Though hundreds line up for food stamps, things run smoothly Though hundreds line up for food stamps, things run smoothly
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
Hundreds of residents lined the shoulder of Highway 90 in Boutte on Thursday with fingers crossed in hopes that they would be eligible for the state’s disaster food stamp program.

Businesses eligible for up to $2 million
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
St. Charles Parish businesses that suffered either economic loss or property damage during Hurricane Gustav may be eligible to receive loans of up to $2 million from the Small Business Administration.

Rainy days give golf course the blues Rainy days give golf course the blues
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
Contrary to what several residents have heard, Willowdale Country Club is not going out of business, but is instead looking at ways to restructure how the club operates in order to get out of financial difficulties.

Fish kill could continue due to oxygen depletion Fish kill could continue due to oxygen depletion
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
Drivers passing the Davis Pond siphon on River Road in Ama probably noticed the stench of dead fish due to a large fish kill that is occurring in the area.

Cox cable comes back quickly for many Cox cable comes back quickly for many
September 15, 2008 at 9:10 am
Many of Cox Cable's St. Charles Parish customers were pleasantly surprised when their TV's and internet were back in action soon after their power was restored. Storm repairs ran smoothly unlike the aftermath of Katrina when many customers went without cable for weeks.

Rotary club holds annual golf match
September 12, 2008 at 12:46 pm
LULING - The Rotary Club of St. Charles will hold its annual Alligator Classic golf tournament Sept. 12 at Willowdale Country Club in Luling.

Proceeds will benefit the club's college scholarship fund for local students.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon.

The format is a four-person scramble. Lunch will be served.
The entry fee is $90 per golfer and covers food and drinks, green fees, an Alligator Festival shirt, towel and ditty bag.

Prizes will be awarded for first-, second-, and third-place finishes as well as closest to the hole and longest drive.
Hole sponsorship is needed.

Entry forms and hole sponsor forms may be downloaded from the Web site,

For information, call Carl Cantrelle at 985.783.1365 or e-mail; or Ira Cazenave at 985.764.3581; and for hole sponsorship information, call Susan Wilson at 504.559.0766.

Faye Hartman says that Hartman’s True Value has been extremely busy following Hurricane Gustav. Businesses bounce back quickly to aid recovery
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
Because they serve as a lifeline to returning residents, many parish businesses did their best to open up as quickly as possible after Hurricane Gustav left 90 percent of the parish without power.

Stay informed throughout the storm
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
Did you know that some businesses and residents never lost power during Gustav?

Tab Troxler, the parish’s EOC director, says residents need to get prepared for Hurricane Ike, which has killed hundreds of people. Where will Hurricane Ike strike?
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
As Hurricane Gustav starts to diminish, Hurricane Ike is ready to take aim. Emergency Operations Center Director Tab Troxler says it's too early to tell where Ike will make landfall, but his advice to residents is to get prepared.

Several programs offer disaster relief to parish residents
September 09, 2008 at 12:22 pm
Several state and government agencies are now offering disaster assistance to residents who were affected by or had to evacuate because of Hurricane Gustav.
Listed below are programs that St. Charles Parish residents could qualify for if eligibility guidelines are met.

Hurricane Gustav left 90 percent of St. Charles Parish without power and many homes damaged due to uprooted trees. Much of the tree damage occurred in the Luling subdivision of Willowdale, which is why Entergy had trouble restoring power to the area. Welcome Home
September 09, 2008 at 9:11 am
Most residents returned to St. Charles Parish last week to find their homes without power and their yards littered with branches. But for some, the damage was extensive.

Sheriff's Reports
September 09, 2008 at 8:55 am
•Kelly D. Lodge, 35, of 376 Spruce St. in Norco was arrested on Aug. 27 and charged with eight counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and deception and seven counts of forgery.

A tree landed on Carolyn Smith’s home, forcing the family to flee to Raceland to stay with relatives. Gustav leaves Des Allemands family without a home
September 09, 2008 at 8:47 am
A Wal-Mart employee and her children and grandchildren returned home after Hurricane Gustav to find they have no place to live. While other families in the area wait for simple things like power, this family is waiting to find a new place to call home.

St. Pierre pleased with parish’s response to storm
September 09, 2008 at 8:46 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre feels that the parish did a good job before, during and after Hurricane Gustav, though there are some things he hopes are improved next time around.

Parish strives to pick up debris before Ike
September 09, 2008 at 8:45 am
Debris pickup began on Sept. 8 in St. Charles, and the parish hopes to have all of it off the streets soon because of the potential danger of Hurricane Ike.

Three parish residents die because of Hurricane Gustav
September 09, 2008 at 8:43 am
The St. Charles Parish Coroner's Office confirms that there were three deaths associated with Hurricane Gustav, but says those figures could change. An office spokesman released the names of the known victims Monday morning.

Sheriff’s Office reports 23 break-ins occur during storm
September 09, 2008 at 8:42 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office says that there have been 23 break-ins since most of the area evacuated because of Hurricane Gustav.

Entergy workers have been all over the parish trying to get power restored to the area. Entergy says that a majority of the parish now has power
September 09, 2008 at 8:42 am
Entergy now estimates there are about 500 customers in St. Charles Parish left without power today, according to Renee Allemand, the parish’s public information officer. That is down from a high of 30,000 customers without power at the beginning of this event on Sept. 1, spokesman Doug Rhodes said this morning.

Police seek suspects in Bent's RV robbery
Police seek suspects in Bent's RV robbery
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is using CrimeStoppers to aid detectives investigating a burglary that occurred Sept. 23 at Bent RV on Boutte along U.S. Highway 90.