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Despite our problems, Louisiana is flourishing
December 26, 2007 at 2:31 pm
Two years after the most destructive hurricanes in history, Louisiana is progressing more than ever before. People who travel across the southern part regularly say the cities along the coast are booming.

Ready to ride?
December 26, 2007 at 9:21 am
A transit bus system that will help assist the elderly and those who live in the parish but work in downtown New Orleans is one step closer to completion.

Fireworks could lead to jail time for residents
December 26, 2007 at 9:21 am
They may look pretty when they explode into the night sky, but the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office wants to make sure that local residents think about the consequences before lighting up that big box of fireworks.

Many important issues to carry over from ‘07 into ‘08 Many important issues to carry over from ‘07 into ‘08
December 26, 2007 at 9:20 am
2007 has been an exciting year in St. Charles Parish and the Herald-Guide has decided to use this issue as a means to look back at some of the stories that had the most impact on our readers this year.

Water project hits snag as Corps rejects second river crossing Water project hits snag as Corps rejects second river crossing
December 26, 2007 at 9:20 am
A pipeline project that will transport water from the West Bank to their East Bank neighbors faces more delays because Army Corps of Engineers rejected the site where the pipe was to originally cross the river.

St. Pierre transition team plans to make parish government more efficient, seeks applicants for several key positions
December 20, 2007 at 9:15 am
Parish President-elect V.J. St. Pierre held the third meeting of his Transition Team on Tuesday, Dec. 11, and reports that preparations for the beginning of his administration are progressing well.

St. Rose man booked in convenience store shooting
December 20, 2007 at 9:13 am
An 18-year-old St. Rose man wanted for attempted second degree murder because of a shooting that occurred at the Kwik-N-Fast convenience store, turned himself in to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Schools go high-tech - turn to biometric timeclocks
December 20, 2007 at 9:11 am
Something once seen exclusively in sci-fi movies and space age epics is making its way into the St. Charles Parish school system.

Satellite Center's industry class searching for a few good students
December 20, 2007 at 9:09 am
The Satellite Center recently held a PTEC recruitment event in order to increase enrollment in the center's two process technology classes, which give high school seniors college credit towards an associate's degree in that field.

Santa Visits Parish Early
December 19, 2007 at 2:31 pm
It was more than just a Toys for Tots community outreach - it was a winter wonderland transformed into Santa's Village.


Feds give juvenile detention centers bad grade due to lack of programs
December 19, 2007 at 2:27 pm
In St. Charles Parish nearly 80 youth visited the St. James Detention Center for criminal offenses since October 2007, according to the Office of Youth Development Corrections in Baton Rouge.

Newspaper gift fund will go to family who lost everything
December 19, 2007 at 2:17 pm
The St. Charles Herald-Guide has chosen to give the money collected from their Christmas Gift Fund this year to the family of Orvette Smith, who lost everything when their home was completely destroyed by fire in November.


Metairie doctor volunteers to help Mexican orphan
December 19, 2007 at 2:06 pm
An eight-year-old girl, living in an orphanage in Mexico needs to be evaluated by a doctor, and St. Borromeo's Youth director has found a child psychologist from Metairie willing to volunteer to do the costly assessment of the child.

Laque plans to pull out all stops to get west bank pumps
December 19, 2007 at 2:03 pm
St. Charles Parish Council met for what was supposed to be their last time on Dec. 17, but if Judge Robert Chaisson throws out the west bank pump lawsuit on Jan. 2 as sources say is a possibility, Laque will make a last-ditch effort get the nearly $30 million bond issue passed before the new administration takes over.

St. Rose firefighters rescue horse trapped between trees St. Rose firefighters rescue horse trapped between trees
December 13, 2007 at 8:14 am
The St. Rose Fire Department got an unusual call last week.

Marine moms send gift baskets to troops overseas
December 13, 2007 at 8:08 am
The Louisiana Marine Mom Support Group is making sure that soldiers get some love during the holidays by sending gift baskets and other items overseas.

Laque: lawsuit will delay progress
December 13, 2007 at 8:03 am
St. Charles Parish Councilwoman elect Carolyn Schexnaydre and Ama resident Jara Roux have filed a lawsuit against the parish to stop a $24.7 million bond sale that was slated to finance the construction of a pump station for the West Bank.

Hilaire changes mind, decides to charge video bingo operators
December 13, 2007 at 8:00 am
Councilman Desmond Hilaire's video bingo ban has caused a lot of controversy since he first issued the ordinance in November.

Norco toddler beats doctors’ odds of survival
Norco toddler beats doctors’ odds of survival
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By Kristen Higdon
Contributing writer
editor@heraldguide.com

Trish Caples-Tierney has always dealt with whatever life has thrown her with resilience.