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Saying ‘no’ to sex has served parish well, officials believe

The row of strip clubs and bars in nearby Metairie called “Fat City” has been a breeding ground of crime for years. Even as recently as two weeks ago, arrests were made involving prostitution and drug dealing.Read More...
August 06, 2010 at 8:55 am
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Tax-free shopping this weekend

On Aug. 6-7, St. Charles will be the only parish in the state that will suspend all sales taxes on most retail purchases.Read More...
August 06, 2010 at 8:54 am
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Paradis’ oldest church goes out of way to help community

Walking into St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is like taking a step back in time. Read More...
August 01, 2010 at 10:16 am
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Neighborhood speeders called threat to walkers

During the summer, children and teens hoping to beat the heat or soothe a growling stomach lace up their tennis shoes or hop on a bike for a short trek to the Sonic in Luling for a frozen concoction or a burger. Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm
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Des Allemands woman charged with rape of 12-year-old boy

A 38-year-old Des Allemands woman was arrested and charged with the aggravated rape and molestation of a 12-year-old boy, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 9:07 am
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Vandals target Des Allemands flood control devices

Thirty-five yellow caution lights that were placed to alert motorists to HESCO baskets lining Bayou Des Allemands were removed and tossed into the bayou, according to parish officials.Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 9:07 am
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St. Gertrude about more than just catfish festival

What started out as a mission of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hahnville is now one of the most well-known churches in the area and the host of one of the largest local festivals.
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July 30, 2010 at 9:06 am
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Increased popularity of spillway means big improvements on the way

After more than 350,000 people visited the Bonnet Carre Spillway last year, the Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with the design and construction of recreational improvements.Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 9:04 am
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Police warn: Be wary of security company

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for a security system company that has gone door-to-door in the Hahnville area selling security alarms.Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 8:59 am
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New bills open jobs, sports for homeschoolers

A bill passed by the state Senate will make sure that home-school diplomas will be recognized when graduates apply for jobs or higher-education programs that require high-school diplomas.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm
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Lack of mud at Spillway Run doesn’t stop fun

The Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run drew a huge crowd, but not much rain and mud.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm
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New $1.3 million animal shelter in works

St. Charles Parish has moved ahead with plans to design a 7,800-square-foot animal shelter that is estimated to cost $1.3 million.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:08 pm
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Parish must remove Paradis levee

St. Charles Parish is used to securing money to build levees, but now they will have to spend nearly $1 million to tear one down.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm
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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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Hahnville mother aided efforts to ban corporal punishment for special needs students
Hahnville mother aided efforts to ban corporal punishment for special needs students
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Allison Badgerow was so ready to comment on state Rep. Franklin Foil's House Bill 69 aimed at banning corporal punishment for special needs students that she overcame her fear of public speaking to recount her autistic son's traumatic experience.