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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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Lack of attendance has impact on DHS Baccalaureate ceremony

Dear Editor,
On Tuesday May 19, Destrehan High School held their Baccalaureate ceremony in the auditorium on campus. The word Baccalaureate is defined as a religious message addressed to a graduating class before commencement day. Faculty, students, and parents put a lot of work into this event and it was a nice celebration. The mantra was from Psalm 37:5, “Commit yourself to the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Recent ruckus shows games that people play

A recent ruckus in the state legislature has created a lot of anger and garnered national media attention. The incident involved a sneak attack amendment that Representative Avon Honey managed to get tacked onto one of his bills. Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:18 am
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State has priority, not revenue, problem

Recently, I was asked by a prominent member of the higher education community in Louisiana what my solution was to the projected revenue shortfall for higher education. Given the person’s background and knowledge, I was highly-complimented that I was asked. Here was my response:Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:13 am
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After tragedy, Montz grandma remembered as kind, caring

Montz resident Dorothy Richard, 65, who died on May 22 after her vehicle became submerged in the murky canal off of Airline Highway, is remembered as a caring woman who only wanted the best for her family and community.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Domino’s says ‘no’ to Carriage Lane

Domino’s Pizza in Destrehan will no longer deliver food to Carriage Lane after an assistant manager at the store was robbed at gunpoint last month.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Paul Maillard revitalization moving ahead with Monsanto
Paul Maillard revitalization moving ahead with Monsanto
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The Paul Maillard Road Corridor Revitalization project got Council approval, and St. Charles Parish has announced that Monsanto has become a strong partner in helping make it happen.