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School Board proposes policy changes to teacher-student communications

Less than three weeks after the arrest of a Hahnville High School teacher for sexual battery, a St. Charles Parish School Board Committee has proposed revisions to personnel policies dealing with sexual harassment of students, child abuse and neglect, electronic communication between employees and students and bullying and harassment. Read More...
March 25 at 9:00 am

DHS carpentry students aiding their community

Destrehan High School teacher Craig Perrier sensed the satisfaction from the students in his carpentry class after completing projects around the school, and it gave him an idea that this was a group that could strive for more with a little helpful backing.Read More...
March 25 at 9:00 am

New East Bank complex now offers primary, urgent care

Housing an urgent care facility and Ochsner Primary Care clinic, the newly completed 72,000 square-foot Plantation View Medical Offices in Destrehan is a project long desired for the East Bank.Read More...
March 25 at 8:00 am

Father Akordor finds new family

When Father Ed Akordor accepted the bishop’s invitation to pastor Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Norco, the move represented a good opportunity to fulfill his perception of what a priest ought to be for his church.Read More...
March 25 at 7:00 am

No layoffs expected as Shell takes over Norco refinery

Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Arabian Oil Co. have signed a letter of intent to end their 18-year refining and marketing partnership in a major global deal, but it should be business as usual for the Norco Manufacturing Complex – at least for now.Read More...
March 25 at 7:00 am

Teens sentenced to prison after crash that killed HHS student

The two teenagers accused of involvement in last summer’s fatal accident causing the death of a Hahnville teen were recently sentenced to serve time in prison. Read More...
March 25 at 6:05 am

S. La. named possible Zika outbreak hot spot in national study

A national study lists South Louisiana among the projected hot spots in the U.S. for a possible Zika outbreak.Read More...
March 25 at 6:00 am

DHS Wildcats going to World Robotics contest

Huddled in the pit, Destrehan High School’s Wildcats Robotics team was still glowing over their robot having put nine balls in the tower in their first match at the Bayou Regional in Kenner.Read More...
March 25 at 6:00 am

Dog’s rescue-to-riches story after thrown off I-310

Five months ago, the pit bull who would become widely known as “Ally Gator” was in serious danger. The dog survived a 30-foot fall from I-310 into the swamp below, warded off an alligator attack and was in danger of drowning before a rescue effort gave her new life.Read More...
March 25 at 6:00 am

Sex offender may get up to 99 years even as child recanted

Despite the victim recanting her testimony against Fabian Celestine, a jury found him guilty of oral sexual battery of a child in less than 25 minutes of deliberation.Read More...
March 25 at 5:29 am

DHS helps float PT-305 boat

From torpedo powerboat in Europe to oyster boat on the Chesapeake Bay, PT-305 was headed to retirement when those passionate about saving the 73-year-old ship stepped in to ensure it would not be lost.Read More...
March 25 at 5:00 am

Area residents say Bunge upgrade won’t likely stop dust

Destrehan residents aren’t optimistic that Bunge North America’s new ship loading system under construction on the Mississippi River will ease or stop what they say is a worsening dust problem so bad that their asphalt streets are turning white.Read More...
March 25 at 4:00 am

Car Care column to debut in Herald-Guide

Knowledge is power and especially so to Galen Guidry, who says it can translate into horsepower, too.Read More...
March 24 at 8:09 am

The eagle is landing in larger numbers

For five years, Sandy Johnson of Luling has been trying to get a close-up photograph of eagles while on her daily run on the levee path.Read More...
March 18 at 10:00 am

State legislators say more cuts on way

Although St. Charles Parish delayed an effort to kill the inventory tax in the special session, it joins every parish in sharing the hit coming with numerous bills passed to cut spending and raise taxes aimed at putting a fast fix on the state’s immediate $1 billion shortfall this fiscal year.Read More...
March 18 at 9:00 am

DHS senior named Regional Student of the Year

The Louisiana Department of Education named Cole Grieshop as this region’s 12th grade Student of the Year, making him one of six finalists eligible to earn the overall Louisiana senior Student of the Year. That honor will be announced at an awards ceremony April 13 at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge. Read More...
March 18 at 8:00 am

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Council on Aging provides utility assistance, transportation, exercise programs and more
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The grand reopening of St. Charles Council on Aging’s Luling Activity Center not only demonstrates the growth of the agency itself but also the growing need for its services.