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Pieces of the past highlight ancient history of Paradis

For at least 600 years, southeastern Louisiana Indians occupied a 32-acre site in St. Charles Parish, complete with five burial mounds. Now, Brandt Dufrene, who serves as president of First National Bank USA, wants the parish’s help in making the area a part of the Jean Lafitte National Park.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Carbon emission limit opposed by Chamber

The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting editorial recently about the short-sightedness of some major corporations that were resigning from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over their disagreement with the Chamber’s policy on the “cap and trade” legislation. Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:57 am
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President Obama’s brief visit was okay

Pres. Barack Obama made a mad dash through the New Orleans area last week. It was a four-hour visit, as if anyone can appreciate this area in such a brief period of time.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:56 am
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Door-to-door surveys for sewer rehab

Residents in the Luling area that have answered door-to-door surveys are helping St. Charles Parish in its quest to apply for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant that would be used to rehabilitate the sewer system.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Garnet D. Marshall, Jr., 28, of 200 Sunset Ct. #74 in Hahnville, was arrested on Oct. 8 and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and use of a controlled substance in the presence of juveniles.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:54 am
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Doctors find clues to why H1N1 is hitting younger generation hardest

The great majority of people who have caught the swine flu have recovered quickly, with nothing more than a few days of missed work or school to show for it. But the mystery of H1N1 is that unlike the seasonal flu, which can cause complications in the elderly or very young, H1N1 is hitting children and young adults the hardest.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:52 am
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Local ‘House Hunters' needed for reality TV show

Cable television’s popular home and garden network, HGTV, could be headed to St. Charles Parish in search of homebuyers to feature in their No. 1 ranked series “House Hunters.”Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:50 am
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Hunter education field day Oct. 25

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office will host a hunter education field day class on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The class will be held at the firing range behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Hwy. 3127.

Participants must complete the Hunter Safety Education Class beforehand. This class is available online at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/education/homestudyprogram. State law requires that all individuals born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 must obtain a hunting license prior to hunting in Louisiana.

The class will be limited to 30 students. To pre-register, call 985-783-1173.
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October 25, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Historic churches book signing

DESTREHAN - Author George Gurtner and photographer Frank H. Methe will be on hand at the German Coast Farmers’ Market at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan on Saturday, Oct. 24 to sign their book, “Historic Churches of Old New Orleans,” which captures in words and magnificent color photos, the incredible history of 50 of the oldest Catholic Churches in New Orleans.

All proceeds from the sale will go to restore the historically significant St. Alphonsus Church in the Irish Channel of New Orleans.
The book signing will begin at market’s opening at 8 a.m. and will continue until closing at noon.
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October 24, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Historic churches book signing

DESTREHAN - Author George Gurtner and photographer Frank H. Methe will be on hand at the German Coast Farmers’ Market at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan on Saturday, Oct. 24 to sign their book, “Historic Churches of Old New Orleans,” which captures in words and magnificent color photos, the incredible history of 50 of the oldest Catholic Churches in New Orleans.

All proceeds from the sale will go to restore the historically significant St. Alphonsus Church in the Irish Channel of New Orleans.
The book signing will begin at market’s opening at 8 a.m. and will continue until closing at noon.
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October 24, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Hahnville dominates Dutchtown, Destrehan falls to ESJ

The Hahnville Tigers clawed their way to another huge victory, knocking out Dutchtown 41-7. Meanwhile, the Destrehan Wildcats had another tough night, falling to East St. John 41-9.Read More...
October 23, 2009 at 11:23 pm
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Fall book sale in Hahnville Oct. 23

HAHNVILLE - The Friends of the St. Charles Library will hold their fall book sale on Oct. 23 from 9 .m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Book Nook next to the Hahnville library.
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October 23, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Parish’s fire, road, health tax renewals pass

Voters decided to renew property taxes that will support the St. Charles Community Health Center, the fire departments and road construction.Read More...
October 21, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Not just students who show school spirit during rivalry

Those looking for school spirit this week won't just find it in the halls of Destrehan and Hahnville, but instead will see it all around the courthouse on Friday.Read More...
October 21, 2009 at 10:35 am
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Lady Wildcats knock off Tigers, move to 23-7

The Destrehan Lady Cats swept the Hahnville Lady Tigers 25-19, 25-17 and 25-14 to improve to 23-7 on the year and 4-2 in district.Read More...
October 21, 2009 at 10:33 am
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Another game, another talented offense for Destrehan to defend

Destrehan struggled on both sides of the ball in their 48-10 loss to rival Hahnville, and things won't be any easier this week when the Wildcats travel to East St. John.Read More...
October 21, 2009 at 10:32 am
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Bayou Gauche mother’s brain surgery leaves her fighting to walk, talk
Bayou Gauche mother’s brain surgery leaves her fighting to walk, talk
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Mandy Macalusa Champagne’s multiple surgeries to remove a brain tumor has left her fighting for every bit of her recovery, but not without help from her family and friends who say they’re going to bring “Supermom” back to Bayou Gauche.