved
July 19, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Vines are an amazing group of plants with enough diversity to boggle the mind of any gardener. What binds these wonderful plants together is their universal lack of strong stems.

Give your garden a taste of the tropics
July 19, 2006 at 12:20 pm
If you regularly read national gardening magazines and get a variety of gardening catalogs, you may have noticed tropical-look landscaping is a trend gaining attention across the country these days.

Delicious and nutritious Creole Tomatoes Delicious and nutritious Creole Tomatoes
July 19, 2006 at 12:13 pm
The hot Louisiana summers are often unbearable. But luckily for residents of South Louisiana, there is one annual crop that often makes the summer months worth while. The Creole Tomato is not only a uniquely refreshing and tasty Louisiana favorite…it can also help treat some diseases.

St. Charles Hospital special election correction St. Charles Hospital special election correction
July 14, 2006 at 2:30 pm
Proposition one is for a multi-million dollar expansion. The paper incorrectly stated that voters would also consider a 5 year millage increase for operating expenses. In fact, the 5 year millage is not an increase but has decreased. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Local track athlete makes his mark Local track athlete makes his mark
July 13, 2006 at 11:59 am
When Avery Sorapuru walked onto Southeastern Louisiana University's track team, “He wasn't very good," said SLU's Head Track Coach Sean Brady.

School Board gives go ahead for purchase of land
July 13, 2006 at 11:56 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board approved a resolution to purchase property for a new maintenance facility on Sugarland Parkway in Luling from Esperanza Land, LLC.

Brian Pierce, 32, Hazel, Alabama Alabama man scams locals in home improvement scheme
July 13, 2006 at 11:52 am
Several homeowners in the River Parishes have been scammed by a man working for a home improvement company, B & B Enterprises.

Brian M. Pierce, 32, of Hazel Green, Alabama, was arrested and charged with theft over $500 on June 29 after he allegedly pocketed deposit checks from homeowners seeking home repairs after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Norco man booked with aggravated rape Norco man booked with aggravated rape
July 13, 2006 at 11:50 am
A Norco man was arrested and charged with aggravated rape after he allegedly inappropriately fondled his 5 year-old daughter on July 7. The suspect reportedly has a history of attempting this type of crime against juveniles in the past.

Holiday traditions hard to break
July 13, 2006 at 11:49 am
Over the 4th of July extended weekend, St. Charles Parish residents were reminded of a couple of things. Fireworks are dangerous and banning them is only as effective as your neighboring parish’s practice.

Patio home idea to be studied some more
July 13, 2006 at 11:47 am
Smaller residential lots in St. Charles Parish could soon become a reality. But the parish council Monday night decided to hold off on creating the new zoning that would allow them until further study is made.

Can we learn from the Mexicans?
July 13, 2006 at 11:46 am
Until recently, Mexico had a long history of election fraud, intimidation and outright suppression of voting.

People knew where to build in 1878
July 13, 2006 at 11:42 am
The 1878 map of New Orleans that Times Picayune columnist Angus Lind wrote about the other day indicates that people back in the old days were pretty smart after all.

Too old to serve? New law kicks several longtime public officials out of office
Too old to serve? New law kicks several longtime public officials out of office
As qualifying for parish and state elections takes place this week, a few longtime elected officials are being removed from the ballot for no reason other than their age.