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An Easter reflection on sin and mercy

By Christopher West

I thought it would be fitting during this Easter to reflect on a really bad three-letter word that rarely gets mentioned anymore: sin. We needn’t fear this word so long as we never talk about it, think about it, or otherwise acknowledge it outside the context of its five-letter antidote: mercy.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:37 am
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Tax credit that paid $12.2M to parish residents in '08 often goes unclaimed

More than 4,900 low-to-moderate-income workers in St. Charles Parish pocketed over $12.2 million last year at tax time thanks to a credit that often goes unclaimed.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:33 am
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Hwy. 90 location sparks renewed interest in market

Since moving to its new location on Highway 90, the West Bank Farmers’ Market has taken off, with about 600 people making their way to the market weekly to buy fresh produce, seafood and other items.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:32 am
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No charges filed yet in Domino’s driver's death

Destrehan resident Dennis Mahler died last month due to injuries sustained from a car accident in early January, and charges have yet to be filed against the woman who authorities say caused the wreck.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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‘Armed, dangerous’ men on run from Sheriff's Office

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for two Luling neighbors in connection with a Dec. 24 shooting that left three people, including a mother and her child, with gunshot wounds.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Carrying the Cross

On Palm Sunday, a newly repaired statue of Jesus Christ was resurrected on a fiberglass cross, and for the first time in nearly four years it stood once again in the St. Gertrude Catholic Church Cemetery for all parishioners to see.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Suspected drug deal turns into big bootlegging bust

The potential blockbuster movie “X Men Origins: Wolverine” may not be released in theaters until May 1, but some residents in St. Charles Parish were able to get their hands on bootleg copies of the film, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Savoie picked to lead national school board

C.H. “Sonny” Savoie, a school board member from St. Charles Parish, was named the 62nd president of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) at the association’s annual conference in San Diego. Savoie has been a member of the NSBA board of directors since 2002. He served as president-elect last year.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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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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