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CEO hopes healthcare bill reduces ER visits

As certain aspects of the new healthcare legislation take affect, local healthcare and insurance providers are considering what it could mean for St. Charles Parish.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:11 am

Destrehan man gets 18 years for vehicular homicide

A multiple DWI offender from Destrehan received 18 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an August crash on Airline that led to the death of a 30-year-old woman.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:09 am

Legislator wants slot limit on Cataouatche bass

By Todd Mason

As predicted, the opening of the Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion early last decade has led to a bass-fishing boom in the marshes of St. Charles Parish.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:09 am

42 homes evacuated in Norco

Three people, including one on-site plant worker, sought medical care for eye irritation Tuesday after a chemical leak at Dow’s Norco facility.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:05 am

Running for a cause

Over 1,500 runners and walkers participated in the 14th Annual United Way of St. Charles 5K Bridge Run/Walk.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:00 am

With fishing slow, good time to ride

On Monday afternoon, Hunter and I decided on riding ATVs in the Bonnet Carre Spillway for a little recreation. Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 9:57 am

Hahnville can’t seem to overcome Destrehan

For the second time this season, the Hahnville Tigers came up just short of doing something nobody else in District 6-5A has been able to do - beat Destrehan.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 9:54 am

Adult basketball meeting set

April 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

Softball, baseball umpired needed

Umpires needed for baseball and softball games within the tri-parish area. Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

Register now for summer camp

It's time to register for the St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Inclusive Day Camp, which offers six weeks of summer fun for boys and girls from June 7 until July 15. Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 9:50 am

Parish lands $20 million in grants in two years

In a little over two years, St. Charles Parish has secured more than $20 million in grants, which will help fund parish projects like a new community center and paved paths on the levees while also allowing for numerous drainage improvements throughout the area.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

Republicans develop plan in New Orleans

If you thought the nation was beginning to fall apart before last weekend, you might feel it’s well on its way today. Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

Auditions being held for “The King and I”

ST. CHARLES PARISH - River Region Drama Guild, Inc. celebrates the 20th Anniversary of St. Charles Theater with an encore production of The King and I.

Auditions will be held at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 15146 River Road, Good Hope (formerly the Good Hope School). Auditions will be held on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. for adults, both male and female, ages 16 and up.

Auditions for children and young adults, male and female, ages 8 to 15, will be held on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Dancers, both male and female, ages 13 to adult, interested in auditioning for a part in the ballet, which is included, should attend the dance audition on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Rehearsals will begin in late April. For more information call Marcia Peyton at (985)764-1969.
April 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Residents evacuated, roads closed due to Norco chemical leak

NORCO – River Road has been closed between Washington Street and the Bonnet Carre Spillway on the East Bank due to an incident at a Dow’s Norco facility.Read More...
April 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

Festival of Charities holds pageants and butterfly extravaganza

DESTREHAN - The Festival of Charity, Inc. will hold its annual pageants and butterfly extravaganza on Sunday, April 11 at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan. The theme this year is “Beauties in Bloom.”

Pageant contestants can register at the door 30 minutes prior to each division. There will be pageant divisions for baby and youth boys ages 0-18 months and 18-36 months, and baby and youth girls ages 0-7 months, 8-14 months, 15-23 months, 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years and 8-9 years. All divisions accept special children as princes and
princesses. There will also be a pageant for junior, teen and miss divisions for girls ages 10-12 years old who are Louisiana residents, have never been married or conceived a child.

For more information or entry forms, please call Nancy at (504)400-0289 or Denise at (985)785-9553 or visit
April 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm

French Quarter Fest free music

NEW ORLEANS - The free three-day French Quarter Festival will take place from April 9-11 throughout the French Quarter and will feature over 250 hours of free music across 18 stages.

The festival also features the “World’s Largest Jazz Brunch,” which are the festival food booths operated by nearly 60 local chefs and restaurants each day.
Find out more about the festival by visiting
April 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm

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Dani Templet set her sights higher than most when it came to establishing her senior project at Hahnville, and when it was over, the soon-to-be University of Louisiana-Lafayette student said it was one of the richest experiences of her life.