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Program lets families save money by building own home

Families in St. Charles Parish are finding out that the cheapest way to move into a new home may just be by building it themselves.Read More...
March 26, 2008 at 1:43 pm
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Auditor: Cochran broke law

Ronald Dawson, the certified public accountant who conducted an audit of the St. Rose Fire Station in 2006, says that Councilman and Fire Chief Larry Cochran broke a state law by allowing his mother to live at the station.
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March 26, 2008 at 9:17 am
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Council ‘intelligent’ enough to award contracts without board approval

St. Charles Parish officials and Parish President V.J. St. Pierre are looking at a plan that would do away with the Quality Based Selection Review Board, a group of professionals from outside the parish that determine which engineering and architectural firms get contracts.
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March 26, 2008 at 9:17 am
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Echoes of the past brought into the present

Chef Ed Rhinehart keeps a diary loaded with the tidbits and food recipes that have helped him become a local star in the Louisiana culinary scene. Little did he know that journal marks he made seven years ago would in fact turn into a prophecy of sorts.Read More...
March 26, 2008 at 9:17 am
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Parish may hire inmates to help fill labor needs

A shortage of workers is greatly impacting the amount of parish projects that are completed on time. That's why Sam Scholle, director of the parish's public works and wastewater department, along with Parish President V.J. St. Read More...
March 26, 2008 at 9:16 am
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Parish air too dirty

The federal government has announced that the air in St. Charles Parish, as well as in 345 other counties and parishes across the nation, is too dirty to breathe, putting residents at risk for heart and asthma attacks.Read More...
March 26, 2008 at 9:16 am
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Pump costs could fall, project slated for July start

The West Bank pump project will finally be moving forward and construction could start as early as July. That's because St. Charles Parish has been working with project engineer Rick Shread and consultant C. J. Savoie to ensure that the project isn't overpriced this time around.
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March 26, 2008 at 9:16 am
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Green eggs and Easter

When Sue Kruse of Boutte stopped by a Ponchatoula feed store last Easter to buy a baby chick for her great-granddaughter Brittany, little did she know that the black-and-emerald feathered bird she chose had a surprise in store for the family - it would soon be laying green eggs.Read More...
March 19, 2008 at 5:08 pm
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Woman knocked out for waking up man

Two Des Allemands brothers were arrested after one of the brothers responded to getting hit with a wooden table leg by striking the other brother with a metal work light, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
March 19, 2008 at 11:39 am
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Parish using survey to attract businesses

St. Charles Parish is joining three other economic development organizations in undertaking a comprehensive analysis of the local labor market to give companies interested in coming into the area an idea of what that market could support. Read More...
March 19, 2008 at 11:35 am
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UWSC gears up for 12th bridge run

The United Way of St. Charles is gearing up for its 12th annual 5K Bridge Run, which is the only race in the country that allows participants to transverse the Mississippi River.Read More...
March 19, 2008 at 11:34 am
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Board moves forward with Destrehan’s athletic facelift

Even though the estimated cost of the project has recently spiked from $1.5 million to around $2.25 million, the school board voted to go ahead with Destrehan's athletic facility relocation by sending it out for bid.Read More...
March 19, 2008 at 11:32 am
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Slow home sales delay Phase II of Ashton Plantation

Phase II of Ashton Plantation won't be going up as scheduled until more homes are sold in Phase I.
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March 19, 2008 at 11:15 am
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Councilman in trouble

A 2006 audit of the financial statements of the St. Rose Fire Department shows several violations and questionable spending of tax payer's money by the department.
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March 19, 2008 at 9:18 am
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Schools save over half a million

Despite their employees' willingness to stay with UnitedHealthcare, the St. Charles Parish School Board decided to end their 14-year relationship with the insurance company in order to save costs.Read More...
March 19, 2008 at 9:18 am
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Students test Labranche for pollution to compare us to the world

Soil, water and air testing may seem like a mundane and boring lesson when read from text books or performed with mock samples inside the classroom. That's one of the reasons Katy Higgins and her 45 students from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy in Jefferson Parish visited the LaBranche Wetlands.
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March 19, 2008 at 9:18 am
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Sheriff’s Office warns of fake $100 bills circulating
Sheriff’s Office warns of fake $100 bills circulating
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Fake hundred dollar bills have been circulating after a Hahnville High School student purchased them over the internet and distributed them at school as part of an apparent joke Tuesday, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.