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Despite struggles, community center dream lives on

Reanda Fields’ vision of developing a youth center where kids can gather after school and during the summer months is a dream that continues to live on.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 8:33 am
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Is Des Allemands hiding Civil War train?

Rumors of a Civil War train buried beneath the floor of Bayou Des Allemands have lived on through the generations by word of mouth.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 8:30 am
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Ashton Plantation called perfect spot for assisted living center

It has been seven years since the building of an assisted-living center was identified as a long-term goal for the parish, but now the pieces seem in place to finally make the center a reality.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 8:28 am
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Not yet ‘for sale,’ but church drawing interest

Although “for sale” signs have yet to be posted near the historical St. Anthony of Padua Church in Luling, talk of the building becoming available for purchase has sparked interest from local residents.Read More...
May 27, 2009 at 10:25 am
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Parish seeks local agencies to receive emergency funds

St. Charles Parish has been chosen to receive $11,591.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the parish. Read More...
May 27, 2009 at 10:24 am
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Paradis library moves one step closer to reality

In a close, 5-3 vote, the St. Charles Parish Council authorized the parish Library Board to hire Norman Chenevert & Associates to design a library in Paradis.Read More...
May 27, 2009 at 10:19 am
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Parish picking up lunch tab for teens, children

Once again, St. Charles Parish is shelling out the dough to make sure children and teens 18 years and under receive a free, piping-hot meal for lunch during the summer.Read More...
May 27, 2009 at 10:18 am
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Lung association gives parish failing grade

Breathing the air around St. Charles Parish could be hazardous to your health, especially if you are battling existing lung disorders such as asthma or pulmonary disease.
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May 27, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Hollywood comes to town

Bayou Gauche will make an appearance in upcoming Hollywood blockbuster “Jonah Hex,” which stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox and is scheduled for release next year.Read More...
May 27, 2009 at 8:50 am
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Monsanto cuts 100

Monsanto will cut 100 contractors at its Luling plant due to severe ongoing droughts in certain areas of the world and unusual weather across the country.Read More...
May 27, 2009 at 8:50 am
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Parish monitoring 18 mosquito species that can transmit diseases

Each summer, hordes of mosquitoes descend on backyards, parks and playgrounds. Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:56 am
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Corps plans to beef up spillway for off-road recreation

Last year, an estimated 400,000 people visited the Bonnet Carré Spillway, and while more than a quarter of that number was likely due to the spillway’s opening, the rest was because of the recreational opportunities offered there.
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May 18, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Smith lights fire under smokers

Three years ago, Louisiana lawmakers banned smoking in restaurants, office buildings and other public places, but granted exceptions to bars, truck stops and casinos.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Jail courses keep inmates on straight path after prison

Since its inception in 2005, Project Transition has become an important lifeline for inmates at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center, giving them the skills and training they need to cope with the outside world.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Rat terriers in spillway a mystery

For the second time in less than a year, St. Charles Parish animal control workers have been called out to the Bonnet Carré Spillway for an unusual request - to pick up purebred rat terriers.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Overgrown Paradis crossing gets facelift after story

Three railroad crossings in St. Charles Parish were closed last week for rehabilitation, all within a few miles of where waterworks employee Jacque Griffin, 19, lost his life when a train collided with his parish vehicle.Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 1:06 pm
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Bonnet Carre' Spillway fire contained, train trestles still on fire
Bonnet Carre' Spillway fire contained, train trestles still on fire
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A fire started this morning (Feb. 13) that set one or more train trestles ablaze over the Bonnet Carre' Spillway has been contained by the multiple agencies that responded to the scene.