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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.

HOME VALUES SOAR. 112 Cottage Dr. Davis III Plantation in Luling: 1993 - custom-built on golf-course lot for $168,000. 2003 - sold for $232,000. 2007 - sold for $341,000. Proposed government tax would raise taxes $1.5 million
August 15, 2007 at 10:49 am
The districts controlled by parish government could collect $1.5 million more dollars from taxpayers if proposed 2007 property tax rates being considered at the Aug. 20 council meeting are approved, Parish Assessor Rock Gisclair told the Herald-Guide.

Cost of fighting mosquitos doubles under new contract
August 08, 2007 at 11:33 am
Costs, for controlling mosquito’s in the parish have skyrocketed, surpassing the $924,000 in millage budgeted annually and forcing the parish to dig into the general fund to make up the difference.

Parish proposes millage reduction
August 08, 2007 at 11:32 am
Parish President Albert D. Laque submitted his proposed 2007 Ad Valorem tax ordinances to the Parish Council for their consideration on Aug 20.

Sheriff reports decline in crime during second quarter
August 08, 2007 at 11:28 am
Sheriff Champagne reports that crime in St. Charles Parish fell by .03% during the second quarter of 2007 when compared to the same period in 2006.

VIPs VIPs
August 08, 2007 at 11:22 am
Congratulations to Sergeant Paul Finn, a resident of St. Charles Parish, and a 15 year veteran of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, and his canine companion for receiving top honors at the council meeting Monday, August 6.

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK. Fire Chief Reggie Gaubert and president of the Hahnville Fire Department, Dennis Robbins pictured above  have over 60 years of combined experience putting out fires. Way to go guys! Hahnville firefighters celebrate 40 years of saving lives
August 08, 2007 at 11:08 am
Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department held its 40-year celebration Saturday, August 4.

Schools get a summer facelift Schools get a summer facelift
August 08, 2007 at 10:48 am
ROAD CREW. Trustees Darryl Clay, Sashara Gilmore and Terrell Ingram are part of a 6-man team that worked hard all summer painting our public schools.

Judge to Odom: stop seizing seafood imports for tests
August 08, 2007 at 10:47 am
BATON ROUGE - The state agriculture commissioner must stop confiscating imported seafood for antibiotic testing until a judge decides whether that is a job only for the health department.

Federal appeals courts to hear key Katrina insurance lawsuit
August 08, 2007 at 10:45 am
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN

Associated Press Writer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court is poised to review a judge's verdict last year in the first trial among hundreds of lawsuits that Mississippi homeowners filed against insurance companies in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.

Police searching for armed robbery suspect Police searching for armed robbery suspect
August 08, 2007 at 10:44 am
On June 24, 2007, an Armed Robbery took place at the Rose Casino, 10405 U.S. 61 St. Rose, Louisiana at approximately 8:06 a.m. During the robbery an unknown black male entered the business and robbed three cashiers at gunpoint.

Coastal Waste manager says rape suspects weren’t employees
August 08, 2007 at 10:41 am
Mark Fridge, division manager of Coastal Waste Services said neither of the men arrested and charged with aggravated rape of a 14 year-old Destrehan girl, July 25, worked directly for his company.

In the news
August 08, 2007 at 10:39 am
Candidates wishing to post free announcements in the St. Charles Herald-Guide must submit them before August 17.

‘The Nutcracker’ paved way for 20 years of ballet productions
‘The Nutcracker’ paved way for 20 years of ballet productions
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For the past two decades the River Region Ballet has brought a brilliant array of arts together for a season of stage shows that are presented each year.