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Monsanto expansion creates 380 new jobs

Monsanto will make an investment of up to $196 million over the next 18 months at its glyphosate manufacturing facility in Luling, a move that will lead to the hiring of close to 400 people.Read More...
April 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm
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Montz wants their kids back from Norco

Montz residents are forming a new civic association and plans are underway to create a separate booster club for the children who live in that community.
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April 16, 2008 at 10:50 am
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Nursing home head takes on theft, care

The Luling Living Center, a nursing home that provides care to elderly and disenfranchised residents in the community, has been plagued with complaints and a bad reputation for years. But new owners are trying to change the center's image.
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April 16, 2008 at 10:44 am
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Ama levee on the way

Residents living in Ama could be next in line to get levee protection on the West Bank. That's because St. Charles Parish has been working with the Jefferson Parish Levee District on three possible alignment scenarios.
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April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carré Spillway on April 11 and 12, unleashing 67,000 cubic feet per second of river water and raising the ire of some environmentalists.Read More...
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
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St. Pierre says new library good for the East Bank

Led by the proposed 39,000-square-foot East Bank facility and plans for a new library in Des Allemands, the library system in the parish is currently undergoing a huge transformation.Read More...
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
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Improving the wetlands one student at a time

Barry Guillot's hands have just been pricked by an albino hedgehog. Read More...
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
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Spillway to open today

Heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley is prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday, April 11 at noon for the first time in 11 years.
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April 10, 2008 at 9:26 am
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Dangerous man caught in Destrehan

A man that was wanted by Crimestoppers for two counts of attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery and aggravated burglary in Jefferson Parish was arrested in Destrehan on April 6.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:32 pm
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Residents do their part to help parish attract businesses

Many St. Charles Parish residents may have been surprised when they were stopped after coming out of local businesses last weekend and asked questions about their work history and current skills.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:31 pm
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Famous writer headed to parish

The St. Charles Parish School System is showing their appreciation for their employees in a big way by bringing in Erin Gruwell, who was portrayed in the movie “Freedom Writers,” as a guest speaker.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:30 pm
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Childhood friends take over historic restaurant

Most childhood friendships dry up as the years drag on as fast as a puddle of rain water in the red-hot southern Louisiana heat.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:29 pm
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Students get hosed at fire safety training class

Dennis Robbins instructed his students to take their time, move forward and keep it steady as they balanced a fire hose and shot water at a bucket suspended in mid-air during a hose safety training class at Hahnville High School.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 12:56 pm
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Parents need to prepare now for rising tuition

St. Charles Parish high school seniors are graduating and planning for their futures. but the cost of college tuition is steadily increasing.
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April 09, 2008 at 9:34 am
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Spillway Evacuated

The opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway might be a minor inconvenience to those that regularly take advantage of all the site has to offer, but it will prove to be a boon for the vegetation and fish that call the spillway home.
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April 09, 2008 at 9:23 am
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Taxes on the rise

Property taxes will increase for homeowners and business owners in St. Charles Parish again this year.
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April 09, 2008 at 9:23 am
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Sheriff says DOTD traffic plan will worsen bridge congestion
Sheriff says DOTD traffic plan will worsen bridge congestion
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With road upgrade work on the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge to begin Sunday, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne chastised the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) for excluding local agencies from providing input in a traffic re-routing plan that could cause substantial additional traffic congestion.