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Time to plan Night Out Against Crime parties

ST. CHARLES PARISH - On Tuesday, Aug. 4 neighborhoods throughout St. Charles Parish are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 26th annual National Night Out Against Crime/Drug Prevention event.

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by Sheriff Greg Champagne and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relations and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This year’s theme is “Giving Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party.” From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 4, homeowners, apartment dwellers and businesses are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights for security and spend the evening with their neighbors and police outdoors demonstrating solidarity against crime.

National Night Out is an ideal opportunity for citizens and law enforcement nationwide to form powerful partnerships in the fight for a safer America. On August 4th, millions will join forces to Give Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party.

If your neighborhood is planning a Night Out Party, please call Susie Gauthier at 985-783-1355 to register.Read More...
August 04, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Future of crime fighting

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has chosen a builder for their new 39,000 square-foot law enforcement complex, Sheriff Greg Champagne said. Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 10:55 am
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Tax holiday a boon to businesses

Furniture, school supplies, hurricane protection items and even alcohol and tobacco products are just a few of the many items that will be available tax free next weekend after the Parish Council, the School Board and the state suspended their sales taxes.Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 10:54 am
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50 set to sue Dow

Fifty residents that say they were exposed to ethyl acrylate fumes after a leak at Dow have retained the legal services of New Orleans attorney Frank D’Amico, Jr. Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 10:54 am
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Arrest, seizure of getaway car appear to stop rash of break-ins

Nine vehicles in the Willowdale, Willowridge and Lakewood Drive area were broken into last weekend, which continued a string of car burglaries that began in May but increased in June and July.Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 10:54 am
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Survey shows independant voters taking a second look

Presidential campaigns are in some respects like a gruesome war. Large, well-financed armies of partisans slug it out in battles designed to rally their voters into action and to drive down the favorable impressions of the opposing candidate. Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 9:40 am
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Is Time Magazine confirming Catholic teaching on marriage?

By Christopher West

There has been less chatter in the Catholic press than I had expected about Time magazine’s July 13 cover story. Above a wedding cake with plastic bride and groom sinking below the icing, the headline read: “Unfaithfully Yours - Infidelity is eroding our most sacred institution. How to make marriage matter again.” Inside, the five-page piece by Caitlin Flanagan was titled “Why Marriage Matters.”Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 9:39 am
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‘White Noise’ could help end our racial problems

Pres. Barrack Obama tried to quell the racial uproar he helped create over the arrest of a black Harvard professor. He had said police “acted stupidly” when they arrested Henry Louis Gates Jr. for breaking into his own house.Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 9:37 am
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Hands-on expertise nets DHS prestigious award

Destrehan High School students are being prepared for their future more than ever before, with unique classes that teach them to design blueprints, create videos and weld at a level that would qualify them for a job right out of school.Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 9:36 am
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Bollinger Shipyards will remain in St. Rose

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. (BSI) and Sealy & Company announced the execution of a long-term deal to extend its lease for 9,959 square feet of office space in the One James Park Office Building in James Business Park, located in St. Charles Parish. Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 9:35 am
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Residents get behind-the-scenes look at parish infrastructure

For the first time, St. Charles Parish government will provide citizens with a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of vital parish infrastructure, including pumping stations and wastewater treatment plants.Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 9:34 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Derrick Carr, 18, of 17 Holster Ln. in Saint Rose was arrested on July 16 and charged with distribution of marijuana, possession of and intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance in the presence of juveniles, and disregard of a stop sign.Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 9:32 am
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Boutte restaurant finds home at dumped library location

Just five miles down Highway 90 in Paradis a bigger, better opportunity is waiting for Zydeco’s II owner Dusten Gainey.
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August 03, 2009 at 9:29 am
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Farmers’ market on way to record year in sales

After relocating its West Bank operations, the German Coast Farmers’ Market is on schedule to have its best year ever, and by adding arts and crafts vendors, the hope is that those sales will increase even more.Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 9:27 am
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No-cost infant eye exams Aug. 3 - 14

DESTREHAN - Destrehan optometrist Dr. Sandra Warner is offering no-cost eye and vision assessments for infants Aug. 3 through 14 at her office located at 1974 Ormond Blvd.
Infants six to 12 months old are eligible. An appointment is required.

Call 985-764-2929 to make an appointment. This offer is made possible in part by InfantSEE - a public health program created by Optometry’s Charity, the AOA Foundation and the Vision Care Institute.
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August 03, 2009 at 8:42 am
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11-year-old All-Stars travel towards championship win

The 11-year old St. Charles All-Stars won the championship game for their division.Read More...
July 31, 2009 at 3:43 pm
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