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Rep. Smith & family hit back at rumors
October 11, 2006 at 3:06 pm
Rep. Gary Smith Jr., D-Norco, has been turning up in the press a lot lately but not entirely because of his work as a state legislator.

Tired of your old plants? Trade them at the Oktober Fest
October 11, 2006 at 3:01 pm
The German Coast Farmers Market will celebrate its Oktober Fest on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Man shot in the face with a 12-gauge - & he’s still alive
October 11, 2006 at 2:59 pm
A 25-year-old Boutte man was charged with attempted second-degree murder after he blasted another man in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun, say cops.

Laque gives FEMA a ‘coonass earful’ in levee-lobby effort
October 11, 2006 at 2:53 pm
For a year now. Albert Laque has been pleading with higher-ups to protect St. Charles Parish with levees on both the east and west banks of the Mississippi.

Parents say that all school buses should be air-conditioned because children can suffer during the hotter months of the year. Parents, student & driver say it’s a no-brainer - school buses need A/C
October 04, 2006 at 1:03 pm
The question of whether to install air-conditioners in St. Charles Parish school buses is an easy one to answer for two parents, a former driver and a student interviewed exclusively by the Herald-Guide.

Country music star Willie Nelson was recently caught with a pound and a half of marijuana in Louisiana. Louisiana pot laws under fire after Ol' Willie's bust
October 04, 2006 at 12:40 pm
BATON ROUGE - A pound and a half of marijuana wasn’t the only thing country music legend Willie Nelson allegedly brought into Louisiana two weeks ago. Trailing close behind has been a wave of pro-pot advocacy spokesmen and global media attention.

K'garten kids: Saints will win the Super Bowl - THIS YEAR!
October 04, 2006 at 12:34 pm
"Do you think the Saints are going to win the Super Bowl?" Had you asked me that question a few weeks ago I would have told you I really hadn't thought all that much about it.

Herald-Guide Election Roundup: St. Charles goes as Louisiana goes
October 04, 2006 at 12:27 pm
Almost 7,000 residents of St. Charles Parish voted in Saturday’s election that selected five local school board members and the state's insurance commissioner in addition to putting 13 amendments into the state constitution.

Doctor pleads no contest in child-pornography case
October 04, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Dr. David Sampognaro of Luling pleaded no contest to a single count of "attempted possession of child pornography" before the 29th Judicial District Judge Emile St. Pierre in Hahnville.

In FEMA's eyes, since the Sunset Levee wasn't overseen and certified by the Corps of Engineers, it might as well not even exist, said Tab Troxler, director of St. Charles Emergency Operations Center. FEMA 'can't see' the Sunset levee, says build new homes 7-feet higher than old homes
October 04, 2006 at 12:18 pm
What do you call a levee that's not certified? According to FEMA, it might as well be mud.

Gary Smith spoke about teacher salaries and illegal aliens at the last rotary meeting. Smith: Illegal aliens & teacher salaries key issues for state
October 04, 2006 at 12:13 pm
The Louisiana Legislature accomplished "a lot" this year, State Rep. Gary Smith said in a report to the St. Charles Rotary Club, including:

Are 'school busses' too hot for kids?
October 04, 2006 at 11:59 am
Last week the Herald-Guide asked in page-one headline, "Are school busses too hot for our kids?" And this week we answer with a resounding: "Yes, they are too hot, especially for the little ones" - because "school busses" have nothing to do with wheeling squealing students to their campuses in a fleet of big yellow vehicles.

Former parish councilman cited in grab-&-scram sign spree, say cops
October 04, 2006 at 11:56 am
Leading the news in our "Say what?" department this week comes a report from the Sheriff's Office noting that former St. Charles Parish Councilman and current Port of South Louisiana Commissioner Jay Roberts, and business partner Murphy Majoria, were cited after someone yanked school board candidate Angela Fenerty's "vote-for-me" signs out of her yard just days before the Sept. 30 election.

Analysis: Insurance race has hefty issues for coast, but very few solutions
September 27, 2006 at 2:35 pm
BATON ROUGE -- In separate interviews this week, The St. Charles Herald-Guide asked the front-running Republican candidates for insurance commissioner what they would specifically do about the scarcity of home insurance in coastal Louisiana, the perceived ineffectiveness of the Insurance Rating Commission and the fledgling Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

Companies partner for largest motion picture pact in Louisiana history
September 27, 2006 at 2:24 pm
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) SEPT. 14 -Sam Nazarian's Los Angeles based Element Films and New Orleans based LIFT Films are partnering in a new motion picture production financing agreement with the potential total production outlay to exceed $200 million in the state of Louisiana.

Unlocked vehicles pose as easy burglary targets
September 27, 2006 at 2:04 pm
On Sept. 19, Sheriff Greg Champagne issued a crime alert via email to all citizens urging them to be wary of a rash of automobile break-ins that occurred on Destrehan’s Ormond Meadows Drive.

Father Deogratias Ekisa with Rotary President Kirsti Brocato at the Alligator Festival. Africa's Father Deo in SC Parish seeking your help
September 27, 2006 at 1:56 pm
Uganda's big-hearted Father Deogratias Ekisa said all three Sunday Masses at Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling on Sunday. When I found out he had nothing scheduled between noon and his 6 p.m Mass, I asked him if he would like to try some alligator at the St. Charles' Rotary Club’s Alligator Festival.

Battle for the Paddle arrives
September 27, 2006 at 1:41 pm
The United Way of St. Charles will hold their annual jambalaya and gumbo cook-off on Thur., Oct. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Hahnville grad led monks to victory in coffin lawsuit
Hahnville grad led monks to victory in coffin lawsuit
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When the monks at St. Joseph Abbey began crafting cypress coffins in 2007, they did not know that the practice would cause a state association to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against their ability to engage in the craft.

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