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Merrill Zeringue chosen as art guild’s artist of the year

The St. Charles Art Guild has chosen Destrehan’s Merrill Zeringue as the organization’s Artist of the Year.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:29 pm

Four local dancers sweep Oklahoma competition

Four dancers from Dance Unlimited of the River Parishes won awards June 15 through 16 at the Odyssey National Dance Competition in Midwest City, Okla. Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:29 pm

All For One

In a time that was smothered by segregation and indifference, a young boy by the name of Don Raymond was born, and although his time on Earth was shorter than most, his impact on St. Charles Parish and the legacy he left behind will live on forever.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Sheriff's Reports

•Eric Spiller, 28, of 964 Beachgrove Blvd. in Westwego was arrested on July 14 and charged with issuing worthless checks.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Councilman wants town hall meeting to end the violence

Ask anyone who lives on Meadows Drive in Destrehan what they're concerned about right now and it definitely won't be the gas prices.
July 23, 2008 at 1:17 pm

A new day for workforce development

The Louisiana Department of Labor (LDOL) no longer exists. It has been replaced by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Jindal, Landrieu make good pair in Baton Rouge

So, Sen. John McCain and Gov. Bobby Jindal were scheduled to meet in Baton Rouge yesterday. Was this perhaps to discuss the possibility of Jindal becoming the presidential candidate’s running mate?Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Volunteer vets beautify shelter

A group of more than 20 volunteers with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation completed much-needed repairs at the St. Charles Parish animal shelter July 17 and 18 as part of its Shelter Rehab Project. Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Parish’s oldest clothing boutique still fashion savvy

The doors of St. Charles Parish’s oldest clothing boutique first opened in the spring of 1974 when Bob and Millie Derveloy took over a small and newly-opened shop called The Foxy Lady Boutique.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Ethel Schoeffner principal eyes that fourth star

Change has been a constant throughout Ethel Schoeffner Principal Mary Schmidt's life and career. Not only has the veteran educator been around for the construction of both New Sarpy Elementary and the school she now heads, but she also saw St. Charles Parish develop from a rural outgrowth of New Orleans into a burgeoning area of its own.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Luling Vietnam vet still dealing with pain, heartache of serving

Imagine being forced to leave home and dropped right in the middle of a battle overseas only to return three years later to face indifference from some people and indignation from others.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

Brazen gunmen target St. Rose

A 37-year-old LaPlace man told deputies that he was tied up, had a gun put to his head and saw the trigger get pulled twice before the gunman walked away laughing with $630 and credit cards.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

Concert hopes to spread awareness of teen dating violence through music

Teen dating violence is a huge problem across the nation, with some teens even experiencing that abuse every single day. Because this abuse doesn't differentiate between gender or age, the United Way of St. Charles is hoping to spread awareness in a way that all teens understand - through music.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

Tackling violence head-on

On a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon, District 1 Councilman Billy Raymond walked through Meadows Drive and talked to residents in the community about various ways to improve the area. Raymond and residents have been concerned ever since a drive-by shooting occurred there two weeks ago.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:31 am

Were fire station’s actions criminal?

An investigation into allegations of misuse of funds at the St. Rose Fire Department is over. St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says that his office's investigation is complete and the police report was submitted to District Attorney Harry Morel's office three weeks ago.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:31 am

Club holds dance in Norco July 20

NORCO - The Oldies But Goodies Dance Club will hold a dance on Sunday, July 20 at the Knights of Columbus home in Norco.
Line dancing lessons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and general dancing will follow.

Music provided by DJ Matherne. Admission is $5. Bring your own liquor.Read More...
July 20, 2008 at 2:13 pm

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Council may get tougher about garbage service
Council may get tougher about garbage service
St. Charles Parish Council President Wendy Benedetto is on her way to getting what she wants - a more specific bid proposal on the parish's garbage pickup service.