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Reed Bates HHS student wins four gold medals in Special Olympics
June 19 at 10:23 am
By Lori Lyons

All Reed Bates really wanted to do was play sports.

TV series  with Kanye West music being filmed in Norco TV series with Kanye West music being filmed in Norco
June 19 at 9:45 am
St. Charles Parish is the scene of another television production, the 10-episode series “Underground,” with filming scheduled this month at the Bonnet Carre Spillway recreation area in Norco.

Money to expand workforce
June 19 at 9:20 am
LAPLACE – The The River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold a Lunch & Learn Monday to Expand your Workforce session 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 19 at Chamber Resource Center, 394 Belle Terre Blvd., Laplace. The Louisiana Workforce Commission can provide wage reimbursement for on-the-job training to assist employers who want to hire additional workers. Potential financial assistance can range from $3,000 to $5,000 per new hire trainee. Admission is free to chamber members. For more information, call (985) 359-9777.

Former R.K. Smith teacher accused of molesting student will avoid jail Former R.K. Smith teacher accused of molesting student will avoid jail
June 19 at 7:40 am
A former R.K. Smith Middle School teacher who was arrested in 2012 and charged with molesting a 13-year-old student accepted a plea agreement that includes avoiding further jail time.

Oyster shells needed to help restore disappearing Louisiana coast
June 19 at 12:07 am
If you eat oysters on the half shell in Southeast Louisiana restaurants in the future, you will be helping to save our state’s valuable Gulf of Mexico coast in the future.

The one-stop medical shop comes to Luling The one-stop medical shop comes to Luling
June 15 at 2:36 pm
The newly opened Primary and Specialty Physicians of St. Charles in Luling offers services for the entire family, a concept following the national trend of one-stop medical shops.

MADD impact panel
June 15 at 9:20 am
HAHNVILLE – A Mothers Against Drunk Driving impact panel will be held at 6 p.m. June 15 at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse courtroom No. 2, 15045 River Road, Hahnville. Attendees should arrive early because no one will be admitted once the panel begins. For more information, call (985) 783-2923.

Show off the veggie – enter it in the German Coast Farmers’ Market vegetable garden contest Show off the veggie – enter it in the German Coast Farmers’ Market vegetable garden contest
June 12 at 4:36 pm
As part of the German Coast Farmers’ Market’s 12th anniversary celebration, area home gardeners can show off their finest veggie in the Vegetable Garden Contest.

Legislators’ misplaced priorities
June 12 at 4:34 pm
Our Louisiana legislators are paying lip service, but, apparently, not attention to the fact that the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 has at least a $1.6 billion deficit.

Revenue secretary looking past pivotal session role
June 12 at 4:30 pm
At the same time Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield was playing a lead legislative role for Gov. Bobby Jindal this session, primarily trying to make sure lawmakers avoided a net tax increase, other politicos were encouraging him to run for mayor of Baton Rouge.

Improvements coming in river bank projects
June 12 at 4:29 pm
East and west banks of the Mississippi River will be getting a tremendous amount of improvements in St. Charles Parish in the months ahead, according to the St. Charles Parish goverment.

Sheriff’s Reports (June 11)
June 12 at 4:26 pm
Arrests

•Kyle M. Vanvoorhis, 28, of 23 Myrtle Hill Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on June 3 and charged with DWI, reckless operation and operating under suspension.

St. Charles Parish grants totaling nearly $4M will advance several public works projects St. Charles Parish grants totaling nearly $4M will advance several public works projects
June 12 at 4:23 pm
St. Charles Parish will receive nearly $4 million in grant funding to complete draining, flooding mitigation, wastewater and recreation projects on East and West banks.

More St. Charles Parish people on the hunt for gator More St. Charles Parish people on the hunt for gator
June 12 at 4:20 pm
Applications for this year’s alligator lottery hunt on Salvador-Timpkin wildlife management areas are expected to grow to nearly 100, but only 10 people can win the opportunity.

Suspected theft ring targets Luling vehicles Suspected theft ring targets Luling vehicles
June 12 at 4:18 pm
A theft ring operating out of New Orleans East is suspected of attempting to steal four vehicles over the weekend in St. Charles Parish.

Crew doubled to ease Mimosa traffic woes in Luling Crew doubled to ease Mimosa traffic woes in Luling
June 12 at 4:13 pm
When the swimming club meet traffic clogged the last road into a section of Mimosa Park Subdivision last Wednesday, residents went ballistic and furiously approached St. Charles Parish government officials for a solution to their perfect traffic storm problem.

St. Rose man accused of burning down home St. Rose man accused of burning down home
June 12 at 4:11 pm
Witnesses reported seeing a St. Rose man douse a house with gasoline that soon after was engulfed in flames last Wednesday, leading to area firefighters’ three-hour fight to bring the fire under control.

Convicted Destrehan sex offender sentenced  to 20 years for sexual battery Convicted Destrehan sex offender sentenced to 20 years for sexual battery
June 12 at 4:03 pm
A 54-year-old Destrehan man found guilty of oral sexual battery of two juvenile girls was sentenced to 20 years in state prison.

Luling woman on road to recovery from cancer
Luling woman on road to recovery from cancer
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Becky Savage recently received a dose of amazing news when doctors informed the Luling resident that she was officially cancer-free. Savage was diagnosed with breast cancer on Dec. 15, 2014, and has been undergoing intense treatment ever since.

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