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Is end of popular tax credit causing home sales to plummet?

With the official end of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, some say the local real estate market has seen a drop in sales while others think the credit never made much of a difference.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:25 am

With a little ‘sweat equity,’ 19 families build own dream homes

Since 2007, 19 families in St. Charles Parish have taken advantage of a Family Resources of New Orleans program that allows them to build their own homes and qualify for a subsidized loan that leaves them paying only $400 to $500 a month.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:24 am

Man charged with breaking into motel, beating manager

A 45-year-old Luling man allegedly snuck into a bathroom window at Breaux’s Motel and assaulted a female manager with a bicycle handlebar, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:22 am

Catfish Fest raffles off Lombardi replica

Excitement is rising around St. Charles Parish as the 36th Annual Louisiana Catfish Festival, which will be held at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands from July 9-11, nears.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:21 am

9-year-old tells police she was molested at park

A 9-year-old girl said she was molested by a 53-year-old convicted sex offender while playing at Monsanto Park, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:19 am

Football coach to serve as new safety czar of schools

In an effort to make St. Charles Parish schools as safe as possible, the School Board recently decided to create a safety coordinator position for the district.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:56 am

Council members trade barbs through the mail

After trading barbs at a recent council meeting, council members Dennis Nuss and Paul Hogan have continued doing so through the mail.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:46 am

HHS fire causes $100,000 in damage

A fire broke out in the Hahnville High School art room on June 24 around 3 a.m. and caused more than $100,000 in damage, according to school officials.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:45 am

73-year-old dies in Airline wreck

A New Orleans man was killed last week in a two vehicle accident in Destrehan after authorities say he lost control of his truck and crossed into the path of a car on Airline Drive.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:43 am

Luling publisher joins with Apple for eBook revolution

Luling-based Write2Grow became the first Louisiana publisher to be picked up by Apple, Inc. for its iTunes Book store, which will allow customers to purchase books online to read on their iPads, iPods, computers and eBook readers. Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:42 am

Locals face tough choice when it comes to continuing Florida beach tradition

Now that oil has finally washed ashore on some of northwest Florida’s pristine beaches, St. Charles Parish residents are having to reconsider their annual summer trips to the coast.
July 02, 2010 at 9:37 am

Player’s death teaches team to cherish every moment

The death of Hahnville High School basketball player De’Vante Alexander sent shockwaves throughout the community and left his former teammates stunned by how quickly a life can be taken away. Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:33 am

Spectacular fireworks show July 3

For almost two decades, parish residents have made an annual trek to the West Bank Bridge Park for an evening filled with music, food, fun, and most importantly, a fireworks show that lasts between 20 to 30 minutes.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:32 am

‘Having fun helping kids’ is what Jerusalem Shriners are all about

Many parishioners have been to the Jerusalem Shriners annual circus or car show, some have even been treated at a Shriners Hospital, but few really know what the Jerusalem Shriners are all about.Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Hollywood comes to St. Charles Parish Hospital

“The Fields,” which has since wrapped production in St. Charles Parish, shot a scene for the Texas thriller at St. Charles Parish Hospital.Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 11:17 am

United Way approves $2 million to fund local agencies

LULING, LA- United Way of St. Charles Board of Directors approved $2 million for the 2010-2011 fiscal year to fund direct services addressing the needs of St. Charles Parish.Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 11:15 am

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Destrehan rallies after early deficit, rolls past Patriots
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Destrehan showed its ability to respond to adversity Friday night as it rallied from a 13-0 deficit to defeat visiting John Ehret, 44-25.