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Senator Vitter promises levee help
April 11, 2007 at 12:25 pm
Levee improvements were a hot topic when U.S. Sen. David Vitter hosted a "town hall meeting" attended by residents and public officials at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville on April 9.

LIttle Gypsy power plant in Montz. Montz power plant’s $1 billion expansion
April 11, 2007 at 12:23 pm
Entergy Louisiana is set to build a $1 billion generating unit at the "Little Gypsy" power plant in Montz, a project that will create 500 construction jobs in the short term, 35 plant jobs in the long term - and save customers a staggering $4 billion in monthly billings over the next 30 years, company officials say.

In the News
April 11, 2007 at 12:18 pm
How the Bonne Carre Spillway helps raise hurricane levees

The Bonnet Carre Spillway’s primary purpose is to defend New Orleans against Mississippi River flooding. But it also plays a little-known and “dirty” role in hurricane defense.

St. Charles Parish nets grant to help needy families
April 11, 2007 at 12:10 pm
In the ongoing effort to help needy citizens of St. Charles parish, a $35,234 grant has been awarded for emergency food and shelter needs, according to Timothy J. Vial, Chairman of the Local Emergency Food and Shelter Board.

113 Melrose Dr., Destrehan for $225,000 from Robert Pulliam to Mr. and Mrs. John Scanlan on Mar. 20 Real Estate Transactions
April 04, 2007 at 3:41 pm
The following Real Estate Transactions were taken from the public records at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. Below you will find purchased homes and vacant land in the St. Charles Parish area. The following transactions primarily took place primarily during the month of March.

Obituaries
April 04, 2007 at 3:32 pm
Ducote
Cecile Daigrepont Ducote passed away on Wednesday, March 28 at 12:03 am in Luling. Beloved wife of the late Howard P. Ducote. Mother of Norman Ducote and wife Pam, Debra Ducote Thompson and her husband, Tony, Donna Ducote Harruff and her husband, Paul. Grandmother of Nicholas and Seth Ducote, Austin and Brittney Thompson. Great Grandmother of Kohl Howard Ducote. Daughter of the late Ferdinand and Josephine D. Daigrepont. Sister of Merlin, Alton, and Eddie Daigrepont, Agnea Daigrepont and the late Hazel Lachney. A native of Mansura and a resident of Luling. She was 75 years old. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, 155 Holy Family Lane (off Lakewood Dr.) Luling on Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 am. Interment St. Charles Cemetery in Luling. Visitation from 8:30 am until funeral time at Holy Family Catholic Church. Falgout Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Hahnville High sports news
April 04, 2007 at 3:29 pm
Congratulations to HHS girls soccer players who were named to the All-River Parishes team.

Cammon Middle School's Henry Lenox Junior high track teams face off for first meet
April 04, 2007 at 3:20 pm
ON THE RUN. Henry Lenox (pictured right) from Cammon Middle School ran impressively at the first middle school track event of the season held Thursday, March 29 at Hahnville High.

HHS Sports Week with Megan Waters
April 04, 2007 at 3:15 pm
Girls Track

Season update: On March 23 and 24, the girls' track team traveled to compete in the Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic, held at the Tad Gormley stadium. This invitational meet is a two-day event and is the largest high school track meet in the south. Over 100 boys and girls come from Louisiana and surrounding states travel to compete. Hahnville placed 3rd overall and had many athletes win in individual events.

HOME RUN. Hahnville High School’s baseball team defeated the Destrehan Wildcats on March 31, 16-3. Pictured at top: HHS sophomore and designated hitter, John Gomez, steps up to bat. Destrehan & Hahnville head into ‘crunch time’
April 04, 2007 at 3:04 pm
It's time for district baseball in St. Charles, and the boys teams for Destrehan and Hahnville high schools have both gotten off to great start.

Sheriff says golf classic was the biggest yet
April 04, 2007 at 3:00 pm
“I would like to thank everyone for their participation and support in this year's Sheriff Greg Champagne Golf Classic. The 2007 tournament was the biggest ever.

Nifty $5 for YOUR jokes and riddles
April 04, 2007 at 2:57 pm
Q: Why did the Easter egg hide?

A: He was a little chicken!

Camera Shootout 2007 March 29 Weekly Winner Camera Shootout 2007 March 29 Weekly Winner
April 04, 2007 at 2:54 pm
"Friends” submitted by Brandon Loupe of Norco got the most votes last week, making him the March 29 weekly winner in our photo contest.

FURRY FRIEND. Bayou Pets staffer Lynn Aucoin handles bunnies with lots of TLC. Keep your Easter bunny ‘hoppy’ with these 4 easy expert tips
April 04, 2007 at 2:49 pm
With Easter here many of us feel the impulse to give our children and loved ones colorful Easter baskets brimming with surprises.

Ask Nattie
April 04, 2007 at 2:46 pm
Dear Nattie: My high school prom is right around the corner and I am SO nervous.

MONEYTALK with Al Suffrin
April 04, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I want my kids to be financially responsible. I really think that personal-finance classes should begin early on in their educational career.

Send your summer activities so we can list them in the Herald-Guide
April 04, 2007 at 2:43 pm
Before you know it, school will be over and parish neighborhoods will be filled with older kids riding their bikes, playing ball and hanging out with friends.

Colorful, safe and delicious:
April 04, 2007 at 2:41 pm
Dyeing and decorating eggs is enjoyed by many families at Easter. But because eggs are perishable, you should follow food safety precautions to keep from getting sick.

Drunk driver pleads guilty to causing crash that killed 3
Drunk driver pleads guilty to causing crash that killed 3
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A LaPlace woman who was nearly twice over the legal alcohol limit when she caused a crash that killed three people faces up to 100 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the wreck.