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Hahnville cruises, Destrehan falls in River Parishes jamboree

It may have just been a jamboree, but Hahnville showed exactly why they are considered contenders for the 5A crown this season, dominating St. James on both sides of the ball for a 21-6 win.Read More...
August 27, 2009 at 10:03 pm
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Millage changes have little impact

The St. Charles Parish Council voted to reduce property taxes by .03 mills, a move that is expected to generate about $25.7 million in 2010 for the parish government. Of that money, around $3.1 million will go into the general fund, while the rest goes towards services such as recreation, road maintenance and the library system.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 11:49 am
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Social media sites allow businesses to branch out

Advertisement is great for any business, especially if it’s free, online and where the people are.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 10:13 am
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Shelter looks at dog park to increase adoptions

Under the Hale Boggs Bridge and across from a million-dollar ball park sits the St. Charles Parish Humane Society - a building in grave need of repairs and upgrades, filled with stray animals also in want.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 10:11 am
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Ama man charged with killing pit bull, threatening girlfriend

A 50-year-old Ama man, who had three guns in his residence, allegedly shot his own pit bull before threatening to kill his girlfriend and turn the gun on himself, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 10:07 am
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Are garbage trucks a bridge hazard?

Many 18-wheelers and garbage trucks travel through St. Charles Parish as they deliver goods to other cities and parishes in the state or dump trash in Avondale.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Faulty relays lead to NRC inspection at Waterford 3

On June 22, a faulty electrical relay at Waterford 3 gave operators problems starting a high-pressure safety injection pump that is used to supply cooling water to the plant's reactor core in case of an accident.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 9:19 am
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West Bank multi-use path finally a reality

The St. Charles Parish Council authorized the state to execute a construction contract for the main section of the West Bank multi-use path - a 6.2-mile-long project that will create a paved path for walkers, joggers and bike riders to enjoy the Mississippi River.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Two swine flu cases confirmed in Destrehan

Two students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan were confirmed to have the swine flu on Monday, said Sarah Comiskey of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.Read More...
August 19, 2009 at 1:43 pm
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Schools: ID colors have been based on GPA for years

The beginning of the new school year has spawned discussion among some high school parents about how the color of school IDs is based on GPA averages.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm
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Where is our parish headed?

St. Charles Parish officials want to know: What would make life better for you? What is missing in your community? What do like about the parish? What would you like to keep here forever?Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:21 am
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Woman stabbed in neck at St. Rose party

A Memphis, Tenn. woman has been arrested for attempted murder after stabbing another woman in the neck at a St. Rose party, which caused a minor loss of sensation to the right side of the victim’s body.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Hale Boggs repair work to slow down bridge traffic for over a year

Starting Sept. 12, residents crossing the Hale Boggs Bridge will be met with a slower speed limit and possible lane closures as the state begins work to replace all of the bridge's cables. Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Fighting for 2 lives

For nearly a month, Des Allemands resident Kristy Dufrene-McCully has been in an induced, paralyzing coma as a result of a respiratory disease. With doctors giving her less than a 50 percent chance of survival, the 25-year-old is fighting for both her and her baby’s life.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Authement asks council for input on chairman duties

After a resolution seeking his removal as council chairman was pulled from the agenda, Terry Authement said he has sent an e-mail to all council members seeking input about their concerns.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:12 am
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Pair of garbage companies make parish unique offer

Two garbage companies told St. Charles Parish Council members that they would not only sign a service contract at the end of Tuesday’s Contract/Finance and Administrative Committee meeting, but would hold to that rate two years from now.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:12 am
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This Norco Girl Scout is golden - Wins Scouts highest award
This Norco Girl Scout is golden - Wins Scouts highest award
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Brianna Anderson won’t just be celebrating receiving the Girl Scout’s prestigious Gold Award today (June 23) in Baton Rouge, she’ll also be a part of recognizing the centennial of the recognition nationally.