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DHS coach named a certified administrator

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) recently announced that Clarence J. Dupepe Jr., Athletic Director at Destrehan High School, was recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator in May 2010.Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm

St. Rose native nominated for Daytime Emmy award

Shelley Hennig, a St. Rose native, never thought she would be a household name.
But that is exactly what she has become for soap opera fans.Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Monsanta donates $5,000 to help Hahnville robotics team

The Hahnville High School Engineering Club received $5,000 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to assist the club, which is designed to promote careers in engineering. Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm

DHS gives players chance to ‘work out with the pros’

Baltimore Ravens star Ed Reed will return to Destrehan to host his football camp from June 22 to 25 at Harry Hurst School.Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 10:37 am

Willowfest offers golf, full day of fun

LULING -The second annual Willowfest will take place at the Willowdale Country Club on Saturday, May 22 from noon to 6 p.m. Read More...
May 22, 2010 at 11:25 am

Public Range days coming up soon

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office will allow the public to use the St. Charles Firing Range to shoot handguns only. Anyone wishing to use the range will be required to attend a 30-minute safety briefing, which will be held at the range from 8 a.m. to noon on:
May 22 and June 5 and 19.

The public range hours on those days will be 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.
All participants are required to bring proper ID and their own targets, safety glasses, hearing protection, baseball cap, staple gun and staples. All weapons must be transported to the range in a suitable device, such as a gun box or holster. No weapons can be brought to the range loaded and weapons must be left in the vehicle during the safety briefing and until all required paperwork is completed. No one under 18 years old will be allowed to fire weapons at the range.
For further information, contact Ted Adams at (504)201-5222.
May 22, 2010 at 11:02 am

Rain doesn’t dampen Relay For Life

Relay For Life went on despite the Saturday night downpour and $83,248 was raised at the event, according to chairman Audrey Raziano.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:41 am

School meal prices to increase next year

What started in 2009 as a plan to raise the cost of school meals will now be a reality for the 2010-2011 school year.
Starting in August, the price range for school lunches and breakfasts in elementary, middle and high schools will go from $1.25-$2.45 to $1.35-$2.65.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:40 am

Sheriff's Reports

•William B. Powe Jr., 56, of 612 Oak St. in Norco, was arrested on May 11 and charged with registration of a sex offender (given false information).Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:39 am

Education reform strong this session

Although the state budget crisis has dominated most of the discussion this legislative session, bills are making their way through the process - - namely education reform legislation-that would keep Louisiana in the forefront nationally regarding innovative ideas and meaningful reform.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

Dead zone fromfertilizer still there

We’ve heard and read so much recently about the oil spill at the British Petroleum well in the Gulf of Mexico that we have forgotten all about another problem along the coast of Louisiana. It is the dead zone produced by fertilizers from farms in the mid-west floating down the Mississippi River.
They deprive our fish of the oxygen needed to live.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

Three things will restore and protect coast

saWe’ve pointed out many times in the past few decades there are three things needed to protect and restore the Louisiana coast. They are restoration of the barrier islands, diversion of fresh river water into the wetlands and pumping sediment from the bottom of the river into the wetlands.
May 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

Authorities step up patrols of parish railroad crossings

Louisiana State Troopers joined forces with law enforcement agencies throughout southeast Louisiana in an effort to educate residents about railroad safety.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

Parish will pick up lunch tab for children, teens this summer

Once again, St. Charles Parish is shelling out the dough to make sure children and teens 18 years and under receive a free, piping-hot meal for lunch during the summer.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:33 am

Davis Pond opened to full capacity to combat oil spill

The Davis Pond diversion was opened to full capacity last week in an attempt to minimize the impact of oil on the marshes and estuaries in the northern Barataria Basin, but there is still no plan to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:32 am

Pedestrian run over in Des Allemands

A 62-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a dump truck while trying to cross Highway 90 in Des Allemands, according to the Louisiana State Police.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:32 am

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Newest addition to parish's flood protection is up and running
Newest addition to parish's flood protection is up and running
Describing Willowridge Pump Station as a "magnificent structure," Parish President Larry Cochran officially announced it as the latest important addition to St. Charles Parish's hurricane protection system.