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Jan Walker from the United Way of St. Charles Parish, looks on while the kids create ideas for their playground.
Once a design is selected, 150 volunteers parishwide will assemble the new playground in Killona, October 24. Killona playground designed by kids, built by volunteers
September 12, 2007 at 1:26 pm
Killona kids designed their own playground as part of a community service project spearheaded by Craig Howat, a Hahnville resident and Luling Elementary School teacher.

Greg Bush, Sammy Accardo, and Dale Jordan work hard to make sure EPA and DEQ guidelines are followed in the wetlands assimilation process.
Wetlands boosted by sewage
September 12, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Parish just one of many using treated wastewater to protect residents from stormsSt. Charles Parish is one of several parishes in Louisiana using treated wastewater to boost wetlands, providing residents with a first level of protection from dangerous storms.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne and others on the force went door-to-door last week looking for any information that will help them solve the murder of Hilda Mae Zeringue Warren.
Police hit the streets in search of killer
September 12, 2007 at 1:20 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's detectives scoured the St. Rose Community looking for clues and passing out Crime Stoppers’ flyers last week to help the department solve the third murder in the parish this year.

Levee raising project gets early start Levee raising project gets early start
September 12, 2007 at 1:16 pm
The final construction phase of the Lake Pontchartrain, LA, & Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project got off to a four-year head start thanks to the cooperative efforts of parish officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Pontchartrain Levee District.

Council recommends wage increase for civil service
September 12, 2007 at 1:14 pm
Civil service employees might soon find their wallets a little bit fatter after the St. Charles Parish Council passed a resolution asking the Civil Service Board to increase pay by 10 percent.

Have a question for your next parish president?
September 12, 2007 at 12:48 pm
The St. Charles Herald Guide and the St. Charles Parish Bar Association will present a debate between the three candidates running for parish president on Oct. 3 at the Hahnville High school auditorium. The exact time will be announced in next week's issue.

Art and Artis Kelm and her son, Dean Swanson, own and manage Getgo/Gator Systems, the only store in St. Charles Parish which specializes in sales and services of computer and other electronic equipment. Art provided computer services for Waterford 3 nucle Business News
September 06, 2007 at 11:00 am
Art and Artis Kelm are not in the art business, in spite of their names. They sell and service computers and associated products from their new location on U. S. 90 in Boutte.

Dow recently awarded $50,000 to thirteen non-profit organizations for community projects in St. Charles Parish with Dow's 2007 Community Grant Program. Representatives from recipient organizations are pictured here at a reception held at St. Charles Opera Dow awards $50,000 for community projects
September 06, 2007 at 10:43 am
By Tommy Faucheux

Dow Information Officer


St. Charles Dow Operations recently awarded more than $50,000 to 13 non-profit organizations for an array of projects that positively impact the parish with the site's 2007 Community Grant Program. This is the fifth year of Dow's Community Grant Program, which has cumulatively given more than $215,000 in funding to local organizations.

Airline Hwy danger zone Fatal accident along Airline leaves another person dead
September 06, 2007 at 10:40 am
A fatal car accident that occurred on the deadly stretch of Airline Highway on Sept. 2 leaves a family mourning the death of Leroy Williams, 35, of Garyville.

Cox contract set to expire, parish looks at alternatives
September 06, 2007 at 10:25 am
With St. Charles Parish's contract with Cox Communications set to expire later this year, the parish council has begun plans to invite other companies to provide service for area residents.

Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry candidate Rep. Mike Strain socializes with Angelle LeBlanc and Priscilla Thibodeaux at Thursday nights Republican Women’s Club meeting. Mike Strain talks to Republican women
September 06, 2007 at 10:21 am
Rep. Mike Strain who hopes to unseat Bob Odom who has been at the helm for 28 years and become Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry paid a visit to St. Charles Parish last Thursday night.

Grants available for promoting cajun french media products
September 06, 2007 at 10:19 am
Grants available for promoting cajun french media products Média-Louisiane and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) would like to help you create new media products in French.

Sheriff decides against tax increase, can still offer raises, benefits
September 06, 2007 at 10:11 am
Though he decided to roll back property taxes for his department, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne can still afford to keep the raises and benefits that have led to recent employee retention.

Allen and Colette Lottinger, owners of the St. Charles Herald-Guide are among  the first parish residents to try out the new voting machines. New voting machines make their appearance in St. Charles Parish
September 06, 2007 at 10:00 am
New voting machines have arrived in St. Charles Parish in compliance with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).

Hunt for a killer
September 06, 2007 at 9:55 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office held a press conference Wednesday morning to reassure the family and the St. Rose community that detectives are doing everything they can to solve the homicide of Hilda Mae Zeringue Warren, 70, on Aug. 13, which was the second murder in the parish this year.

What's Happening
September 06, 2007 at 9:42 am
Put Lions Club fest on your to-do list

LULING - The Luling Boutte Lions Club will hold its first Spring into Fall Festival on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

There will be crafts, a car show, a dunking booth, games, performances from Dance Unlimited and much, much more.

For information, call Denise Lirette at 985-785-9553 or Nancy Whann at 504-400-0289.

Satellite Center instructor Mark Martinez teaches PTEC students basic skills  to be a successful plant operator in a recent class. Course offers students taste of the real world
September 05, 2007 at 2:42 pm
Thanks to a cooperative effort by local industry, high school students in St. Charles Parish have been given the chance to jumpstart their careers in the field of process technology.

Port of South Louisiana Dedicates
August 29, 2007 at 2:18 pm
The Port of South Louisiana dedicated its newest security vessel, the PSL Responder, among hundreds of public officials, business representatives, and other guests at Globalplex Intermodal Terminal on the Mississippi River on August 15.

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....

Destrehan murder suspect found competent despite insanity plea
Destrehan murder suspect found competent despite insanity plea
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A Destrehan man claiming insanity in connection with the stabbing death of his live-in girlfriend has been found competent to assist his counsel by St. Charles Parish Judge Emile St. Pierre.