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6 of serial killer’s victims were from SC Parish
December 06, 2006 at 3:06 pm


At least six of the 23 murders committed by suspected serial killer Ronald Dominique, 42 of Houma, occurred in St. Charles Parish.

Hahnville High School exchange student couldn’t be happier with his new host family in Luling
December 06, 2006 at 2:54 pm
There’s no greater feeling than having a place to call home - even if you are on the other side of the world from the home you were born and raised in.

Norco’s Christmas parade - after a 1-yr Katrina layoff, it’s back ... with bells on Norco’s Christmas parade - after a 1-yr Katrina layoff, it’s back ... with bells on
December 06, 2006 at 2:50 pm
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina blew the annual Norco Christmas Parade away. But you can’t keep a great event down for long, and this year it was back and bigger and better than ever.

Can you top this?
December 06, 2006 at 2:21 pm
Every Christmas, Sally and Dean Church of Luling bring in a giant Christmas tree to celebrate the season. And when we say giant, we mean giant - this beauty is 16-feet tall.


New emergency phone system can dial everyone in SC parish in 13 minutes flat
December 06, 2006 at 2:00 pm
A satellite phone system with super sonic capabilities will cost St. Charles Parish $78, 000 for the upgrade, Tab Troxler, director of the Emergency Operations Center, tells the Herald-Guide.


National Spanish Honor Society charters Hahnville High School Herald-Guide Staff Report
December 06, 2006 at 1:57 pm
Hahnville High School’s Spanish program has been granted a charter in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica - that’s the “National Spanish Honor Society” for folks who speak “no espanol.”


Parish council gives GREEN LIGHT to more development on the east bank
December 06, 2006 at 1:47 pm
St. Charles Parish Council lifted a ban on development on the east bank in a regular meeting at the courthouse, opening the door for the long-talked about Plantation Business Park in Destrehan and other projects that are expected to be good for parish residents and the economy.


Family survives lethal gas that filled house while they slept
December 06, 2006 at 1:24 pm
An unsuspecting family in Luling are lucky to be alive after their hot water heater malfunctioned, filling their home with lethal carbon monoxide gas that sent them to the hospital - but could have killed them.

Leatrice Mitchell Mother’s tears for son killed by serial madman Dominique
December 06, 2006 at 1:00 pm
In the summer of 1997 David Lavon Mitchell Jr. (Tweedy) was attending a birthday party with his mother Leatrice Mitchell, grandmother and aunt Rita Oubre.

Hero for our time Hero for our time
December 01, 2006 at 12:28 pm
HAHNVILLE - Some children with autism disappear inside the disability and are rendered helpless in society long before they reach age 21, but Ron Davis, an adult suffering with the disorder, received a certificate of achievement from Hahnville High School, got his drivers’ license, and will begin working towards his General Education Diploma next year.

ADM shells out $10Gs to fund west bank farmers’ market
December 01, 2006 at 12:12 pm
There’s a new German Coast Farmers’ Market coming to the west bank of the Mississippi River thanks to $10,000 in funding from the Archer Daniels Midland Company’s Community Grants Program.

Coping with loss of a loved one during the holidays: our experts can help you
December 01, 2006 at 12:10 pm
BOUTTE - The holidays are a joyous time for most of us, but for those who have experienced the death of a loved one and are still grieving, the festive time of year can be a painful reminder that the friend or family member is no longer around.

Can you top this? Can you top this?
December 01, 2006 at 11:58 am
LULING - Glenda Dodson’s fingernails are beauties, alright. And what’s even more remarkable than their length, which ranges from 1.5 to 3 inches according to the finger as she measures them from cuticle to tip - is the fact that she doesn’t take supplements or use hardening agents.

Scotland Yard learns emergency procedure from sheriff’s office
December 01, 2006 at 11:57 am
HAHNVILLE - Scotland Yard’s Andy Goldston traveled across the Atlantic Ocean and then some to meet with St. Charles Parish officials to learn about emergency evacuation and planning.

This week’s talking points ... with Shonna Riggs
December 01, 2006 at 11:54 am
There were no emergency signs on the roadways to guide residents fleeing Hurricane Katrina, but the confusion that resulted from that scenario won’t happen again - because a $200,000 “emergency notification system” - that’s a fancy way to say “radio transmitter” - is on the way.

Kidnap suspect nabbed in Norco
December 01, 2006 at 11:25 am
A Killona man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a Luling woman this month was caught in Norco by the St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Marshal’s service.

More flights in the offing at NOIA, says official
December 01, 2006 at 11:23 am
In an effort to recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) is planning new incentives to return the airport's economy to its pre-Katrina level.

217 square miles of coastline still underwater after storms - REPORT 217 square miles of coastline still underwater after storms - REPORT
December 01, 2006 at 10:54 am
The latest analysis of land change data from the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wetlands Research Center indicates that 217 square miles of Louisiana’s coastal lands were transformed to water after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

St. Charles Parish losing farmland at alarming rate
St. Charles Parish losing farmland at alarming rate
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Louisiana is losing farmland at an alarming rate and the pace of that land loss is faster in St. Charles Parish than almost any other area of the state, according to Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain