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Keep up with Parish Council with online updates

By Renee Simpson
The parish Public Information Office and Council Office are making it easier to keep up with the actions of the St. Charles Parish Council with online updates before and after each meeting.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:22 am
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Town hall meetings to gauge interest in recycling

St. Charles Parish Council members will hold two town hall meetings to seek input on whether or not residents want curbside recycling brought back to the parish.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:19 am
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Pictorial history books flying off the shelves

A pictorial history of St. Charles Parish that spans more than 300 years has become a hot item as Christmas approaches.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:18 am
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Man killed in I-310 wreck

A 30-year-old Slidell man was killed after his vehicle collided with a billboard on I-310 south near LA 3127, according to Louisiana State Police.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:17 am
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Holiday pet adoption helps owner cope with cancer

When the holiday season rolled around last year, something was missing in Renee Simoneaux’s life. After going through a bitter divorce, and finally finding her prince charming and settling down, she still felt like she needed something more in her life.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:16 am
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Boat parade launches at earliest date ever

Parishioners can kick off their holiday celebrations earlier than ever during this year’s Christmas on the Bayou Boat Parade.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:14 am
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Santa, Mrs. Claus big draws to Norco Christmas Parade

The Christmas season will begin in the River Parishes on Sunday, Dec. 5 as the Norco Christmas Parade, complete with a float carrying both Santa and Mrs. Claus, rolls through the area.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:08 am
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Rising standards may leave some schools in dust

Since 1999, the number of schools in Louisiana that are considered academically unacceptable has risen considerably. But the reason is not necessarily that schools are becoming less successful.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:06 am
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Norco woman’s brutal death shocks family

Mary Nancy Mule Arico was a simple woman who didn’t care about wearing fancy clothes or jewelry and dedicated a majority of her time to making sure the plants around her home flourished, according to relative Perry Waguespack.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:05 am
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Police: Men tie up, assault jewelry thief

Two Luling men apparently took justice into their own hands by calling an alleged jewelry thief over to one of their homes, threatening the man with a gun and then tying him up in a bathtub, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:03 am
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Luling park gets the go ahead

A long-awaited park is finally coming to the Willowdale/Mimosa area.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:22 am
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Council overrides St. Pierre veto

The St. Charles Parish Council overrode a veto by Parish President V.J. St. Pierre that would have removed a cap on the pay raises he can give his top appointees.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:20 am
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Grandmother says age doesn’t define those who can adopt

With two children in high school, Betty Bye thought that her time as a parent was nearly up. She was 45 and ready to start the next phase of her life. Then, her daughter got pregnant as a freshman in high school and Bye took over the care of her new granddaughter, Raelyn.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:16 am
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Cancer claims one of parish's best-known Germans

On Nov. 14, a businesswoman who was one of the community's most memorable characters passed away.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:13 am
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Destrehan engineer gets 6-month sentence

Destrehan engineer Ray Davezac will spend six months in a halfway house and pay a $20,000 fine after he pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery by paying $5,000 to a car dealership to benefit former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:11 am
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Ministry makes sure Christmas doesn’t pass by children of inmates

A local church is doing their part to make sure that the children of prisoners across Louisiana will not miss Christmas this year.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:10 am
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Boutte woman watched train slam into her SUV
Boutte woman watched train slam into her SUV
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Laura Cummings had just watched the front tire roll off her Ford Explorer and was begging a 911 dispatcher on the phone to send someone to remove her SUV off the railroad tracks when she heard the train horn.