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Website unites property owners with residents searching for affordable housing
August 29, 2007 at 2:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana citizens searching for affordable housing in the state and landlords wanting to list available properties are coming together online on www.LAHousingSearch.org, a free, state-sponsored housing website, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

National bridge poll: Many see national bridge safety problem but remain confident in local spans National bridge poll: Many see national bridge safety problem but remain confident in local spans
August 29, 2007 at 1:56 pm
By: ALAN FRAM - Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- With tens of thousands of U.S. bridges considered structurally deficient, Gary Bowen figures the Minneapolis span that collapsed last week can't be the only one with big problems. Joyce Davis isn't quite so worried.

Purse snatcher targets VFW Hall in Luling
August 29, 2007 at 1:53 pm
A Luling woman was leaving the VFW Hall, 146 Angus Drive, August 18, at 11:00 p.m. when a black male riding on a bicycle snatched her purse.

Everybody’s welcomed at the Luling YMCA: James Poole, (job service director), Anthony Coleman, Jr. (YMCA director), Lou Johnson, (YMCA senior director) and Kathy Adams, (board member) couldn’t wait to open the doors at the Luling center. Luling YMCA now open
August 29, 2007 at 1:50 pm
The Luling YMCA opened its doors Aug. 27, for children parish-wide.

Egle new CASA supervisor
August 29, 2007 at 1:46 pm
Child Advocacy Services (CAS) welcomes Miranda Egle' to the Luling Madere Center as the new CASA Advocate Supervisor. Miranda Egle' is a lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish, with a strong understanding of the local culture and history. Having grown up on the Eastbank and currently residing on the Westbank, Miranda has a deep connection to the community and strives to do her part in giving back to the children and families.

Herald-Guide Business News Herald-Guide Business News
August 29, 2007 at 1:40 pm
Dougie V’s Esperanza Plantation Restaurant, has brought back steak night by popular demand along with a change of menu in 2007.

What's Happening
August 29, 2007 at 1:35 pm
LULING - Learn about the devastating fire that gutted the historic Laura Plantation in Vacherie in 2004 when the St. Charles Parish Library presetns two screenings of the award winning documentary Reconstruction Creole

Thanks for great coverage of death
August 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm
To the editor:

Thanks for that great coverage of the death (murder) of my cousin and outstanding citizen Mrs. Hilda Zeringue Warren of St. Rose. The photos were truly an outstanding way to honor her even though she died an uneccessary and senseless death! My hat is off to Shonna Riggs who showed compassion as she covered the story as horrendous as it was. She is to be commended along with the rest of the staff as a whole for a fine job that you normally do always. I think that I can say on behalf of myself, the family and the rest of the community - - thank you, Herald Guide, for a job well done.

Here’s a simple plan to save our coast
August 29, 2007 at 1:31 pm
To the editor:

This letter is in response to Allen Lottinger’s article about Louisiana’s deteriorating coast. He was one of the first writers to write about the problems caused by the Mississippi River levee system. I agree with the fact that “Building of levees along the Mississippi River was the main cause of the erosion of our coast...” How can we get the politicians to listen to simple suggestions about how to correct this problem?

Help wanted - a local cartoonist
August 29, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Sometimes a picture can tell a story better than words. And so it is with editorial cartoons.

Democrats use bad taste with religious commercials
August 29, 2007 at 1:27 pm
Desperation seems to have entered the picture in the campaign for governor. The state Democratic party has resorted to playing on religious prejudices to try and win the election.

It’s time for citizens to take action
August 29, 2007 at 1:26 pm
The night out against crime recently was very successful in getting local residents to gather in their neighborhoods in a social atmosphere and reflect on what they can do to make St. Charles a safer parish. Now it is time for action.

Favoritism hurts small business and homeowners
August 29, 2007 at 1:21 pm
By Rock Gisclair, Assessor

For the past 50 years, the Louisiana Tax Commission was a grandfather, laissez-faire type of commission. Assessors do what you want with the homeowners as long as you don't complain about big industry and public service properties.

Lance Marino, clerk of court candidate Lance Marino announces candidacy for Clerk of Court
August 29, 2007 at 1:17 pm
By Lance Marino

My name is Lance Marino and I am a candidate for St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court. I am 45 years old.

Greg Champagne Sheriff Greg Champagne announces for re-election
August 29, 2007 at 1:13 pm
By Sheriff Greg Champagne

I have been honored to serve as the chief law enforcement officer of St. Charles Parish for the past eleven years. On October 20th, I will again be candidate for Sheriff in one of the state's fastest growing parishes. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has been in existence for over 150 years. It has been during my tenure that some of our most important milestones have occurred. As a result, your sheriff's office has become one of the most progressive and respected in the State of Louisiana.

State veterinarian Dr. Henry Moreau said an unusually high number of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been reported in St. Charles, Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Equine Encephalitis strikes St. Charles parish and vicinity
August 29, 2007 at 1:08 pm
As of Aug. 20, 23 horses in St. Charles and surrounding parishes have been infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), according to reports received by state veterinarian Dr. Henry Moreau. This total is more than the entire state saw in 2006.

Gary T. Norman Sex offender arrested
August 29, 2007 at 1:03 pm
*Editor's Note: The orignal address listed for Gary T. Norman in the print version of the Herald-Guide was incorrect. He is NOT a resident at 105 Choctaw in Luling and never has been. He currently resides in Kenner.

A Westwego man, who recently moved to Luling and is a convicted sex offender, attempted to lure St. Charles Parish school children into his vehicle while they waited for the school bus on the morning of Aug. 17 on Magnolia Ridge Road in Boutte.

Caravan of drivers shot at on Meadows Drive in Destrehan
August 29, 2007 at 1:01 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that took place on Meadows Drive in Destrehan, Sunday night.

New site connects job seekers with thousands  of open positions
New site connects job seekers with thousands of open positions
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A new online job connection program that seeks to match the skill set of job seekers with the needs of potential employers is expected to be a great help to St. Charles Parish residents and local industry alike.