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Tourist Commission Director Jesse Lambert Tourist commission hires
April 25, 2007 at 11:04 am
The River Parishes Tourist Commission is looking to step their advertising game up after hiring Louis Giacona Advertising LLC to take care of getting the word out that there’s plenty to do and see in the River Parishes.

Work on $2.4M school building starts in May
April 25, 2007 at 10:54 am
St. Charles Parish Schools are just weeks away from breaking ground on $2.4 million maintenance facility to replace the old one that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Booster club remembers a GREAT volunteer
April 25, 2007 at 10:50 am
The Mimosa Booster Club donated a memorial bench at the west bank bridge park to a dedicated and beloved volunteer, the late Marsha Barr.

Kids eat free in summer LUNCH
April 25, 2007 at 10:47 am
With St. Charles Parish’s “Summer Food Service” program gearing up for June and July, parents can rest easier knowing their children can get healthy meals without having to pull a penny out of their pocket to pay for them.

Don’t get ticketed in seat belt crackdown
April 25, 2007 at 10:40 am
St. Charles Parish and state police will crack down on unbuckled drivers and passengers from May 3 through June 21 and issue tickets to anyone not wearing a seat belt.

In the news
April 18, 2007 at 2:23 pm
State highway officials have launched an ongoing campaign to promote driver safety and awareness in the hope of preventing the nearly 1,000 motor-vehicle fatalities that occur each year.

Sheriff blames vandalism and thefts on on BORED KIDS home for spring break
April 18, 2007 at 2:12 pm
An e-mail from St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne attempted to shed some light on a string of incidents that he considers to be isolated acts of vandalism and theft related partly to parish schools being out of session for spring break holidays.

More DWI arrests than usual thanks to citizen watchdogs
April 18, 2007 at 2:10 pm
Over a one week span, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office reported an unusually high number of DWI arrests, a “welcome feat” that the department says comes from a variety of factors, including the help of concerned citizens.

Allen and Sandra Washington believe 21,000 signatures from concerned citizens on a petition will motivate the Gov. Kathleen Blanco to fix Hwy. 61. Parents: Fix ‘death road’ before more innocent children die ... like ours did
April 18, 2007 at 1:47 pm
Still-grieving Allen and Sandra Washington have launched a dramatic crusade to persuade Gov. Kathleen Blanco to put safety barriers along the stretch of Airline Highway in St. Charles Parish where their four children died in a horrific car accident in 2003.

VIPs
April 18, 2007 at 1:33 pm
Congratulations Alyson Waguespack, 2007 St. Charles Farm Bureau queen, and Monique Cannon, St. Charles Farm Bureau teen queen.

Wow! Destrehan yard sale rakes in $13,000 Wow! Destrehan yard sale rakes in $13,000
April 18, 2007 at 1:32 pm
Tables piled high with books, clothes, shoes, stereo gear, television sets and bric-a-brac of every description lined Joyce Bridges’ perfectly manicured front lawn on a sunny Friday afternoon for what has to be one of the biggest “garage sales” around.

Watch where you go in your ATV if you DON’T want a ticket, say cops
April 18, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Complaints to my office from citizens and parish officials continue to rise relative to the unlawful operations of motorized All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) such as four wheelers, dirt bikes and golf carts on public roads and on private property without permission of the landowners.

Future for Head Start not so bright as feds GET STINGY
April 18, 2007 at 1:28 pm
St. Charles Parish schools are constantly striving to provide the best possible education for all students - and that includes those aged two months to four years in the Early Head Start and Head Start programs.

FEMA funds maintenance building for St. Charles Parish Schools
April 18, 2007 at 1:26 pm
Hurricane Katrina submerged not only the city of New Orleans beneath flood waters but surrounding cities and parishes suffered major damage as well. In St. Charles Parish, west of New Orleans, Katrina damaged the maintenance building of the St. Charles Parish Schools.

Senator David Vitter $3.1 million windfall for SC Parish levees and wetlands
April 18, 2007 at 1:23 pm
U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that the Department of Interior will allocate $3.1 million in federal funding for St. Charles Parish through the Coastal Impact Assistance Program that became law with the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Does your child’s day-care center make the grade?
April 18, 2007 at 1:18 pm
A study of child-care centers conducted by the respected National Association of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies placed Louisiana 51st in the nation, dead last in providing adequate child-care services for kids. But 10 facilities in St. Charles Parish meet new high standards recommended by the state, placing them among the best of the best.

Herald-Guide wins big again in Louisiana Press awards contest
April 18, 2007 at 1:14 pm
Named the Best Weekly Newspaper in Louisiana in 2006 for our coverage of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and their afternath, the St. Charles Herald-Guide has won several top awards in 2007.

Registrar of voters bids farewell Registrar of voters bids farewell
April 18, 2007 at 1:11 pm
St. Charles Parish Council bid farewell to registrar of voters Janice Zeringue Hymel, at the council meeting Monday night.

Sheriff's Office searching for suspect who stole credit card, went on shopping spree
Sheriff's Office searching for suspect who stole credit card, went on shopping spree
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a man who they say stole a credit card from a parish resident and went on a spending spree in Metairie and Kenner.