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It’s no joke - state is running out of college students
January 31, 2007 at 1:07 pm
Commissioner of Higher Education Joseph Savoie told the Board of Regents that while Louisiana has made great strides in increasing the overall educational level of its citizens in recent years, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have driven down college enrollment significantly.

Have you seen this bluebird? Have YOU seen this 'Tweety Pie'?
January 31, 2007 at 1:04 pm
From Henslow’s sparrow to the American woodcock, even Alfred Hitchcock would be impressed at the assortment of birds St. Charles Parish has to offer.

Teen charged with arson in blaze that destroyed $30G classroom
January 31, 2007 at 12:34 pm
"We never ran into a dead end - the case just took a long time."

44G back pay for school worker axed over politics, says fed jury
January 31, 2007 at 12:32 pm
“I felt like David going up against Goliath - I knew from the start that it would be a tough case to win.”

What next for boy accused of rape?
January 31, 2007 at 12:30 pm
The 10-year-old boy from Des Allemands being held at the St. James Parish Detention Center on a charge of aggravated rape is “scared” - and he may be going before a judge on Feb. 9.

Weather Girl says: Weather Girl Megan
January 24, 2007 at 2:39 pm
Expect a mixed weather bag in the week ahead, with cool temperatures and accompanied by clouds, rain and sunshine depending on the day. Here’s Weather Girl Megan Water’s rundown:

OVERWEIGHT
January 24, 2007 at 2:32 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.

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Bicentennial trivia
January 24, 2007 at 2:28 pm
In honor of St. Charles Parish’s Bicentennial year, the Herald-Guide will feature seven trivia tidbits about the parish in weekly installments through Dec. 31, 2007. Ready? Read on:

SAINTS RULE. Bradley Clark and David Robin show off their tattoos. Never say die
January 24, 2007 at 2:10 pm
On a dreary and rainy Sunday afternoon in St. Charles Parish, regular patrons, hardcore fans, and casual fans alike gathered at Sport's Pub in Destrehan to cheer on the New Orleans Saints in the biggest game of the 40-year franchise.

Cox threatens to clip Super Bowl cable and the question is, would they REALLY do that?
January 24, 2007 at 2:08 pm
The Super Bowl will not air for Cox Communications cable subscribers in St. Charles Parish unless CBS-affiliate WWL-TV’s parent company, BELO Corp., of Dallas, Texas, and Cox’s corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia, can settle a dispute before game day on Feb. 4.

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.

Norco family gives back after daughter’s 7-hour scoliosis surgery
Norco family gives back after daughter’s 7-hour scoliosis surgery
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After undergoing a seven-hour surgery to correct a severe case of scoliosis, 13-year-old Lora Leigh Luquet and her family are giving back to the community by sponsoring a blood drive on Friday at Harry Hurst Middle School.