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Summertime means gator-time for parish
March 14, 2007 at 5:00 pm
In any other part of the country it may sound odd to find a fully grown alligator catching a tan on someone’s front lawn, but in St. Charles Parish, it simply means summer is around the corner and alligator nuisance officer Kenny Schmill has work to do.

Deputy’s hit-and-run horror ends on high note: he’s O.K.
March 14, 2007 at 4:59 pm
A Luling man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer after his run in with a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputy last Wednesday in which the man tried to run the officer over with his car.

Child with leukemia needs your help
March 14, 2007 at 4:55 pm
Ten-year-old Angel Gordon, a student at St. Rose Elementary School, was diagnosed with leukemia in January.

New teacher education program at River Parishes CC up for approval
March 14, 2007 at 4:54 pm
The River Parishes Community College in Sorrento is set to offer an Associate of Science in Teacher Education Degree if the program meets approval by the State Board of Regents, according to a press release from the RPCC.

River Region Chamber backs SCP Schools in vote
March 14, 2007 at 4:52 pm
The St. Charles Parish School System is asking the voters of St. Charles Parish to approve a renewal of two (2) millages on March 31, 2007.

Airport expansion into parish on hold
March 14, 2007 at 4:51 pm
Seeking to focus more on restructuring Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner, Interim Airport Director Sean Hunter said there are no immediate plans for expansion into St. Charles Parish.

Insects fear Doug Hanson, left, and James Dufrene of SCP’s mosquito control office. Parish SMACKDOWN on icky mosquitoes
March 14, 2007 at 4:48 pm
St. Charles Parish is taking aim at pesky mosquitoes this year with special bug-gobbling fish and new high-tech sprayers.

Facelifts for St. Rose & Mimosa schools
March 14, 2007 at 4:47 pm
Two structural additions were approved Monday night by the St. Charles Parish School Board’s Capital Improvement Committee, both jobs to be completed by Murray Architect.

RIPPED OFF: Audie Matherne & family. Con artist ‘scams’ families for $50Gs
March 14, 2007 at 4:32 pm
A man who goes by the name “Mr. Giggles” left a St. Charles Parish couple frowning after he allegedly ripped them off for $5,000.

Acting Lifestyles and Sports Editor Heather R. Breaux, seated, shares a witty comment with intern Megan Waters. Editors earn more than interns, less than publishers. How does YOUR salary stack up? Read our story and find out. WHAT PARISH PEOPLE EARN
March 07, 2007 at 3:31 pm
Editor’s note: Hourly and annual salaries listed below are averages for all occupations from CEO to secretary - and everything in between. Data is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the “Metropolitan Statistical Area” of St. Charles Parish, Kenner, Metairie & New Orleans. This is Part 2 in a fascinating 2-part series that you’ll find only in the Herald-Guide.

17 students shaken up in SCP school bus accident
March 07, 2007 at 2:57 pm
A man driving a pick-up truck plowed into the back of a St. Charles Parish school bus injuring 17 children, the school bus driver, and himself.

VIPs
March 07, 2007 at 2:54 pm
Abbey Mack has been named managing attorney of Crescent Title’s new River Parishes office in Destrehan.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful ...
March 07, 2007 at 2:51 pm
The volunteer group Keep Louisiana Beautiful is sponsoring its third annual anti-litter campaign weekend March 8 - 10, called “Zero Tolerance For Litter.” The effort is expected to send a strong message from enforcement agencies that litterbugs will be actively pursued and fined.

Top 20 states for tornadoes ... in March, Louisiana’s No. 10
March 07, 2007 at 2:48 pm
The VorTek weather-analysis company has named the Top 20 most tornado-prone states for the month of March - and Louisiana is smack No. 10.

Man charged with 8th DWI
March 07, 2007 at 2:47 pm
A 45-year old Des Allemands man booked in St. Charles Parish for his 8th DWI can add attempted bribery of an officer to the charges filed against him, according to police reports.

Chris Tregre joins race for parish president Chris Tregre joins race for parish president
March 07, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Chris Tregre's concerns that residents living in St. Charles Parish have no levee protection and properties being reassessed in 2008 will burden homeowners with soaring tax rates, convinced him that he should join the race for parish president.

PhD wants Jindal’s job
March 07, 2007 at 2:40 pm
Psychologist and mother-of-seven Gilda Werner Reed, Ph.D. has formally announcing her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives, First Congressional District of Louisiana.

Grade A: SCP schools rank 6th in state
March 07, 2007 at 2:36 pm
District Performance Scores for Louisiana public schools were released Monday, with St. Charles Parish Schools ranked sixth out of 50 public school districts, a slight increase over last year's rankings.

2 St. Charles Parish Council members will seek parish presidency
2 St. Charles Parish Council members will seek parish presidency
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Even though the election is almost a year away, two St. Charles Parish Council members have already thrown their hats into the ring for the parish’s top executive post.