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Celebrities flock to Des Allemands for swamp tours

Nestled along the outskirts of Des Allemands is a once-in-a-lifetime experience just waiting to happen that will impact the memories of tourists, locals and even celebrities for a lifetime.Read More...
October 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm
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Council considers breathing new, natural life into roadways

The Parish Council is considering a proposal to buy an asphalt release agent that would eliminate the use of petroleum or citric base products that cause the breakdown of roads. The release agent, which comes in a liquid form and is made with natural ingredients, could keep roads in tact three to four times longer than normal, according to product maker Keymel Technologies.
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October 22, 2008 at 4:53 pm
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Parish could get more money from severance taxes if new amendment passes

When voters head to the polls on Nov. 4, they won’t just be electing a new president. There are also seven proposed constitutional amendments that range from the redistribution of state severance tax revenue to the establishment of term limits for members of state boards and commissions.
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October 22, 2008 at 11:45 am
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Schexnaydre ordinance pulled by council members

A plan to put a “No Parking During Game” sign up near residents’ homes on the south side of Thomas Coby in Destrehan was removed from consideration by five council members Monday night.Read More...
October 22, 2008 at 10:51 am
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Budget includes big raises

Because the cost of living continues to rise all around the country, Parish President V.J. St. Pierre will ask the council to approve salary increases for all parish employees in the upcoming 2009 budget.Read More...
October 22, 2008 at 9:10 am
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St. Pierre: server merger a done deal

The controversy is over - at least for Parish President V.J. St. Pierre. Read More...
October 22, 2008 at 9:10 am
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Schools want to cut down on workers’ comp claims

After an internal review showed that some employees may be taking advantage of the St. Charles Parish school system’s workers’ compensation policy, the board took the first step towards making a change.Read More...
October 22, 2008 at 9:06 am
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Overturned truck dumps sand, diesel into culvert

A collision on River Road in Hahnville between a dump truck carrying sand and a 1999 Crown Victoria took at least six hours to clear up last week. That’s because the overturned truck began leaking diesel from its fuel tank and dumping sand from the bed of the truck into a ditch and culvert right in front of the Hahnville Post Office.Read More...
October 22, 2008 at 9:06 am
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New $31 million bond issue to help homeowners

The Louisiana Housing Finance Agency has approved a $31 million bond issue to fund its Mortgage Revenue Bond Assisted Program.Read More...
October 22, 2008 at 9:01 am
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Destrehan, Hahnville both win

The Destrehan Wildcats stayed undefeated with a 24-0 win over St. Amant.Read More...
October 17, 2008 at 9:01 am
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Early voting gets underway on Oct. 21

As the election draws closer for the next president of the United States, St. Charles Parish residents who didn’t register to vote by Oct. 6 won’t be allowed to vote for John McCain or Barack Obama. Registrar of Voters Brian Champagne says that by law everyone has until 30 days prior to an election to register to vote.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 1:13 pm
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New venture gives residents ability to cook, market food items

St. Charles Parish residents who have a passion for cooking and a good idea for a food product could see their homemade recipes lining the shelves of supermarkets everywhere. That's because the Norco Food Incubator, a facility that includes a commercial grade kitchen for production of home baked goods, is almost complete.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm
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SBA offering up to $200,000 in loans to homeowners with damage

Owners or renters that experienced damage to their homes or personal property during either Hurricanes Gustav or Ike are eligible for up to $200,000 in loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:43 am
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Jobless rate increases

Unemployment continues to rise in St. Charles, St. James and St. John Parishes, but some relief may soon be on the way after Nucor Steel decided to build a $2 billion plant in St. James. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:00 am
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Server merger: Money saver or home invader?

Kendall Stall, the parish's Information Technology director, plans to merge the council's e-mail server with the parish administration’s e-mail server, which means that his department will have access to council members’ home computers.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Des Allemands family to appear on ABC show

A Louisiana bayou mama and a tutu-toting California princess swapped lives and families for two weeks. Brandi and Gregory Dufrene, Jr., of Des Allemands, and Monique and Mike Melton, of Huntington Beach, Calif., were participants on the reality television show “Wife Swap” that will air Oct. 24 on the ABC network. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Two charged with second-degree murder in Destrehan death
Two charged with second-degree murder in Destrehan death
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Two people involved in the March 2 death of Richard Keller Jr. in Destrehan have been booked on charges of second degree murder.