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Students to decide impact of Alligator Festival

Along with chowing down on the unusual cuisine, listening to music and spinning around on rides, many Alligator Festival goers were asked to fill out a five question survey by students from the Satellite Center.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 9:02 am
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Swine flu vaccine expected this month

The St. Charles Community Health Center expects the H1N1 flu vaccine to be available locally by mid-October, but only to those most at risk from the disease, such as pregnant women and young children.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 9:00 am
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Businesses transform into haunted house

Three area businesses are joining forces to bring more fun to the parish for kids this Halloween.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 8:57 am
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Parish reviews contracts with firm linked to bribery

The St. Charles Parish legal department is currently reviewing two contracts with a Destrehan-based firm that has reported ties to the recent bribery case of former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard. Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Hahnville blasts Vanderbilt Catholic, Lutcher over Destrehan

The Hahnville Tigers picked up a big win on Friday by blasting Vanderbilt Catholic 42-7 behind three touchdowns from Alfred Blue and two TD passes by Brian Ensminger. Meanwhile, Lutcher’s offensive weapons proved too much for the Destrehan Wildcats, who fell 48-10.Read More...
October 02, 2009 at 11:08 am
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Community center, EOC, launch get the go-ahead from council

A community center, boat launch and a new emergency operations center all received the go-ahead from the Parish Council on Sept. 21, and most of the money for their eventual construction will come from grants.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 11:09 am
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Parish declares war on overgrown ditches

As the summer draws to a close, many St. Charles Parish residents are noticing a marked improvement in the drainage systems around their homes.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:37 am
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Alligators still in demand, but price just isn’t right

With little market for alligator hides, hunters are staying home rather than heading out into local swamps and marshes after the big, toothy reptiles.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:36 am
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Paradis library to go out for bids early 2010

A new, 6,341-square-foot library in Paradis is currently scheduled to go out for bids early next year and be completed in 2011, according to Library Director Mary desBordes.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Infant-sized tumors shock Des Allemands woman, doctors

After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, Vanessa Bell of Des Allemands didn’t foresee herself dealing with another serious medical condition. That was, however, until mid 2008 when two infant-sized masses were discovered in her abdomen.
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September 30, 2009 at 10:25 am
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Swine flu lands student in ICU

Dealing with the sudden illness of her son Andrew has been extremely difficult, but LeAnne Sandoz says the outpouring of support from Andrew's friends in the community has been a blessing.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:21 am
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West Bank: Subdivisions halted as lot sales dwindle

The West Bank of the parish has developable land available in every community, and while some of the land is currently zoned for commercial use, owned by estates or used for agriculture, numerous subdivisions have sprung up across the area in the last nine years.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:18 am
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Destrehan, Hahnville both roll to wins

Destrehan and Hahnville both picked up big victories Friday night, with the Wildcats stomping over John Ehret 35-6 and the Tigers blowing past O.P. Walker 39-8.Read More...
September 25, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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East Bank still has room to grow

Despite what people are saying, the East Bank still has room to grow. In fact, every community has land that could meet future needs, according to parish planner Marny Stein.
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September 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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Norco health building to open in October

Construction will start soon on a 2,200-square-foot modular building that will provide health services in the Norco area. The temporary site, which will be located at 941 First St., will service the East Bank until a 15,000-square-foot clinic can be built.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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Duplantis builds largest home on East Bank

With nearly a year of construction under their tool belts, builders continue to chisel away at what has been deemed the largest residential property on the East Bank.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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Council approves limited  tax hike, will cut budget
Council approves limited tax hike, will cut budget
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Saying the people of St. Charles Parish have been heard “loud and clear” about not raising taxes, Parish President Larry Cochran got council support for an amended property tax rate hike only for levees, road maintenance and recreation.