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Avondale closing another hit on the economy

Louisiana’s economy seems to be taking one hit after another.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:47 am
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There’s some good news on oil spill

Things are looking better along the oily Gulf of Mexico coast. A new cap, replacing the leaky one, is being put on the well-head and hopefully will contain almost all of the escaping oil until the new wells can be completed to permanently intercept the original well and shut it down.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:46 am
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Man charged with kidnapping, raping ex-girlfriend

A Metairie man has been charged with forcing his ex-girlfriend into his vehicle and driving to a dirt road in St. Charles Parish before raping her, authorities said.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:45 am
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Parish cancels contract with lobbyist

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has cancelled a contract with lobbying firm Egle and Associates.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:44 am
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Queens chow down on catfish during eating contest

More than 35 pageant queens from across Louisiana competed last weekend to be named the fastest catfish eater.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:43 am
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Spillway Classic known for obstacles, wet and dirty fun

Two thousand adrenaline junkies are preparing to get wet and dirty during the 23rd Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run, which begins at 8 a.m. on July 18 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:41 am
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Number of days students can miss school slashed

Changes in the state attendance and drop-out policies have St. Charles Parish Public Schools administrators worried.
The new legislation allows students to miss almost half the amount of days that they were previously allowed to miss. In high school, students will only be allowed to miss five days per class. They were previously allowed eight days per course. Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:36 am
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Lack of School Board candidates means easy 'elections' for most

Qualifying for the St. Charles Parish School Board ended last week and there are four new names in the running.
One of them, Art Aucoin, has already won the seat for District 7 because he is running unopposed.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:35 am
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Scam forces bank to block all ATM

Customers of First National Bank USA were victimized by a debit card fraud scheme that tricked them into giving an automated calling service their account information.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:33 am
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All-Stars win state title

The St. Charles 10U girls All-Stars went undefeated in the state championship held in Brusly. They are now headed to regionals in Magnolia, Ark. on July 21. Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:25 am
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World Series champs

After forming a newly-selected team only one month ago, the 7-year-old St. Charles Parish All-Stars won the World Series championship in Sulphur. They became the first 7-year-old team to win a World Series for the Parish.Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:25 am
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Time to register for fall rec sports

The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will hold registration for the fall sports, including football, baseball, girls’ volleyball and cheerleading.

Registrations dates are from now until Aug. 4 at the Recreation Department Office from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Night registration will also take place on July 13 and July 21 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Landry Gym for the West Bank booster clubs and the Hurst Gym for the East Bank booster clubs. Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:23 am
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Oil tightens noose around coastal waters, but Lake Cataouatche still top spot

During the summer months, weekly trips to Grand Isle would have been the norm and many nights would have been spent fishing under a light or waking up early to make an offshore trip. Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:21 am
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HHS golfer sets course record in national qualifier

After playing some of the best golf of his young career, Hahnville High School senior Jason Noto has advanced to the 42nd Trusted Choice Big I National Tournament in Chesterfield, N.J.Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:18 am
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BCA now accepting Pre-K apps

Qualifying parents can now register their 4-year-old kids for a chance at free placement Boutte Christian Academy’s pre-kindergarten programs for the coming year.Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:16 am
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Book Review: 'My Sister's Keeper'

Reviewed by Elise deBrulerRead More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:15 am
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Grand Ridge golf course in jeopardy
Grand Ridge golf course in jeopardy
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The Grand Ridge golf course located on the west bank is suffering financial woes and solutions for those issues are being examined.