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Volunteerism honored with Rotary’s Citizen, Young Person of Year

Jason Binet has spent a majority of his life as a volunteer, serving as a role model to children through soccer, baseball, religion, education and the Cub Scouts. Because of that dedication, Binet was named as the St. Charles Parish Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:38 am
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Parish touts importance in D.C.

Did you know that 60 percent of the grain used in the United States moves through St. Charles Parish’s port? How about the fact that the parish produces about 3 percent of America’s daily crude oil, which equates to 500,000 barrels everyday?Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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School food price hike proposed

If you’re a parent, then it’s probably safe to say that your child’s nutrition is important to you. But if your child is a St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ student, then making sure your kid is getting the proper nutrients each day could cost you more.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Tenant, landlord at odds over future of Luling youth center

When Reanda Fields opened the doors to her first family business, she had the support of her parents and siblings who joined forces to help make her dream of a parish youth center become a reachable goal.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Will second time be charm for Luling’s Rathborne park?

Once again, St. Charles Parish will submit a grant application for $150,000 in federal funding to get started on Rathborne Park, which will include a baseball field, sand volleyball court and playground equipment.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Garbage truck overturns on Old Spanish Trail

A garbage truck overturned near Griffin Street on Old Spanish Trail after getting sucked in by mud on the side of the road.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:21 am
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‘Green’ savings not so hot in January

It has been two months since Luling resident Anne Moyer and her family invested $37,000 into green energy products to make their home more cost effective and environmentally friendly, and so far, the savings have been minimal.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:19 am
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Parish unemployment rate rises

The unemployment rate in St. Charles Parish has risen from 3.7 percent to 5 percent over the last year, but is far from the February national average of 8.1 percent, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:44 am
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Lack of volunteers hamper Luling Red Cross

Education and volunteer recruiting are at the top of the American Red Cross’ to do list, especially for the organization’s Southeast Louisiana Chapter - which services 1.2 million people including St. Charles Parish.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am
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Dirty Job: 342 trash bashers raze 3.91 tons of litter from local roads

It was a dirty job, but someone - or in this case hundreds -had to do it.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am
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School shooting scenario tests emergency response

First responders were on hand last Friday at Luling Elementary when five parish agencies, along with a variety of state and federal departments, joined forces for a mock training exercise that tested each agencies’ response to a school shooting scenario.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am
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Poll Results

In last week’s online poll question, we asked residents if they would use a paved bike path on the West Bank levee. Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 2:54 pm
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Parish has received over $3.6 million in CDBG funds since ‘82

The St. Charles Parish Council and parish president have proclaimed April 12 through April 18 as National Community Development Week. Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm
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Voters get first chance to decide fate of new ER on March 21

This weekend, voters will get the first chance to decide whether or not St. Charles Parish Hospital will be able to borrow $11.5 million to refinance existing bonds and construct a new building to house an expanded emergency department.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Parish, schools collect nearly $79 million in '08

Together, St. Charles Parish and the public school system collected nearly $79 million in sales tax in 2008, an increase of a little more than $5 million from the previous year.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 9:55 am
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Des Allemands man catches own crawfish to save money

On an overcast Sunday morning, Perry Shifflett of Des Allemands prepared nearly 75 pounds of crawfish, complete with all the trimmings, for family and friends.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Jill Young wasn't looking for another pet when she heard Voodoo the one-eyed black kitten's story, but she knew what she had to do at that very moment.