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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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After 6 year absence, priest returns to Norco

Parishioners at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Norco are welcoming back a familiar face - Father Terry Becnel.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:52 am
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Lights, Camera, Action

Once again, St. Charles Parish has found itself in front of the camera. But this time the “Parish of Plenty” serves as the backdrop for a short student film called “Acting Your Age.”Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Child’s death still haunts East Bank mother

It has been a little more than a year since the death of her 4-year-old daughter, but Melissa Champagne still feels like the tragic event occurred yesterday.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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$1.7 billion Entergy project hits another snag

Entergy’s plan to build a new electricity generator fueled by petroleum coke at its Little Gypsy facility in Montz hit another snag in February after a joint report by the Alliance for Affordable Energy and the Sierra Club said that plans to convert the plant would leave customers with higher bills.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Parish winning war against code enforcement violators

The St. Charles Parish Planning and Zoning Department isn't fooling around when it comes to cleaning up communities in the area.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Peak in strawberry season bodes well for the body

Not only do Louisiana strawberries taste good, they’re good for you. And the season’s peak is right around the corner.
Laurie Acosta, a dietician at St. Charles Parish Hospital, says that strawberries are low in calories and are packed with the nutrients your body needs.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:41 am
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IRS warns local residents against tax e-mail scam

The Internal Revenue Service wants local residents to know there may be a scam waiting in their e-mail inbox that looks official but could be dangerous to both the person and their computer.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:40 am
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Community feedback sought for March planning meetings

Next month, St. Charles Parish will hold public interviews for consultant teams vying for the opportunity to lead the parish’s comprehensive planning effort. Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:39 am
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New Sarpy man turns Metairie Mardi Gras hero

Parade goers during Mardi Gras are used to looking out for flying beads and trinkets, but they usually don’t have to keep their eyes peeled for flying vehicles.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 9:29 am
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Hazardous sink hole draws residents' ire

When a problem occurs in the parish, it can be a difficult enough situation to solve. But if that problem happens to occur on state-owned land inside the parish, the situation can become extremely complicated.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 9:29 am
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Neighborhood tips lead to arrests in booster club trashing

Tips from neighborhood residents led to the arrest this week of three suspects, including a 12-year-old, who St. Charles Parish Sheriff's investigators say burglarized the Norco Booster Club concession stand twice and then trashed it. Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 9:29 am
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Peanut butter collection to go on despite salmonella scare

The recent salmonella outbreak won’t put the brakes on a St. Charles Parish Mardi Gras tradition - the collection of jars of peanut butter.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:02 am
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Fundraiser almost shut down because of lack of permit

When planning a fundraiser, the check list of things to do can take on a life of its own, especially if you don’t have your permits in order. Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:01 am
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HHS alum, walk-on catcher thrives after injury
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