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Future of old Luling church remains in limbo

The former St. Anthony of Padua Church has been a lot of things over the years, including a kindergarten center, a book depository, a warehouse and a carpentry shop. Now though, the building is empty and the St. Charles Parish School Board will have to decide what future, if any, the old church has.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:06 am
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Willowdale family goes green, sees red

Luling resident Anne Moyer never considered herself a “green” person, but in-depth research into the benefits of renewable energy has caused her to reconsider.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:06 am
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Arc expands upon home care services

Families that attend to a physically or mentally challenged loved one will now have more options when it comes to their care after the United Way and the Arc partnered together to expand services in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:03 am
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Shopping center doors set to open

The first two tenants in a 12,000-square-foot shopping center are planning to open their doors in November, giving residents the chance to shop for LSU items and get in some exercise to make room for all that Thanksgiving food.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:01 am
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Nuss: curbside recycling will eliminate trash in landfills

Council Chairman Dennis Nuss would like to see curbside recycling brought back into St. Charles Parish. Nuss said recycling efforts were made before Hurricane Katrina, but the company that offered the services to residents has since left and hasn't returned. Read More...
November 05, 2008 at 7:22 pm
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Parish gains control over type of debris that can be dumped

Sanitary landfill regulations in St. Charles Parish haven’t been updated since 1981, and because of that, the council approved a measure last month that now gives the parish more control over what type of landfill can move into St. Charles Parish.Read More...
November 05, 2008 at 7:19 pm
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Council collides over info request

The St. Charles Parish Council will seek an official opinion from the Louisiana Board of Ethics about what should be done when a public information request isn’t honored by a fellow council member.
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November 05, 2008 at 7:18 pm
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ADM not sure why grain elevator exploded

An explosion at the ADM Grain Elevator in Destrehan last Thursday morning left some residents puzzled about what caused an inside section of the grain elevator to blow up.
Raoul and Carolyn Laurent, of 121 Pelican Street, were jolted out of bed when they heard a loud popping sound.Read More...
November 05, 2008 at 9:06 am
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$7 million assisted living center coming to Ashton

The new Ashton Plantation Senior Living Center, an assisted-living facility designed to house elderly parish residents, will be located in front of the Ashton Plantation Subdivision. Read More...
November 05, 2008 at 9:06 am
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Destrehan wins big, Hahnville falls in heartbreaker

The Destrehan Wildcats blew right by East Ascension Friday night, rolling up 46 points and shutting down the Spartans to move to 8-0 on the season. Meanwhile, Hahnville climbed their way back from a 21-3 halftime deficit against East St. John to send the game to overtime, but couldn’t score in the extra period and fell 35-28, dropping their season record to 5-3.Read More...
October 31, 2008 at 10:25 pm
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Ordinance would make developers pay

Once a developer puts drainage, sewer lines, roads and light fixtures in a subdivision in St. Charles Parish, the builder of that subdivision has a year to guarantee the work. Now, an ordinance introduced by Councilman Paul Hogan is asking that Public Works officials and an engineer give those subdivisions a final inspection before the one year warranty expires.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 8:06 pm
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Blind veteran fights for visually impaired

For at least the last 30 years of his life, 65-year-old Hahnville resident and military veteran Larry Franklin has been blind. Franklin wasn't born visually impaired, he lost his sight because of an illness called sarcoidosis that can cause permanent nerve damage in various parts of the body.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 8:05 pm
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Animal shelter in running for $10,000

The St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter/Humane Society has a chance to win $10,000 in a national contest that uses votes from around the community to determine the winner.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:34 pm
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Youth center has big ideas, but needs community help

Although Luling’s Umoja ComeUnity Center is up and running for after-school activities, and for school events and private parties, the center’s founder, Reanda Fields, says that they are still in need of crucial donations like computers and volunteers.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:19 pm
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Trick-or-treaters need to be mindful of high school game traffic

Hundreds of children will don their scariest outfits and head to neighborhoods around the parish on Friday, hoping that they might be able to put enough fright in those homeowners to be rewarded with bags full of candy.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:06 pm
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Orgeron named art director

Besides being a busy wife, a working mother of two kids and a St. Charles Parish community volunteer, Kristie Orgeron has been promoted to Art Director for the Louisiana Publishing Company in Boutte. Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 9:59 am
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Destrehan High School Salutatorian: Olivia Russell
Destrehan High School Salutatorian: Olivia Russell
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Destrehan High School salutatorian Olivia Russell has a diverse set of interests — and she’s pretty darned good at all of them.