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Study says family hour TV filled with sex, violence, and profanity
September 12, 2007 at 2:37 pm
A new Parents Television Council™ study of Family Hour programming conclusively shows that children watching television during the first hour of prime time are assaulted by violence, profanity or sexual content once every 3.5 minutes of non-commercial airtime.

Once favored among evangelicals, Thompson raises doubts
September 12, 2007 at 2:31 pm
ERIC GORSKI

AP Religion Writer


Prominent evangelical leaders who spent the summer hoping Fred Thompson would emerge as their favored Republican presidential contender are having doubts as he begins his long-teased campaign.

LTC offers job-training program in construction
September 12, 2007 at 2:29 pm
A tuition-free job-training program in the construction industry is now available at the Louisiana Technical College (LTC) River Parishes campus in Reserve.

NEW EDITOR. Jonathan Menard replaces Derek Clontz, who left the Herald-Guide in March. Menard hired as new editor of Herald-Guide
September 12, 2007 at 2:17 pm
Jonathan Menard has joined the staff of the St. Charles Herald-Guide as editor.

Angie Roberts, animal shelter supervisor cuddles these adorable puppies that are waiting to be adopted. Shelter supervisor reports upswing in wild animal calls
September 12, 2007 at 2:10 pm
St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter has a new director and supervisor.

Kenyan Marshall hopes FEMA comes through, for her family of seven and replace her home. To make donations to the family call 985-510-2115. Woman returns home to find FEMA trailer up in smoke
September 12, 2007 at 2:05 pm
Kenyan Marshall sent her five kids off to school, on the morning of Sept. 6, and headed for grocery shopping at Wal-Mart in Boutte.

Candidate field set for election
September 12, 2007 at 2:02 pm
Some names are familiar while others are brand new, as St. Charles Parish residents announced their intentions to run for public office in the Oct. 20, election. The last day to qualify to enter the election was Sept. 7.

Landrieu raps FEMA for critical GAO report
September 12, 2007 at 1:47 pm
By Gerard Shields

2TheAdvocate.com


WASHINGTON -- The federal government’s “limited progress” in emergency preparedness and response since the hurricanes two years ago is “alarming and disappointing,” U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday.

State program gives Entergy money for hiring local workers
September 12, 2007 at 1:45 pm
Entergy moved one step closer to participation in the Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program after the St. Charles Parish Council passed a resolution to swap one of the parish's zones to help the company reap some tax benefits.

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign
September 12, 2007 at 1:43 pm
It may seem that paying residents to place a sign in their yard is similar to taking out an ad on a billboard or advertising in a magazine or newspaper.

Jan Walker from the United Way of St. Charles Parish, looks on while the kids create ideas for their playground.
Once a design is selected, 150 volunteers parishwide will assemble the new playground in Killona, October 24. Killona playground designed by kids, built by volunteers
September 12, 2007 at 1:26 pm
Killona kids designed their own playground as part of a community service project spearheaded by Craig Howat, a Hahnville resident and Luling Elementary School teacher.

Greg Bush, Sammy Accardo, and Dale Jordan work hard to make sure EPA and DEQ guidelines are followed in the wetlands assimilation process.
Wetlands boosted by sewage
September 12, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Parish just one of many using treated wastewater to protect residents from stormsSt. Charles Parish is one of several parishes in Louisiana using treated wastewater to boost wetlands, providing residents with a first level of protection from dangerous storms.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne and others on the force went door-to-door last week looking for any information that will help them solve the murder of Hilda Mae Zeringue Warren.
Police hit the streets in search of killer
September 12, 2007 at 1:20 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's detectives scoured the St. Rose Community looking for clues and passing out Crime Stoppers’ flyers last week to help the department solve the third murder in the parish this year.

Levee raising project gets early start Levee raising project gets early start
September 12, 2007 at 1:16 pm
The final construction phase of the Lake Pontchartrain, LA, & Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project got off to a four-year head start thanks to the cooperative efforts of parish officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Pontchartrain Levee District.

Council recommends wage increase for civil service
September 12, 2007 at 1:14 pm
Civil service employees might soon find their wallets a little bit fatter after the St. Charles Parish Council passed a resolution asking the Civil Service Board to increase pay by 10 percent.

Have a question for your next parish president?
September 12, 2007 at 12:48 pm
The St. Charles Herald Guide and the St. Charles Parish Bar Association will present a debate between the three candidates running for parish president on Oct. 3 at the Hahnville High school auditorium. The exact time will be announced in next week's issue.

Art and Artis Kelm and her son, Dean Swanson, own and manage Getgo/Gator Systems, the only store in St. Charles Parish which specializes in sales and services of computer and other electronic equipment. Art provided computer services for Waterford 3 nucle Business News
September 06, 2007 at 11:00 am
Art and Artis Kelm are not in the art business, in spite of their names. They sell and service computers and associated products from their new location on U. S. 90 in Boutte.

Dow recently awarded $50,000 to thirteen non-profit organizations for community projects in St. Charles Parish with Dow's 2007 Community Grant Program. Representatives from recipient organizations are pictured here at a reception held at St. Charles Opera Dow awards $50,000 for community projects
September 06, 2007 at 10:43 am
By Tommy Faucheux

Dow Information Officer


St. Charles Dow Operations recently awarded more than $50,000 to 13 non-profit organizations for an array of projects that positively impact the parish with the site's 2007 Community Grant Program. This is the fifth year of Dow's Community Grant Program, which has cumulatively given more than $215,000 in funding to local organizations.

Non-profit expands to serve parish’s drug court participants
Non-profit expands to serve parish’s drug court participants
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Nestled in an out of the way part of the parish next to a duck hunting camp in Paradis is a new center where drug offenders in St. Charles Parish are offered a way to do community service that is not only a help to the community at large, but also to themselves.