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‘Zydeco Joeaux’ strumming a few sounds at the St. Charles Parish Alligator Festival. Rotary Club rolls out the red carpet for 'King of the Swamp'
September 20, 2006 at 12:38 pm
The St. Charles Parish Rotary Club is excited to get things under way for the 27th Annual Alligator Festival, scheduled to start Thurs., Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.

OUCH! St. Rose teen faces 96 years in prison for theft of cologne & CDs, say cops
September 20, 2006 at 12:33 pm
A St. Rose man could face up to 96 years in jail if convicted of simple burglary.

New Sarpy man shot dead
September 20, 2006 at 12:29 pm
According to the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office, the parish’s first homicide this year took place on Sun., Sept. 17 at 10: 30 p.m.

Hospital CEO, Federico Martinez, showing his wilder side by breaking ground with his flaming Harley Davidson hard hat.
Ceremony jump starts hospital construction
September 13, 2006 at 2:21 pm
Representatives of the parish’s health system gathered on Sept. 8 to celebrate the expansion of the St. Charles Parish Hospital with a ground breaking ceremony.

Home businesses under parish scrutiny
September 13, 2006 at 2:18 pm
On Sept. 5 the parish council was faced with a proposal by the parish president’s administration that, if passed, would make it easier for residents to operate businesses from their home by cutting through some of the red tape and allowing the parish’s planning and zoning department director to determine approval on applications.

Dow Chemical to shut down PXC plant
September 13, 2006 at 2:13 pm
On Sept. 6 Dow Epoxy, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Company, announced that it intends to close the PXC plant at the St. Charles Operations site owned by Union Carbide Corporation in Hahnville by Oct. 31.

In their own words - only in the Herald Guide ...
September 13, 2006 at 1:01 pm
Editor's note : we interviewed each school board candidate via email and are now presenting their answers verbatim.

On Sept. 2 at 2:50 a.m., St. Charles Parish police officers were notified of a shooting in the vicinity of Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan. Destrehan shoot-out leaves two wounded
September 13, 2006 at 12:48 pm
On Sept. 2 at 2:50 a.m., St. Charles Parish police officers were notified of a shooting, and in response were dispatched to the Shell Station located on Airline Drive in Norco to meet up with the victims.

On Sept. 4, an employee at the St. Rose Race-Trac on Airline Drive was robbed a gunpoint. Race-Trac employee robbed at gunpoint
September 13, 2006 at 12:43 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a search for an unknown black male who is the supposed gunman in an armed robbery that occurred on Sept. 4 at the Race-Trac in St. Rose.

Laque recently attended the ground breaking ceremony for St. Charles Parish Hospital’s new addition. Laque recovers completely from surgery
September 13, 2006 at 12:34 pm
Parish President Albert Laque didn't miss a beat when St. Charles Hospital told him that he would have to have surgery to remove a benign tumor growing in his abdominal cavity.

PARISH CANAL'S GREEN GIANT On Monday, this 11-foot mega-gator was sold to dealer Whitney Curole of KWK Crabs in Des Allemands. The 460-pound beast was caught in the Parish Canal and is the biggest gator Curole has seen so far this season. Alligators bring big bucks
September 13, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Alligator season got off to a fast start this year with respectable numbers of the fearsome-looking reptiles succumbing to the wily tactics of local alligator hunters.

Ellington Mortgage Company now open in Boutte
September 06, 2006 at 1:44 pm
Ellington Mortgage Company is proud to announce the opening of a new location to better assist their customers.

At a recent luncheon at the St. Charles Operatons site for Dow Chemical, U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon said that when duty calls and he travels to Washington, he goes there to represent his district and to convey to the government what is needed fo MELANCON VS ROMERO
September 06, 2006 at 1:39 pm
BATON ROUGE -- With qualifying finished and the Nov. 7 election date nearing, the race for the 3rd Congressional District is under way and it promises to be as contentious as it is telling.

Norco robbery investigation continues
September 06, 2006 at 1:09 pm
On Aug. 28, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office reported that they are still pursuing the investigation regarding a 30-year-old Norco woman who said that she was attacked by an unknown man while attempting to retrieve belongings out of her vehicle.

Rev. George Fischer at left is proud of his daughter, Betsy Fischer, who spoke at last Wednesday’s Rotary meeting. Betsy is the excectutive director of the No.1 rated Sunday morning news show “Meet the Press.” National TV show executive has local roots
September 06, 2006 at 12:55 pm
Betsy Fischer, executive producer of NBC’s Meet the Press that airs on Sundays, was guest speaker at the St. Charles Rotary Club last Wednesday.

Seated: Lisa Wursteisen, Sarah Comiskey, Diana Blancarte-Ball, Angela Amedee. Standing: Henry Sorbet, Sherri Blanchard, Johanna Raymond, Anne Candies, Paul Ory Ballet star elected first president of dance company
September 06, 2006 at 12:48 pm
DESTREHAN, La. - As the River Region Ballet’s Board of Directors prepared for their twelfth season, they elected their first president.

The 51,000 square-foot addition will stand three-stories high and take 15 months to complete. New hospital construction to break ground
September 06, 2006 at 12:46 pm
On Aug. 30 the St. Charles Parish Hospital board members accepted a bid that will help pave the way for construction to begin this month on an expansion project that has been years in the making.

Pictured (l-r) Rhonda Perrin, her daughter in law and the person who wrote in about Mrs. Perrin, Stanley Perrin, her son, Mrs. Mildred Perrin, and Kristi Brocato, owner of The Basketry. Basketry shoppers help Katrina victim
September 06, 2006 at 12:35 pm
The Basketry of Luling held a cocktail party/fund raiser on Aug. 26 to raise money for a family affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Parish still has no plan in place to repay  misspent taxpayer money
Parish still has no plan in place to repay misspent taxpayer money
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Opinions vary on whether Parish President V.J. St. Pierre’s administration must find a way to repay or rectify a finding by the Louisiana Attorney General that they unconstitutionally provided $140,000 worth of free dumpsters to parish residents over a four-year period.