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Destrehan exhibit honors Saints coach

The St. Charles Museum and Historical Association and the River Road Historical Society will stage an exhibit honoring coach Curtis Johnson Jr., the tough minded and uncompromising wide receivers coach of the New Orleans Saints. The exhibit will run during February, which is African American History Month. Read More...
February 11, 2010 at 10:20 am
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Ready to roll

A wild mix of 29 floats will join in the fun of the Krewe of Lul parade that rolls at noon on Feb. 13.Read More...
February 11, 2010 at 10:18 am
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Churches give $38,000 to Haiti

The Archdiocese of New Orleans, which includes St. Charles Parish, held an Archdiocese-wide second collection to raise funds for Haiti the week after a catastrophic earthquake destroyed much of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince.Read More...
February 11, 2010 at 8:54 am
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J.B. Martin, Harry Hurst bigger, better in 2012

The two new wings at Harry Hurst and J. B. Martin Middle Schools should be complete by fall 2012, according to a new timeline set up by St. Charles Parish Public Schools and accepted during their Jan. 20 meeting.
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January 28, 2010 at 10:41 am
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New driver’s license bureau planned, old jail gets the ax

In the future, St. Charles Parish residents will no longer have to visit the courthouse to get a new driver’s license or register a new vehicle after the parish received $151,831 from the state to build a new driver’s license bureau.
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January 28, 2010 at 10:34 am
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Victims of December flood qualify for disaster loans

Homeowners, renters and non-farm businesses in St. Charles Parish that suffered losses caused by the severe weather and flooding that took place in December can receive low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Association.Read More...
January 28, 2010 at 10:28 am
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Thieves break safe with store tools

Charlie Hartman, owner of Hartman’s True Value, went to work on Jan. 18 only to find that someone had broken in overnight.Read More...
January 28, 2010 at 8:56 am
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Budget cuts will hurt adult ed programs

Because of budget cuts made by Gov. Bobby Jindal, the state has cut funding to many St. Charles Parish Schools programs.Read More...
January 28, 2010 at 8:55 am
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Parish: Planning commissioner violates zoning regulations

St. Charles Parish has ruled that Neal Clulee, a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, was in violation of the zoning code when he allowed Phylway Construction, LLC to store trucks, fuel tanks and job trailers on two tracts of land he owns.Read More...
January 28, 2010 at 8:55 am
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Growth rate doesn’t bode well for more retail

When parish planners asked residents what they would like to see occur in the area over the next 20 years, more commercial development was near the top of most people’s list. But because the parish is experiencing a growth rate of under 1 percent, it’s unlikely the parish could support more retail.Read More...
January 28, 2010 at 8:55 am
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Police: Dollar General employee robs different branch

A 21-year-old Luling man was arrested after he allegedly robbed the Paul Maillard Dollar General while wearing a Dollar General uniform, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm
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Parish in negotiations for Luling boat launch land

The parish has set aside $500,000 in the 2010 budget to acquire land to build a new boat launch in Luling between the Davis Pond Diversion and Pier 90. Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:40 am
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Boat captain arrested for forcing sexual favors from crew member

The captain of a shipping vessel that was docked off the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco has been arrested and booked with inappropriate sexual contact with a crewmember, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:39 am
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Couple growing marijuana plants in bedroom closet, police say

A Boutte couple was arrested after deputies received a tip that they were growing marijuana plants inside their home, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:38 am
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Committee discusses repealing fireworks ban

The St. Charles Parish Legislative Committee on Tuesday discussed an ordinance by Councilman Paul Hogan that would allow both the sale and popping of fireworks in the parish. Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:37 am
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Economic outlook ‘stable’ in 2010

The economy in St. Charles Parish probably won’t be seeing many changes this year, according to Corey Faucheux, director of economic development and tourism for the parish.
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January 21, 2010 at 11:36 am
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Work begins on Goodwill store in Luling
Work begins on Goodwill store in Luling
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Site work has begun for a 10,344 square-foot Goodwill store in Luling, an estimated $1.4 million project that will bring 16 permanent jobs.