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Greg Champagne Sheriff Greg Champagne announces for re-election
August 29, 2007 at 1:13 pm
By Sheriff Greg Champagne

I have been honored to serve as the chief law enforcement officer of St. Charles Parish for the past eleven years. On October 20th, I will again be candidate for Sheriff in one of the state's fastest growing parishes. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has been in existence for over 150 years. It has been during my tenure that some of our most important milestones have occurred. As a result, your sheriff's office has become one of the most progressive and respected in the State of Louisiana.

State veterinarian Dr. Henry Moreau said an unusually high number of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been reported in St. Charles, Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Equine Encephalitis strikes St. Charles parish and vicinity
August 29, 2007 at 1:08 pm
As of Aug. 20, 23 horses in St. Charles and surrounding parishes have been infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), according to reports received by state veterinarian Dr. Henry Moreau. This total is more than the entire state saw in 2006.

Gary T. Norman Sex offender arrested
August 29, 2007 at 1:03 pm
*Editor's Note: The orignal address listed for Gary T. Norman in the print version of the Herald-Guide was incorrect. He is NOT a resident at 105 Choctaw in Luling and never has been. He currently resides in Kenner.

A Westwego man, who recently moved to Luling and is a convicted sex offender, attempted to lure St. Charles Parish school children into his vehicle while they waited for the school bus on the morning of Aug. 17 on Magnolia Ridge Road in Boutte.

Caravan of drivers shot at on Meadows Drive in Destrehan
August 29, 2007 at 1:01 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that took place on Meadows Drive in Destrehan, Sunday night.

Teen arrested in connection with Ormond burglaries
August 29, 2007 at 12:57 pm
A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested Tuesday in connection with a string of Ormond burglaries.

How to prepare for a flood
August 22, 2007 at 3:49 pm
If a flood is imminent, you still have time to protect yourself and property. When a flood watch or warning goes into effect, consider taking these last minute steps:

Evaucation Map. See recommended routes in article. Troxler gives best evacuation routes and times for east and west bank
August 22, 2007 at 3:36 pm
If a mandatory evacuation is ordered this hurricane season, Emergency Operation Center Director Tab Troxler has specific route recommendations for residents of St. Charles Parish.

Workers forced to live outside Parish
August 22, 2007 at 3:32 pm
Young professionals being relocated to St. Charles Parish are having a tough time moving into the area because of a lack of rental properties.

Marcus Lambert joins the race for District 6 councilman Marcus Lambert joins the race for District 6 councilman
August 22, 2007 at 3:29 pm
I, Marcus M. Lambert, am a candidate for Councilman in district six.

Oubre seeks ninth term as St. Charles Parish clerk of court Oubre seeks ninth term as St. Charles Parish clerk of court
August 22, 2007 at 3:28 pm
St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court, Charles J. Oubre Jr., a lifelong resident of Hahnville seeks his ninth term in office.

Derryl Walls announces candidacy for District IV Derryl Walls announces candidacy for District IV
August 22, 2007 at 3:24 pm
Derryl Walls, 41, lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish has announced his candidacy for the District IV council position.

A mother, grandmother, niece, aunt, and sister, loved by all -- The murder of Hilda Mae Zeringue Warren, 70, Monday, August 13. sent waves of shock throughout the quiet, close knit St. Rose community. Hilda was laid to rest on Monday, August 20. Murder in St. Rose: Community mourns the death of Hilda Warren
August 22, 2007 at 3:18 pm
St. Rose residents gathered by the hundreds on Monday, Aug. 20, to attend funeral services for 70-year-old Hilda Mae Zeringue Warren.

489 arrested for drunk driving since Katrina
August 22, 2007 at 3:16 pm
St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies have been working hard to keep drunk drivers off the streets, with an overwhelming 489 arrests made of intoxicated drivers from August of 2005 to August of 2007.

Families affected by I-49 await decision by department of transportation
August 15, 2007 at 11:28 am
Six families who live in mobile homes on private property on Alexander Street in Boutte, could be forced to move if the Louisiana Department of Transportation follows through with a proposal to build a section of Interstate Highway 49 through their land.

Destrehan man shot over $20 Destrehan man shot over $20
August 15, 2007 at 11:25 am
Derek Turley, 40, who lives on Meadows Dr. in Destrehan, helped save his neighbor’s life by calling 911 after an arguement over money almost turned deadly.

In the news
August 15, 2007 at 11:19 am
Ama residents are opposing the rezoning of the property next to St. Mark's Church, located at 10971 Highway 18 owned by Patrick McEvoy.

Shelley Tastet announces candidacy for District 2 councilman seat Shelley Tastet announces candidacy for District 2 councilman seat
August 15, 2007 at 11:18 am
Shelley Tastet, a life long resident of St. Charles Parish, is announcing his candidacy for the District 2 councilman, soon to be vacated, by Brian Fabre.

Luling Bridge rating drops Luling Bridge rating drops
August 15, 2007 at 11:15 am
The Hale Boggs Bridge (Luling Bridge) needs new cables and the Louisiana Department of Transportation is opening the bids as early as July 2008 for contractors interested in applying to make the repairs.

Too old to serve? New law kicks several longtime public officials out of office
Too old to serve? New law kicks several longtime public officials out of office
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As qualifying for parish and state elections takes place this week, a few longtime elected officials are being removed from the ballot for no reason other than their age.