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Teachers spend summer getting hands dirty

Twelve teachers and counselors went back to work this summer — but not at their regular jobs.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm
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Party with neighbors, fight crime

Residents across the parish have begun to plan their National Night Out Against Crime parties, which take place on Tuesday, Aug. 3, and attempt to bring neighbors together to heighten crime and drug-prevention awareness.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm
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St. Rose gets facelift

Nearly 100 volunteers from New Orleans, St. Charles Parish and Missouri spent a week out in the heat to help beautify St. Rose’s historic Elkinsville neighborhood.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm
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12 arrested in connection with prescription drug ring

Twelve arrests have been made in connection with a St. Charles Parish-based organization that was executing a prescription fraud scheme across the New Orleans metro area, according to authorities.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm
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Man charged with kidnapping, raping ex-girlfriend

A Metairie man has been charged with forcing his ex-girlfriend into his vehicle and driving to a dirt road in St. Charles Parish before raping her, authorities said.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:45 am
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Parish cancels contract with lobbyist

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has cancelled a contract with lobbying firm Egle and Associates.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:44 am
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Queens chow down on catfish during eating contest

More than 35 pageant queens from across Louisiana competed last weekend to be named the fastest catfish eater.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:43 am
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Spillway Classic known for obstacles, wet and dirty fun

Two thousand adrenaline junkies are preparing to get wet and dirty during the 23rd Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run, which begins at 8 a.m. on July 18 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:41 am
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Number of days students can miss school slashed

Changes in the state attendance and drop-out policies have St. Charles Parish Public Schools administrators worried.
The new legislation allows students to miss almost half the amount of days that they were previously allowed to miss. In high school, students will only be allowed to miss five days per class. They were previously allowed eight days per course. Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:36 am
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Lack of School Board candidates means easy 'elections' for most

Qualifying for the St. Charles Parish School Board ended last week and there are four new names in the running.
One of them, Art Aucoin, has already won the seat for District 7 because he is running unopposed.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:35 am
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Scam forces bank to block all ATM

Customers of First National Bank USA were victimized by a debit card fraud scheme that tricked them into giving an automated calling service their account information.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:33 am
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Scam forces bank to put hold on all ATM withdrawals

First National Bank USA has put a hold on all ATM withdrawals by its customers after several residents were victimized by a debit card fraud scheme.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 2:44 pm
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Parish facing rising costs in road construction

Local roads in St. Charles Parish are being revamped yearly based on the parish’s systematic Road Maintenance Program.
The current work contract consists of 33 roads, or about 12-and-a-half miles. Major roads being repaired include Fifth Street in Norco, Carolyn Drive in New Sarpy and Davis Drive in Luling.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 12:25 pm
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St. Rose company sends machines to capture Gulf oil

A disaster recovery firm in St. Rose has joined with a Florida company to deploy unique machines that have the ability to separate oil from water without the use of chemicals.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:28 am
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Des Allemands writer’s book leads to museum

Des Allemands writer Joey Maddox has been busy.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:27 am
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Is end of popular tax credit causing home sales to plummet?

With the official end of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, some say the local real estate market has seen a drop in sales while others think the credit never made much of a difference.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:25 am
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Ovation Vocal Ensemble to perform at HHS
Ovation Vocal Ensemble to perform at HHS
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Director Brian Martinez Jr. and members of the Louisiana Ovation Vocal Ensemble (formerly Community Chorus of River Parishes) preparing for their upcoming concert scheduled 7 p.m. June 10 at Hahnville High School.