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Arkema honored for growth, supporting community

Guided by a desire to be a positive contributor to the communities in which it operates, Arkema has proven to be a good corporate neighbor in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
December 16, 2016 at 5:43 pm
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Major school taxes coming up for vote

Property taxes funding a bulk of the revenue of the St. Charles Parish school system will be up for renewal at the April 29 election, after the parish’s School Board recently voted to approve a resolution to place the item on the ballot.Read More...
December 16, 2016 at 5:40 pm
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Council’s tougher burn ordinance restricts bonfires

Recounting a Christmas bonfire that burned 25 feet high and only 75 feet from his front door in St. Rose, the St. Charles Parish Council supported a St. Rose man’s request to beef up the parish’s burn ordinance.Read More...
December 16, 2016 at 5:37 pm
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Library doesn’t have funds to build Killona branch

Although the prospect of getting a Killona library looks like a budget casualty this year, St. Charles Parish School member Ellis Alexander said it’s just not an outcome he’s willing to accept in what’s become a 20-year mission.Read More...
December 16, 2016 at 5:29 pm
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Norco man arrested, suspect sought in rash of vehicle burglaries

In the midst of a rash of vehicle burglaries reported over the past three weeks, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in order to close in on at least one perpetrator. Read More...
December 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm
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Sheriff says jails should not serve as mental institution

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne praised newly passed federal legislation as finally addressing the costly and dangerous national problem of jails serving as mental institutions.Read More...
December 16, 2016 at 5:18 pm
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Handyman crew lends hand to elderly Norco community

While getting a wheelchair lift is a welcome addition for 91-year-old Kirby Giroir's mobility, it's a job that only a community that cares about its people can get done.Read More...
December 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm
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Luling family on road to recovery after life-threatening car crash

Luling's Terry Madere says he and his family are "lucky, happy and have plenty of life to live." Read More...
December 16, 2016 at 3:57 pm
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Jambalaya Girl serves up special recipes to St. Charles students

Kristen Preau Moore, aka, "Jambalaya Girl," created her Cook Me Somethin' Mister company from her father's jambalaya recipe – and business is cooking.Read More...
December 16, 2016 at 3:54 pm
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St. Charles slim turnout helps elect Kennedy to Senate, renew 2 parish taxes

With barely a 30 percent turnout, St. Charles Parish voters supported Republican John Kennedy by a resounding 68 percent for the U.S. Senator seat and passed both property tax renewals.
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December 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm
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St. Charles' $8M loan will upgrade sewer system

St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran got council approval to finalize getting a low-interest $8 million loan aimed at addressing sewage overflows.Read More...
December 09, 2016 at 12:06 pm
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Jeweler puts new spin on designs

Jewelry designer Joseph Koll, who recently opened a store in Destrehan, says he's launching an idea that's going to revolutionize the market.Read More...
December 09, 2016 at 9:41 am
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Destrehan residents angry over overnight parking tickets

With a 151-signature petition in hand, Destrehan resident Roslyn Goodick asked the St. Charles Parish Council to rescind a 1986 overnight parking ordinance that she maintained is creating costly and unfair problems for residents.Read More...
December 09, 2016 at 8:52 am
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Westwego woman accused of taking thousands from co-workers in St. Rose

A Westwego woman was recently arrested after allegedly setting up a fraudulent “money challenge” program at her St. Rose employer. Read More...
December 09, 2016 at 8:50 am
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Parish online auctions racking up thousands in sales

With 52 items sold and more than $200,000 generated this year, the St. Charles Parish Government is calling its move to selling surplus equipment in online auctions a success.Read More...
December 09, 2016 at 8:47 am
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800 children receive early Christmas gifts in St. Rose

Perhaps shining even brighter than the Christmas lights going up these days in homes around the country were the smiles on the faces of children at Saturday's annual Children's Christmas Celebration as they opened their gifts. Read More...
December 09, 2016 at 8:42 am
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Arts Awareness Fest showcasing student talent Saturday
Arts Awareness Fest showcasing student talent Saturday
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Rodney Lafon’s legacy includes serving as St. Charles Parish Schools superintendent for 18 years, but it also certainly reflects his efforts to bring the system to the forefront of arts education.