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St. Pierre wants lobbyist to bring home the bacon

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has asked the council to approve the hiring of a lobbyist to help the parish get more money from the federal government for parish projects.
Former Lafourche Parish President Richard Egle is St. Read More...
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
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Turf fields ready for debut

Staring out at the new turf football fields at Destrehan and Hahnville gives one the feeling of looking at a mirage.Read More...
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
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Parish ACT scores drop

Louisiana's class of 2008 is more college ready than any of the state's previous graduating classes, but while the state as a whole may have excelled in the ACT, St. Charles Parish took a step backwards.Read More...
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
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Get ready for Gustav

Although it's too early to tell where Hurricane Gustav will make landfall, Tab Troxler, director of the parish’s Emergency Operations Center, says he's a little nervous about this one. In fact, he has already activated his family’s emergency plan in case they have to evacuate.Read More...
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
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Parish WWII veterans being recruited for special trip

St. Charles Parish’s World War II veterans are being recruited to take a trip they'll never forget. Louisiana Honor Air wants to fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to view the World War II Monument and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.Read More...
August 27, 2008 at 8:55 am
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Thrift store relies on the help of disabled residents

With the help of several disabled citizens, a new business venture has opened its doors in St. Charles Parish.
The thrift store, Cajun Village, started out as a simple vision that the executive director and a few earnest volunteers have made into a reality.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 5:21 pm
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Minor league football could be headed our way

When minor league football coach Ken Austin looks down the 100-yard stretch of a football field he sees more than just the blueprint for a game.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 10:59 am
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Change in minimum wage has minimum impact

Though the federal minimum wage recently rose by 70 cents, only 2 percent of the nation's workforce experienced a pay increase, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 10:58 am
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Dog-saving Lieutenant graduates from FBI academy

Lt. Ricky Oubre, who is known for saving dogs from animal shelters throughout the southeastern part of the state and training them for police work, graduated from the FBI National Academy Program.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 10:56 am
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Parish levee projects receive funds

The Louisiana Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority agreed to use a $300 million surplus in its 2007 budget to provide funding for several coastal restoration and hurricane levee protection projects. Two of those projects will affect St. Charles Parish.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 9:32 am
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Spillway Road repairs behind schedule

Buses full of school children are being forced to use the dangerous Airline Highway because the Spillway Road is still closed, though the parish will soon begin work to repair it.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
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Barge owner a no-show at Destrehan town hall meeting

District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto says she plans to ask for the cooperation of Magnolia Fleet Barge Company co-owner David Weidner in answering the questions and concerns of the Destrehan community. Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
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Operation Clean Sweep begins

The waterways of St. Charles Parish will finally be rid of hurricane debris. That's because FEMA has partnered with the Louisiana Coast Guard to do one final sweep and make sure the rivers and bayous are free of Hurricane Rita and Katrina remnants that could pose a safety hazard. Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
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Mississippi River bike trail to extend to Apple Street

Cyclist, roller skaters and joggers who have enjoyed the use of the bicycle path in Destrehan will reap the benefit of an extended trail. Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 6:52 pm
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Self-taught photographer opens full-service studio

Becoming a photographer has always been a dream for Luling's Melissa Perret. With the help and inspiration of her fiancee, Brennen Friloux, and the opening of their photography business - These Are The Moments Photography - that dream has finally come true. Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm
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Chaisson secures $1 million for Airline Highway barrier

For years, residents struggled to understand why some type of barrier was not put in place along Airline Highway to prevent the numerous fatalities that have occurred there. Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
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Krewe of Lul rolling Saturday
Krewe of Lul rolling Saturday
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With more than 50 units and an estimated 250 riders lined up to roll, the Krewe of Lul promises the kind of fun that draws family and friends to the parade and back to the area.