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Financial crisis affects residents in different ways during holiday season

By Lynda Menard
The nation's economy has affected everything from politics to the costs of groceries and other necessary goods. And while Christmas ‘tis the season to be jolly, ‘tis also the season to spend a lot of money on family and friends.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 9:30 am

Community chips in to make Christmas special for over 1,100 children

Christmas came early to over 1,100 children in St. Charles Parish who gathered at Harry Hurst to take pictures with Santa, indulge in games, be treated to a feast, and get their hands on a brand new toy.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 9:30 am

Sheriff, Jake’s Towing take excuses away from drunk driving

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office and Jake's Towing are teaming up to make sure residents have no excuse to drink and drive this holiday season.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 9:29 am

Drug sweep nets 28 arrests

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office made 28 arrests this week in connection with a narcotics investigation called “Operation Sleigh Ride,” with more arrests still to come.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 10:27 am

Wildcats join exclusive company, leave lasting legacy with victory

Every now and then, you get a chance to witness something special, and two such events occurred in St. Charles Parish last week.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:47 am

Fate of Dow St. Charles jobs to be decided in January

Dow Chemical announced last week that it will cut 5,000 jobs worldwide, but the company’s St. Charles plant won’t find out how many of those jobs – if any – will be slashed from its plant until January.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:47 am

Satellite students work behind scenes of ABC26 broadcast

After ABC26 News Director Bob Noonan attended a Café Day put on by the Satellite Center's Culinary Arts and Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism classes, he came away impressed.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:15 am

Blue-collar attitude, past success big reason behind DHS’ state title

Last season, Destrehan entered the year as the No. 1 ranked team in Class 5A and mowed down the competition on their way to the school's first state title in 24 years.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:15 am

Roussel’s jeweler wins state competition for best ring design

Roussel’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts’ jewelry designer Dennis Sprague will travel to New York in January with his award-winning engagement ring in hand to compete in the nationwide design competition.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Local salon gives important gift to adopted cancer patient

Salon owner Yolanda Triche has a good reason to be proud of her Hair Illusions’ staff.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Prank mimics home invasion

What seemed like a joke to three teens isn’t a laughing matter to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 9:31 am

Complex manager: Hahnville murder a rarity

The manager at Hahnville’s Raintree Court Apartments, which was the site of a deadly shooting on Dec. 1, said that the murder was an isolated incident and that the complex has never experienced anything like this during her 10-year tenure.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 9:31 am

St. Pierre: No timeframe for choosing EOC head

St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center Director Tab Troxler, who has taken a similar job with Dow Chemical’s St. Charles Operations plant, is tentatively set to remain at his post through February, according to Parish President V.J. St. Pierre.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 9:30 am

Fate of historic landmark in jeopardy with closing of ChefEds

The fate of the old Migliore’s Food Store in New Sarpy is in jeopardy with the apparent closing of ChefEds, which is being forced out of business because the government has come to collect on a 121-day loan.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 9:30 am

Wildcats can’t wait to tackle ‘powerhouse’ West Monroe

It’s a feat rarely accomplished today no matter the sport, but the Destrehan Wildcats have beaten the odds and have a unique chance to repeat as Class 5A state champions on Saturday.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 9:30 am

Destrehan back in title game for second straight season

It may not have always been pretty, but Destrehan was able to fight through numerous turnovers, while taking advantage of some by their opponent, to head back to the state title game with a 21-14 win over Baton Rouge Central.Read More...
December 05, 2008 at 10:31 am

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LeBlanc commits to play at Nicholls State
LeBlanc commits to play at Nicholls State
Hahnville junior shortstop Waylon LeBlanc has set his sights on Nicholls State, where he plans to continue his playing career on the baseball diamond after committing to the Colonels program recently.