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Voters get first chance to decide fate of new ER on March 21

This weekend, voters will get the first chance to decide whether or not St. Charles Parish Hospital will be able to borrow $11.5 million to refinance existing bonds and construct a new building to house an expanded emergency department.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Parish, schools collect nearly $79 million in '08

Together, St. Charles Parish and the public school system collected nearly $79 million in sales tax in 2008, an increase of a little more than $5 million from the previous year.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 9:55 am
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Des Allemands man catches own crawfish to save money

On an overcast Sunday morning, Perry Shifflett of Des Allemands prepared nearly 75 pounds of crawfish, complete with all the trimmings, for family and friends.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Wetland park envisioned as one-stop spot for family fun

Five years ago, St. Charles Parish set aside 28 acres in the LaBranche Wetlands and christened the area Wetland Watchers Park. Now, plans are moving ahead to turn that park into something the parish sorely needs - a one-stop spot for education and recreation that will include fishing piers, an outdoor classroom and a canoe launch.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 8:44 am
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QVC cook to lead Norco food incubator

A commercial kitchen and food production incubator in Norco that’s scheduled to open its doors on April 1 has hired a director - one who has appeared on national television and is a well-known food product developer and marketing consultant.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 8:44 am
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Hahnville falls in state title game

Ouachita proved to be too much for Hahnville down the stretch, outscoring the Tigers 28-11 in the fourth quarter to claim the state championship with a 70-53 victory.Read More...
March 15, 2009 at 12:20 am
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Hahnville beats No. 1 seed, advances to state finals

The Hahnville Tigers pulled off an impressive 61-51 semi-final victory over Huntington, who was the top-seeded team in the state.Read More...
March 13, 2009 at 8:55 am
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New York pizza meets Louisiana cuisine at River Road diner

If authentic Philly cheesesteak and New York style pizza is what turns on your taste buds, then there’s a table waiting for you at Teddy’s Diner.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:27 pm
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After 5 years, West Bank bike path moves one step closer to reality

After the Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that there are no immediate plans to raise St. Charles’ West Bank levee, it seemed like the parish could move ahead with the construction of a paved bicycle and pedestrian path from Hahnville to Luling.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm
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Hahnville cypress furniture store goes on display at spring fest

For nine years, Terry and Diane Carter of Hahnville have supplied area residents with quality, custom-made Louisiana cypress furniture. Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm
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Lake Salvador rocks to reverse land loss on northern shoreline

It may have taken 17 years, but 3.5 miles of the worse shoreline in St. Charles Parish is now behind rock breakwater with the completion of the Lake Salvador Shore Protection project.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm
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Sunset Drainage president says lack of Des Allemands floodwall a ‘major issue’

The president of the Sunset Drainage District said that even though the area experienced 75 inches of rain in 2008, mostly due to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, there was very little flooding or damage thanks to the elevation and reinforcement of the levee system.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm
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Abandoned house fire turns into mystery for firefighters

A fire that immersed an abandoned home on the Mississippi River batture at Paul Maillard Road, which sent smoke billowing throughout the West Bank of the parish, is turning into quite a mystery.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm
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Stem cell decision exposes religious divides

By ERIC GORSKI -
AP Religion Writer

The embryonic stem cell research debate is steeped with religious arguments, with some faith traditions convinced the research amounts to killing innocent life, others citing the moral imperative to alleviate suffering, and plenty of religious believers caught somewhere in between.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm
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475 jars of peanut butter, $916 collected at parish parades

Many needy people benefited from the generosity of residents in St. Charles Parish. Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm
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Merchants, residents 'Paint the Town Purple'

Residents inside the parish should see a lot of purple on March 12, as members of the community don the color in honor of the upcoming “Relay for Life” event, which is a camp out against cancer. During the day, the power of purple is used to bring good news to cancer survivors and mobilize the parish to participate in the relay, which begins at 6 p.m. on March 28.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Work begins on Goodwill store in Luling
Work begins on Goodwill store in Luling
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Site work has begun for a 10,344 square-foot Goodwill store in Luling, an estimated $1.4 million project that will bring 16 permanent jobs.