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Safety tips guaranteed to float your boat
June 06, 2007 at 3:27 pm
As summer approaches and the waterways of south Louisiana see more and more traffic, St. Charles Sheriff Greg Champagne wants anyone who decides to operate a watercraft to know that drinking and boating can turn into a deadly combination.

Hospital’s “patient transport bus” will roll into action during an evacuation, say officials familiar with the plan. Hospital plan to keep patients & staff safe during a hurricane - even another Katrina
June 06, 2007 at 3:20 pm
And the lessons learned from past storms have helped the administrative team to reorganize and adjust the hospital’s plan to provide continued support and safety for both patients and staff.

Talk about “cool tents” - this baby is not only spacious, it’s equipped with comfortable cots ... and a special “air duct cooling system.” That’s construction volunteer Mitch Mclean relaxing. Church buys new tents for Good Samaritan volunteers
June 06, 2007 at 3:13 pm
Attempting to get things ready for the next group of volunteers to come and help rebuild homes in New Orleans, the First Union Presbyterian Church in Luling is upgrading its tents and replacing them due to weather damage caused by the rain and the heat.

JACKSON FAMILY: (L-R) m left: Bruce Jackson, Jr., Nicole Jackson and Rev. Bruce Jackson, Sr. Blind preacher COPES with SUDDEN loss of sight
June 06, 2007 at 2:59 pm
After losing his eyesight due to exposure to industrial chemicals, in 2006, Rev. Bruce Jackson, 38, associate minister of Mending Broken Hearts Ministry in Luling, is determined not to let the life altering experience slow him down.

Hot stuff Hot stuff
June 06, 2007 at 2:57 pm
With insurance rates going up in St. Charles Parish due, in part, to a shortage of firefighters, the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department is working to “flesh out its ranks” with a special firefighting training course for teens at Hahnville High.

Speed cited in car crash that killed 2 teens
June 06, 2007 at 2:56 pm
Speed was a factor in the one-car crash that claimed the lives of two girls on St. Rose Ave., Louisiana State Troop B spokesman Joseph Piglia said.

THEY MADE THE GRADE: 20 graduates, inset, top. In foreground, inmate Byron Bacon with proud daughter, Jessica. And guys - from all of us here at the Herald-Guide, great job. We congratulate you - and salute you. The future’s SO BRIGHT they gotta wear shades
June 06, 2007 at 2:52 pm
The Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility held it’s sixth annual graduation ceremony, on May 31, for 20 inmates receiving a General Education Diploma.

In the news
June 06, 2007 at 2:40 pm
Spare change?

Pushy panhandlers are on the prowl in Ormond, but you can JUST SAY NO

Why Entergy is paying YOU $8 a month
June 06, 2007 at 2:35 pm
From now until the beginning of next year, Entergy Louisiana customers should start seeing some additional digits on their energy bill, but not in the form of a new charge as $91 million in refunds are set to start rolling out over the next six months.

H-ville High principal retires after 34 years as ‘The Fuse’ H-ville High principal retires after 34 years as ‘The Fuse’
June 06, 2007 at 2:33 pm
Hahnville Principal Barbara Fuselier may be retiring at the end of June, but to the graduating classes she's helped shape over the last 34 years she will always be affectionately remembered as "The Fuse."

Outside firm hired to inspect buildings
June 06, 2007 at 2:32 pm
St. Charles Parish Council voted to hire an outside firm to perform building inspections because there is not enough adequately trained personnel qualified in the planning and zoning department to do the job.

Get ready for storms now, say officials Get ready for storms now, say officials
June 06, 2007 at 2:23 pm
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque and Emergency Operations Center director Tab Troxler demonstrated the parish’s ability to evacuate residents with their pets at a mock hurricane drill Thursday, May 31.

How to tell if a friend or loved one is having a ‘brain attack’
May 30, 2007 at 2:50 pm
YOU CAN tell if a friend or loved one is having a stroke by asking him to repeat a simple sentence.

Sandy and Denise Petit pose in front of their solar-powered home on Grand Bayou Road. Solar buff’s power bill is just $7 a month
May 30, 2007 at 2:47 pm
At first glance, Sandy and Denise Petit’s quiet Des Allemands home on Grand Bayou Road may not seem like anything out of the ordinary.

Destrehan is a 2-STAR SCHOOL just like Hahnville, state education officials say
May 30, 2007 at 2:44 pm
The state has issued report cards to St. Charles public schools and the results are encouraging. Last week, the Herald-Guide looked at Hahnville High School’s performance. This week we zero in on Destrehan High School.

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May 30, 2007 at 2:29 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriffs office in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting its annual summer camp for boys between the ages of 10 and 16 years old, in Kiln, MS from July 22 through 27.

How sweet the sound
May 30, 2007 at 2:24 pm
Boutte’s Mount Zion Baptist Church staged its 12th Annual Gospel Festival and more than 1,000 people showed up for the choirs, the food, the games - and the fun.

Sheriff BLASTS FIREWORKS at state pow wow
May 30, 2007 at 2:24 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne and state Rep. Gary Smith went before the Louisiana House Committee seeking to pass a bill that would require residents to show proof of residence to buy fireworks and restrict sales to those who live in parishes where fireworks are illegal.

Suspects eyed in murder of Destrehan church volunteer
Suspects eyed in murder of Destrehan church volunteer
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Nearly five months after 23-year-old Ramal Ellis was found shot to death behind the church where he volunteered his time, officials with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office say suspects have been identified in connection with the murder, though any arrests will have to wait until the evidence is fully processed.

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