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St. Charles Parish losing farmland at alarming rate St. Charles Parish losing farmland at alarming rate
August 08 at 9:16 am
Louisiana is losing farmland at an alarming rate and the pace of that land loss is faster in St. Charles Parish than almost any other area of the state, according to Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain

Willowdale pool and the nearby pool house are on the market for $228,300. Luling golf club will sell pool
August 08 at 9:14 am
Three years ago the Willowdale swimming pool was abandoned when the country club that owned it declared bankruptcy. Now, the new owners of the property are selling the popular summer spot.

Eddie Boyd shows off his strange self remedies to visitors at Destrehan Plantation. Cow slobber to treat ringworm? Local author delves into strange world of folk medicine
August 08 at 9:12 am
After decades of research into the strange world of folk medicine, former pharmacy professor Eddie Boyd has released a book filled with unique African-American home remedies that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Luling man sentenced to 99 years for sexually abusing daughter Luling man sentenced to 99 years for sexually abusing daughter
August 08 at 9:10 am
A Luling man was sentenced to 99-and-a-half years in jail after he was convicted of sexual battery on a juvenile and attempted aggravated incest against his daughter, who was 8 years old at the time the crimes occurred.

Get your child started early with youth football program
August 08 at 8:30 am
LULING – Football equipment distribution for the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation league is ongoing Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m each day until Friday, Aug. 8 at 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling.

Annual Hercules Fishing Rodeo
August 08 at 5:00 am
HOUMA – A fishing rodeo will be held Thursday, Aug. through Saturday, Aug. 10.

Alan Perkins Perkins
August 07 at 11:32 am
A celebration of life service for Alan Perkins will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Des Allemands Mennonite Church at 17447 Old Spanish Trail in Des Allemands.

Investigation into cause of Diamond Green Diesel fire underway in Norco Investigation into cause of Diamond Green Diesel fire underway in Norco
August 04 at 9:35 am
An explosion at the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco Sunday night startled residents across St. Charles Parish, rattling windows as far away as Luling.

A picture of Bruce Bourgeois and Mia Waite taken at a Halloween party last year. Destrehan murder suspect slept in woods to avoid capture
August 01 at 1:19 pm
Bruce Bourgeois Jr., who is suspected of killing his girlfriend and severely injuring her mother, pulled off into a wooded area near Independence and slept in a stolen vehicle to avoid authorities Wednesday night.

Save money shopping in St. Charles Parish with tax free weekend Save money shopping in St. Charles Parish with tax free weekend
August 01 at 10:27 am
Shoppers in St. Charles Parish will get some relief at the cash registers this weekend with the removal of all sales tax on purchases up to $2,500.

Adam Wayment, of Luling, is currently studying at the Missionary Training Center, in Provo, Utah in preparation for a two-year mission in Taiwan. Teen puts off studies at Duke to make difference in Taiwan
August 01 at 10:24 am
A Luling teen is about to embark of the trip of a lifetime as he prepares to serve a two-year mission in Taiwan.

Hahnville receiver Brandon Singleton (center) committed to Georgia Tech after impressing college coaches at summer camps. HHS receiver commits to Georgia Tech
August 01 at 10:22 am
Hahnville High School receiver Brandon Singleton, who is entering his senior year, has committed to play football for Georgia Tech.

Pete Harman Jr. (right) caught an 84-pound yellowfin tuna. Hunter Harmon (left) caught the biggest mangrove snapper during the rodeo, with the fish weighing in at 11 pounds, 10 ounces. St. Charles anglers top leaderboard at Tarpon Rodeo
August 01 at 10:20 am
Several anglers from St. Charles Parish finished near the top of the leaderboard at the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo held last weekend.

Analysis: Louisiana Democrats running in president’s shadow
August 01 at 10:15 am
By Jeremy Alford

If President Barack Obama’s poll numbers, and those for his health care law, haven’t yet bottomed out in the Bayou State, then Democrats, accruing to pollsters and consultants, surely don’t want to know what the statistical floor actually looks like.

Coastal restoration efforts get a boost
August 01 at 10:14 am
The long-awaited restoration of Louisiana’s valuable coast got somewhat of a boost last week when the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced it will start receiving project proposals in August to repair damage resulting from the BP oil spill in 2010. Hopefully it will spur announcements of other coastal restoration projects that are still in need.

Walls Walls
August 01 at 10:13 am
Janice Marie Dufrene Walls, 70, of Bayou Gauche, died Monday in the presence of her husband and family.

St. Charles Parish Arrests
August 01 at 10:11 am

•Joseph J. Cortez, 25, of 1808 Birdside Drive apartment 9B in Baton Rouge, was arrested on July 21 and charged with possession of cocaine with intent, possession of MDMA with intent, three counts of attempting to disarm a police officer, battery on a police officer with injury, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance, two counts of battery on a police officer and resisting an officer.

A new law does not permit students to cross any lanes of traffic to reach their bus stop and prevents bus drivers from picking up or dropping off children while the bus is in a lane of traffic. 
New law could lead to longer bus trips for some students
August 01 at 10:08 am
A new law that prevents students from crossing the street to enter or exit a school bus could increase the time it takes drivers to complete each route.

Non-profit expands to serve parish’s drug court participants
Non-profit expands to serve parish’s drug court participants
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Nestled in an out of the way part of the parish next to a duck hunting camp in Paradis is a new center where drug offenders in St. Charles Parish are offered a way to do community service that is not only a help to the community at large, but also to themselves.