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Confusing law causes panic among second-hand retailers

A new law that requires all toys and clothing sold to kids ages 12 and under be tested for lead and chemicals used to make plastics nearly clotheslined the way area thrift and consignment shops do business.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 9:47 am
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New Web site will allow users to notify parish of any problems

Notifying the parish about sewage or drainage problems might get a lot easier with the introduction of St. Charles Parish’s new state-of-the-art Web site, which officially went live on Jan. 12.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 9:47 am
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Students discussed as alternative to Cox

When the Louisiana Consumer Choice for Television Act was signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal last year, the bill was supposed to benefit consumers by giving them more cable choices.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Bus system to begin in February

A bus transit system that was supposed to begin in October, but was delayed by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, should be up and running in February.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 9:07 am
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Homeless couple arrested in drug sting

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a homeless couple, who have been on the run since 2007, in connection with the department’s 11-month narcotics investigation, “Operation Sleigh Ride.”Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:40 am
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Valero expansion still on schedule

Valero’s $1.4 billion expansion of its St. Charles Parish refinery is moving ahead on schedule despite the downtrodden economy and the low price of oil.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:40 am
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Bank scam hits parish

Some residents in St. Charles Parish have been the target of an elaborate e-mail scam that tries to fool customers of Capitol One Bank into giving out their account information.
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January 07, 2009 at 9:39 am
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Destrehan entrepreneur will bring grocery store to doorstep

Destrehan entrepreneur Lisa Wallace is one step closer to making the sometimes-daunting task of grocery shopping easier for local residents.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:39 am
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With holidays over, Christmas trees begin trek to wetlands

Christmas trees from around the parish, which were nestled inside homes and decorated with lights a couple of weeks ago, will soon move on to another purpose - stopping erosion of the state’s wetlands.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:38 am
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St. Pierre calls infrastructure progress ‘beyond my expectations’

From the improvement of pumps to the cleaning of miles of drainage canals, Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has been pleased with what St. Charles was able to accomplish in 2008, calling the infrastructure progress “beyond my expectations.” Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 9:29 am
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Hospital ER overcrowded, new building sought

St. Charles Parish Hospital is hoping that voters will OK the care provider’s proposal to borrow $11.5 million to refinance existing bonds and construct a new building to house an expanded emergency room.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 9:28 am
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Financial crisis affects residents in different ways during holiday season

By Lynda Menard
The nation's economy has affected everything from politics to the costs of groceries and other necessary goods. And while Christmas ‘tis the season to be jolly, ‘tis also the season to spend a lot of money on family and friends.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
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Community chips in to make Christmas special for over 1,100 children

Christmas came early to over 1,100 children in St. Charles Parish who gathered at Harry Hurst to take pictures with Santa, indulge in games, be treated to a feast, and get their hands on a brand new toy.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
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Sheriff, Jake’s Towing take excuses away from drunk driving

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office and Jake's Towing are teaming up to make sure residents have no excuse to drink and drive this holiday season.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 9:29 am
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Drug sweep nets 28 arrests

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office made 28 arrests this week in connection with a narcotics investigation called “Operation Sleigh Ride,” with more arrests still to come.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 10:27 am
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Wildcats join exclusive company, leave lasting legacy with victory

Every now and then, you get a chance to witness something special, and two such events occurred in St. Charles Parish last week.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:47 am
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Riverside stifles Hahnville in 19-8 victory
Riverside stifles Hahnville in 19-8 victory
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While Hahnville and Destrehan’s clash next week won’t lack for hype, it won’t be a battle of undefeated teams.