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•Troy A. Washington, 17, of 221 Clement St. in New Sarpy, was arrested on Nov. 9 and charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 11:04 am

Victory over lust begins with self control

Christopher West

My recent columns on “sexual redemption” continue to spark interest. A conscientious Catholic wrote to me after my last column asking for some practical suggestions for living the redemption of his sexuality. What follows is adapted from a recent interview on the same subject.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 11:00 am

Politics is an entertainment medium, too

Our political system was supposed to give people the ability to run their country by electing their officials. But it does more than that.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 10:59 am

Problems with health care legislation

The House of Representatives in Congress recently passed a mammoth health insurance bill by the narrow margin of 220-215. Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 10:58 am

Our wonderland to be more available

Our outdoor wonderland in St. Charles Parish is destined to become more available to the public in the near future. Two projects will make it so.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 10:57 am

Grant allows improved water flow, fire rating in Paradis

PARADIS - A Louisiana Community Development Block Grant will fund the installation of a 12-inch water main along LA 631 (Old Spanish Trail), providing improved water flows and better fire ratings in the area.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 10:55 am

Rising river delays work on bike path

The 6.2-mile bicycle/pedestrian path under construction between Hahnville and Luling was supposed to be completed by early December, but has been delayed due to unusually high water levels in the Mississippi River.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 10:52 am

Library investigation called off, Hogan leaves matter to public

After the Parish Council voted against his resolution, Councilman Paul Hogan said that he will no longer call for an investigation into the size increase of the East Bank Regional Library. Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 9:39 am

Coyotes blamed for missing St. Rose pets

Recent reports of coyotes in St. Rose have animal control agents on watch.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 9:01 am

School district ranking drops

Statewide school district rankings show that St. Charles Parish Public Schools consistently rank among the best in the state, though the district did fall two spots from sixth to eighth overall. However, the district was still among the leaders in ACT scores and graduation rates for the 2008-09 school year, finishing with the second highest graduation rate in the state and the third highest cumulative ACT score.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 9:01 am

Girlfriend rams car into marsh after fight with boyfriend’s ex-wife

A 26-year-old Avondale woman was arrested on Friday after getting into a fight with her boyfriend’s ex-wife and then allegedly following the victim’s vehicle and ramming it into the marsh at the corner of U.S. 61 and East Harding Street, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 9:00 am

New Moon party at library

ST. CHARLES PARISH- Teens are invited to “New Moon Movie Release Parties” at St. Charles Parish Library.

Teens ages 12 and up are invited to dress as their favorite character from the book New Moon by Stephenie Meyer and attend a New Moon Movie Release Party hosted by St. Charles Parish Library. The party will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at the East Regional Library in Destrehan.

The party celebrates the release of New Moon, a movie based on the second book of the Twilight young adult novel series by Stephenie Meyer. The events include door prizes, music, New Moon movie previews, character guessing games, Twilight themed crafts and more.

Participants are encouraged to bring their fan art or fan fiction for display. Read More...
November 21, 2009 at 9:12 am

Pair of interceptions lock up Hahnville win

Barbe may have outgained Hahnville's offense by 102 yards, but the Tigers defense came through when it counted with two clutch interceptions that wrapped up a 37-28 win and pushed the team even deeper into the state playoffs.Read More...
November 20, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Destrehan teacher selected for appreciation award

Destrehan High School mathematics teacher Rita Varvaro was selected for a Tri-Parish Teacher Appreciation Award. Read More...
November 19, 2009 at 11:54 am

Schools prepare for Thanksgiving week

New Sarpy Elementary students are participating in numerous activities to prepare for Thanksgiving.
November 19, 2009 at 11:52 am

Hurst students play in rainy day races

Hurst Middle School recently had a Rainy Day event in which students did relay events and other games inside the gym.
November 19, 2009 at 11:51 am

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Alligator season opens
Alligator season opens
Alligator hunting seems to gain in popularity each and every year, and those who hunt them both recreationally and commercially are hitting the water as the season is finally back in full swing.