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Principal used first grade teacher as inspiration

This is the second in a three-part series highlighting the parish’s three principals
of the year.
July 09, 2008 at 1:32 pm

MySpace helps deputies nab 7

A video depicting a group of residents showing off AK-47 assault rifles and allegedly threatening to harm a person, as well as police officials, led to seven arrests.Read More...
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am

Hospital asks parish for millions

Whether it's noon or midnight, when an accident occurs in St. Charles Parish, the victims are rushed to the hospital and treated by a staff that is on call 24 hours a day.Read More...
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am

Schools look into security system used by NYPD

A security system used by 80 percent of the cruise line industry that can also be found in Air Force bases and the New York Police Department, might find its way into the St. Charles Parish School System.Read More...
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am

Knock'em Down

They’ve knocked down old houses, destroyed rusted out trailers, picked up trash and cleared high weeds simply because they want their community to be beautiful again like it was years before.Read More...
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am

Middle school needs your help

PARADIS - J.B. Martin Middle School in Paradis is asking families to save the pull tabs of canned drinks.

The tabs will be redeemed to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The tabs can be delivered to the school, beginning in August.

Call 985-758-7579 with questions.
July 06, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Microchipping for pets discounted

LULING - St. Charles Parish Animal Control is offering $15 microchipping for dogs and cats through hurricane season, which ends on Nov. 30

Microchipping is available at the shelter, located under the Luling Bridge on the West Bank, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 06, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Parish hosts 4th of July celebration

LULING - A fireworks extravaganza will once again cap off St. Charles Parish’s Independence Day Celebration, from 6 to 9 p.m. July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road.

Those include a patriotic musical performance by the St. Charles Parish Community Band under the direction of David Rosenthal. There will also be a red, white and blue clown with balloon animals for the kids as well as an F-15 flyover.

Opening ceremonies, including the national anthem and a 21-gun salute, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will help countdown to the flyover shortly thereafter. A DJ will entertain the crowd throughout the night.

Local nonprofit groups will sell food and drinks, including jambalaya, hamburgers, hot dogs, snowballs and baked goods.
July 03, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Council on Aging flag celebrations

The St. Charles Council on Aging will hold Fourth of July celebrations at all activity centers.

•Hahnville - July 1 from noon to 2 p.m. at 626 Pine St. Call 985-783-3008.

•New Sarpy - July 2 from noon to 2 p.m. at 150 Trosclair Dr. Call 985-764-2412.

•Norco - July 2 from noon to 2 p.m. at 149 Apple St. Call 985-764-7025.

•Luling - July 3 from noon to 2 p.m. at 145 Angus Dr. Call 985-785-1981.
July 03, 2008 at 11:32 am

Supt. Bob Rice served us well

It shocked some residents of St. Charles Parish when the school board hired an out-of-parisher - - and out-of-stater - - to be superintendent of schools here back in the 1970s.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Come celebrate at the Bridge Park tonight

By Renee Allemand
Come out and celebrate. It's July 3. If you're reading this column, I'm most likely out at the West Bank Bridge Park helping to set up for our annual Independence Day Celebration. Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 1:26 pm

There’s important business ahead for Jindal

Now that Gov. Bobby Jindal has gotten that legislative pay raise off his back by vetoing the measure, he needs to get back to the most important business facing the state. And that is preservation and restoration of the coast.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 1:24 pm

School Board decides buses too ‘cool’ for school

Young children heading to school next year will find their ride a little more enjoyable after the St. Charles Parish School Board's Transportation Committee went ahead with plans to air-condition nine Head Start buses.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Family opens snowball stand, youth center

The doors of the parish’s newest concession stand, Four Re’s Delight, opened on July 2, offering residents a wide variety of tasty snowball flavors to help beat the summer heat.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 1:15 pm

14-yr-old All-Stars place third in state

The St. Charles Parish 14-year-old All-Star team won third place in the Louisiana State Championship USSSA baseball tournament in Breaux Bridge.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 11:53 am

American League champions

The Super Raiders, which represented, St. Rose for the 2008 season, went undefeated for the end of the season tournament.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 11:46 am

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Sheriff readies for 6th term, touts lower crime, police complex as legacy
Sheriff readies for 6th term, touts lower crime, police complex as legacy
As Greg Champagne prepares to be sworn in to his sixth consecutive term as St. Charles Parish Sheriff on June 21, he has no plans to call it quits anytime soon — even if, interestingly, he didn’t aspire to take that role as a young man at all.