Staying away from false prophets
December 26, 2007 at 2:33 pm
Florida Governor Charlie Crist was in Baton Rouge recently to talk to Governor-elect Bobby Jindal about the insurance problems facing both states. Governor Crist is a very amiable person and a co-member with Jindal in the Republican Governors Association.

Despite our problems, Louisiana is flourishing
December 26, 2007 at 2:31 pm
Two years after the most destructive hurricanes in history, Louisiana is progressing more than ever before. People who travel across the southern part regularly say the cities along the coast are booming.

Look forward to a big year ahead
December 26, 2007 at 2:27 pm
Get ready for the most enlightening year in U. S. history.

Ready to ride?
December 26, 2007 at 9:21 am
A transit bus system that will help assist the elderly and those who live in the parish but work in downtown New Orleans is one step closer to completion.

Fireworks could lead to jail time for residents
December 26, 2007 at 9:21 am
They may look pretty when they explode into the night sky, but the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office wants to make sure that local residents think about the consequences before lighting up that big box of fireworks.

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
•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.


Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Under the great oaks of Destrehan Plantation, Mary Alice Smith and her husband,...
R. K. Smith honors October Top Tigers
R. K. Smith honors October Top Tigers
R. K. Smith Middle School honored their October Top Tigers. Each advisory teacher...

BP Oil Spill money going to flood protection in St. Charles Parish
BP Oil Spill money going to flood protection in St. Charles Parish
St. Charles Parish’s share of the BP and Transocean settlements from the Deep Water Horizon disaster may not be large, but plans are to leverage those dollars into millions for flood protection.