Education is a Priority for Recovery
March 15, 2006 at 2:54 pm
Back in January, I visited Katrina evacuees in Atlanta. I vividly recall a conversation with one young mother, Shajuan Harris, who tightly held her child and tearfully told me about her top priority for recovery. Good schools were more important than housing, she said, adding that she would live in a shack if she could return to a better New Orleans school system.

Who’ll be the next governor?
March 15, 2006 at 2:51 pm
It’s not too hard to figure out who two of the candidates in the next governor’s race will be. The incumbent Democrat Kathleen Blanco has already thrown her bonnet into the ring. And everyone expects Republican Cong. Bobby Jindall to repeat his candidacy from the last race.

West bank of parish needs quick attention
March 15, 2006 at 2:49 pm
Residents of the west bank of St. Charles Parish can take solace in the fact that there is still some acreage left between its southernmost subdivisions and the Gulf of Mexico. But this stretch of deteriorating wetlands is all that stands between their inundation when a hurricane comes.

Our Good Fortune May Cost Us
March 15, 2006 at 2:42 pm
It is hard to believe that nearly five years have passed since terrorists hijacked four airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and an open field in Pennsylvania.

Business Expo
March 15, 2006 at 2:40 pm
This coming Friday and Saturday, St. Charles residents will be treated to a showcase of local goods and services as the St. Charles Business Expo and Health Fair gets underway in the Hahnville High School Gym.

Hahnville hosts Don Raymond Relays
March 15, 2006 at 2:18 pm
On March 17, high schools from around the region will descend on Hahnville High School for the Don Raymond Relays. Beginning at 3 p.m., girls and boys will be participating in the track and field event. Throwing events, such as discus and javelin, and field events, such as long jump, start at 3 p.m., with running events beginning at 5 p.m.

Local soccer stars named
March 15, 2006 at 2:17 pm
The 2006 All-District team was named and several local athletes were standouts on the list.

For Destrehan High School, forward Donald DeLatte, midfielders Justin Weyenberg and Robbie Anderson, defender T.J Favaloro and goalkeeper Chris Tyree were named first team.

Lady Wildcats ready to roll Lady Wildcats ready to roll
March 15, 2006 at 2:14 pm
Make adjustments not excuses-this is the trademark that can be found rippling through the Destrehan Lady Wildcats softball team. As Coach Russell Shaw enters his second year, he is looking forward to winning district again and another chance at the state title.

Recreational riders beware Recreational riders beware
March 15, 2006 at 2:06 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's office is cracking down on people riding recreational vehicles on public roads. They recently issued a statement warning people that if they are caught riding 4-wheelers, dirt bikes or other off-road vehicles on public roads, they will be issued a ticket and fined. The sheriff's office is clamping down on the law due to a rise in complaints of children riding off road vehicles in neighborhoods.

Canadian singer/songwriter Mark Mallet. Internationally-known singer Mark Mallett to perform in Ama
March 15, 2006 at 2:03 pm
Canadian singer/songwriter and Catholic missionary Mark Mallett, who will be performing at the Father Cote Center in Ama on Thursday, March 23, has been making waves once again.

LEAP --displaced students will be scored separately LEAP --displaced students will be scored separately
March 15, 2006 at 2:01 pm
Students get your #2 pencils ready, it’s LEAP test time again. As students prepare for the annual testing, state and parish officials have taken steps to accommodate a possible risk of displaced student scores affecting the parish’s overall testing results.

Laque’s pleas for levee go unanswered Laque’s pleas for levee go unanswered
March 15, 2006 at 1:59 pm
With hurricane season set to start June 1, St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque expressed extreme frustration in trying to complete a hurricane protection levee for the parish's vulnerable southern flank, the west bank. This is especially taxing, considering the near miss St. Charles Parish experienced with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Willowdale Country Club Golf Pro, Derek Sanders, stands in front of the charred golf carts. Fire destroys 51 Willowdale golf carts
March 15, 2006 at 1:46 pm
On Sunday evening, March 12, the golf cart barn at Willowdale Country Club burst into flames around 6:30 p. m. A neighbor of the club spotted the fire and called 911. The fire department responded and quickly gained control of the blaze. According to officials at Willowdale, the cause of the fire may have been electrical.

What's Happening
March 15, 2006 at 1:38 pm
Lenten fish fry
The Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council #9933 is holding Annual Lenten Fish Fries on Fridays during Lent. The meals will be served at the community center at Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling, Dinner will be from 5pm until sold out. Menu includes fried fish, french fries, fried shrimp, coleslaw and bread. Cost is $6.00 for a large plate and $5.00 for a small plate. Dessert and cold drinks will be available.

Sheriff Reports
March 15, 2006 at 1:32 pm
• Charlotte B. Ciolino, 38, of 840 W. Macadoo Street, Destrehan, LA., was arrested and charged with second degree battery and simple criminal damage at the St. Charles Correctional Center on March 13.

The musical
March 15, 2006 at 1:30 pm
HOUMA - Individual show tickets went on sale February 1, 2006 for the hit Broadway musical comedy, "Mame," performing live on stage at the Houma-Terrrebonne Civic Center on Sunday, March 19th at 6:30 pm.

Four large vessels moved
March 15, 2006 at 1:28 pm
Valero St. Charles Refinery and Mammoet USA will be transporting 4 large vessels, weighing 150-580 tons, March 15-19.

March 15, 2006 at 1:28 pm
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Burke and Mr. & Mrs. Richard Savoie, announce the engagement of their children, Stacy M. Burke and Chris J. Savoie. Stacy's mother, who is the former Melvene Richoux, is from Marrero.

Parish zeroes in on Pier 90 to  construct public boat launch
Parish zeroes in on Pier 90 to construct public boat launch
After years of searching for an ideal spot to build a public boat launch, St. Charles Parish officials have targeted a popular bar and launch located on Highway 90 in Luling that is set to undergo an expansion.