|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:
|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.
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: email@example.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.
|Habitat for Humanity coming to Destrehan
January 17, 2007 at 12:37 pm
Rumors are flying that Habitat for Humanity is aiming to build a few houses for needy folks in Destrehan. And the rumors are right.
|Can you top this?
January 17, 2007 at 12:10 pm
Jon Finley’s been collecting old weapons for 20 years and these beauties are his favorites.
|‘Killer bee’ swarm spotted just miles from St. Charles Parish
January 17, 2007 at 11:28 am
The discovery of Africanized “killer” bees in a condemned house just 30 miles from St. Charles Parish has alarmed officials who say this is the first time the insects have been found this far east.
|Pass tax or shut down schools
January 17, 2007 at 11:23 am
St. Charles Parish voters will decide on Saturday, March 31, whether or not to renew two separate millages for the St. Charles Parish Public School System.
|What’s wrong with this picture?
January 10, 2007 at 3:49 pm
... first correct answer wins $5. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Martin Luther King parade is one you don’t want to miss
January 10, 2007 at 3:48 pm
The Martin Luther King Commemorative Organization hosts its annual celebration Monday, Jan. 15.
|What folks in Louisiana REALLY care about
January 10, 2007 at 3:46 pm
A new survey from the Louisiana Public Policy Research Lab names education, jobs, health care, crime, corruption, the environment and rebuilding as top concerns of citizens.
|Teach parish kids about $$ before they go broke
January 10, 2007 at 3:38 pm
BOUTTE - Believe it or not, more young people file for bankruptcy than graduate from college - and that's why St. Charles Parish School Board member-elect Alex Suffrin has named "financial-literacy classes" as a priority when he takes office on Jan. 16.
The First Baptist Church of Paradis is celebrating 155 years in operation this year...
In his best-selling book, The Warrior’s Heart, Eric Greitens describes his journey...
Destrehan running back Will Matthews ran wild against Terrebonne, scoring three...
The Houston Texans lost to the New York Giants 30-17 on Sunday, but two St. Charles...
• Wildcats open district play against high-scoring Terrebonne
• Hahnville fumbles way to victory in triple overtime
• Destrehan regroups in second half to knock off Dutchtown
• LSU will be tested by Bulldog QB
• HHS boys dominate Saints swim meet
Tasty alligator, 8 bands expected to draw 30,000 to Luling fest - 1321 views
Around 30,000 people are expected to descend upon Luling’s Alligator Festival this weekend to dine on south Louisiana delicacies, shop for unique crafts and listen to a wide-variety of music from eight live bands.
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