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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.

Carolyn Schexnaydre announces candidacy for councilman-at-large-division A Carolyn Schexnaydre announces candidacy for councilman-at-large-division A
August 08, 2007 at 10:34 am
Carolyn K. Schexnaydre, a lifelong resident of Destrehan, announces her candidacy for council-at-large division A.

This KKK picture was part of an incendiary unsigned flyer sent out to Killona residents. Killona meeting: St. Pierre tackles anonymous racial allegations
August 08, 2007 at 10:21 am
V.J. St. Pierre, a candidate for St. Charles Parish President, addressed an audience of Killona residents, August 2, concerning rumors that he beat-up an African American Destrehan male more than threedecades ago, when he worked as a deputy for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Garbage collectors charged with aggravated rape of 14-year-old girl
August 02, 2007 at 5:36 pm
Two garbage-men are accused of aggravated rape of a 14-year-old Destrehan girl they met while working their route. Both could face life imprisonment without the benefit of parole if proven guilty.

Cox Cable Contract Ends
August 02, 2007 at 5:34 pm
Parish officials are asking Cable TV viewers to voice their opinions about the service and programming that Cox Cable is providing to residents.

Terry Authement joins the race for councilman-at-large
August 02, 2007 at 5:32 pm
Terry Authement, Boutte resident and former St. Charles Parish Councilman, will enter the election race in October as a candidate for councilman-at-large division B.

Bayou Gauche woman helps change lives  of New Orleans’ homeless
Bayou Gauche woman helps change lives of New Orleans’ homeless
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Three years ago, Bayou Gauche resident Jerri Cooper came across a homeless man begging for change on the side of a New Orleans street.