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Breach forces council to act
February 06, 2008 at 9:29 am
Plans to stop the televising of parish committee meetings got pulled from the agenda after the preliminary draft of the proposal was sent out to several residents in the parish.

Throw me something, mister!
February 03, 2008 at 2:04 pm
For more than a month now, we’ve all seen the roped-off areas along Luling’s River Road and in parts of Des Allemands - and if you’re from here, then you know that means - it’s time for Mardi Gras.

The St. Charles Parish parades are truly a community event, with residents making sure they have a great view of the passing festivities.

Krewe of Lul
Saturday, Feb. 2
Noon

LULING - The Krewe of Lul celebrates their 31st year with nearly 900 riders and a special grand marshal, Hokie Gajan.
That’s right, the former LSU and Saints football player will reign as part of this year’s royalty.

Parade organizers say that spectators can expect to see 30 floats, the Hahnville High School band, local fire departments and festival kings and queens.

The 2008 king and queen are Irvon “Cookie” and Dolores Gomez.

Krewe of Des Allemands
Sunday, Feb. 3
2 p.m.

DES ALLEMANDS - The Krewe of Des Allemands will roll this year with 18 homemade floats and around 360 riders.

The krewe was formed in 1995 after the local Lion’s Club stopped parading.

The king and queen, which is always a married couple, is none other than Hugh “Nunnie” and Betty Dufrene.

Victim shot, another forced to give up credit cards in pair of Luling armed robberies
January 31, 2008 at 3:02 pm
One man was shot and another was forced to give up cash and credit cards in a pair of armed robberies that occurred early this morning in Luling.

HHS drama students on stage
January 31, 2008 at 12:52 pm
BOUTTE - Hahnville High School students in Daniel Ruiz class will be performing the play “Speak Truth to Power” by Ariel Dorfman on Jan. 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. in the HHS auditorium.

The play is based on Kerry Kennedy Cuomo’s book by the same name, featuring powerful stories of human rights.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for local and national human rights organizations.

For more information, call the school at 985-758-7537.

Madness is on a roll; where is common sense?
January 30, 2008 at 2:07 pm
A bit of news coming from the Fulton County (Atlanta) School System generated a lot of commentary recently.

St. Pierre giving the people what they want
January 30, 2008 at 2:06 pm
After the recent elections, it became obvious that parish residents wanted change.

Louisiana is dancing in the rain
January 30, 2008 at 2:05 pm
Louisiana is getting back to its old ways - - rain, rain and more rain.

Sheriff's Reports
January 30, 2008 at 2:01 pm
Arrests
•Robert Joseph, 17, of 175 Murphy Lane in Des Allemands was arrested on Jan. 22 and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Parents of 11-year-old speed racer sentenced to weekend in jail, probation
January 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm
The parents of an 11-year-old boy that led police on a high speed chase on Oct. 5 each received six months in prison for allowing the child to use the car to run errands and drive his disabled father around town.

Meet your legislators at political discussion
January 30, 2008 at 1:53 pm
LAPLACE - A political round table discussion for St. Charles, St. John and St. James parishes will be held on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at the St. John Parish Library located at 2920 Highway 51 in LaPlace.

Representatives from these parishes will be on hand to discuss the New Opportunity Waiver (NOW).

For more information, call Maryal Mewherter at 985-447-4461 or 1-800-331-5570.

The 12 selected students of the year are: Kristen Yent: Ethel Schoeffner, Elise Brown: Lakewood, Ashlyn Frahm: Norco, Sasha Hernandez: Luling, Hailey Robert: St. Rose, Julian Turner: R.J. Vial, Lea Trusty: Albert Cammon, Taylor Borne: R.K. Smith, Michelle Students of the year shine both in and out of school
January 30, 2008 at 1:37 pm
St. Charles Parish Public Schools named their 2007-08 students of the year last week and three of the 12 selected students will go on to compete in regionals.

This picture allowed police to locate Conrad. Car Wash not a safe place to hide for armed robber
January 30, 2008 at 1:31 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 29-year-old St. Rose man for allegedly robbing the Express Cleaners in Destrehan. The arrest was made exactly a week after the crime took place.

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. A great number of those thefts occur during the holiday season. Technology makes identity theft easy, leads to more ruined lives
January 30, 2008 at 1:29 pm
Advances in technology, like the internet revolution in the 90s, have made life easier on everyone, including identity thieves.

LaRon and Dawan Landry Ama’s Landry brothers visit St. Charles Parish schools
January 30, 2008 at 12:27 pm
NFL football players and hometown favorites, Dawan and LaRon Landry, made rounds visiting elementary and middle schools in St. Charles Parish on Jan. 24

Patriots to take it all in
January 30, 2008 at 12:24 pm
This coming Sunday is the day every NFL football player dreams about. In this sport getting to play to be a world champion does not happen every season and for many athletes that situation may never even occur for them during their career.

DHS’ Nelson and Richard verbally commit
January 30, 2008 at 12:23 pm
This past week two of the best football players in the River Parish Region announced where they will attend college.

DHS head coach Stephen Robicheaux accepting MaxPreps award. DHS Wildcats rank at No. 18 in country
January 30, 2008 at 12:20 pm
Even though they haven't played a football game in almost two months, the accolades continue to roll in for the Destrehan Wildcats.

Camera Shootout 2008 weekly winner. Camera Shooutout 2008
January 30, 2008 at 12:15 pm
“Powers Combined” by Natalie Graves got the most votes last week and is the Jan. 24 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.

Cpl. Hazeltine surrounded by 'brothers in blue'
Cpl. Hazeltine surrounded by 'brothers in blue'
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Surrounded by his “brothers in blue,” Cpl. Burt Hazeltine reflected on surviving three gunshot wounds from a man who apparently ambushed him on Highway 90 while directing school traffic a week ago.