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Councilman cleared of charges

A St. Rose Fire Chief and St. Charles Parish Councilman that allowed his mother to live in a FEMA trailer attached to the fire station and use public utilities free of charge for more than two years will not face criminal charges.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Though hundreds line up for food stamps, things run smoothly

Hundreds of residents lined the shoulder of Highway 90 in Boutte on Thursday with fingers crossed in hopes that they would be eligible for the state’s disaster food stamp program.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Businesses eligible for up to $2 million

St. Charles Parish businesses that suffered either economic loss or property damage during Hurricane Gustav may be eligible to receive loans of up to $2 million from the Small Business Administration.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Rainy days give golf course the blues

Contrary to what several residents have heard, Willowdale Country Club is not going out of business, but is instead looking at ways to restructure how the club operates in order to get out of financial difficulties.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Fish kill could continue due to oxygen depletion

Drivers passing the Davis Pond siphon on River Road in Ama probably noticed the stench of dead fish due to a large fish kill that is occurring in the area.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Cox cable comes back quickly for many

Many of Cox Cable's St. Charles Parish customers were pleasantly surprised when their TV's and internet were back in action soon after their power was restored. Storm repairs ran smoothly unlike the aftermath of Katrina when many customers went without cable for weeks. Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:10 am
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Rotary club holds annual golf match

LULING - The Rotary Club of St. Charles will hold its annual Alligator Classic golf tournament Sept. 12 at Willowdale Country Club in Luling.

Proceeds will benefit the club's college scholarship fund for local students.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon.

The format is a four-person scramble. Lunch will be served.
The entry fee is $90 per golfer and covers food and drinks, green fees, an Alligator Festival shirt, towel and ditty bag.

Prizes will be awarded for first-, second-, and third-place finishes as well as closest to the hole and longest drive.
Hole sponsorship is needed.

Entry forms and hole sponsor forms may be downloaded from the Web site, www.stcharlesrotary.com.

For information, call Carl Cantrelle at 985.783.1365 or e-mail cjc557@cox.net; or Ira Cazenave at 985.764.3581; and for hole sponsorship information, call Susan Wilson at 504.559.0766.
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September 12, 2008 at 12:46 pm
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Businesses bounce back quickly to aid recovery

Because they serve as a lifeline to returning residents, many parish businesses did their best to open up as quickly as possible after Hurricane Gustav left 90 percent of the parish without power.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
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Stay informed throughout the storm

Did you know that some businesses and residents never lost power during Gustav? Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
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Where will Hurricane Ike strike?

As Hurricane Gustav starts to diminish, Hurricane Ike is ready to take aim. Emergency Operations Center Director Tab Troxler says it's too early to tell where Ike will make landfall, but his advice to residents is to get prepared.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
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Several programs offer disaster relief to parish residents

Several state and government agencies are now offering disaster assistance to residents who were affected by or had to evacuate because of Hurricane Gustav.
Listed below are programs that St. Charles Parish residents could qualify for if eligibility guidelines are met. Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 12:22 pm
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Welcome Home

Most residents returned to St. Charles Parish last week to find their homes without power and their yards littered with branches. But for some, the damage was extensive.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Kelly D. Lodge, 35, of 376 Spruce St. in Norco was arrested on Aug. 27 and charged with eight counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and deception and seven counts of forgery.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 8:55 am
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Gustav leaves Des Allemands family without a home

A Wal-Mart employee and her children and grandchildren returned home after Hurricane Gustav to find they have no place to live. While other families in the area wait for simple things like power, this family is waiting to find a new place to call home.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 8:47 am
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St. Pierre pleased with parish’s response to storm

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre feels that the parish did a good job before, during and after Hurricane Gustav, though there are some things he hopes are improved next time around.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 8:46 am
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Parish strives to pick up debris before Ike

Debris pickup began on Sept. 8 in St. Charles, and the parish hopes to have all of it off the streets soon because of the potential danger of Hurricane Ike.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 8:45 am
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Luling bride diagnosed with cancer 10 days before wedding
Luling bride diagnosed with cancer 10 days before wedding
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Jennifer Becnel Burchett had committed to self-checking for breast cancer since 2012 when her mother in Luling and grandmother in Des Allemands had both been diagnosed with it.