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School Board’s turn to redraw district lines
December 16, 2011 at 9:02 am
It is the School Board’s turn to redraw district lines in St. Charles – a process that should go smoothly, according to Kevin Belanger, chief executive officer for South Central Planning and Development Commission.

4 local companies land on EPA watch list
November 11, 2011 at 10:53 am
The Environmental Protection Agency recently released an internal Clean Air Act "watch list" that includes serious or chronic violators of the act that have faced no formal enforcement action within nine months of the violation. The list is dated September 2011 and had never been made public before now.

Voters will head to the polls on Saturday beginning at 6 a.m. to choose the best candidate for several high-ranking positions, including parish president, clerk of court and assessor. Decision Day
October 21, 2011 at 10:10 am
Almost 10 percent of voters in St. Charles turned out to the polls last week for early voting for parish president and other high-profile offices.

Tempers flare at School Board over $2.1 million employee payment
October 14, 2011 at 9:07 am
Tempers flared last Wednesday at a St. Charles Parish School Board meeting in which the board approved a one-time payment of $1,000 to all full-time employees and $500 to all part-time employees. The payment will go out in the Nov. 20 payroll checks and will cost the district $2.1 million.

Courtney and Randy Roth celebrate Tripp’s second birthday. The 2-year-old is battling a rare skin disease. Hundreds expected at church prayer rally for sick toddler
August 05, 2011 at 9:09 am
Hundreds of residents are expected to attend a prayer rally on Sunday for a 2-year-old that has a rare skin disease that causes blisters and sores to form on his skin.

Oubre will run for Clerk of Court for 10th time
July 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm
Elections for Clerk of Court and the Assessor’s Office in October will pit a 30-year incumbent against two local professionals and a parish councilman against a former parish emergency director.

Court dates set for pair of East Bank murder trials
July 21, 2011 at 10:45 am
A pair of East Bank murder trials are scheduled for August, and four St. Charles residents will be judged by juries of their peers.

Harry Hurst wing delay won’t affect opening date Harry Hurst wing delay won’t affect opening date
July 15, 2011 at 9:25 am
Construction on a new wing at Harry Hurst Middle School in Destrehan has been delayed about 100 days while contractors wait for the delivery of steel for the structure.

Courtney Roth holds her 2-year-old son, Tripp, who was born with a rare skin disease that causes blisters and sores. Toddler with rare skin disease still beating the odds
April 29, 2011 at 9:25 am
Two years ago, doctors told Courtney and Randy Roth that their newborn son, Tripp, would not live to see his first birthday. Now Tripp is approaching his second birthday on May 14 and he and his family are still fighting.

Schools allow students to 'pay back' missed days
January 14, 2011 at 9:29 am
The St. Charles Parish school system is giving high school students a break from the strict attendance policies put in place statewide last August with a new attendance recovery program.

Boat parade launches at earliest date ever
December 03, 2010 at 9:14 am
Parishioners can kick off their holiday celebrations earlier than ever during this year’s Christmas on the Bayou Boat Parade.

Ministry makes sure Christmas doesn’t pass by children of inmates Ministry makes sure Christmas doesn’t pass by children of inmates
November 24, 2010 at 11:10 am
A local church is doing their part to make sure that the children of prisoners across Louisiana will not miss Christmas this year.

Saying ‘no’ to sex has served parish well, officials believe
August 06, 2010 at 8:55 am
The row of strip clubs and bars in nearby Metairie called “Fat City” has been a breeding ground of crime for years. Even as recently as two weeks ago, arrests were made involving prostitution and drug dealing.

Number of days students can miss school slashed
July 16, 2010 at 9:36 am
Changes in the state attendance and drop-out policies have St. Charles Parish Public Schools administrators worried.
The new legislation allows students to miss almost half the amount of days that they were previously allowed to miss. In high school, students will only be allowed to miss five days per class. They were previously allowed eight days per course.

Lack of School Board candidates means easy 'elections' for most
July 16, 2010 at 9:35 am
Qualifying for the St. Charles Parish School Board ended last week and there are four new names in the running.
One of them, Art Aucoin, has already won the seat for District 7 because he is running unopposed.

Do you look like your pet? Do you look like your pet?
July 01, 2010 at 3:48 pm
Does Frank look like Fido? Does Claire look like Cuddles? Or does Polly just like to wear Pat’s glasses? If you know someone who looks just like their pet, we want to see it.

Civic group president booked with stealing funds
May 21, 2010 at 9:21 am
The president of two civic associations in Montz was arrested for the second time on May 14 and charged with theft from the organizations.

Destrehan spring fest halted
March 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm
After years of holding a spring festival of arts and crafts, Destrehan Plantation has decided to end the event despite high participation for the past few years.

Energy bills double in January
February 17, 2010 at 11:34 am
As the weather seems to get colder and colder, some St. Charles Parish residents living paychec to paycheck are finding it hard to afford their heating bill and still have money left over for necessities such as food and medication.

School district ranking drops
November 24, 2009 at 9:01 am
Statewide school district rankings show that St. Charles Parish Public Schools consistently rank among the best in the state, though the district did fall two spots from sixth to eighth overall. However, the district was still among the leaders in ACT scores and graduation rates for the 2008-09 school year, finishing with the second highest graduation rate in the state and the third highest cumulative ACT score.


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