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St. Pierre helps ease senior hurricane worries St. Pierre helps ease senior hurricane worries
May 07, 2008 at 10:58 am
Dozens of seniors from around the parish gathered last week at the VFW Hall in Luling for a hurricane seminar that specifically zeroed in on what they should do in the event a hurricane hits St. Charles Parish.

Testing dates moved back for first time in 10 years Testing dates moved back for first time in 10 years
May 07, 2008 at 10:57 am
LEAP, iLEAP and GEE testing dates will be pushed back for students in every grade beginning next school year. This change means that testing will occur in April for the first time since the stateís accountability system began in 1999.

Parish certification could lead to lower flood insurance Parish certification could lead to lower flood insurance
May 07, 2008 at 10:55 am
St. Charles Parish is one step closer to receiving a national certification for storm preparedness. According to FEMA, the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) may provide points to communities that reach this certification, which can be applied toward lowering flood insurance rates.

Cox looking for high school students to host TV program Cox looking for high school students to host TV program
May 07, 2008 at 10:54 am
Cox Plugged In, a cable television show, is looking for Hahnville and Destrehan High School students to be hosts for the program. The showís 11th season starts in August and auditions will be held on May 10.

Valero spends $600 million on environment Valero spends $600 million on environment
May 07, 2008 at 10:54 am
The Valero St. Charles Refinery in Norco has earned statewide recognition for environmental excellence and will receive an award in May at its Voluntary Protection Program Association (VPPA) Region VI conference.

Bills could change tax setup in parish Bills could change tax setup in parish
May 07, 2008 at 9:25 am
Three bills currently under consideration by the Louisiana legislature could change the way sales taxes are collected and distributed at the local level.

A Destrehan family plans to inspire others this Mother's Day by launching a Web site A Destrehan family plans to inspire others this Mother's Day by launching a Web site
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
For the Vinnett family, Motherís Day is more than just another holiday filled with cards, flowers and candy. Instead, itís a time for the family to reflect upon the many special memories they have of a woman who imparted words of wisdom and love upon them.

Donít throw it away
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
Most residents donít think twice about throwing away old electronic equipment or household cleaning products, but these materials can cause severe damage if taken out with the regular trash.

Laque to stand trial
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
Three parish employees filed a lawsuit against both St. Charles Parish and former Parish President Albert Laque that claims they were fired from their positions because of racism and political retaliation.

Pastor has no business in church, says judge Pastor has no business in church, says judge
April 30, 2008 at 7:17 pm
Judge Robert Chaisson, of the 29th District Court in St. Charles Parish, agreed with members of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama and ruled that Rev. DeVairre B. Mollaire can no longer be pastor of the church.

Residents asked to help Residents asked to help
April 30, 2008 at 7:12 pm
St. Charles Parish residents living on the east bank are upset about debris. It's a problem that Planning and Zoning Director Kim Marousek has been addressing on a regular basis. And with a master plan on the drawing board for the parish this year, Marousek says residents will be able to air grievances and be a vital part of the planning process to improve their community.

Hungry robber makes off with chips, drinks Hungry robber makes off with chips, drinks
April 30, 2008 at 12:06 pm
A thief with the munchies broke into a Luling barbershop and stole 40 bags of potato chips and three 12-packs of soft drinks.

Citizens urged to recycle
April 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Though curbside recycling disappeared in the parish after Hurricane Katrina, residents still have the chance to turn in recyclable materials during bi-monthly drop-off events scheduled throughout the year.

Herald-Guide wins 12 LPA awards
April 30, 2008 at 12:00 pm
The St. Charles Herald-Guide walked away with 12 awards from the Louisiana Press Association at the organization's annual awards banquet in Lafayette on April 26.

UWSC names new director
April 30, 2008 at 11:59 am
The United Way of St. Charles has named John Dias as the new executive director. After the board voted unanimously to accept the Human Resource Committee's recommendation, Dias assumed the responsibilities of his new position immediately on Thursday, April 10.

High schools strive for more academic growth
April 30, 2008 at 11:58 am
Destrehan and Hahnville both had minimal academic growth in the 2006-07 school year, but both schoolís principals hope to exceed that mark next year by turning more focus to their freshman classes and increasing communication.

Report cards obsolete? Report cards obsolete?
April 30, 2008 at 9:21 am
As soon as next year, parents may be able to view their children's grades from the comfort of their own living room without having to wait for quarterly reports.

Finally Home Finally Home
April 30, 2008 at 9:20 am
Last year, two St. Charles Parish Marines bid farewell to their loved ones and boarded a plane for Camp LeJeune, N.C. before getting sent overseas for a tour of duty in Iraq.

Sports

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Former DHS QB ruled ineligible for 2015 season
Former DHS QB ruled ineligible for 2015 season
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Former Destrehan quarterback Marquise Darensbourg transferred to East St. John in February but was recently ruled ineligible to play for the 2015-16 season by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.