I-49 pushes on post-Katrina
May 31, 2006 at 2:37 pm
Even with two major storms, the construction of I-49 South is continuing, although it is still in the planning stage. With a connection between Raceland and the Westbank Expressway in the New Orleans metro area, the proposed highway will irrevocably alter the St. Charles Parish. The corridor will create major economic potential.

Parish overhauls hurricane communications Parish overhauls hurricane communications
May 31, 2006 at 2:36 pm
With the trials and tribulations of Katrina and Rita still fresh on the minds of parish residents, hurricane season officially arrives today. While St. Charles Parish by and large missed the brunt of two major storms last year, the parish has initiated a series of changes from lessons learned in the last storm season.

Michael J. Foster, 28, River Ridge and Brad McPhail, 19, St. Rose St. Rose man charged with attempted first-degree murder
May 31, 2006 at 2:16 pm
A St. Rose man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly shot a River Ridge man in the head during a drug transaction gone horribly wrong.

eBay squaring off in legislative dot-com battle eBay squaring off in legislative dot-com battle
May 31, 2006 at 2:15 pm
BATON ROUGE -- There are business and industry folks up at the Capitol, as well as lobbyists for health care and video poker. But very rarely do you ever see eBay’s people, as they might be called, looking out for the interests of the popular auction website.

Fatal crash mars holiday weekend Fatal crash mars holiday weekend
May 31, 2006 at 1:48 pm
Friday evening, as the Memorial Day weekend was beginning, a 3 vehicle fatality occurred on U.S. 90 in Luling.

According to Louisiana State Police reports, a preliminary investigation revealed that 1995 Dodge Dakota pick-up driven by Arvin Popham, 37, Avondale, was traveling westbound on U.S. 90, when he, for reasons unknown, lost control.

William Becknel, Robbie Wilson, Charles Cancienne, Raymond Walters and John Clark. Call to duty
May 24, 2006 at 12:27 pm
Each year millions gather on Memorial Day, barbequing and pitching horseshoes all across America. While most pass the time with ease and carefree delight, very few actually know what the holiday represents.

A photo of Pier 90 taken during Hurricane Rita. While the proposed homes would be on stilts, the photo shows how much water can inundate the area. New subdivision vetoed by Laque
May 24, 2006 at 12:25 pm
In a rare move, Parish President Albert Laque vetoed an ordinance to approve a five home subdivision in an area designated wetlands along Highway 90, citing a propensity for flooding.

As one of the largest refineries in North America, the New Sarpy plant hopes to be at full capacity by next week, assisting America’s fuel needs. A big boom at Valero
May 24, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Local residents were startled when an explosion at the 1,000 acre Valero St. Charles Refinery shook up homes for miles Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. The fire and explosion shot into the air from a unit that is used to produce diesel fuel causing flames to shoot more than 100 feet.

Four new principals appointed Four new principals appointed
May 24, 2006 at 12:17 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board announced the names of several teachers and staff that have received new appointments for the 2006-2007 school year.

Loud music sprouts surprise Loud music sprouts surprise
May 24, 2006 at 12:16 pm
During a traffic stop by a St. Charles Parish Sheriff's deputy, Gary Eugene, Jr., 25, was arrested for growing marijuana and driving with a suspended license.

Have the right answers before storm; take ‘Hurricane Quiz’ now Have the right answers before storm; take ‘Hurricane Quiz’ now
May 24, 2006 at 12:12 pm
This game of 20 questions can help you determine whether you and your family will be prepared if a hurricane comes your way, according to LSU AgCenter experts.

Dow to expand Hahnville plant Dow to expand Hahnville plant
May 24, 2006 at 12:09 pm
The Dow Chemical Company has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Union Carbide Corporation, will invest in new ethyleneamine capacity at the St. Charles Operations site in Hahnville, La., by expanding an existing production plant and building a new production plant.

Pictured is Sheriff Greg Champagne, Jan Madere (Madere's Garage) and Deputy Thomas Mayville Sheriff’s Office purchases 13 new patrol units
May 24, 2006 at 12:07 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s department recently purchased 13 new patrol interceptors for its officers through a government program.

School athletic facilities to get overhaul School athletic facilities to get overhaul
May 24, 2006 at 12:06 pm
After evaluation by Sizeler Architects identifying problems with athletic facilities at elementary, middle, and high schools, St. Charles Parish Schools recently approved a measure to improve athletic facilities at several school sites in the parish.

Tough on crime? Tough on crime?
May 24, 2006 at 12:03 pm
BATON ROUGE -- The stars must have been perfectly aligned in 2001 when every imaginable party involved with the criminal justice process in the Legislature sat down at the same table.

Willowdale Peeper: the bane of residents Willowdale Peeper: the bane of residents
May 24, 2006 at 11:45 am
It's not so easy to catch a Peeping Tom, as concerned residents of Willowdale, Willowridge and Davis Plantation are finding out.

Heavy users to feel the pinch at the tap Heavy users to feel the pinch at the tap
May 17, 2006 at 2:15 pm
After months of debate, hand-wringing and dire warnings, the parish council approved a water rate increase that will substantially tax heavy users.

By a vote of 8-1, the council passed a $25 million upgrade to water system on the east and west bank. Councilman Ganesier "Ram" Ramchandran was the lone hold out against the measure.

Herald-Guide wins Newspaper of the Year Herald-Guide wins Newspaper of the Year
May 17, 2006 at 1:56 pm
Louisiana Press Association held its annual banquet honoring the best newspapers throughout the state this past weekend in Baton Rouge.

In Division 6, The St. Charles Herald-Guide won Newspaper of the Year, based on the number of points earned in the Better Newspaper Editorial Competition and the Better Advertising Competition for 2005.

Board wants more cameras in schools
Board wants more cameras in schools
The St. Charles Parish School Board wants to install a comprehensive video surveillance system that would cover every school campus and tie into local law enforcement switchboards.