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Hospital spends $200,000 on two new ambulances
December 03, 2008 at 3:21 pm
St. Charles Parish Hospital will be getting two brand new ambulances in January to replace two that had mechanical problems in a fleet of five.

Bunge: New permit doesn’t mean more emissions in air Bunge: New permit doesn’t mean more emissions in air
December 03, 2008 at 10:31 am
Residents living near Bunge Grain Elevator in Destrehan who are worried that the company applied for a permit in November to release more emissions into the air don't need to be concerned, according to a spokesman from the company.
Jerry Gibson, plant manager for Bunge, says that their emission levels won't change.

Stock market still in trouble
December 03, 2008 at 10:31 am
Certified Public Accountant and St. Charles Parish School Board Representative Al Suffrin wants residents to know that the recent government bailout doesn’t mean they can stop worrying about the state of the economy.

What happens if council seat becomes vacant? What happens if council seat becomes vacant?
December 03, 2008 at 9:31 am
After an advisory opinion was issued from the Louisiana Ethics Board informing Councilman Marcus Lambert that he can’t keep his council seat and work for Transload America Landfill in Killona, some residents in District 6 became concerned about what would happen if he vacated his council seat.

The families of Nola Speiss (left) and DaisyBel Neyrey celebrated Thanksgiving a week early at the Ormond Nursing Home in Destrehan. Holidays can be difficult with loved one in a nursing home
November 25, 2008 at 10:51 am
Thanksgiving came early for about 500 residents and family members who shared turkey, dressing and all of the trimmings with their loved ones who reside in a nursing home in Destrehan.

Bulletproof vest anyone?
November 25, 2008 at 10:47 am
This year, the Luling/Boutte Lions Club purchased a new bulletproof vest for St. Charles Parish Deputy April Altemus. Now, the organization wants to help other deputies who need bulletproof protection.

Good news for Ama, no news for Willowdale
November 25, 2008 at 9:02 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers brought good news to St. Charles Parish residents that feared the West Bank Vicinity and Beyond levee protection project would force them from their homes.

St. Rose community leaders Lisa Price, Dwayne Harris and Glenda Williams (shown above standing in front of Hilda Warren’s home) kept the memory of Hilda Warren alive by spearheading candlelight vigils. The group is now calling  Family member arrested for ‘07 St. Rose murder
November 25, 2008 at 9:02 am
Darlene Warren Smith and Marcus Warren have waited patiently to find out who killed their beloved mother in her St. Rose home on Aug. 13 of last year.

St. Rose Elementary’s Tim Weller has brought more than 100 students to perform at the House of Blues. St. Rose students rock out House of Blues
November 25, 2008 at 9:02 am
St. Rose Elementary teacher Tim Weller loves to teach children how to play the guitar.

Council questions appointee salaries
November 19, 2008 at 3:19 pm
St. Charles Parish Council members approved the parish’s proposed budget, which includes wage increases for all parish workers.

Bayou Gauche resident Gwen Dufrene has been hit with a defamation suit based on allegations she supposedly made on the forum. Bloggers beware
November 19, 2008 at 10:31 am
Anyone that logs onto the Internet to share their opinions on the River Parishes forum at might have seen posts from BGMAW, otherwise known as Gwen Dufrene.

District VI Councilman Marcus Lambert might have to choose between his council seat and his job with Transload America. Councilman must quit job or give up seat
November 19, 2008 at 9:01 am

The Louisiana Board of Ethics has ruled that District VI Councilman Marcus Lambert cannot be employed by the Transload America landfill in Killona and serve on the St. Charles Parish Council.

Getting rid of the gun shots
November 19, 2008 at 9:01 am
Narcotics activity, loud vulgar music blasting periodically in the neighborhood, random gun shots fired in the air, and out-of-control weekend parties are just a few of the concerns on a list from residents living in the Red Church community in Destrehan.

Filmmakers casting locals for movie Filmmakers casting locals for movie
November 19, 2008 at 9:01 am

Filmmakers are looking for residents in St. Charles Parish to interview about environmental issues for a new movie.

The parish will upgrade eight lift stations because of sewer problems that have occurred when heavy rains pour into the area. Above is a list of the eight stations that will receive upgrades and their locations. Parish moves ahead with sewer upgrades
November 12, 2008 at 6:51 pm
Heavy rains cause sewer problems for some residents, and as the population continues to rise, that problem could become a lot worse.

Lista Gilfore has lived to be 100 years old by avoiding drinking and smoking and living a relaxed lifestyle. 100-year-old Ama cook still sharp as a tack
November 12, 2008 at 6:48 pm
Anyone who sits down to talk to ‘Mama’ Lista Gilfore of Ama wouldn’t think she’s 100 years old. Her mind is as sharp as a knife. Her speech is crystal clear. But what’s more remarkable than that, is the fact that her memory is excellent.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT. Students from three schools gather around to see if they hold the winning ticket for the top prize at New Sarpy Elementary’s fun night. Parent support revved up on the East Bank
November 12, 2008 at 4:03 pm
Harry Hurst Middle, Ethel Schoeffner Elementary and New Sarpy Elementary joined together to host a community after-school event at the New Sarpy playground park.

Rev. Albert Bailey says he will lead a protest march if the New Sarpy boundaries are not returned to their original location. Bouncing sign irks New Sarpy residents
November 12, 2008 at 9:32 am
More than 500 residents living in New Sarpy have signed a petition asking St. Charles Parish President V. J. St. Pierre and the Parish Council to return the New Sarpy boundary lines to its original location.

Suicide gives second chance to parish inmates
November 12, 2008 at 9:31 am
A suicide note left by a former law clerk of Chief Justice Edward Dufresne, Jr. alleges that a panel of three judges didn't review thousands of prisoner petitions over the last 13 years. Instead, those cases were merely signed off on and summarily rejected.

Parish nets nearly $5 million in free money for projects this year
November 12, 2008 at 9:31 am
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre appointed a grants officer to secure money for the parish as part of his newly appointed administration, and so far this year, that decision has really paid off.


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Council forms citizens committee to study boat launch sites
Council forms citizens committee to study boat launch sites
The St. Charles Parish Council created the West Bank Boat Launch Citizens Advisory Committee and then tabled canceling the controversial Gator Cove Marina lease deal to keep it among the committee's options for consideration.