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Health care is a $7 billion problem

While the health care debate was raging in Washington, this column-on several occasions-noted that the “relief” for Louisiana that was included in the legislation was nothing in comparison to the hit to our state’s finances that would come from it. Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:30 am
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Do leges know what they’re doing?

Anyone who follows the state’s economy knows that all is not well. Between the oil spill in the Gulf and moratorium on deep water exploration, our economy is only going to get worse.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:29 am
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Gas tank-toting rig catches fire in Boutte

An 18-wheeler carrying multi-gas tanks had an engine fire in Boutte last week, forcing the driver to pull over into the middle of the St. Charles Room Bingo Hall parking lot and call 911.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:26 am
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Committee to discuss repealing fireworks ban

Once again, the St. Charles Parish Legislative Committee will meet to discuss an ordinance that would allow both the sale and popping of fireworks in the parish.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:25 am
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Schools want tax kept the same

At a School Board Finance Committee meeting on June 14, members discussed the proposed millage rate of 56.37 mills for the coming year - the same millage as last year.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:24 am
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Memphis crime drama shoots scene in Ama

St. Charles Parish has been standing in for Texas for the past few weeks during filming of “The Fields” and now Ama served as the setting of a Memphis crime drama.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:23 am
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Curbside recycling is back, but only on the East Bank

Curbside recycling is making a return to St. Charles Parish, but only on the East Bank due to the demand for the service on that side of the river.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:22 am
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Destrehan man charged with ‘09 kidnapping

A Destrehan man was arrested on June 14 for firing a gun in a residence during an argument and was also charged in connection with a 2009 incident where he allegedly beat and kidnapped his girlfriend.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:21 am
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Survivor of Arkansas flood recalls nightmare

At 2:30 a.m. on June 11, Luling residents Pat and Tainia O’Malley awoke to a nightmare.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:20 am
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Non-profit will relocate homeless to Hahnville

A non-profit organization has proposed relocating about 30 homeless people who are veterans, disabled, elderly or mentally ill from New Orleans and the surrounding area to Hahnville this summer due to the hot weather conditions and the prediction of an active hurricane season.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:18 am
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Hunter education classes offered

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will give Hunter Education Classes on the dates listed below. State Law requires that all individuals born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 to obtain a hunting license prior to hunting in Louisiana. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older to be certified. The course will cover such topics as firearm safety, survival, first aid, and wildlife identification.
Each student must pre- register and attend each day. The classes will be held at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s firing range. The times for the two-day classes will be Fridays, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be two field days for individuals that have taken the course online with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The time for the field days are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Dates for full classes are:
June 18 and 19, and July 9, 10, 30 and 31.
Dates for the field days are:
Aug. 14 and 28.
To pre-register call (985) 783-1173. For further information, call Sgt. Ted Adams at (504) 201-5222.
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June 18, 2010 at 9:12 am
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82-pound turtle caught in Cataouatche

June 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm
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14U Hurricanes beat out 22 teams from three states

The 14U Louisiana Hurricanes’ successful season continued with a second place finish where the team beat out 22 other teams from Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.
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June 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm
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Redfish in Buras - catch while you can!

With many of the coastline fishing areas closed due to the oil spill, some areas around Buras are still open to fish saltwater. Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm
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Mimosa holds on for 508-481 victory over Ormond Country Club

The Mimosa swim team picked up a victory over Ormond in its first meet of the season, winning 508-481.Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm
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Willowdale cruises past Chateau Country Club 531 to 413 for win

The Willowdale Country Club swim team defeated Chateau Country Club 531 to 413 in their opening meet of the season.Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm
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Krewe of Lul royalty remember their reign and parties
Krewe of Lul royalty remember their reign and parties
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The generations of Luling families keeping alive what has become the tradition of the Krewe of Lul is as much a part of this band of revelers as the parade itself.