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IRS warns local residents against tax e-mail scam

The Internal Revenue Service wants local residents to know there may be a scam waiting in their e-mail inbox that looks official but could be dangerous to both the person and their computer.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:40 am
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Community feedback sought for March planning meetings

Next month, St. Charles Parish will hold public interviews for consultant teams vying for the opportunity to lead the parish’s comprehensive planning effort. Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:39 am
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New Sarpy man turns Metairie Mardi Gras hero

Parade goers during Mardi Gras are used to looking out for flying beads and trinkets, but they usually don’t have to keep their eyes peeled for flying vehicles.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 9:29 am
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Hazardous sink hole draws residents' ire

When a problem occurs in the parish, it can be a difficult enough situation to solve. But if that problem happens to occur on state-owned land inside the parish, the situation can become extremely complicated.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 9:29 am
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Neighborhood tips lead to arrests in booster club trashing

Tips from neighborhood residents led to the arrest this week of three suspects, including a 12-year-old, who St. Charles Parish Sheriff's investigators say burglarized the Norco Booster Club concession stand twice and then trashed it. Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 9:29 am
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Peanut butter collection to go on despite salmonella scare

The recent salmonella outbreak won’t put the brakes on a St. Charles Parish Mardi Gras tradition - the collection of jars of peanut butter.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:02 am
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Fundraiser almost shut down because of lack of permit

When planning a fundraiser, the check list of things to do can take on a life of its own, especially if you don’t have your permits in order. Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:01 am
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Lobbying firm sets priorities

Two days after the St. Charles Parish Council approved the hiring of Eglé and Associates by a slim 5-4 vote, the lobbying firm began its representation of the parish in Washington, D.C.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Knife-wielding man allegedly breaks into New Sarpy home

New Sarpy resident Clifton Blue, 33, was arrested on Feb. 12 and charged with attempted armed robbery and simple burglary after he allegedly tried to break into a residence located at 540 W. Lawson St.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Teacher hopes photos can help save old Luling church

With the fate of the old Luling church still undecided, one local teacher hopes to use photos of the historic landmark to raise money for the buildings restoration.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Parish forms committee to spread census awareness

Because the 2010 census will determine just how much government money St. Charles Parish will receive in the future, the parish is calling on representatives from education, media, business and the community to serve on a committee to help raise awareness.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm
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‘Trash Bash’ calls on volunteers to clean up their communities

The parish may still be uncertain over whether or not to bring back curbside recycling, but until that decision is reached, they plan to use volunteers to take out the trash one piece at a time.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:41 pm
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St. Pierre wants retired plant workers to fill foremen posts

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre might turn to a relatively untapped market when it comes to filling vacant public works' foremen positions this year - retired plant workers.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:40 pm
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Revised flood maps would have raised rates for over 60 percent of west bank

While the St. Charles Parish Council decided against adopting new FEMA flood maps, Parish President V.J. St. Pierre says that it’s still important for the public to view them to understand the importance of flood insurance.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm
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Domino’s driver still in coma

Destrehan resident Dennis Mahler couldn’t have predicted that an ordinary evening on his pizza delivery route would ultimately leave him bound to a hospital bed for 41 days and counting.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Council members differ on ethics decision

On Jan. 28, the state Board of Ethics confirmed an earlier advisory opinion that said that St. Charles Parish Councilman Marcus Lambert must either resign from his sales director job at Transload America or give up his council seat to avoid a conflict of interest.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 9:14 am
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St. Charles dodged  historic flood, but not residents’ attention
St. Charles dodged historic flood, but not residents’ attention
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Since Louisiana’s historic flood, the telephone has been ringing steadily at local insurance companies to buy policies, inquiry about coverage and ensure flood insurance is current.