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Parish declares war on overgrown ditches

As the summer draws to a close, many St. Charles Parish residents are noticing a marked improvement in the drainage systems around their homes.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:37 am
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Alligators still in demand, but price just isn’t right

With little market for alligator hides, hunters are staying home rather than heading out into local swamps and marshes after the big, toothy reptiles.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:36 am
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Yesterday, today and tomorrow from budget standpoint

The biggest issue facing Governor Jindal and the Legislature in 2010 will be the state budget. No other issue will come remotely close to capturing the same amount of attention and scrutiny in the run-up to the legislative session next March. Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:33 am
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Courthouse generator close to powering up

By Renee Simpson
A new 1250-kilowatt diesel generator will be able to power the entire courthouse in case of power loss by the end of 2009. Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:32 am
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Carter errs in blaming opposition on racism

Former Pres. Jimmie Carter went a bit too far last week in asserting that opposition to President Barack Obama’s program is mainly racist. That is not the case for most of the people who have offered outspoken opposition to his health care plan and other programs.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am
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Carter errs in blaming opposition on racism

Former Pres. Jimmie Carter went a bit too far last week in asserting that opposition to President Barack Obama’s program is mainly racist. That is not the case for most of the people who have offered outspoken opposition to his health care plan and other programs.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am
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Boat launch should benefit wetlands

St. Charles Parish harbors some of the greatest wetland areas of the world. But so far, most residents can’t take full advantage of them.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:29 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Christopher J. Barrios, 24, of 27 Brandon Hall in Destrehan was arrested on Sept. 12 and charged with DWI and open container.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:28 am
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Paradis library to go out for bids early 2010

A new, 6,341-square-foot library in Paradis is currently scheduled to go out for bids early next year and be completed in 2011, according to Library Director Mary desBordes.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Infant-sized tumors shock Des Allemands woman, doctors

After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, Vanessa Bell of Des Allemands didn’t foresee herself dealing with another serious medical condition. That was, however, until mid 2008 when two infant-sized masses were discovered in her abdomen.
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September 30, 2009 at 10:25 am
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Swine flu lands student in ICU

Dealing with the sudden illness of her son Andrew has been extremely difficult, but LeAnne Sandoz says the outpouring of support from Andrew's friends in the community has been a blessing.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:21 am
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West Bank: Subdivisions halted as lot sales dwindle

The West Bank of the parish has developable land available in every community, and while some of the land is currently zoned for commercial use, owned by estates or used for agriculture, numerous subdivisions have sprung up across the area in the last nine years.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:18 am
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ACT sessions offered at DHS

Destrehan - High school students from St. Charles Parish may attend sessions to help prepare for taking the ACT test.

The preparation courses will be held Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Destrehan High School.

Interested students will need to choose one of the three sessions offered each Sunday, English, reading or math.
Students may register by printing and completing the registration form found on their school’s Web site or by picking up a form in the school’s office.

The registration fee is $10 by Sept. 23. Checks should be made payable to St. Charles Parish Schools. No refunds will be given.
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September 27, 2009 at 9:18 am
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Annual march for babies Sept. 26

LAPLACE - The 2009 River Parishes March for Babies is set for Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Highway 51 Park in LaPlace.
The three-mile fun walk - with lots of activities along the route, helps raise awareness for those babies born healthy and those who need our help to survive and thrive.

For more information, call 504-836-2087 or 1-800-460-0865.
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September 26, 2009 at 9:19 am
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‘Ride United’ poker run helps SCP

LULING - United Way of St. Charles is currently accepting registrations for its upcoming ‘Ride United’ Poker Run scheduled for Sept. 26.

Registration for Ride United is currently available online or at the United Way of St. Charles office located at 13207 River Road in Luling. Participants can also register at United Way of St. Charles on the day of the event. The first bike out is at 9 a.m. and the last bike out is at 11 a.m. The event features multiple stops in the metropolitan area and ends at the Alligator Festival, held at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Registration is $15 for biker only, $10 for a passenger and $25 for a car with unlimited passengers. The registration fee includes reserved parking for bikes at the Alligator Festival and $5 in festival food and drink tickets. All pre-registrations are guaranteed a Ride United T-Shirt.

Prizes include $300 for the best hand, $150 for second best and $50 for worst hand. All proceeds for Ride United will fund basic and emergency needs in St. Charles Parish.

To register online or for more information, visit www.uwaysc.org or call Sara at 985-331-9063.
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September 26, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Destrehan, Hahnville both roll to wins

Destrehan and Hahnville both picked up big victories Friday night, with the Wildcats stomping over John Ehret 35-6 and the Tigers blowing past O.P. Walker 39-8.Read More...
September 25, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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