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New library site does have contaminants, LDEQ says

The soil where the East Bank Regional Library in Destrehan will be built contains two different kinds of chemical contaminatants, according to documentation provided by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
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October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
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Credit freeze hurting builders

The President and CEO of First American Bank, which has five branches in St. Charles Parish, believes the bailout of the U.S. financial system won't impact his local bank.
Bank president Frank Bourgeois says the problems began with larger national lenders and the decline of the housing market.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
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Brigade keeping the air clean one bucket at a time

If you happen to see a bucket, plastic bag and vacuum hanging from a fence in a neighborís yard, don't be alarmed - it might just be someone taking an air sample for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.
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October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
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Parish workers get job and G.E.D.

A shortage of parish workers and a list of major projects that were running behind schedule forced St. Charles Parish administrative leaders to come up with an unusual idea that would eliminate both problems. With the support of Parish President V. J. St. Pierre, parish officials began hiring applicants on a temporary basis who had no high school diploma or G.E.D.
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October 08, 2008 at 8:54 am
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Destrehan, Hahnville both blowout opponents

Destrehan took an early lead and never looked back as they ran all over John Ehret 35-6. The win moved the Wildcats to 4-0 on the season and gave them a resounding victory over a team that was ranked No. 4 in the state.Read More...
October 03, 2008 at 10:07 pm
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Prudential Gardner Realtors to showcase 12 homes with open houses on Sunday

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October 02, 2008 at 10:31 am
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St. Pierre: lobbyist on hold until after presidential election

Although the decision was removed from consideration at Monday nightís council meeting, St. Charles Parish President V. J. St. Pierre still plans to hire a lobbying firm. He just wants to wait until after the presidential election.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 6:14 pm
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Environmental groups oppose Entergyís bid for coal power plant

Four separate groups of environmentalists met with St. Charles Parish Entergy spokesman Doug Rhodes on Sept. 23, to request that the company change its plans to convert its Little Gypsy plant to coal power.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 6:08 pm
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Council chairman says no to equal representation on Library Board

A plan to select residents from each district in the parish to sit on the library board won't get the support of the library's ex-officio member and Council Chairman Dennis Nuss. Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 6:05 pm
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Parish has delayed reaction to Ike surge

Multiple mini-basins delayed water from reaching several areas in St. Charles Parish for days after high winds from Hurricane Ike first roared through the area, according to Tab Troxler, the parish's Emergency Operations Center director.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 11:03 am
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69 teams battle it out for coveted paddle

The United Way of St. Charles is kicking off its 2008-09 campaign by giving residents the chance to get their fill of the best gumbo and jambalaya in the parish for only $5.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 11:01 am
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Neighbor says house has bat infestation, needs to be torn down

The 2,700-square-foot Willowridge eyesore thatís towered over Tupelo Court residents for years could soon face its demolition day.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 9:11 am
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West Jeff takes on Ochsner

St. Charles Parish Hospital CEO Fred Martinez seemed shocked to learn that the chief administrator of West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero wants a chance to present a proposal to parish officials before an agreement to partner with Ochsner Health System is finalized. Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Director wants employees safe from changes in administration

Kendall Stall, director of Information Services Technology for St. Charles Parish, wants his four employees to be given civil service employment status instead of being appointed by the parish president. Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 9:11 am
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No parking during games?

Councilwoman-at-large Carolyn Schexnaydre plans to reintroduce an ordinance next month that failed to get enough votes and was not supported by the council last week.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Complaints litter debris pickup

St. Charles Parish has received numerous complaints from residents that their yards were damaged during the debris pickup process, according to Renee Allemand, the parish's public information officer. St. Charles Parish has received numerous complaints from residents that their yards were damaged during the debris pickup process, according to Renee Allemand, the parish's public information officer. Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 8:55 am
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