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John ‘Steve’ Sirmon, Sr. loses brave cancer fight
June 21, 2007 at 1:48 pm
John "Steve" Sirmon,, Sr., a former St. Charles Parish councilman-at-large, public information officer, and most recently, registrar of voters, died Saturday, June 16, of cancer. He was 55.

Making the rounds!  
Olivia Zeringue, foreground, a Medicaid analyst, distributes pamphlets at Bethlehem Baptist Church, in Hahnville. Health insurance free for people who need it
June 21, 2007 at 1:45 pm
Tri-Parish Medicaid employees in St. John Parish have been making the rounds in St. Charles Parish placing applications and brochures at barber shops, hair salons, and community events every Saturday in June, to encourage residents to take advantage of free health insurance programs.

Cops: Dad smoked pot with son, 10
June 21, 2007 at 1:43 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's office arrested a Destrehan man June 9 after he allegedly smoked marijuana with his 10 year-old son, authorities said.

Sheriff: Contest CON MEN want your money
June 21, 2007 at 1:40 pm
A phony check scam being propagated in St. Charles Parish has prompted authorities to once again remind locals that the old adage still rings true, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Bigger is better, say company officials Valero’s plan would bring 1500 new jobs
June 21, 2007 at 1:38 pm
St. Charles Parish Council approved a proposal at its Monday night meeting that would allow the Valero Refinery to expand, creating 1,500 temporary construction jobs and 30 to 50 permanent jobs once the project is complete.

ALL Des Allemands to parish: ‘Where is our ballpark?’
June 21, 2007 at 1:35 pm
After nearly six years of cutting through the “red tape” and heated town hall debates the parish council has finally signed off on a revised site plan that will give Des Allemands kids what they’ve been waiting for - a community ballpark.

HAHNVILLE supermarket Burglars cut through roof of grocery store ...
June 21, 2007 at 1:28 pm
One or more burglars using a torch and other sophisticated equipment, drilled a hole in the roof-top, of the Economical Supermarket in Hahnville climbed in and stole $82,000 worth of payroll checks and an undisclosed amount of cash on the evening of May 31, the Herald-Guide has learned.

Speeding cited in car crash that killed 1
June 13, 2007 at 3:23 pm
State Police Troop B investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred in the early morning hours near Ormond Meadows in Destrehan in which one of the cars involved was reported stolen an hour after the accident occurred.

THE REAL DEAL: Explorers Brice Palumbo, Amanda McCarte, and Joseph Schnider in training with unidentified teacher (above) and  Deputy Berley McCarter, below.. Sheriff’s camp shows teens what it’s like to be a cop
June 13, 2007 at 3:00 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorer Program is looking for teens between the ages of 16 through 21 to take part in a training camp designed to promote various careers in law enforcement.

Taking his job seriously: One of Tommy Faucheux’s last assignments with the parish was a mock disaster drill. Tommy Faucheux out, Steve Sirmon in as parish’s information officer
June 13, 2007 at 2:54 pm
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque has appointed Steve Sirmon,Jr. as the new Public Information Officer for the parish effective June 11, 2007.

Councilman Clayton PLUS: Snookie throws hat into ring for parish president ...
June 13, 2007 at 2:26 pm
St. Charles Parish residents can add one more name to the list of potential candidates for the October 2007 parish president’s race, Councilman Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux - who officially announced his candidacy just days ago but told Herald-Guide readers exclusively that he was running last January.

Billy Raymond running for Desmond Hilaire’s District 1 council seat Billy Raymond running for Desmond Hilaire’s District 1 council seat
June 13, 2007 at 2:23 pm
Billy Raymond, Sr. 49, a lifelong resident of Hahnville, and a 27-year employee of Dow St. Charles Operations, in Taft, has announced his candidacy for the District 1 councilman position currently held by Desmond Hilaire, whose term ends this year.

VIPs - Very Important Parishioners
June 13, 2007 at 2:14 pm
Shaun Boudreaux has been named employee of the month at St. Charles Parish Hospital. Shaun works in the Information Management Department as a Computer Operator.

EYE SORE. The old Killona Elementary School faces possible demolition. Killona Elementary’s fate undecided
June 13, 2007 at 2:04 pm
The old Killona Elementary School certainly has seen better days and they may all be behind the old structure as the cost to repair the school is a more than the school board bargained for.

Henry Bergeron with this bobcat that slammed into his riding lawnmower on Old Spanish Trail in Paradis. Mee-OUCH
June 13, 2007 at 2:01 pm
St. Charles Parish resident, Henry Bergeron, was cutting grass in a field across the street from his house on the morning of Saturday, June 9, when a bobcat plowed into his riding lawnmower.

Hunter gets nod as airport chief
June 13, 2007 at 2:00 pm
The New Orleans Aviation Board voted to name Interim Director of Aviation Sean C. Hunter permanent in the position as Director of Aviation at the New Orleans International Airport effective immediately.

Schools ban too-sexy shorts & iPods but give cell phones a thumbs up
June 13, 2007 at 1:56 pm
Parents with children enrolled in St. Charles Parish schools will definitely want a copy of their child’s school handbook for the upcoming school year as it outlines changes in dress codes, disciplinary action, and the use of cell phones during school hours.

All clippety, no clop: Even with her right front leg missing is as sweet as she can be. 3-legged pony needs a special sling - will YOU help buy it?
June 13, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Molly, a 15-year-old pony rescued after Hurricane Katrina by Kaye and Glenn Harris of St. Rose, is the only pony in Louisiana with an artificial leg because she was attacked by a pit bull dog in 2005.

Lifestyles

Humane Society Pet of the Week: Zip
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Zip
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Zip, a one-year-old Aussie mix breed dog....
The Season of Giving
According to an analysis by Feeding America, nearly 20 percent of St. Charles...

Police: Destrehan woman arrested after ordering 2 pounds of bath salts from China
Police: Destrehan woman arrested after ordering 2 pounds of bath salts from China
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office arrested a Destrehan woman after she accepted a package containing more than 1,000 grams of the illegal drug known as bath salts.