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Want to be in movies?

Have you ever wanted to be an extra in a Hollywood movie? What about a production assistant or casting aide?
With so many production companies now filming in the area, working on-set can be a great way to earn a little extra money or experience.
Finding out how to get involved in the growing film industry in southeast Louisiana is just one thing you can learn about through the St. Charles Parish Community Education program this spring.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:06 pm
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Ex-DHS band teacher released from jail

Former Destrehan band teacher Byron Toups has been released from prison after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that he didn’t violate the terms of his home incarceration.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:05 pm
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New name, new owners give boost to Ormond club

The group of investors who will buy Willowdale Country Club might want to look at Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan as an example of how new management can have a positive impact.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm
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10 daily recycling bins to be placed across parish

Though a measure to add curbside recycling to the garbage contract was shot down late last year, St. Charles Parish residents will soon be able to visit one of 10 permanent recycling bins around the area.
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February 24, 2011 at 11:08 am
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Industry taxes pay majority of schools’ bill

When compared to other schools across the state, it may seem like St. Charles Parish Public Schools collect much more in local tax revenue. But school officials say that such comparisons can be misleading because of state and federal funding levels and the large contribution of local industries.
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February 18, 2011 at 10:56 am
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Suspected scammers turn out to be real American Legion

What was believed to be a telephone scam targeting senior citizens has actually turned out to be phone solicitations by an actual American Legion Post in Belle Chase.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Auto burglaries on rise, lock doors sheriff urges

For years, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has urged residents to lock their vehicle doors to prevent burglaries, but the crimes are still one of the most common in the area.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Customers triple after Arc relocates to Hwy. 90

When the Arc of St. Charles relocated its Cajun Village re-sale store to Highway 90 in Boutte, they expected an increase in sales and donations.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Donations pour in to help brain-damaged toddler

Two-year-old Emerson Dean, who nearly drowned in her family’s pool, will be heading to a high-tech treatment center in Los Angeles after receiving enough money from a “blogction” and getting help from a New Orleans businessman.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:25 am
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St. Pierre will not take veterans tax credit

In a letter sent to area newspapers, Parish President V.J. St. Pierre said he will not take advantage of a measure that would allow disabled veterans to double their homestead exemptions if the move is approved by parish voters.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Police: Intoxicated man lets young son drive him home

A Des Allemands man, who police say was intoxicated, was arrested after allowing his 12-year-old son to drive him home, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Talented kids prepare to wow audience at talent show

For the second year, talented St. Charles Parish youth will come together and compete during the St. Charles Has Talent show.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:21 am
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2 arrested after arson, murder

Two people have been arrested after the violent murder of a disabled 88-year-old St. Rose woman who was killed after her house was set on fire, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:18 am
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Social media sites take over parish

Almost every organization, business and agency in the parish has reached out to local computer users in the past two years.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:30 am
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DHS graduate killed in wreck

A 2009 Destrehan High School graduate was killed when the car he was driving crashed into a concrete light pole in New Orleans.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Disabled veterans may get tax credit

After the Parish Council gave it the OK on Monday, voters will decide whether or not disabled veterans will be able to double their homestead exemption to $150,000.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:21 am
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Wildcats ready for high-scoring offense of Central Lafourche
Wildcats ready for high-scoring offense of Central Lafourche
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Though Destrehan defeated visiting East St. John last Friday night, DHS coach Stephen Robicheaux says his team cannot afford to carry its performance from that game forward.