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Angry residents tell corps to stockpile clay elsewhere

Residents were outraged at a US Army Corps of Engineers meeting on Tuesday over the possibility of the corps stockpiling clay on a 42-acre vacant property located at Vans Lane and River Road in New Sarpy. Read More...
April 01, 2010 at 9:16 am
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Council vote puts brakes on community center

The St. Charles Parish Council voted against hiring Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects to design a new community center in Luling because of questions about the selection process.
Now, the administration will have to begin what they called a time-consuming process all over again.Read More...
March 26, 2010 at 2:22 pm
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Breakfast fraternity dishes out pranks, politics over coffee

Six days a week, you can find them drinking coffee together on a long table in the middle of Teddy’s Diner having a spirited conversation.Read More...
March 26, 2010 at 2:22 pm
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Plenty of parents logging in to check student grades

As of early March, every school in the parish that serves 3rd grade or higher is fully equipped with a Parent Portal.
The portal allows parents to access real-time data about their child’s grades and attendance.Read More...
March 26, 2010 at 9:09 am
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Making a difference

It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.Read More...
March 26, 2010 at 9:09 am
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75 marijuana plants found in Hahnville home

A 42-year-old Hahnville man was arrested after 75 marijuana plants were discovered in his home, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
March 26, 2010 at 8:51 am
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Soldier, wife relive WWII-era St. Charles

“I was only 11 when the war started,” recalls June Wisher, 79, a LaPlace resident who grew up in St. Charles Parish. “It’s ingrained in my memory. I was at my grandparents’ house…It was a Sunday afternoon and they were listing to the radio.Read More...
March 26, 2010 at 8:51 am
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Second time the charm for Luling park

The second time was the charm for Rathborne Park, with St. Charles Parish securing $150,000 in funding - that combined with $150,000 from development fees - will cover most of the park’s amenities.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm
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Destrehan woman charged with killing her two children

Dawn M. Wines, 22, of 231 Ormond Meadows Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on March 12 on a warrant from Arkansas for two counts of capital murder.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm
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Fashion Golf relies on family, volunteers to weather harsh times

Despite rain and slow economic times, one golf course in St. Charles Parish is doing well because of volunteer and family support.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm
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Text messages to minor lead to sex arrest

A Des Allemands man was arrested last week and booked with having sex with a 15-year-old girl, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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4 years later, wastewater a boon to wetlands

In a resolution issued by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, the effectiveness of discharging wastewater into wetlands was called into question because of the perceived negative impacts the practice has caused in the Hammond area.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 8:52 am
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Tigers, Wildcats faced with new challenges as they enter district play

Last season, the senior-laded Wildcats captured a share of the 6-5A championship after tearing through district with a 13-2 record. Destrehan made it to the state quarterfinals before falling to district foe Dutchtown in a 5-4 heartbreaker.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 8:52 am
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Chances for Luling levee better than ever before

St. Charles Parish officials say they have a better chance than ever before of getting a long-awaited levee for the Luling area because of a compromise in the route and a better working relationship with the Army Corps of Engineers.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 8:52 am
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Destrehan spring fest halted

After years of holding a spring festival of arts and crafts, Destrehan Plantation has decided to end the event despite high participation for the past few years.Read More...
March 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm
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Woman arrested with 5 pounds of pot near school

A 30-year-old Luling woman who lived near Lakeside Elementary School was arrested last week after authorities executed a search warrant at her home and found thousands of dollars worth of drugs, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
March 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm
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Shelley Dufresne found not guilty of having sex with student in Jefferson Parish
Shelley Dufresne found not guilty of having sex with student in Jefferson Parish
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A judge on Wednesday (April 26)found former Destrehan High School teacher Shelley Dufresne not guilty of allegations she had sex with her 16-year-old student on two occasions in Jefferson Parish.