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With nearly 2,000 books sold, Des Allemands writer Lee Stephen credits most of the success of his science-fiction book series, Epic, has received to both independent publishing and the Internet.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 11:13 am
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Hi-Stepper Parent Club thanks community for support & fundraising

Duanne Cazalot of Destrehan says her late grandmother was always very lucky.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 11:10 am
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Community center, EOC, launch get the go-ahead from council

A community center, boat launch and a new emergency operations center all received the go-ahead from the Parish Council on Sept. 21, and most of the money for their eventual construction will come from grants.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 11:09 am
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Parish declares war on overgrown ditches

As the summer draws to a close, many St. Charles Parish residents are noticing a marked improvement in the drainage systems around their homes.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:37 am
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Alligators still in demand, but price just isn’t right

With little market for alligator hides, hunters are staying home rather than heading out into local swamps and marshes after the big, toothy reptiles.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:36 am
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Yesterday, today and tomorrow from budget standpoint

The biggest issue facing Governor Jindal and the Legislature in 2010 will be the state budget. No other issue will come remotely close to capturing the same amount of attention and scrutiny in the run-up to the legislative session next March. Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:33 am
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Courthouse generator close to powering up

By Renee Simpson
A new 1250-kilowatt diesel generator will be able to power the entire courthouse in case of power loss by the end of 2009. Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:32 am
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Carter errs in blaming opposition on racism

Former Pres. Jimmie Carter went a bit too far last week in asserting that opposition to President Barack Obama’s program is mainly racist. That is not the case for most of the people who have offered outspoken opposition to his health care plan and other programs.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am
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Carter errs in blaming opposition on racism

Former Pres. Jimmie Carter went a bit too far last week in asserting that opposition to President Barack Obama’s program is mainly racist. That is not the case for most of the people who have offered outspoken opposition to his health care plan and other programs.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am
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Boat launch should benefit wetlands

St. Charles Parish harbors some of the greatest wetland areas of the world. But so far, most residents can’t take full advantage of them.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:29 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Christopher J. Barrios, 24, of 27 Brandon Hall in Destrehan was arrested on Sept. 12 and charged with DWI and open container.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:28 am
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Paradis library to go out for bids early 2010

A new, 6,341-square-foot library in Paradis is currently scheduled to go out for bids early next year and be completed in 2011, according to Library Director Mary desBordes.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Infant-sized tumors shock Des Allemands woman, doctors

After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, Vanessa Bell of Des Allemands didn’t foresee herself dealing with another serious medical condition. That was, however, until mid 2008 when two infant-sized masses were discovered in her abdomen.
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September 30, 2009 at 10:25 am
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Swine flu lands student in ICU

Dealing with the sudden illness of her son Andrew has been extremely difficult, but LeAnne Sandoz says the outpouring of support from Andrew's friends in the community has been a blessing.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:21 am
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West Bank: Subdivisions halted as lot sales dwindle

The West Bank of the parish has developable land available in every community, and while some of the land is currently zoned for commercial use, owned by estates or used for agriculture, numerous subdivisions have sprung up across the area in the last nine years.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:18 am
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ACT sessions offered at DHS

Destrehan - High school students from St. Charles Parish may attend sessions to help prepare for taking the ACT test.

The preparation courses will be held Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Destrehan High School.

Interested students will need to choose one of the three sessions offered each Sunday, English, reading or math.
Students may register by printing and completing the registration form found on their school’s Web site or by picking up a form in the school’s office.

The registration fee is $10 by Sept. 23. Checks should be made payable to St. Charles Parish Schools. No refunds will be given.
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September 27, 2009 at 9:18 am
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Destrehan hits from deep, beats Hahnville
Destrehan hits from deep, beats Hahnville
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Though Hahnville is known for taking and making plenty of threes, on Tuesday night, Destrehan used that weapon to fell their archrival as the Wildcats were red hot from the outside — and the Tigers just as cold.