Volume 134 Number 52 - Dec 27, 2007


Despite our problems, Louisiana is flourishing
Two years after the most destructive hurricanes in history, Louisiana is progressing more than ever before. People who travel across the southern part regularly say the cities along the coast are booming.

Fireworks could lead to jail time for residents
When not looking for fireworks, deputies will also offer free rides to alcohol consumers
They may look pretty when they explode into the night sky, but the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office wants to make sure that local residents think about the consequences before lighting up that big box of fireworks.

Many important issues to carry over from ‘07 into ‘08
Many important issues to carry over from ‘07 into ‘08 2007 has been an exciting year in St. Charles Parish and the Herald-Guide has decided to use this issue as a means to look back at some of the stories that had the most impact on our readers this year.

Top 10 intriguing Clontz headlines
Derek Clontz, former editor for the Herald-Guide, worked with the National Enquirer Magazine for 20 years. And although readers complained about Clontz once he became a part of the newspaper, calling his headlines racy and outrageous, some people loved the changes.


Hahnville’s Lady Tigers warm up for annual tournament
Heather R. Breaux
Hahnville High School’s Lady Tigers basketball ball team and the Destrehan High School Lady Wildcats are suiting up for one of the season’s biggest competitions - the annual Rumble on the River at the Alario Center in Westwego on Dec. 27 through Dec. 30.
McNabb becomes the Christmas Grinch
Mike Detillier
In a playoff type atmosphere the New Orleans Saints saw a Pro-Bowl type performance by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb possibly end their hopes for a spot in postseason action.
Saints lose McKenzie, hoping to have Colston, Bush face off against the Chicago Bears
Special to the Herald-Guide
METAIRIE (AP) - A fluke injury on a crazy play has ended Saints cornerback Mike McKenzie's season, making New Orleans' slim playoff hopes even slimmer.

Our View

Look forward to a big year ahead
Get ready for the most enlightening year in U. S. history.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
Staff Report
Arrests •Lizzie J. Fleming, 67, of 921 East Kruger Lane in Westwego was arrested on Dec. 7 and charged with two counts of false statements concerning employment in a nursing or health care facility.


A Winter Wonderland
Heather R. Breaux
Mother Nature is dropping hints that the coldest months of winter are just ahead with a cool day here or there, but stop by the German Coast Farmer’s Market and you’ll be sure to walk in a “Winter Wonderland.”
Heather R. Breaux
It was the sound of my finance Sean and I sneezing, sniffling and caughing that woke me up on Christmas morning and not the sound of reindeer hoofs on my roof.
People Watch
Staff Report
Herald-Guide Editor Jonathan Menard and his long-time companion Lynda Parker exchanged vows on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.


Howard Joseph Walker, Jr. passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 in New Orleans, LA. Beloved husband of JoAnn Estay Walker.
Roy B. Dunn, Sr. passed away on Dec. 13 at 3:17 p.m. Age 72. Native of Raceland and resident of Des Allemands.