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Government could soon have power to ban nicotine
April 16, 2008 at 2:18 pm
Landmark legislation making its way to the House floor would shift responsibility of regulating tobacco products to the Food and Drug Administration, which will likely lead to bigger warning labels and the removal of dangerous additives in cigarettes.

Outspoken councilwoman doing her best for East Bank Outspoken councilwoman doing her best for East Bank
April 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Carolyn Schexnaydre, councilwoman-at-large from the East Bank, has been embroiled in a lot of controversy lately because of a resolution she wrote urging an investigation to clear Councilman and St. Rose Fire Chief Larry Cochran, along with his department.

Museum moving into Destrehan Plantation
April 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Destrehan Plantation's Caire House will soon be the home to a unique museum that plans to interpret the historical integrity of St. Charles Parish for present and future generations.

Students get the chance to become ‘satellite’ film stars
April 16, 2008 at 2:16 pm
Enterprising students from both Hahnville and Destrehan will get the chance to show-off their own films at the Satellite Center's third annual Video and Animation Festival.

Monsanto expansion creates 380 new jobs
April 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm
Monsanto will make an investment of up to $196 million over the next 18 months at its glyphosate manufacturing facility in Luling, a move that will lead to the hiring of close to 400 people.

Montz wants their kids back from Norco Montz wants their kids back from Norco
April 16, 2008 at 10:50 am
Montz residents are forming a new civic association and plans are underway to create a separate booster club for the children who live in that community.

Nursing home head takes on theft, care Nursing home head takes on theft, care
April 16, 2008 at 10:44 am
The Luling Living Center, a nursing home that provides care to elderly and disenfranchised residents in the community, has been plagued with complaints and a bad reputation for years. But new owners are trying to change the center's image.

Ama levee on the way Ama levee on the way
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Residents living in Ama could be next in line to get levee protection on the West Bank. That's because St. Charles Parish has been working with the Jefferson Parish Levee District on three possible alignment scenarios.

Open Wide
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Todd Masson
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carré Spillway on April 11 and 12, unleashing 67,000 cubic feet per second of river water and raising the ire of some environmentalists.

St. Pierre says new library good for the East Bank
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Led by the proposed 39,000-square-foot East Bank facility and plans for a new library in Des Allemands, the library system in the parish is currently undergoing a huge transformation.

Improving the wetlands one student at a time
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Barry Guillot's hands have just been pricked by an albino hedgehog.

Spillway to open today Spillway to open today
April 10, 2008 at 9:26 am
Heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley is prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday, April 11 at noon for the first time in 11 years.

Dangerous man caught in Destrehan
April 09, 2008 at 4:32 pm
A man that was wanted by Crimestoppers for two counts of attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery and aggravated burglary in Jefferson Parish was arrested in Destrehan on April 6.

Residents do their part to help parish attract businesses
April 09, 2008 at 4:31 pm
Many St. Charles Parish residents may have been surprised when they were stopped after coming out of local businesses last weekend and asked questions about their work history and current skills.

Famous writer headed to parish
April 09, 2008 at 4:30 pm
The St. Charles Parish School System is showing their appreciation for their employees in a big way by bringing in Erin Gruwell, who was portrayed in the movie “Freedom Writers,” as a guest speaker.

Childhood friends take over historic restaurant
April 09, 2008 at 4:29 pm
Most childhood friendships dry up as the years drag on as fast as a puddle of rain water in the red-hot southern Louisiana heat.

Students get hosed at fire safety training class Students get hosed at fire safety training class
April 09, 2008 at 12:56 pm
Dennis Robbins instructed his students to take their time, move forward and keep it steady as they balanced a fire hose and shot water at a bucket suspended in mid-air during a hose safety training class at Hahnville High School.

Parents need to prepare now for rising tuition Parents need to prepare now for rising tuition
April 09, 2008 at 9:34 am
St. Charles Parish high school seniors are graduating and planning for their futures. but the cost of college tuition is steadily increasing.

Parish Art Guild names showcase winners
Parish Art Guild names showcase winners
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At age 12, Terry Gaulter’s “eyes opened to the world” when she laid hands on a Polaroid camera.

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