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Lake Salvador rocks to reverse land loss on northern shoreline

It may have taken 17 years, but 3.5 miles of the worse shoreline in St. Charles Parish is now behind rock breakwater with the completion of the Lake Salvador Shore Protection project.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm
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Sunset Drainage president says lack of Des Allemands floodwall a ‘major issue’

The president of the Sunset Drainage District said that even though the area experienced 75 inches of rain in 2008, mostly due to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, there was very little flooding or damage thanks to the elevation and reinforcement of the levee system.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm
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Abandoned house fire turns into mystery for firefighters

A fire that immersed an abandoned home on the Mississippi River batture at Paul Maillard Road, which sent smoke billowing throughout the West Bank of the parish, is turning into quite a mystery.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm
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Stem cell decision exposes religious divides

By ERIC GORSKI -
AP Religion Writer

The embryonic stem cell research debate is steeped with religious arguments, with some faith traditions convinced the research amounts to killing innocent life, others citing the moral imperative to alleviate suffering, and plenty of religious believers caught somewhere in between.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm
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475 jars of peanut butter, $916 collected at parish parades

Many needy people benefited from the generosity of residents in St. Charles Parish. Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm
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Merchants, residents 'Paint the Town Purple'

Residents inside the parish should see a lot of purple on March 12, as members of the community don the color in honor of the upcoming “Relay for Life” event, which is a camp out against cancer. During the day, the power of purple is used to bring good news to cancer survivors and mobilize the parish to participate in the relay, which begins at 6 p.m. on March 28.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Long-awaited busses godsend for stranded

The new River Parishes transit system got off to a quick start in its opening month, delivering 646 people from St. Charles and St. John to destinations across both parishes. And at least 40 percent of those February riders came from St. Charles Parish.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 11:51 am
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45 businesses offer services at local fest

Businesses from around the parish will gather at Hahnville High School this weekend to introduce themselves to members of the community, who have a chance to win door prizes and enter a raffle for New Orleans Hornets tickets.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 11:50 am
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For 20 years, Luling breakfast club 'solving the world's problems'

On any given morning, you can find Luling’s Dean Church at Dot’s Diner enjoying a warm cup of coffee. Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Hahnville advances to state semi-finals

The Hahnville Tigers boys basketball team defeated East Ascension 63-46 on Friday night to advance to the semi-finals.Read More...
March 07, 2009 at 3:36 pm
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St. Charles joins group of StormReady communities

NOAA National Weather Service officials have recognized St. Charles Parish as a StormReady community. Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:20 pm
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Dow site leader since 2004 stepping down in March

Hahnville, LA - The Dow Chemical Company announced Wednesday that Steve Milligan will become the new Site Leader for its St. Charles Operations site in Hahnville. He will replace Nawzer Parakh, who has served in that position since 2004.
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March 04, 2009 at 12:14 pm
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Destrehan gift, wine store ‘lets the good times roll’

Sandra Kinler first opened her gift and wine boutique, Bon Ton Roula, in Destrehan nearly a year ago and credits her love of people for keeping her doors open day after day.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:08 pm
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All-dirt infields at bridge parks take fields in ‘new direction’

During the offseason of baseball and softball, the parish’s many parks underwent various infrastructure upgrades that included the addition of a T-ball field to Dow Field and a new parking lot in Killona.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:06 pm
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Snazzy media guide highlights ‘09 Wildcats

When Destrehan baseball fans get their hands on this year's media guide, they may get the feeling that they are looking at a program designed for a college squad. Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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Council OKs land donation, clears way for crime-fighting complex

The St. Charles Parish Council has agreed to donate 7.74 acres of land to the sheriff’s office, a move that Sheriff Greg Champagne said will allow him to consolidate his enforcement operations and bring more efficiency to the department’s crime-fighting ability.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:01 pm
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Wildcats use spring to evaluate, retool
Wildcats use spring to evaluate, retool
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Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux calls spring an evaluation period, and given the Wildcats need to replace six starters on offense and nine on defense going into next season, it wasn’t a time he, nor his coaching staff, would take lightly.