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Soldier, wife relive WWII-era St. Charles

“I was only 11 when the war started,” recalls June Wisher, 79, a LaPlace resident who grew up in St. Charles Parish. “It’s ingrained in my memory. I was at my grandparents’ house…It was a Sunday afternoon and they were listing to the radio.Read More...
March 26, 2010 at 8:51 am
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Second time the charm for Luling park

The second time was the charm for Rathborne Park, with St. Charles Parish securing $150,000 in funding - that combined with $150,000 from development fees - will cover most of the park’s amenities.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm
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Destrehan woman charged with killing her two children

Dawn M. Wines, 22, of 231 Ormond Meadows Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on March 12 on a warrant from Arkansas for two counts of capital murder.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm
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Fashion Golf relies on family, volunteers to weather harsh times

Despite rain and slow economic times, one golf course in St. Charles Parish is doing well because of volunteer and family support.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm
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Text messages to minor lead to sex arrest

A Des Allemands man was arrested last week and booked with having sex with a 15-year-old girl, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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4 years later, wastewater a boon to wetlands

In a resolution issued by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, the effectiveness of discharging wastewater into wetlands was called into question because of the perceived negative impacts the practice has caused in the Hammond area.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 8:52 am
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Tigers, Wildcats faced with new challenges as they enter district play

Last season, the senior-laded Wildcats captured a share of the 6-5A championship after tearing through district with a 13-2 record. Destrehan made it to the state quarterfinals before falling to district foe Dutchtown in a 5-4 heartbreaker.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 8:52 am
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Chances for Luling levee better than ever before

St. Charles Parish officials say they have a better chance than ever before of getting a long-awaited levee for the Luling area because of a compromise in the route and a better working relationship with the Army Corps of Engineers.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 8:52 am
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Destrehan spring fest halted

After years of holding a spring festival of arts and crafts, Destrehan Plantation has decided to end the event despite high participation for the past few years.Read More...
March 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm
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Woman arrested with 5 pounds of pot near school

A 30-year-old Luling woman who lived near Lakeside Elementary School was arrested last week after authorities executed a search warrant at her home and found thousands of dollars worth of drugs, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
March 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm
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Members step up to save Willowdale Country Club

While rainy weather and a struggling economy have combined to force many country clubs into financial ruin, Willowdale has managed to stay afloat after members voted to increase dues and collectively pay a one-time fee of $32,000.Read More...
March 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm
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New maps allow better look at parish than ever before

For the first time in five years, St. Charles Parish residents will be able to view an up-to-date map of the parish that highlights streets, evacuation routes, council districts, parks and recreation sites and other landmarks like boat launches and historical sites.Read More...
March 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm
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Search is on for missing St. Rose man

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding a 32-year-old St. Rose man that has been missing since Saturday.Read More...
March 10, 2010 at 10:13 am
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New Sheriff’s Office about 40 percent complete, should be finished by Oct.

The new St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office being built on Sugarland Parkway in Luling is coming along quickly and is expected to be in use by the end of the year.Read More...
March 10, 2010 at 10:12 am
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Monsanto expands, increasing worldwide Roundup production

Monsanto has completed a nearly $200 million expansion that has increased the company’s Roundup production at the Luling site by 20 percent.Read More...
March 10, 2010 at 10:10 am
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Fatal wreck on Hwy. 90

A 54-year-old Michigan man was killed after his car ran into the back of a dump truck on Highway 90 near the St. Charles Parish line, according to the Louisiana State Police. Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:21 am
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HHS valedictorian wants to become surgeon, work with Doctors without Borders
HHS valedictorian wants to become surgeon, work with Doctors without Borders
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For Savannah Whitney, learning she'd been named Hahnville High School's valedictorian represented achieving a goal she'd had since third grade.