|$1M PAY HIKE FOR PARISH WORK FORCE
November 08, 2006 at 2:43 pm
HAHNVILLE - A cost-of-living increase and other salary hikes totalling $1 million are flowing to St. Charles Parish employees as part of a $90 million budget for 2007 that includes $20 million for west bank levee improvements to protect residents from flooding in a big hurricane like Katrina.
|Worst mosquito year ever
November 08, 2006 at 2:39 pm
THE "buggy equivalent" of a 100-year hurricane has slammed into St. Charles Parish with residents from Norco, Ama and Kenner to Boutte, Paradis, Bayou Gauche and Des Allemands complaining that this season's crop of insects is the worst they've ever seen.
November 01, 2006 at 3:35 pm
A 14-year-old Destrehan boy has been booked with solicitation for murder and illegal possession of a handgun after St. Charles Parish authorities said he offered a 15-year-old Destrehan boy $90 to kill another boy.
|3rd quarter crime up a little from 2nd quarter, a lot from last year
November 01, 2006 at 3:32 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that crime in St. Charles Parish during the third quarter of 2006 rose nearly 2 percent when compared to this year’s second quarter, and 12 percent when compared to last year’s third quarter.
|St. Charles 200th b-day on tap
November 01, 2006 at 3:26 pm
HAHNVILLE - "We want people to come up with great ideas for projects so we can celebrate the 200th birthday of St. Charles Parish for the entire year of 2007 in style,” says Corey Faucheux, director of the St. Charles Parish Department of Economic Development and Tourism.
|Teach parish kids about money before they go bankrupt
November 01, 2006 at 3:18 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 in January.
|‘I’m all for keeping the parish neat”
November 01, 2006 at 3:01 pm
Current Port of South Louisiana Commissioner and former St. Charles Parish Councilman Jay Roberts had such a knack for yanking up political signs BEFORE the September election that District Attorney Harry Morel has ordered him to keep up the good work AFTER the November vote.
|Super levee is gaining momentum
November 01, 2006 at 2:57 pm
BOUTTE - After last years' improbably active hurricane season, Luling resident Jeffrey Brou questioned the wisdom of staying in his low-lying neighborhood of Willowdale. Was Katrina really a 100-year-storm event - or a harbinger of more superstorms to come?
|‘Pray for my son’
November 01, 2006 at 2:26 pm
LULING - “Pray for my son. Pray for all of the men to come home from Iraq.”
With those wrenching words, worried-sick mom Tyrell Cornwell reveals her deep concern for the safety of her eldest child, U.S. Army Sgt. John Cornwell IV, 25, a military policeman serving in Baghdad on the front lines of the desperately brutal war in Iraq.
|Chihuahuas worse than pit bulls when it comes to biting
October 25, 2006 at 4:15 pm
Forget “ferocious breeds” like pit bulls, Doberman pinschers and German shepherds - the bitingest dogs in St. Charles Parish are cute little house and lap dogs: Chihuahuas, Llaso apso’s, cocker spaniels and shih tzus.
|What you must know about constitutional amendments before you vote on Nov. 7
October 25, 2006 at 3:19 pm
VOTERS PASSED all 13 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution offered on the September ballot, and their are eight more on the Nov. 7 ballot. Here’s an overview from PAR - the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a citizens advocacy group. We include a quick description of the amendments and also an explanation of what a vote for - or against - would mean for you and the State:
|Melancon vs. Romero congressional showdown
October 25, 2006 at 3:15 pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Louisiana State Sen. Craig Romero, republican, hopes to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, democrat, as the congressman respresenting Louisiana’s 3rd District in Nov. 7 election. To help you make an informed choice, the St. Charles Herald-Guide asked Romero and Melancon to respond in 50 words or less to three questions as follow on this page. In the interest of fairness, and to determine which candidate’s answers would appear first, we flipped a penny.
|Rub the moose for good luck - the New Orleans Saints do
October 25, 2006 at 3:08 pm
If you ask St. Charles parish Driver's License Bureau manager Pam Pitre, she'll tell you the real reason the New Orleans Saints are winning. His name is “Lucky Moosey.”
|Shiver me timbers
October 25, 2006 at 2:55 pm
BOUTTE - The hottest Halloween costumes for parish kids this year are karate-kickin’ Power Rangers for the boys and assorted princesses and heroines for the girls, including Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” and Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.”
|Sweet! Sugarcane crop best in 5 years, says ag agent
October 25, 2006 at 2:46 pm
After nearly five years of hard times for sugarcane farmers, this year’s crop looks like it will be much better than the crops of the past few years, according to LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Dr. Ben Legendre.
|State education officials release data 3-star schools - parish has seven of them
October 25, 2006 at 2:42 pm
Louisiana education officials released school performance scores just days ago and seven St. Charles Parish elementary schools received an impressive three-star ranking. They are: A.A. Songy Sr. Kindergarten, Ethel Schoeffner Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Mimosa Park Elementary, New Sarpy Elementary, New Sarpy Kindergarten, and Norco Elementary K-3.
|$88G windfall ‘a coup’ for schools; Chevron donates land & lots of it
October 25, 2006 at 2:40 pm
St. Charles Parish schools raked in the equivalent of an $88,000-plus (assessed) windfall when Chevron North American Exploration and Products Co. donated 43 acres of prime land to the school district just days ago.
|Council backs $20M levee to protect the west bank
October 25, 2006 at 2:38 pm
St. Charles Parish Councilman Clayton Faucheux says the parish has no other choice - it must appropriate $20 million of its preliminary $90 million budget for fiscal 2007 to continue the construction of levees on the west bank.
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