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.
|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.
|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
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.
|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.
|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.
|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
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.
|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.
|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.
|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
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.
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Retired sheriff’s major announces bid for parish president - 1392 views
Luling resident John Cornwell announced his candidacy in this year’s race for St. Charles parish president with a float rolling in Saturday’s Krewe of Lul parade.
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