Summer Book Reviews Summer Book Reviews
June 25, 2008 at 2:08 pm
Geek High by Piper Banks is a teen novel that follows the life of Miranda Bloom, a student at Nottingham Independent School, which is filled with gifted and high IQ intellectuals who refer to the school as "Geek High."

The Cook's Corner The Cook's Corner
June 25, 2008 at 2:06 pm
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

ON SET. Destrehan native Shelley Hennig portrays Days of Our Lives’ character Stephanie Johnson. She’s pictured on set with co-star Darin Brooks, who plays Max, Stephanie’s boyfriend.
June 25, 2008 at 1:58 pm
Destrehan native Shelley Hennig first found herself in the spotlight when she was crowned as Miss Teen USA in 2004, but it’s her role on NBC’s Days of Our Lives that’s quickly making the soap-opera starlette a household name.

Boutte pizzeria joins cause to fight cancer
June 25, 2008 at 1:55 pm
Rotolo’s Pizzeria Restaurant in Boutte is taking steps to help find a cure for cancer.

Learning disabled students face extra difficulties without diploma Learning disabled students face extra difficulties without diploma
June 25, 2008 at 1:43 pm
For many graduates from Hahnville and Destrehan, life is full of promise and possibility because those students have a high school diploma in their hands.

Where are the children?
June 25, 2008 at 1:36 pm
All of the lights were out and the glass doors to the River Parish YMCA Youth Center on Paul Maillard Road were closed during the day - vacant of activity or children.

Free music cost parents big bucks Free music cost parents big bucks
June 25, 2008 at 1:34 pm
Thousands of kids and adults in St. Charles Parish are breaking the law every time they download music using free sites like LimeWire and BearShare.

Government jobs empty
June 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm
The St. Charles Parish Public Works Department needs 22 workers to help complete parish projects, but no one is applying for the jobs despite the promise of stability and other benefits packages.

Sheriff's Reports
June 25, 2008 at 12:54 pm
•Gary Matherne, 49, of 489 Longview Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on June 15 and charged with possession of marijuana.

Is nationalization of industry on the agenda in Washington?
June 25, 2008 at 12:48 pm
I had to shake my head and refocus my eyes when I read the following words from a news story: “House Democrats responded to President Bush’s call for Congress to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling….Among other things, the Democrats called for government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply.”

Big pay raise not what the governor ordered
June 25, 2008 at 12:47 pm
Term limits created an almost completely new legislature this year. That legislature’s exuberance in wanting to get a b ig raise right off the bat may create an almost new legislature next time, too. The reaction among voters has been overwhelmingly negative.

Employment shortage or not?
June 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm
All over the country, the cries and woes of financial difficulties echo from almost every corner. Rising gas prices, grocery bills, and home foreclosures bring to the forefront news that the economy is in trouble - or is it?

Clothing boutique getting parish ready for the ‘runway’ Clothing boutique getting parish ready for the ‘runway’
June 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm
If indulging in the latest clothes and fashion accessories, like trendy handbags and shoes, is at the top of your to-do list, then look no further than Destrehan’s newest boutique, Runway Clothing, Shoes and Accessories.

Fun-filled summer events at libraries
June 25, 2008 at 11:31 am
LULING - The West Regional Library in Luling is planning several summer activities for children this month. They are:

•Game Daze for ages 8 to 11 will be June 23 at 2 p.m.

•A hip-hop dance class for ages 12 and older will be June 25 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 985-785-8471.

Who’s watching who? Who’s watching who?
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am
The St. Charles Parish government has the authority to view their employee’s email and Internet history because of an agreement those workers signed when they were first hired.

The sewage treatment facility in Hahnville is running out of room to handle sewage in the West Bank due to increased expansion in the area. Herman Cortez Jr. (above) serves as the technician for the plant. Expansion creating sewage headaches
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am
Business construction on the West Bank is stretching the wastewater system’s ability to handle sewage, leading to concerns that a new treatment facility might be needed.

Director says subsurface drainage won’t solve parish’s flood problems
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am
Some neighborhoods in the parish that have experienced flooding seem to believe that the installation of subsurface drainage would solve the problem.

Help wanted signs are popping up across the parish. ‘Help Wanted’ signs of trouble
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am
The nation’s unemployment rate spiked to 5.5 percent in May, which was the biggest one-month jump in decades and caused help wanted signs to vanish in almost every area of the country.

St. Charles Parish’s top companies
St. Charles Parish’s top companies
Entergy Louisiana Inc. continued to rank as St. Charles Parish’s largest company with $183.6 million in assets that include a substantial system and nuclear facilities.