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Jobless rate increases

Unemployment continues to rise in St. Charles, St. James and St. John Parishes, but some relief may soon be on the way after Nucor Steel decided to build a $2 billion plant in St. James. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:00 am
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Server merger: Money saver or home invader?

Kendall Stall, the parish's Information Technology director, plans to merge the council's e-mail server with the parish administration’s e-mail server, which means that his department will have access to council members’ home computers.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Des Allemands family to appear on ABC show

A Louisiana bayou mama and a tutu-toting California princess swapped lives and families for two weeks. Brandi and Gregory Dufrene, Jr., of Des Allemands, and Monique and Mike Melton, of Huntington Beach, Calif., were participants on the reality television show “Wife Swap” that will air Oct. 24 on the ABC network. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Spillway Road repair delayed

Work to repair the Spillway Road got underway the week of Sept. 29 after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike delayed the project, with the road set to be complete by mid-October or early November depending on weather conditions.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:02 am
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Parish native charged with murder of Va. man

A Des Allemands native has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 53-year-old man in Accomack County, Va.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:01 am
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Plenty of supporters give Lemmon aid, decisive win

Hahnville lawyer Lauren Lemmon won the 29th Judicial District’s Division D seat on Oct. 4 after capturing 56 percent of the vote and knocking off incumbent Judge Kirk Granier.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:01 am
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Destrehan thumps Hahnville 33-7

Destrehan struggled to find an offensive rhythm in the first half, but exploded in the second on their way to a 33-7 victory that keeps them undefeated at 5-0.Read More...
October 10, 2008 at 8:54 am
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Don’t build here

A group of Hahnville residents oppose the development of a subdivision they believe will destroy valuable wetlands that help limit flooding in their neighborhood.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 4:48 pm
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HHS vs. DHS to stream live on the Internet Friday night

On Friday, Oct. 10th the Hahnville and Destrehan TV Productions courses will be working with the Satellite Center’s Advanced TV Broadcasting and WebQuil courses to create a live streaming production for the web.
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October 08, 2008 at 12:45 pm
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Schools’ calling system shines during evacuation

The St. Charles Parish public schools’ communication system proved its value during Hurricane Gustav, calling 136,816 numbers to inform parents of closings and when schools would re-open as soon as a mandatory evacuation was called. Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:23 am
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Flu vaccine should be given to all school-aged children

More people are expected to take the flu vaccine than ever before after the Centers for Disease Control decided to increase the recommended age for vaccination to those from 6 months old to 18 years. The previous recommended age group were those between 6 months and 5 years.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:21 am
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Luling Rehab Hospital settles into new wing

Luling Rehabilitation Hospital represents a different approach to rehabilitation by assisting patients in rebuilding their lives after an illness or injury - a service that has come full circle since the center first opened its doors eight years ago.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:20 am
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Man charged with holding 80-year-old against his will

In August of 2007, frequent sexual encounters between an 80-year-old man and two young females eventually led to the Norco man being held against his will and having his vehicle stolen.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
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New library site does have contaminants, LDEQ says

The soil where the East Bank Regional Library in Destrehan will be built contains two different kinds of chemical contaminatants, according to documentation provided by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
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October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
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Credit freeze hurting builders

The President and CEO of First American Bank, which has five branches in St. Charles Parish, believes the bailout of the U.S. financial system won't impact his local bank.
Bank president Frank Bourgeois says the problems began with larger national lenders and the decline of the housing market.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
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Brigade keeping the air clean one bucket at a time

If you happen to see a bucket, plastic bag and vacuum hanging from a fence in a neighbor’s yard, don't be alarmed - it might just be someone taking an air sample for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.
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October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
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HHS senior Lirette gunning for state championship
HHS senior Lirette gunning for state championship
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When Hahnville wrestler Nicholas Lirette was a freshman, he established and wrote down a goal for himself: to one day compete at a Division I university.