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Many important issues to carry over from ‘07 into ‘08 Many important issues to carry over from ‘07 into ‘08
December 26, 2007 at 9:20 am
2007 has been an exciting year in St. Charles Parish and the Herald-Guide has decided to use this issue as a means to look back at some of the stories that had the most impact on our readers this year.

Water project hits snag as Corps rejects second river crossing Water project hits snag as Corps rejects second river crossing
December 26, 2007 at 9:20 am
A pipeline project that will transport water from the West Bank to their East Bank neighbors faces more delays because Army Corps of Engineers rejected the site where the pipe was to originally cross the river.

Beautiful properties on tour of homes
December 25, 2007 at 2:56 pm
HOUMA - Four beautiful homes and properties will be on tour decorated for the Christmas holidays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 for the 3rd annual Holiday Tour of Homes.

The homes are: Grand Bayou Noir Bed and Breakfast, 1143 Bayou Black Dr., owned by Judge and Mrs. Timothy Ellender; Larry and Maryann Boudreaux, 4936 Imperial Dr.; Mr. and Mrs. Chapman Burguieres, Jr., 4523 Highway 311; Black Star Ranch and Cottage, 1361 Bayou Blue Road, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Neil Suard.

Refreshments will be served at each home on the tour.
Tickets are $25 and are available at Accessories Plus, Cloutier Eye Care, CK Interiors, Cherrel’s Antiques, The
Christmas Place and at the door of each home.

For more information, call 985-872-4994 ot 985-804-0182.

Boat parade floating on the bayou Dec. 22
December 22, 2007 at 3:58 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The parish’s annual boat parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. on Highway 306 on the Bayou Gauche island in Des Allemands.

Déjà vu all over again
December 20, 2007 at 9:23 am
When the story of the Duke lacrosse case first broke, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the NAACP all called for the arrest of the lacrosse players. When the facts came to light (namely, that the students were innocent of rape) neither Sharpton, Jackson, nor the leaders of the NAACP offered an apology or an admission of hasty judgment.

Recycling needs to be part of our future
December 20, 2007 at 9:22 am
It makes sense to recycle materials that can be reused instead of dumping them in a landfill as trash. It won’t clutter up the landscape.

Is death penalty dying a slow death?
December 20, 2007 at 9:21 am
The State of New Jersey has just abolished the death penalty. And it appears that other states may follow suit.
There are several reasons for eliminating capital punishment.

St. Pierre transition team plans to make parish government more efficient, seeks applicants for several key positions
December 20, 2007 at 9:15 am
Parish President-elect V.J. St. Pierre held the third meeting of his Transition Team on Tuesday, Dec. 11, and reports that preparations for the beginning of his administration are progressing well.

Sheriff's Reports
December 20, 2007 at 9:14 am
Arrests
•Lamar Narcissen, 22, of 29 Meadows Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on Dec. 7 and charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute a schedule II controlled dangerous substance.

St. Rose man booked in convenience store shooting
December 20, 2007 at 9:13 am
An 18-year-old St. Rose man wanted for attempted second degree murder because of a shooting that occurred at the Kwik-N-Fast convenience store, turned himself in to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Schools go high-tech - turn to biometric timeclocks
December 20, 2007 at 9:11 am
Something once seen exclusively in sci-fi movies and space age epics is making its way into the St. Charles Parish school system.

Satellite Center's industry class searching for a few good students
December 20, 2007 at 9:09 am
The Satellite Center recently held a PTEC recruitment event in order to increase enrollment in the center's two process technology classes, which give high school seniors college credit towards an associate's degree in that field.

Santa Visits Parish Early
December 19, 2007 at 2:31 pm
It was more than just a Toys for Tots community outreach - it was a winter wonderland transformed into Santa's Village.


Feds give juvenile detention centers bad grade due to lack of programs
December 19, 2007 at 2:27 pm
In St. Charles Parish nearly 80 youth visited the St. James Detention Center for criminal offenses since October 2007, according to the Office of Youth Development Corrections in Baton Rouge.

Newspaper gift fund will go to family who lost everything
December 19, 2007 at 2:17 pm
The St. Charles Herald-Guide has chosen to give the money collected from their Christmas Gift Fund this year to the family of Orvette Smith, who lost everything when their home was completely destroyed by fire in November.


Metairie doctor volunteers to help Mexican orphan
December 19, 2007 at 2:06 pm
An eight-year-old girl, living in an orphanage in Mexico needs to be evaluated by a doctor, and St. Borromeo's Youth director has found a child psychologist from Metairie willing to volunteer to do the costly assessment of the child.

Laque plans to pull out all stops to get west bank pumps
December 19, 2007 at 2:03 pm
St. Charles Parish Council met for what was supposed to be their last time on Dec. 17, but if Judge Robert Chaisson throws out the west bank pump lawsuit on Jan. 2 as sources say is a possibility, Laque will make a last-ditch effort get the nearly $30 million bond issue passed before the new administration takes over.

Hahnville High boys soccer team wins BIG in back-to-back tourney
December 19, 2007 at 12:11 pm
The Hahnville Boys' Soccer team recently won two tournaments on consecutive weekends.

St. Charles Parish Schools rank 3rd in nation
St. Charles Parish Schools rank 3rd in nation
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Ranking among top school systems in the nation for use of technology in the classroom, the St. Charles School System accepted the award as confirmation that it’s preparing the “21st century student.”