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Terry J. "Head" Champagne passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2009 in Luling. Beloved husband of Nancy Vicknair Champagne for 34 wonderful years.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:36 am
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Bruer

Jane L. Bruer passed away on March 19, 2009. Preceded in death by parents Wilbur T. and Carolyn D. Loke, as well as her husband Alfred E. Bruer and grandson Lawrence Deroche Jr. Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:36 am
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Parish mourns loss of young employee

By Renee Simpson
U.S. flags in front of all St. Charles Parish government buildings were flown at half-mast last week to honor the memory of Jacque Griffin. Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:34 am
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Technology and human conception

By Christopher West
When Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets earlier this year, the Internet was abuzz with debates about the reproductive technology industry. But the debates focused primarily on how many embryos should be allowed to be transferred to a woman’s body. Very few seemed to be asking the more fundamental question: Should we be producing children in a laboratory at all?Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:32 am
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Our state, city among the most dangerous

We became apprehensive earlier this week when a headline on the internet proclaimed the announcement of America’s most dangerous states and cities. We feared the answer may include our home state and the nearby city we go to so often.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:31 am
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Atchafalaya sediment could help save coast

There is a wealth of sediment in the delta of the Atchafalaya River. It is so massive that it creates problems for shipping in that area.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:30 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
• Tammy Rowell, 48, of 339 Carolyn Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on March 18 and charged with possession of hydrocodone, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:29 am
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Garbage truck overturns on Old Spanish Trail

A garbage truck overturned near Griffin Street on Old Spanish Trail after getting sucked in by mud on the side of the road.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:21 am
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‘Green’ savings not so hot in January

It has been two months since Luling resident Anne Moyer and her family invested $37,000 into green energy products to make their home more cost effective and environmentally friendly, and so far, the savings have been minimal.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:19 am
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Parish unemployment rate rises

The unemployment rate in St. Charles Parish has risen from 3.7 percent to 5 percent over the last year, but is far from the February national average of 8.1 percent, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:44 am
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Lack of volunteers hamper Luling Red Cross

Education and volunteer recruiting are at the top of the American Red Cross’ to do list, especially for the organization’s Southeast Louisiana Chapter - which services 1.2 million people including St. Charles Parish.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am
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Dirty Job: 342 trash bashers raze 3.91 tons of litter from local roads

It was a dirty job, but someone - or in this case hundreds -had to do it.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am
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School shooting scenario tests emergency response

First responders were on hand last Friday at Luling Elementary when five parish agencies, along with a variety of state and federal departments, joined forces for a mock training exercise that tested each agencies’ response to a school shooting scenario.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am
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Learn about SSI changes for 2009

NORCO - Capital Area Legal Services Corporation will hold a Social Security Changes 2009 seminar on March 24 at 11 a.m. at the Council On Aging Center in Norco.

Guest speaker is community legal education specialist Margaret Jefferson.Read More...
March 24, 2009 at 3:57 pm
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Jimmy Seghers to speak at St. Anthony

LULING - St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Luling will host a Lenten mission featuring speaker Jimmy Seghers March 23 through 25 at 7 p.m. Parishioners from all Catholic Churches are invited.

Seghers will speak on “The Mass: Understanding and Living It.” For more information, call the St. Mark rectory at 504-431-8505 or St. Anthony’s at 985-785-8885.Read More...
March 23, 2009 at 9:24 am
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‘Rumors’ at DHS March 19 - 22

DESTREHAN - The Destrehan High School Theater Club will present Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” a farce in two acts, March 19 through 21 at 7 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. in the DHS auditorium.

Admission is $6. For more information, call the school at 985-764-9946.Read More...
March 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm
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Emergency booklet going to residents
Emergency booklet going to residents
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To improve awareness and effective communication in the event of an emergency, St. Charles Parish officials recently mailed out a guide covering numerous such scenarios.