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Boutte pizzeria joins cause to fight cancer

Rotolo’s Pizzeria Restaurant in Boutte is taking steps to help find a cure for cancer.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Learning disabled students face extra difficulties without diploma

For many graduates from Hahnville and Destrehan, life is full of promise and possibility because those students have a high school diploma in their hands.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Where are the children?

All of the lights were out and the glass doors to the River Parish YMCA Youth Center on Paul Maillard Road were closed during the day - vacant of activity or children.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Free music cost parents big bucks

Thousands of kids and adults in St. Charles Parish are breaking the law every time they download music using free sites like LimeWire and BearShare.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Government jobs empty

The St. Charles Parish Public Works Department needs 22 workers to help complete parish projects, but no one is applying for the jobs despite the promise of stability and other benefits packages. Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Sheriff's Reports

•Gary Matherne, 49, of 489 Longview Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on June 15 and charged with possession of marijuana.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Is nationalization of industry on the agenda in Washington?

I had to shake my head and refocus my eyes when I read the following words from a news story: “House Democrats responded to President Bush’s call for Congress to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling….Among other things, the Democrats called for government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply.”Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Big pay raise not what the governor ordered

Term limits created an almost completely new legislature this year. That legislature’s exuberance in wanting to get a b ig raise right off the bat may create an almost new legislature next time, too. The reaction among voters has been overwhelmingly negative.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Employment shortage or not?

All over the country, the cries and woes of financial difficulties echo from almost every corner. Rising gas prices, grocery bills, and home foreclosures bring to the forefront news that the economy is in trouble - or is it?Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Clothing boutique getting parish ready for the ‘runway’

If indulging in the latest clothes and fashion accessories, like trendy handbags and shoes, is at the top of your to-do list, then look no further than Destrehan’s newest boutique, Runway Clothing, Shoes and Accessories.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Fun-filled summer events at libraries

LULING - The West Regional Library in Luling is planning several summer activities for children this month. They are:

•Game Daze for ages 8 to 11 will be June 23 at 2 p.m.

•A hip-hop dance class for ages 12 and older will be June 25 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 985-785-8471.
June 25, 2008 at 11:31 am

Who’s watching who?

The St. Charles Parish government has the authority to view their employee’s email and Internet history because of an agreement those workers signed when they were first hired.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

Expansion creating sewage headaches

Business construction on the West Bank is stretching the wastewater system’s ability to handle sewage, leading to concerns that a new treatment facility might be needed.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

Director says subsurface drainage won’t solve parish’s flood problems

Some neighborhoods in the parish that have experienced flooding seem to believe that the installation of subsurface drainage would solve the problem.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

‘Help Wanted’ signs of trouble

The nation’s unemployment rate spiked to 5.5 percent in May, which was the biggest one-month jump in decades and caused help wanted signs to vanish in almost every area of the country.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

Local citrus growers under quarantine

St. Charles Parish has been placed under quarantine in an effort to stamp out an insect that can kill citrus trees in the parish. Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:51 am

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Police patrols increased to target speeders on Ormond construction
Police patrols increased to target speeders on Ormond construction
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has issued more than 300 speeding tickets on the heavily trafficked Ormond Boulevard this year, which has become even more busy with detour vehicles from Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge and now a resurfacing project.