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Two-term St. Charles Parish council member is campaigning for at-large seat Two-term St. Charles Parish council member is campaigning for at-large seat
August 14 at 12:14 pm
After serving two terms as District III councilwoman, Wendy Benedetto has announced she will run for council-at-large to represent both sides of the river.

Longtime School Board president running for St. Charles Parish’s Clerk of Court Longtime School Board president running for St. Charles Parish’s Clerk of Court
August 14 at 12:12 pm
C. H. “Sonny” Savoie of Paradis has announced he is running for St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court.

Seafood production still thriving here
August 14 at 12:10 pm
Despite interference from hurricanes and oil spills in the past, Louisiana’s fisheries have produced a great deliverance of product during recent years.

Former lawmaker wants to dual register as GOP, Dem
August 14 at 11:30 am
Former state Rep. Damon Baldone attempted to change his party affiliation to both Democrat and Republican — a dual registration — on Monday morning with the Terrebonne Parish Registrar of Voters, but was refused and he is now taking the matter to court.

Mary Helen Otto (Brauner) Haindle Mary Helen Otto (Brauner) Haindle
August 14 at 11:27 am
“She was always smiling and laughing. Her kindness and thoughtfulness was extended to friends, strangers, and acquaintances alike, through birthday and get well wishes or ‘thinking of you’ cards. Once you were her friend, it was for life!”

Gerald Orgeron Gerald Orgeron
August 14 at 11:26 am
Gerald A. “Stick” Orgeron, Sr., 85, a native of New Orleans and resident of Luling passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.

Sheriff’s Reports (Aug. 13)
August 14 at 11:13 am
Arrests

• Jeremy Cotton, 35, of 3826 Peters Road in Gretna, was arrested Aug. 3 and charged with theft of goods.

St. Charles Parish schools boosting security with app St. Charles Parish schools boosting security with app
August 14 at 11:09 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools has taken another step toward protecting its faculty and students, this time using a boost from technology to do so.

Army Corps’ $30K black drone tested on Bonnet Carre Spillway Army Corps’ $30K black drone tested on Bonnet Carre Spillway
August 14 at 11:06 am
St. Charles Parish was recently used as a testing ground by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a unmanned aircraft drone shot images of and around the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

More St. Charles students are college bound More St. Charles students are college bound
August 14 at 11:01 am
Following the state trend, St. Charles Parish students taking Advanced Placement courses for higher education more than doubled this year along with more of them having earned college credits.

St. Charles Parish aims to become part of ‘super region’ with high-speed rail St. Charles Parish aims to become part of ‘super region’ with high-speed rail
August 14 at 10:58 am
With plans made, efforts organized and funding being sought for the Baton Rouge-to-New Orleans rail, the question for St. Charles Parish is if it can get its piece of the “super region.”

St. Charles Parish DA made strong example of man who ‘stomped’ Chihuahua St. Charles Parish DA made strong example of man who ‘stomped’ Chihuahua
August 14 at 10:50 am
St. Charles District Attorney Joel Chiasson II said the five-year sentence handed down to Rashard C. Poche was intended to send a loud message to anyone who might even think of mistreating an animal in the future: it simply will not be tolerated.

Proposed lake raised ire of residents Proposed lake raised ire of residents
August 14 at 10:47 am
Bayou Gauche area residents bombarded the St. Charles Parish Planning Commission with questions about a North Carolina landowner’s permit request to extract minerals on land in the area and turn the hole into a lake for a future residential development.

Sheriff's Office looking for suspect in Waffle House robbery in Paradis Sheriff's Office looking for suspect in Waffle House robbery in Paradis
August 12 at 10:26 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for help with identifying a man who recently took cash from a Waffle House in Paradis.

Access Health Louisiana marks National Health Center Week
August 11 at 1:30 pm
Access Health Louisiana (AHL) is marking National Health Center Week 2015 (NHCW) with a special Voter Registration Drive as well as a Coloring Contest for Children in all its Community Health Centers in seven parishes in south Louisiana.

Sheriff's Office looking for suspects in Destrehan mailbox damage Sheriff's Office looking for suspects in Destrehan mailbox damage
August 10 at 11:44 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a silver sedan with two suspects in connection with Saturday’s (Aug. 8) damage of numerous mailboxes in Destrehan.

Killona man gets 5-year prison sentence for animal cruelty Killona man gets 5-year prison sentence for animal cruelty
August 07 at 4:23 pm
Rashard C. Poche, 37, got a five-year prison sentence after he plead guilty to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals for throwing a six-pound Chihuahua named Jojo against the wall.

Local hoops teams offer excitement, promise
August 07 at 2:39 pm
I’m extremely excited about the basketball potential in the area. I’ve interviewed three coaches on the hoops side so far about their summer progress … and each went 9-1 in summer league play. Perhaps it’s a good sign of things to come; I, at least, expect it to be such.

Parish Art Guild names showcase winners
Parish Art Guild names showcase winners
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At age 12, Terry Gaulter’s “eyes opened to the world” when she laid hands on a Polaroid camera.