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Corps plans to beef up spillway for off-road recreation

Last year, an estimated 400,000 people visited the Bonnet Carré Spillway, and while more than a quarter of that number was likely due to the spillway’s opening, the rest was because of the recreational opportunities offered there.
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May 18, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Smith lights fire under smokers

Three years ago, Louisiana lawmakers banned smoking in restaurants, office buildings and other public places, but granted exceptions to bars, truck stops and casinos.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Jail courses keep inmates on straight path after prison

Since its inception in 2005, Project Transition has become an important lifeline for inmates at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center, giving them the skills and training they need to cope with the outside world.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Rat terriers in spillway a mystery

For the second time in less than a year, St. Charles Parish animal control workers have been called out to the Bonnet Carré Spillway for an unusual request - to pick up purebred rat terriers.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Overgrown Paradis crossing gets facelift after story

Three railroad crossings in St. Charles Parish were closed last week for rehabilitation, all within a few miles of where waterworks employee Jacque Griffin, 19, lost his life when a train collided with his parish vehicle.Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 1:06 pm
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St. Pierre picks new emergency director

A Department of Defense professional with extensive experience in intelligence analysis and incident management has been confirmed as director of the St. Charles Parish Department of Emergency Preparedness. Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 1:05 pm
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Parish has 3 years to fund launch on Des Allemands

After Riverbend Corporation and Robert Wiegand decided to donate three acres of land on Mud Lake to the parish for the construction of a boat launch near Down the Bayou Road, Councilman Paul Hogan said it’s imperative that the parish find the money to build it within the specified time limit.Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 1:02 pm
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2 Suspected cases of swine flu in parish come back negative

St. Charles Parish still has no confirmed cases of swine flu, and two samples in the area that were sent to the state lab for testing came back negative, according to Parish President V.J. St. Pierre. Both samples were gathered by private doctors in the area, Senior Emergency Coordinator Jason Tastet said.Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 10:50 am
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Vietnam wall visits Destrehan

On Wednesday, hundreds of cheering Harry Hurst Middle School students waved American flags as they welcomed a replica of arguably the most famous monument in the nation.Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 10:50 am
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Termites swarm West Bank

Among the evening dusk of these early summer days, swarming termites are being spotted, flying together near street lamps throughout neighborhoods - especially on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish.Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 10:50 am
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Paradis man tempts taste buds with unique Cajun seasonings

If you're searching for the perfect mix of Cajun seasonings, then you need to look no further than ‘T Pierre’s authentic herbs and spices.Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 10:49 am
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Suspected swine flu samples come back negative

Two suspected samples of swine flu that were sent to the state lab from St. Charles Parish have come back negative, according to parish spokeswoman Renee Simpson.Read More...
May 07, 2009 at 3:02 pm
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Body found in river near Barton Avenue

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office discovered a body floating in the Mississippi River on May 5 near the levee at Barton Avenue.Read More...
May 06, 2009 at 2:11 pm
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Herald-Guide takes 8 first place awards

The St. Charles Herald-Guide finished with eight first-place awards from the Louisiana Press Association for the paper’s work in 2008, including Best Sports Coverage, Best Lifestyles Coverage and General Excellence.Read More...
May 04, 2009 at 11:47 am
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Where do tax dollars go?

From 2004 to 2008, yearly sales and property tax revenue collected by the parish has increased by almost $17 million - from $41.7 million to $58.6 million - which has allowed Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and the Parish Council to take an aggressive approach to upgrading infrastructure.Read More...
May 04, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Airline barrier on the way

For decades, parish residents have wondered how long it would be before some type of barrier was put in place along Airline Highway to prevent wayward vehicles from sinking into the deep canal.Read More...
May 04, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Golf tourney at Fashion to benefit boy's cancer recovery
Golf tourney at Fashion to benefit boy's cancer recovery
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The Benefit Golf Tournament for Chad Grosch will take place Saturday, Aug. 20 at Fashion Golf and Country Club in Hahnville, with all proceeds going toward the medical expenses of the 10-year-old Grosch, who is in recovery after undergoing stem cell transplant surgery April 27.