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Destrehan High School freshman Lianne Keller plays “Clara” in the upcoming River Region Ballet production of “The Nutcracker.” A holiday at the ballet
December 05 at 8:00 am
For nearly 50 years, “The Nutcracker” has been a staple of American holiday performances. Young ballet dancers across the nation dream of playing the role of Clara, the young girl who absconds on a midnight journey with a Nutcracker toy that has come to life. This fall, 14-year-old Destrehan dancer Lianne Keller will live that dream.

John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead 'Explosive' thriller set to rock Hahnville
December 01 at 2:15 pm
Residents living in Hahnville may hear explosions and see smoke and fire as a thriller starring John Goodman films in the area.

Destrehan receiver Alfred Smith picks up a first down against Hahnville. Destrehan beats Hahnville to advance to Class 5A semifinals
November 28 at 9:46 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats are one win away from an appearance in the Class 5A state championship game after beating rival Hahnville 24-12 on Friday.

‘Resiliency’ key for underdog Tigers in rematch with Destrehan ‘Resiliency’ key for underdog Tigers in rematch with Destrehan
November 28 at 10:29 am
As they did in last week’s matchup against Haughton, Hahnville will need its defense to create turnovers and stop the run if they hope to knock off No. 4 Destrehan on Friday night.

Will Matthews takes a handoff from quarterback Marquise Darensbourg. Wildcats firing on all cylinders entering matchup with Hahnville
November 28 at 10:24 am
Destrehan made a statement last Friday by thrashing East St. John 68-14, but as soon as the game was over excitement in the community reached a fever pitch with news that the Wildcats would face rival Hahnville in the Class 5A quarterfinals.

A map showing the well's location. Company plans to drill for gas near Willowdale
November 27 at 12:28 pm
A company’s plans for an exploratory well have hit a wall after residents of the Willowdale subdivision in Luling expressed concerns over the noise and affect to property values.

Joe Lamb Homeless man caught with meth lab in stolen car sentenced to 10 years
November 27 at 12:25 pm
A homeless man who was caught driving a stolen vehicle in Norco filled with the chemicals and equipment needed to make methamphetamine will serve 10 years in jail.

Bailey Leon (left) and Meghan Schexnayder Hahnville cancer survivor bonds with young girl fighting for her life
November 27 at 12:23 pm
After surviving cancer, a Hahnville makeup artist has forged a special relationship with an 11-year-old now fighting her own long-standing battle against the disease.

St. Rose woman killed in Thanksgiving hit-and-run
November 27 at 9:30 am
A 25-year-old St. Rose woman was killed early Thanksgiving morning when she was hit by a vehicle on St. Rose Avenue. The driver who hit the woman fled and is being sought by state police.

Known for producing NFL talent, Hahnville, Destrehan meet in epic quarterfinal Known for producing NFL talent, Hahnville, Destrehan meet in epic quarterfinal
November 27 at 8:00 am
There are only eight football teams left in the Class 5A playoffs and two of those teams hail from St. Charles Parish, which is a remarkable feat considering the fact that 32 teams began their playoff journey three weeks ago.

Walmart-Boutte’s Brian Greenroad and Linda Geary present frozen turkeys and laundry baskets to the St. Charles Parish Rotary Club. Rotary club, Walmart deliver 55 turkey baskets to the community
November 27 at 8:00 am
The St. Charles Parish Rotary club put together and delivered 55 food baskets at it’s Nov. 19 meeting in Boutte.

Pictured are: Kyli Weier, Joshua Steinlage, Erica Rodriguez, and Angel Williams paying their mortgage for their houses. Junior achievement camp teaches valuable life skills
November 27 at 8:00 am
R. K. Smith 8th graders learned firsthand how to balance a checkbook, pay bills, create a budget and maintain a savings account at a trip to Jr. Achievement Finance Park in New Orleans.

Left to right: Ashton Murray, Aaden Money, Michael Steele, Ja’Kaila Jenkins and Joshua Boone From seed to pumpkin in Mimosa Park 1st grade class
November 27 at 8:00 am
Mimosa Park Elementary first grade students in Mrs. Kelli Matherne’s class get a lesson from a small group of students on how a pumpkin grows.

Dixie Todaro (left) accepts a gift basket from Mimosa Park principal Michele deBruler. Mimosa Park Elementary selects Teacher of the Year
November 27 at 8:00 am
Mrs. Michele deBruler, principal of Mimosa Park Elementary, announced Dixie Todaro as the 2015 Mimosa Park Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

Shown acting at “The Secret Pub” are an unidentified actor, student Mya Cannon, another actor, and students Kyla Gabriel, Mikella McGee, and Courtney Medina. R.K. Smith students take a trip back in time to Renaissance Fair
November 27 at 8:00 am
R.K. Smith 6th graders visited the Renaissance Festival in Hammond.

Shown seated: Laura Taylor, William Donovan, Rashanda Jones, LaToria Temple, Angela Jordan, Trishan Charles and Hope Gullage.  Standing are:  Nathalie White-Vigne, Angel Canselo-Sparks, Nakeil Watson, Principal, Mr. Blood, Dottie Young, Dwayne White, Sandra Dee Washington, Shawanda Custard and Darlene Cortez. Bus driver breakfast seeks to improve transportation in schools
November 27 at 8:00 am
R. K. Smith held a “get to know our bus drivers” breakfast for administration.

Nala Humane Society Pet of the Week: Nala
November 27 at 8:00 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Nala, a two-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mixed breed dog.

A1C Jasmine R. Anderson Destrehan grad completes Airforce basic training
November 27 at 8:00 am
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jasmine R. Anderson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Anderson is a 2009 graduate of Destrehan High School.

Operation Santa Paws seeks to lift spirits of shelter cats, dogs
Operation Santa Paws seeks to lift spirits of shelter cats, dogs
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St. Charles Parish residents can help the adoption chances of an abused or abandoned shelter animal by donating toys, treats, food and supplies at any parish library.

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