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New levee type looks promising

A new type of levee for southeast Louisiana is being constructed along the beachfront at Grand Isle. It is called a Geotube (R) levee which will extend from the burrito levee recently built on the western end of the island to the eastern end.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm
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Waterford 3 displays impressive safety record

More than 15 million hours worked without a lost time accident is a remarkable feat for an industrial facility, but that is exactly what Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station employees have accomplished.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm
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Very Aggressive Tax (VAT) comes with costs

It isn’t surprising that the latest fix for the spending addiction in Washington has surfaced in Congressional discussions. It is called the VAT, the value added tax. It would operate similar to a national sales tax placed on every step of commerce from production to transportation to final sale. There is no doubt that a VAT could raise huge sums of money. But, like all "quick fixes," it comes with consequences.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm
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Woman gets 30 years for killing newborn

A New Sarpy woman was sentenced to 30 years in jail on Thursday for killing her newborn baby, and a Luling doctor was given one year in jail for attempted possession of child pornography after his probation appeal backfired.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm
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Norco state rep ‘disappointed’ with fate of smoking bill

Smoking in bars, truck stops and casinos will continue to be a Louisiana tradition after legislation introduced by state Rep. Gary Smith prohibiting the act was overwhelmingly struck down by the house.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:20 pm
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Resident threatens to sue, Parish resurrects stop sign

A Willowdale resident threatened to sue the parish over the lack of a 3-way stop sign at Willowdale Boulevard and East Heather, leading Councilman Shelley Tastet to have signs installed temporarily.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am
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Schools consider one-stop health clinics

The Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee passed House Bill 889 on June 8, putting the St. Charles Community Health Center one step closer to its dream of providing the parish with school-based wellness centers.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am
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Alert system paying off for sheriff

When a serious crime or unusual incident occurs in St. Charles Parish, thousands of residents know about it in a matter of minutes because of Sheriff Greg Champagne’s e-mail alert system. But what many residents don’t know is that Champagne pays for the service out of his own pocket.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am
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‘Master Plan’ to show parish where there is room to grow

The parish’s first comprehensive planning effort in almost 20 years will get underway on June 15 and residents will be called upon to be a huge part of that process, which could be completed in as little as a year.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:07 am
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Learn how to make comics

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Teens interested in art, drawing and comic books of all kinds are invited to attend a free comic book making workshop on Thursday, June 11 at the West Regional Library at 10:30 a.m. or at the St. Rose Library at 2 p.m.

Rob Guillory, a comic book artist from Lafayette will lead the workshops.

Seating is limited. To register, call 985-785-8464.Read More...
June 11, 2009 at 9:21 am
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Council members use own Web sites to connect with residents

Parish residents interested in the goings on in their district and the legislation introduced by their councilman or woman can now get all that information in one place - the council members individual Web sites.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 2:48 pm
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Norco food incubator gets cooking

The parish’s first commercial kitchen and food production incubator, Edible Enterprises, is now open for business.
The facility was scheduled to open its doors in Norco in mid-May, but that opening date was pushed back until June due to some minor building repairs. The repairs were completed early this week and now the stage is set for Edible Enterprises to get cooking.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 12:18 pm
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Richard

Dorothy Mae Adams Otkins Richard passed away on Friday, May 22 in an automobile accident in St Rose. Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:28 am
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Gendron

Olivia A. Gendron, age 96, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the St. Charles Parish Hospital. She was a native of Lucy, Louisiana. Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Chase M. Robichaux, 20, of 282 Poule Deau Lane in Thibodeaux was arrested on May 27 and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:24 am
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Fill in Airline Highway borrow bit, prevent deaths

Dear Editor,
I hope each of you had a great Memorial Day weekend. I know one family which did not have a great weekend. Of course I am referring to the Richard family who lost Dorothy on Friday. In the humblest way I would like to address the borrow pit problem and possibly offer a better solution.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Arc of St. Charles thrift store moving to Lakewood Drive
Arc of St. Charles thrift store moving to Lakewood Drive
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The Arc of St. Charles Cajun Village Thrift Store on U.S. Highway 90 is relocating to Luling and expected to reopen by early February.