Government

$1M PAY HIKE FOR PARISH WORK FORCE

HAHNVILLE – A cost-of-living increase and other salary hikes totalling $1 million are flowing to St. Charles Parish employees as part of a $90 million budget for 2007 that includes $20 million for west bank levee improvements to protect residents from flooding in a big hurricane like Katrina. […]

News

Worst mosquito year ever

THE “buggy equivalent” of a 100-year hurricane has slammed into St. Charles Parish with residents from Norco, Ama and Kenner to Boutte, Paradis, Bayou Gauche and Des Allemands complaining that this season’s crop of insects is the worst they’ve ever seen. […]

Lifestyles

Whole lotta shakin’ going on

HAHNVILLE – Super-fit Kelly McNulty stays that way by belly-dancing for fun and also showing other women how to enjoy the ancient art form in classes at Hahnville High School.

“It’s interesting and it’s a fun and free-spirited form of dance,” says McNulty, who’s taught continuing-education classes for St. Charles Parish Schools for the past two years. […]

News

St. Charles 200th b-day on tap

HAHNVILLE – “We want people to come up with great ideas for projects so we can celebrate the 200th birthday of St. Charles Parish for the entire year of 2007 in style,” says Corey Faucheux, director of the St. Charles Parish Department of Economic Development and Tourism. […]

Lifestyles

Shiver me timbers

BOUTTE – The hottest Halloween costumes for parish kids this year are karate-kickin’ Power Rangers for the boys and assorted princesses and heroines for the girls, including Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” and Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.” […]