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Clothing boutique getting parish ready for the ‘runway’ Clothing boutique getting parish ready for the ‘runway’
June 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm
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.

Who’s watching who? Who’s watching who?
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am
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.

The sewage treatment facility in Hahnville is running out of room to handle sewage in the West Bank due to increased expansion in the area. Herman Cortez Jr. (above) serves as the technician for the plant. Expansion creating sewage headaches
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am
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.

Director says subsurface drainage won’t solve parish’s flood problems
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am
Some neighborhoods in the parish that have experienced flooding seem to believe that the installation of subsurface drainage would solve the problem.

Help wanted signs are popping up across the parish. ‘Help Wanted’ signs of trouble
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am
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.

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

Gonzales makes her mark on hometown high school Gonzales makes her mark on hometown high school
June 18, 2008 at 11:27 am
The happiest part of most children’s day is when the clock strikes 3 p.m. and they get to leave the seemingly cramped confines of their school and head out to an afternoon filled with endless possibilities.

Kid friendly computers help educate parish’s young
June 18, 2008 at 11:25 am
The United Way of St. Charles and Monsanto have teamed up to purchase computers and developmental software in an attempt to make sure all children in the parish are educationally prepared for first grade.

Bubbling sewer draws ire of EPA
June 18, 2008 at 10:49 am
A sewer overflow problem in Ormond sparked a complaint to the Environmental Protection Agency as council members and the public works department address drainage concerns parishwide.

Hogan: Flood tubes only temporary solution Hogan: Flood tubes only temporary solution
June 18, 2008 at 10:41 am
Some Bayou Des Allemands residents want a floodwall, while others say the structure would disrupt their quality of life along the bayou by blocking both their view and their access to fishing and boating activities.

Resident request: Could we have real bathrooms? Resident request: Could we have real bathrooms?
June 18, 2008 at 10:28 am
Fifty one residents attended the spillway meeting and the first draft of the plan will be complete by August. The final plan should be complete by October.

Is industry paying its fair share? Is industry paying its fair share?
June 18, 2008 at 9:26 am
Some St. Charles Parish residents won’t like their property tax bills this year because the parish recently got reassessed by the state in April.

Virus outbreak has council concerned Virus outbreak has council concerned
June 18, 2008 at 9:26 am
After mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus were found in Ormond, Montz and Norco last month, the entomologist for the parish’s mosquito control office filled the council in on what he is doing to keep the pesky bugs to a minimum.

Troopers Step Up Patrols Troopers Step Up Patrols
June 18, 2008 at 9:26 am
Two Louisiana State Troopers stand in the ready position on Highway 90 in Boutte everyday to catch unsuspecting drivers who might be speeding.

Not too late to cash in on that government rebate
June 18, 2008 at 9:25 am
Many people have already received their economic stimulus payments, but the Internal Revenue Service wants residents to know that it’s still not too late to file and receive the payment.

Hidden leaks might cause bills to rise
June 18, 2008 at 9:25 am
Water bills across the parish seem to be getting higher for some residents, while others say that their bills are about the same.

HHS, DHS stadiums could get wider seats this year HHS, DHS stadiums could get wider seats this year
June 11, 2008 at 3:03 pm
Next year, football fans in St. Charles Parish might have a little extra room as they settle in to watch Destrehan and Hahnville compete for the 2008 state title.

Rolling classroom offers businesses free seminars
June 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm
Business owners in St. Charles Parish will get the unique opportunity to hear free seminars on topics vital to their success on a custom-designed 18-wheeler trailer.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Reviewed by Michael Duvoisin
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Reviewed by Michael Duvoisin
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a fiction book, was written by J.K. Rowling. This is the final book in a seven part series, which is set in the present and takes place in the United Kingdom. However, most scenes take place at the school of Hogwarts.