Rev. Albert Bailey says he will lead a protest march if the New Sarpy boundaries are not returned to their original location. Bouncing sign irks New Sarpy residents
November 12, 2008 at 9:32 am
More than 500 residents living in New Sarpy have signed a petition asking St. Charles Parish President V. J. St. Pierre and the Parish Council to return the New Sarpy boundary lines to its original location.

Suicide gives second chance to parish inmates
November 12, 2008 at 9:31 am
A suicide note left by a former law clerk of Chief Justice Edward Dufresne, Jr. alleges that a panel of three judges didn't review thousands of prisoner petitions over the last 13 years. Instead, those cases were merely signed off on and summarily rejected.

Parish nets nearly $5 million in free money for projects this year
November 12, 2008 at 9:31 am
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre appointed a grants officer to secure money for the parish as part of his newly appointed administration, and so far this year, that decision has really paid off.

Destrehan thrashes Dutchtown, Hahnville beats St. Amant Destrehan thrashes Dutchtown, Hahnville beats St. Amant
November 07, 2008 at 9:51 pm
In what was supposed to be a big showdown between two of the top teams in the state, Destrehan proved that they are in another league entirely.

Pastor Mo Seneca has made some big changes to the First Assembly of God church in Des Allemands. He has preached in a Hawaiian shirt and shorts, changed the music and removed the pulpit. He admits that those things have upset the tradition of the church. Founding church members forced out
November 07, 2008 at 3:32 pm
When some members of the First Assembly of God church in Des Allemands witnessed an elderly woman get openly reprimanded by the pastor for speaking in tongues, they decided it wasn’t the place for them to worship.

Nominations taken for Christmas fund
November 06, 2008 at 10:57 am
This year the St. Charles Herald-Guide sponsors its third annual $1 Children’s Christmas Fund to help a needy parish family this holiday season.

The St. Charles Art Guild sponsored a plein-air workshop where they learned the basics of landscape painting. The guild will hold a second workshop in January that deals with pastels.
Guild members paint parish landscapes
November 06, 2008 at 10:55 am
The plein-air workshop the St. Charles Art Guild sponsored in October with instructor Phil Sandusky was a huge success.

LIVING DIABETIC. Lee Hebert (left) knows what it’s like for a diabetic to survive on a day-to-day basis. After all, his wife Lindsey (right) was diagnosed with the disease at age 16. Too close to home
November 06, 2008 at 10:24 am
Local science fiction writer Lee Hebert is helping raise diabetes awareness by donating 60 percent of the book sales from his Epic novel series for the month of November to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Future of old Luling church remains in limbo Future of old Luling church remains in limbo
November 06, 2008 at 9:06 am
The former St. Anthony of Padua Church has been a lot of things over the years, including a kindergarten center, a book depository, a warehouse and a carpentry shop. Now though, the building is empty and the St. Charles Parish School Board will have to decide what future, if any, the old church has.

Willowdale family goes green, sees red Willowdale family goes green, sees red
November 06, 2008 at 9:06 am
Luling resident Anne Moyer never considered herself a “green” person, but in-depth research into the benefits of renewable energy has caused her to reconsider.

Arc expands upon home care services
November 06, 2008 at 9:03 am
Families that attend to a physically or mentally challenged loved one will now have more options when it comes to their care after the United Way and the Arc partnered together to expand services in St. Charles Parish.

Shopping center doors set to open Shopping center doors set to open
November 06, 2008 at 9:01 am
The first two tenants in a 12,000-square-foot shopping center are planning to open their doors in November, giving residents the chance to shop for LSU items and get in some exercise to make room for all that Thanksgiving food.

Nuss: curbside recycling will eliminate trash in landfills
November 05, 2008 at 7:22 pm
Council Chairman Dennis Nuss would like to see curbside recycling brought back into St. Charles Parish. Nuss said recycling efforts were made before Hurricane Katrina, but the company that offered the services to residents has since left and hasn't returned.

Parish gains control over type of debris that can be dumped
November 05, 2008 at 7:19 pm
Sanitary landfill regulations in St. Charles Parish haven’t been updated since 1981, and because of that, the council approved a measure last month that now gives the parish more control over what type of landfill can move into St. Charles Parish.

Council collides over info request
November 05, 2008 at 7:18 pm
The St. Charles Parish Council will seek an official opinion from the Louisiana Board of Ethics about what should be done when a public information request isn’t honored by a fellow council member.

An explosion at the ADM grain elevator forced the company to relocate operations to another facility at St. Elmo ADM not sure why grain elevator exploded
November 05, 2008 at 9:06 am
An explosion at the ADM Grain Elevator in Destrehan last Thursday morning left some residents puzzled about what caused an inside section of the grain elevator to blow up.
Raoul and Carolyn Laurent, of 121 Pelican Street, were jolted out of bed when they heard a loud popping sound.

Phase I of a new assisted-living facility could include 36, one bedroom units and 14 rooms for patients with Alzheimer’s. $7 million assisted living center coming to Ashton
November 05, 2008 at 9:06 am
The new Ashton Plantation Senior Living Center, an assisted-living facility designed to house elderly parish residents, will be located in front of the Ashton Plantation Subdivision.

Destrehan wins big, Hahnville falls in heartbreaker Destrehan wins big, Hahnville falls in heartbreaker
October 31, 2008 at 10:25 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats blew right by East Ascension Friday night, rolling up 46 points and shutting down the Spartans to move to 8-0 on the season. Meanwhile, Hahnville climbed their way back from a 21-3 halftime deficit against East St. John to send the game to overtime, but couldn’t score in the extra period and fell 35-28, dropping their season record to 5-3.

Parish President candidates discuss importance of communication
Parish President candidates discuss importance of communication
Communication has often been cited as a key issue when it comes to making sure the parish council, the parish president and the many parish departments work together efficiently and effectively. If elected, what will you institute to ensure good communication between parish governmental agencies?