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A Destrehan family plans to inspire others this Mother's Day by launching a Web site A Destrehan family plans to inspire others this Mother's Day by launching a Web site
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
For the Vinnett family, Mother’s Day is more than just another holiday filled with cards, flowers and candy. Instead, it’s a time for the family to reflect upon the many special memories they have of a woman who imparted words of wisdom and love upon them.

Don’t throw it away
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
Most residents don’t think twice about throwing away old electronic equipment or household cleaning products, but these materials can cause severe damage if taken out with the regular trash.

Laque to stand trial
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
Three parish employees filed a lawsuit against both St. Charles Parish and former Parish President Albert Laque that claims they were fired from their positions because of racism and political retaliation.

Pastor has no business in church, says judge Pastor has no business in church, says judge
April 30, 2008 at 7:17 pm
Judge Robert Chaisson, of the 29th District Court in St. Charles Parish, agreed with members of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama and ruled that Rev. DeVairre B. Mollaire can no longer be pastor of the church.

Residents asked to help Residents asked to help
April 30, 2008 at 7:12 pm
St. Charles Parish residents living on the east bank are upset about debris. It's a problem that Planning and Zoning Director Kim Marousek has been addressing on a regular basis. And with a master plan on the drawing board for the parish this year, Marousek says residents will be able to air grievances and be a vital part of the planning process to improve their community.

Hungry robber makes off with chips, drinks Hungry robber makes off with chips, drinks
April 30, 2008 at 12:06 pm
A thief with the munchies broke into a Luling barbershop and stole 40 bags of potato chips and three 12-packs of soft drinks.

Citizens urged to recycle
April 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Though curbside recycling disappeared in the parish after Hurricane Katrina, residents still have the chance to turn in recyclable materials during bi-monthly drop-off events scheduled throughout the year.

Herald-Guide wins 12 LPA awards
April 30, 2008 at 12:00 pm
The St. Charles Herald-Guide walked away with 12 awards from the Louisiana Press Association at the organization's annual awards banquet in Lafayette on April 26.

UWSC names new director
April 30, 2008 at 11:59 am
The United Way of St. Charles has named John Dias as the new executive director. After the board voted unanimously to accept the Human Resource Committee's recommendation, Dias assumed the responsibilities of his new position immediately on Thursday, April 10.

High schools strive for more academic growth
April 30, 2008 at 11:58 am
Destrehan and Hahnville both had minimal academic growth in the 2006-07 school year, but both school’s principals hope to exceed that mark next year by turning more focus to their freshman classes and increasing communication.

Report cards obsolete? Report cards obsolete?
April 30, 2008 at 9:21 am
As soon as next year, parents may be able to view their children's grades from the comfort of their own living room without having to wait for quarterly reports.

Finally Home Finally Home
April 30, 2008 at 9:20 am
Last year, two St. Charles Parish Marines bid farewell to their loved ones and boarded a plane for Camp LeJeune, N.C. before getting sent overseas for a tour of duty in Iraq.

Finance director headed to Jefferson Finance director headed to Jefferson
April 30, 2008 at 9:20 am
St. Charles Parish finance director Lorrie Toups has been hired to fill the accounting director's position in Jefferson Parish. She plans to resign from her current position with the parish once the appointment is made official at the next Jefferson Parish council meeting on May 6.

Video bingo out of parish Video bingo out of parish
April 30, 2008 at 9:20 am
Luling’s Video Bingo Palace closed its doors last Tuesday night, and no other video bingo business will be allowed to open in the parish again without permission from the St. Charles Parish Council.

“Mudbugs” serve as unique mentors to their peers “Mudbugs” serve as unique mentors to their peers
April 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm
New Sarpy's Mudbug Mentors recently received an honorary proclamation from the St. Charles Parish Council because of their outstanding leadership skills.

St. Charles to Baton Rouge bike project stalls St. Charles to Baton Rouge bike project stalls
April 23, 2008 at 12:41 pm
The expansion of the East Bank bike path from the St. Charles Parish line in Destrehan to East Baton Rouge Parish has been put on hold because there was no money in the federal budget this year to start the study.

New Sarpy the beautiful New Sarpy the beautiful
April 23, 2008 at 12:39 pm
A lump of dirt and clay will will serve as the foundation for a gazebo and pavilion to be constructed for seniors, and is the first of many area beautification projects slated for New Sarpy.

East Bank not a political hurdle for St. Pierre
April 23, 2008 at 10:51 am
Though V.J. St. Pierre is the first parish president from the East Bank, the war veteran doesn't believe that he faced any extra hurdles because he came from that side of the river.

 Fugitive in New Sarpy murder in custody
Fugitive in New Sarpy murder in custody
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Sidney K. Smith, wanted in connection with Saturday's murder of Warren Sanders of LaPlace, turned himself in to the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center this evening.