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Bids too high for DHS improvement project

Destrehan High School may have to scrap plans for a covered basketball court after the lowest bid for the school's athletic facility relocation and improvement project came in at close to 30 percent above budget.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 4:24 pm
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Troxler: levee won’t assure protection

The west bank of St. Charles Parish has no levee protection and the east bank needs to be elevated to the proper height before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers includes the parish in their 100-year flood plan.
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May 21, 2008 at 12:38 pm
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Tregre grills council members on decision to alter QBS Board

A former parish president showed up at Monday night’s council meeting to protest an attempt to restructure the Quality Based Selection Board, a panel made up of university professors that decides what engineering firms get contracts for parish projects.
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May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
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HHS freshman copes after gunshot to the head

When 16-year-old Jances Simmons, a Hahnville High School freshman, went to a party on May 9 with a group of friends, he never imagined that a few hours later he'd be rushed to the hospital facing surgery.
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May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
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2 men arrested in connection with shooting

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department has made a pair of arrests in connection with a shooting that left a 16-year-old Hahnville student with a gunshot wound to the head.
Sheriff's deputies arrested John B. Lumar, 18, on May 12 and Joshua D. Taylor, 18, two days later. Both men are charged with attempted murder.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
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Summer camps expanded to include the west bank

The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department has found the solution for those working families and their children on the west bank this summer by adding two additional camp sites at Luling Elementary and Eual Landry Middle School.
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May 14, 2008 at 5:32 pm
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Monsanto wins awards for environmental measures

Monsanto was recently honored with two first achievement awards and two honorable mentions for going beyond the call of duty to help clean up the environment.Read More...
May 14, 2008 at 1:46 pm
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Gas, diesel cost school district small fortune

If you think $70 is a lot to fill up an automobile these days, imagine owning 154 buses.Read More...
May 14, 2008 at 1:45 pm
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Destrehan center helps put people to sleep

If you have trouble sleeping through the night or don’t feel rested in the morning, then you could be suffering from a sleep disorder. And as daunting a task as it may seem, getting properly diagnosed and treated for a malady like sleep apnea could be just what the doctor orders.
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May 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm
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Parish auctions off items for extra cash

Forget Office Depot and Office Max.
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May 14, 2008 at 10:11 am
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Corps to check status of watery graves

The decision to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway caused heated discussions over whether or not that opening was good for the environment and how it would hamper recreational activities at the site.
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May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
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Kids eat for free off parish

Learning doesn't end when school gets out, and now those free meals won't have to either.Read More...
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
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Students could get $2,500 for turning in bad classmates

Next year, school children in St. Charles Parish could be taking home as much as $2,500 for alerting authorities to criminal activity through Crimestoppers' Safe School Hotline.Read More...
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
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Flood insurance cut by 15 percent

Residents that live in flood zone areas in the parish can expect a 15 percent reduction on their annual flood insurance bill. That's because the parish's planning and zoning department applied for, and received, a Community Rating System certification, which qualified the parish for the reduction.
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May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
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Spillway proves dangerous

The Bonnet Carré Spillway is still not open completely to the public, and Spillway Operations Manager Chris Brantley cautions residents to take the barricades seriously.
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May 14, 2008 at 10:03 am
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Justice of the Peace Smith resigns from Hahnville post

Aleshia J. Smith has resigned from her post as Justice of the Peace for District 1 in order to take a position on the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology.Read More...
May 07, 2008 at 2:06 pm
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DHS teacher-student sex cases are  part of national  ‘epidemic,’ expert says
DHS teacher-student sex cases are part of national ‘epidemic,’ expert says
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Multiple teacher-student sex cases at Destrehan High School could be a “culture problem,” but these cases are more likely part of a national epidemic, according to a national expert.