Simplify the tax code and make EVERYBODY happy
May 02, 2007 at 2:23 pm
Tax day is always one of the most dreaded days of the year. And because of the increasing complexity of the current tax system, many of us find ourselves having to pay more of our hard-earned money just to comply with the multitude of rules dealing with deductions, exemptions and frustrating regulations.

May 02, 2007 at 2:21 pm
A Pretty Blaire Guidry attended the Modeling Association of America International Convention in New York City as the 1st Step Consulting Agency’s “Ambassador of Good Will.”

Barbara’s got a bone to pick with her finicky family's EATIN' HABITS
May 02, 2007 at 2:18 pm
Dinnertime in our household was always something of a pain, partly because I was seldom in the mood to cook after working all day and partly because we had finicky kids to feed.

More folks out of work in SCP - but state figures are downright peachy
May 02, 2007 at 2:17 pm
Unemployment edged up in St. Charles Parish in March with state officials reporting a rate of 4.3 percent for the month compared with February’s 4 percent.

May 02, 2007 at 2:13 pm
It’s official. St. Charles Parish School Board member C.H. “Sonny” Savoie has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National School Boards Association.

Lorraine & Colette! Lorraine & Colette!
May 02, 2007 at 2:09 pm
Lorraine Gendron, Hahnville resident, was one of 10 artists selected to paint Fleur de Lis’s for a Children’s Foundation fundraiser at the Zurich Classic golf tournament in Avondale.

Grant will help health center treat Hispanics
May 02, 2007 at 2:07 pm
St. Charles Community Health Center has received a Johnson & Johnson "Community Health Care Award" and a two-year grant in recognition of its efforts on behalf of underserved pregnant women in southeast Louisiana.

STRIKING satellite image shows one of the properties to be sold on Saturday, May 5, at the Destrehan High School Auditorium.
Registration at 8 a.m., Auction at 10 a.m. Land on AUCTION BLOCK as parish unloads 100s of properties
May 02, 2007 at 2:03 pm
St. Charles Parish will auction off over 300 properties - mostly vacant lots - in an effort to put the land back into commerce and relieve the liabilities now born by the parish.

Where the money is made: On Carole Siegel-Dezarn’s kitchen table. The stay-at-home mom is a real success story. Luling gal runs 6-figure jewelry business - from her HOUSE
May 02, 2007 at 2:00 pm
A Luling woman is being featured on the cover of a national magazine for her accomplishments as a stay-at-home mom who in addition to taking care of her family, rakes in a $100,000-plus salary selling jewelry from her home.

What's Happening
May 02, 2007 at 1:56 pm
Disney on Ice presents ‘Princess Wishes’ at Houma civic center

In the news
May 02, 2007 at 1:54 pm
As hurricane season approaches, St. Charles Parish officials feel confident in their abilities to keep residents safe.

Paul Hogan in race for SCP council seat Paul Hogan in race for SCP council seat
May 02, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Paul Hogan, right, a civil engineer from Des Allemands, has announced his candidacy for the St. Charles Parish Council's 4th District seat, currently held by his second cousin, Derryl Walls.

R.J. Vial locked down in school scare
May 02, 2007 at 1:49 pm
R.J. Vial Elementary was locked down for about half an hour on May 1 as the St. Charles Sheriff’s Department investigated student reports of a stranger lurking in the wooded area near the school.

WET N' WILD. Luling Elementary students haul in a batch of tasty blue crabs at the annual Wetland Watchers field day on Lake Pontchartrain. Lake Pontchartrain field day a NATURAL with schoolkids
May 02, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Grass is growing, a large pier jettisons far out into the Lake, and the shoreline is neat and even.

Rep. Smith to Blanco: Barricade Airline Hwy
May 02, 2007 at 1:27 pm
State Rep. Gary Smith says he will ask Gov. Kathleen Blanco to help make Airline Highway safer by putting up barricades or taking other steps to help keep cars from plummeting into the murky canals on either side of the dangerous road.

Hahnville grad takes golf skills to college at ULL
April 25, 2007 at 12:18 pm
Congratulations to HHS Graduate Dustin Petit who recently signed a commitment with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette for a golf scholarship. Petit helped lead Hahnville High to the Class 5A State Title in the spring then went on to Meridian Community College to lead his team to the 2006 MACJC State/Region XXIII title and an eight-under par team score.

HHS girls golf team competes like pros at spring regional tourney
April 25, 2007 at 12:16 pm
The HHS Girls Golf Team competed in the Division I Region III golf tournament held at Colonial Golf & Country Club in Harahan on April 11. The team fared well placing 4th in the competition. Allie Petit placed 2nd with a score of 85. Teammate Elizabeth Suss was also named a tournament medalist with a score of 117.

Destrehan Wildcats beat Hahnville Tigers in a close one, 5-3
April 25, 2007 at 12:10 pm
There were two obstacles standing in the way of Destrehan taking the District 5-5A title, the first was defending champion Hahnville.


Humane Society Pet of the Week: Patrick
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Patrick
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Patrick the cat....
Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Alberta Helmes Dunn wanted to write something unique so she combined two classical...

Cochran wins race for St. Charles Parish president
Cochran wins race for St. Charles Parish president
Larry Cochran, D-St. Rose, took the lead and kept it for a win as St. Charles Parish president with 8,829 votes over opponent Terry Authement, R-Boutte, who got 6,914 votes in today's runoff race.