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DC think tank: Louisiana economy is a stinker
January 24, 2007 at 12:57 pm
A Washington study group has trashed Louisiana’s business climate for the second time in as many years, saying the state’s economy continues to lag behind other states in three key areas.

CRACK-COCAINE driver booked after wild car chase, say police
January 24, 2007 at 12:41 pm
It wasn’t the Dukes of Hazzard - it was the real thing.


IT’S OFFICIAL Snookie’s running for parish president
January 24, 2007 at 12:36 pm
The cat is finally out of the bag: Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux, vice chairman for St. Charles Parish, says he’s runing for parish president.

Can you top this?
January 24, 2007 at 12:31 pm
Mark Scoggins loves cowboys and the Wild West, and his prize possession is a rare postcard that advertises the Wild West show that Buffalo Bill Cody took to Bologna, Italy, in 1906.

Stop exit exams for high school seniors, test 9th graders instead
January 24, 2007 at 12:12 pm
State education officials are thinking about getting rid of the so-called Graduation Exit Exam for high school students and replacing it with a test for ninth graders.

Council puts the brakes on St. Rose truck depot and Luling subdivision
January 24, 2007 at 11:59 am
St. Charles Parish Council refused in a regular meeting to grant permission for a truck company to build its terminal in St. Rose.

Schools are in the pink - and the black - as tax revenues soar
January 24, 2007 at 11:54 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board has released its comprehensive annual report - and the numbers are good.

School fights fuel crime surge
January 24, 2007 at 11:40 am
Scuffles skew the figures, make parish look more violent than it really is.

Brrrr! It's CHILLY outside, says Megan. Weather Girl Megan's
January 17, 2007 at 2:09 pm
Expect a mixed bag of weather in the week ahead, with chilly weather accompained by rain. Here’s Weather Girl Megan Water’s rundown:

Africanized Attacked by killer bees
January 17, 2007 at 2:07 pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: The discovery of Africanized “killer” bees just miles from St. Charles Parish in the greater New Orleans metro area suggests all residents should be vigilant. This first-person account from a hunter who had a run-in with the insects in Arizona shows how dangerous they can be.

Health insurance for every man, woman and child in Louisiana
January 17, 2007 at 1:58 pm
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed extending medical insurance to all Californians, including illegal immigrants, with a far-reaching plan that would transform the health care market by spreading the $12 billion cost of universal coverage among employers, individuals, insurers, government and health care providers.

Louisiana named ‘least healthy’ state in U.S.
January 17, 2007 at 1:52 pm
The United Health Foundation has ranked Louisiana as the “least healthy” state in the nation for 2006 and the picture painted by the respected research group isn’t pretty.

You can be a Herald-Guide Bicentennial supermodel like Amanda Pertuis. E-mail heatherb@heraldguide.com and we’ll arrange to make you famous, too. New model each week. Bicentennial trivia
January 17, 2007 at 1:32 pm
Throughout 2007, the Herald-Guide will feature seven trivia tidbits about St. Charles Parish in each of our weekly issues. Here’s this week’s installment.

Crime up 4.6 percent in 2006, says Sheriff
January 17, 2007 at 1:07 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that crime in St. Charles Parish rose 4.7% in 2006. The total number of crimes rose from 2,180 in 2005 to 2,283 in 2006.

St. Charles Parish property tax hikes: Are YOU in trouble?
January 17, 2007 at 1:04 pm
“I’ve had a lot of homeowners upset with this office - they aren’t happy with the large increase in property taxes they got this year. But there’s nothing the parish can do about it. I encourage property owners to write the governor, the tax commissioner and the state legislature to ask for tax relief.”

St. Charles housing boom
January 17, 2007 at 1:01 pm
As residential housing throughout St. Charles Parish continues to expand, local developers are facing a slew of problems heading into the New Year as they attempt to accommodate the sudden and continuing housing needs of residents since hurricane Katrina ravaged southeast Louisiana.

Voices of St. Charles Parish
January 17, 2007 at 12:57 pm
Can you afford to pay four times more than you are now paying for your property taxes?

Carolyn Schexnaydre is a concerned citizen living in Destrehan. Got something to say on any topic of local interest? We'll give you the space in Voices of St. Charles Parish. Write: editor@heraldguide.com

VIPs - Very Important Parishioners
January 17, 2007 at 12:52 pm
Mary Coleman is employee of the month at St. Charles Parish Hospital. She is a Housekeeper in the Environmental Services Department.

Marine has pulled 400-pound cart in 5-year trek across country
Marine has pulled 400-pound cart in 5-year trek across country
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Allie Stevens was a strange sight to see as he lugged a 400-pound rickshaw along Highway 90 through St. Charles Parish last week.