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Colette Lottinger poses for a picture wearing her alligator outfit. Memoirs of an alligator
September 20, 2007 at 8:57 am
It was, I think 1981 when I first became “the alligator” at West St. Charles Rotary Club’s Alligator Festival.

Teachers design plans to improve test scores
September 20, 2007 at 8:53 am
Parish schools are counting on new learning methods to improve student’s test scores in 2007.

White House offers to lower cost share for levee projects
September 20, 2007 at 8:52 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Louisiana would have to pay about a billion dollars less than first feared under a White House funding scheme for proposed levee and pump work in southeast Louisiana, the state's congressional delegation said Wednesday.

Nattie Swan, a student at DHS proudly shows off her voter’s registration card. Teens register to vote, participate in mock election at schools
September 20, 2007 at 8:48 am
St. Charles Parish’s 17-and-over teens got the opportunity to register to vote at the Voter's Outreach Drive held Sept. 11, at Destrehan High School and Sept. 17 at Hahnville High School. The teens participated in a mock election.

Nicholas P. Banta is the prime suspect in a number of business burglaries that occured in the parish. Police searching for repeat burglar
September 20, 2007 at 8:37 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for Metairie resident Nicholas P. Banta, who is suspected of committing a series of business burglaries between May 31 and July 22.

St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque fielded a call at his desk last week. Laque has served three terms as parish president and has spent a majority of his life in politics. WHERE'S ALBERT?
September 20, 2007 at 8:33 am
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque has spent a majority of his life in politics. But after three terms as parish president, and years more on the parish police jury, he has decided to leave the field that has given him so much pleasure over the years. Herald-Guide Editor Jonathan Menard recently spent some time with Laque, and discussed the life-long politicians first experience with politics, the way the parish has changed throughout that time, and his plans for the future.

A gaping hole in the ceiling of the Bailey household is an open eyesore and the exposure to pipes and wiring. The parish can condemn any dwelling that Residents: Fix our rental properties
September 20, 2007 at 8:30 am
Two families who rent from a landlord in Luling want extensive damages to their homes repaired.

This ATM, located at the Capital One Bank in Destreahn, was the scene of two armed robberies, which occured on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11. Two days after the second crime, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office made two arrests in connection with the crimes. Destrehan residents charged with armed robbery of local ATM
September 20, 2007 at 8:15 am
St. Charles Sheriff's Office wasted little time making arrests in connection with two robberies that took place early last week at the Capital One Bank in Destrehan, both of which involved the brandishing of a firearm.

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.

Lifestyles

Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Mason. ...
Kindergarteners hard at work
Kindergarteners hard at work
At Mimosa Park Elementary, the kindergarteners are hard at work....

St. John man found dead in Bonnet Carré Spillway
St. John man found dead in Bonnet Carré Spillway
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A man was found dead in the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday after a night of partying, but police do not suspect foul play.