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Get ready for storms now, say officials Get ready for storms now, say officials
June 06, 2007 at 2:23 pm
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque and Emergency Operations Center director Tab Troxler demonstrated the parish’s ability to evacuate residents with their pets at a mock hurricane drill Thursday, May 31.

How to tell if a friend or loved one is having a ‘brain attack’
May 30, 2007 at 2:50 pm
YOU CAN tell if a friend or loved one is having a stroke by asking him to repeat a simple sentence.

Sandy and Denise Petit pose in front of their solar-powered home on Grand Bayou Road. Solar buff’s power bill is just $7 a month
May 30, 2007 at 2:47 pm
At first glance, Sandy and Denise Petit’s quiet Des Allemands home on Grand Bayou Road may not seem like anything out of the ordinary.

Destrehan is a 2-STAR SCHOOL just like Hahnville, state education officials say
May 30, 2007 at 2:44 pm
The state has issued report cards to St. Charles public schools and the results are encouraging. Last week, the Herald-Guide looked at Hahnville High School’s performance. This week we zero in on Destrehan High School.

<u>phones, no radio, no TV</u> phones, no radio, no TV
May 30, 2007 at 2:29 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriffs office in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting its annual summer camp for boys between the ages of 10 and 16 years old, in Kiln, MS from July 22 through 27.

How sweet the sound
May 30, 2007 at 2:24 pm
Boutte’s Mount Zion Baptist Church staged its 12th Annual Gospel Festival and more than 1,000 people showed up for the choirs, the food, the games - and the fun.

Sheriff BLASTS FIREWORKS at state pow wow
May 30, 2007 at 2:24 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne and state Rep. Gary Smith went before the Louisiana House Committee seeking to pass a bill that would require residents to show proof of residence to buy fireworks and restrict sales to those who live in parishes where fireworks are illegal.

Teacher appreciation salad
Teacher Appreciation Salad - we’ve got the SECRET RECIPE!
May 30, 2007 at 2:19 pm
A delicious veggie salad was served at the A. A. Songy Teacher Appreciation luncheon at the school in Luling by Amy Brezinsky, secretary, and Leslie Cambre, treasurer, of the Songy PTA.

ARF-ully nice of her, isn't it? Emily Gautreaux, 13, an R.K. Smith Middle School student, gives this lucky puppy a bath. Humane Society says ...
May 30, 2007 at 2:13 pm
The St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter needs student volunteers to help feed, bathe, and support animal control staff by assisting with pet care year ‘round.

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May 30, 2007 at 2:07 pm
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Inmate’s sudden death blamed on natural causes
May 30, 2007 at 2:06 pm
An inmate in the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility died of “apparent natural causes,” St. Charles Sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Pat Yoes told the Herald-Guide.

3 ‘dope sweeps’ land 4 in the hoosegow, say lawmen
May 30, 2007 at 2:05 pm
It was a busy two days for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office as deputies managed to get more than two pounds of marijuana and four suspected drug dealers off the streets.

School plan to save $$$ on building projects
May 30, 2007 at 2:04 pm
At a regular meeting of the St. Charles School Board, members Dennis Naquin and Steve Crovetto said they think more can be done to attract companies to bid on school projects and drive down costs.

Chris Beard gets good-bye kiss from dad, George. Sheriff’s deputy trades in his badge for a tour in Iraq
May 30, 2007 at 1:49 pm
Just a few days before Memorial Day, Chris Beard, 22, a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputy and a soldier in the Marine Corps Reserves, left his job and family behind to serve his country in Iraq.

Rally to kick drugs off Paul Frederick Street Rally to kick drugs off Paul Frederick Street
May 30, 2007 at 1:45 pm
A group of concerned pastors spearheaded the First Annual River Parish Youth Rally to support a drug-free zone on Paul Frederick Street, in Luling.

2 killed in 4-car crash on Hwy 90
May 23, 2007 at 12:27 pm
Louisiana State Police investigated an early morning four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 90 at the St. Charles Parish line that claimed the lives of two people, one from Des Allemands. Two other people, both from Luling, were injured.

All-pro safety Ed Reed announces a new golf tournament to benefit the Football giant Ed Reed comes HOME for charity golf tourney
May 23, 2007 at 12:22 pm
Baltimore Ravens all-pro safety and former Destrehan football standout Ed Reed showed up to his alma-mater to announce the recent addition to his charitable foundation that serves the St. Charles Parish area with the Ed Reed/Valero St. Charles Golf Classic.

26 tons of hazardous waste dumped at collection event
May 23, 2007 at 12:21 pm
St. Charles Parish’s ninth annual hazardous materials collection day was the most successful event so far, with a staggering 26 tons of dangerous waste brought in by residents for recycling and disposal.

Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
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A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt throughout the parish and caused a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel Refinery in Norco in early August.