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You can be a Herald-Guide Bicentennial supermodel like Amanda Pertuis. E-mail heatherb@heraldguide.com and we’ll arrange to make you famous, too. New model each week. Bicentennial trivia
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: editor@heraldguide.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? 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.

Africanized ‘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 this picture? What’s wrong with this picture?
January 10, 2007 at 3:49 pm
... first correct answer wins $5. E-mail: heatherb@heraldguide.com.

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.

Patrol cars collide on River Road in Norco, deputy may have had seizure
January 10, 2007 at 3:36 pm
Two St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s patrol cars collided on River Road in Norco and both drivers were “pretty banged up,” Sheriff Greg Champagne reports.

Sheriff: St. Rose woman may have killed pal over $20
January 10, 2007 at 3:34 pm
Police arrested a St. Rose woman in the murder of Willie London 33, of 629 Turtle Creek Lane.

You can be a Herald-Guide Bicentennial supermodel like Amanda Breaux. E-mail and we'll arrange to make you famous, too. New model each week. Parish celebrates its 200th birthday
January 10, 2007 at 3:27 pm
Throughout 2007, the Herald-Guide will feature seven trivia tidbits about St. Charles Parish in each of our weekly issues - a total of 365 historical facts - in celebration of our Bicentennial Year.

Elvis impersonator is a dead ringer for The King. Elvis (almost) photographed in SC Parish just days ago
January 10, 2007 at 3:02 pm
Elvis is alive! Or so it seemed when this lookalike popped up to sing “Hound Dog’” and a lot more more at a party pitched by Valerie and David Hymel’s in Willowridge.

Alligator Fest could be featured on CBS TV show
Alligator Fest could be featured on CBS TV show
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It seems a little bit of St. Charles Parish culture could end up on TV this year. That is if Agent Dwayne Pride of the “NCIS: New Orleans” team has anything to say about it.