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Parish certification could lead to lower flood insurance

St. Charles Parish is one step closer to receiving a national certification for storm preparedness. According to FEMA, the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) may provide points to communities that reach this certification, which can be applied toward lowering flood insurance rates.
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May 07, 2008 at 10:55 am
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Cox looking for high school students to host TV program

Cox Plugged In, a cable television show, is looking for Hahnville and Destrehan High School students to be hosts for the program. The show’s 11th season starts in August and auditions will be held on May 10.Read More...
May 07, 2008 at 10:54 am
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Valero spends $600 million on environment

The Valero St. Charles Refinery in Norco has earned statewide recognition for environmental excellence and will receive an award in May at its Voluntary Protection Program Association (VPPA) Region VI conference.
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May 07, 2008 at 10:54 am
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Bills could change tax setup in parish

Three bills currently under consideration by the Louisiana legislature could change the way sales taxes are collected and distributed at the local level.Read More...
May 07, 2008 at 9:25 am
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A Destrehan family plans to inspire others this Mother's Day by launching a Web site

For the Vinnett family, Mother’s Day is more than just another holiday filled with cards, flowers and candy. Instead, it’s a time for the family to reflect upon the many special memories they have of a woman who imparted words of wisdom and love upon them.
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May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
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Don’t throw it away

Most residents don’t think twice about throwing away old electronic equipment or household cleaning products, but these materials can cause severe damage if taken out with the regular trash.Read More...
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
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Laque to stand trial

Three parish employees filed a lawsuit against both St. Charles Parish and former Parish President Albert Laque that claims they were fired from their positions because of racism and political retaliation.
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May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
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Pastor has no business in church, says judge

Judge Robert Chaisson, of the 29th District Court in St. Charles Parish, agreed with members of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama and ruled that Rev. DeVairre B. Mollaire can no longer be pastor of the church.Read More...
April 30, 2008 at 7:17 pm
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Residents asked to help

St. Charles Parish residents living on the east bank are upset about debris. It's a problem that Planning and Zoning Director Kim Marousek has been addressing on a regular basis. And with a master plan on the drawing board for the parish this year, Marousek says residents will be able to air grievances and be a vital part of the planning process to improve their community.
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April 30, 2008 at 7:12 pm
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Hungry robber makes off with chips, drinks

A thief with the munchies broke into a Luling barbershop and stole 40 bags of potato chips and three 12-packs of soft drinks.Read More...
April 30, 2008 at 12:06 pm
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Citizens urged to recycle

Though curbside recycling disappeared in the parish after Hurricane Katrina, residents still have the chance to turn in recyclable materials during bi-monthly drop-off events scheduled throughout the year.Read More...
April 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm
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Herald-Guide wins 12 LPA awards

The St. Charles Herald-Guide walked away with 12 awards from the Louisiana Press Association at the organization's annual awards banquet in Lafayette on April 26.Read More...
April 30, 2008 at 12:00 pm
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UWSC names new director

The United Way of St. Charles has named John Dias as the new executive director. After the board voted unanimously to accept the Human Resource Committee's recommendation, Dias assumed the responsibilities of his new position immediately on Thursday, April 10.Read More...
April 30, 2008 at 11:59 am
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High schools strive for more academic growth

Destrehan and Hahnville both had minimal academic growth in the 2006-07 school year, but both school’s principals hope to exceed that mark next year by turning more focus to their freshman classes and increasing communication.Read More...
April 30, 2008 at 11:58 am
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Report cards obsolete?

As soon as next year, parents may be able to view their children's grades from the comfort of their own living room without having to wait for quarterly reports.Read More...
April 30, 2008 at 9:21 am
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Finally Home

Last year, two St. Charles Parish Marines bid farewell to their loved ones and boarded a plane for Camp LeJeune, N.C. before getting sent overseas for a tour of duty in Iraq.
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April 30, 2008 at 9:20 am
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Corps begins reclosing spillway
Corps begins reclosing spillway
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gradually reclosing 200 bays of the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway, making way for the much anticipated fishing and crawfishing bounty expected with area flooding.