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Shell doles out big bucks in settlement
March 21, 2007 at 1:43 pm
Shell Chemical has agreed to pay $6.5 million in penalties and donations for various St. Charles Parish services as part of their settlement with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Breaux family ... Family copes with tragic loss by starting scholarship fund
March 21, 2007 at 1:40 pm
On a Sunday afternoon, Denise Breaux was excited to be traveling with her six-year -old daughter to see her first musical concert featuring her favorite singer Hillary Duff, in Baton Rouge - two hours later the event turned tragic.

Sheriff says daytime burglaries connected
March 21, 2007 at 1:38 pm
Two suspects believed to be behind a recent string of daylight robberies in St. Charles have been arrested.

Parish President Albert Laque and council members. SCP Council approves building permit fees
March 21, 2007 at 1:34 pm
St. Charles Parish Council approved a proposal to set permanment fees for residential and commercial building projects.



Another day, another dead in The Big Uneasy
March 21, 2007 at 1:22 pm
As I write this, New Orleans has recorded at least its 42nd murder in the first 77 days of the year.

Governor takes the right course of action
March 21, 2007 at 1:18 pm
Gov. Kathleen Blanco changed the political atmosphere in Louisiana considerably Tuesday night when she announced she would not seek re-election. Instead, she would pay all of her attention to getting Louisiana out of the many quagmires that have existed since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita laid their tolls.

Here’s a republican you can count on to keep U.S. strong
March 21, 2007 at 1:14 pm
By Nathan Tabor/Special to the Herald-Guide

One lesson that I’ve drawn from the 2008 Presidential campaign is that America needs a fresh face. As much as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may try to portray themselves as agents of change, they so monopolize the media spotlight that many of us have already grown weary of them and their rhetoric.

Stop immigration COLD - arrest employers who hire illegal aliens
March 21, 2007 at 1:12 pm
By JOHN COX/Special to the Herald-Guide

If you want to get rid of the drug problem, you don’t focus on arresting 10 million casual pot smokers. You go to the source, the drug cartels.

No delays needed in coastal restoration
March 21, 2007 at 1:08 pm
Last week after this newspaper extolled on the need to quick start coastal restoration projects if we are to save south Louisiana, we learned that groups planning the restoration have different views on how it is to be done. Scientists have criticized the preliminary draft of the Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority as being confusing and misleading.


Parish gears up for bus line
March 14, 2007 at 5:33 pm
As St. Charles Parish nears the reality of a largely federally funded mass transit system that would run throughout the parish and into the farthest reaches of St. John, concerned residents have been asking what will happen in three years when the federal money allocated runs out?

Obituaries
March 14, 2007 at 5:31 pm
Jesse Denton, Sr.

Jesse L. "Josh" Denton, Sr. of Destrehan "New Sarpy." A native of Calhoun County, Mississipi, passed into eternal glory on Wednesday Feb. 28 at 8:00PM. Born Sept. 9, 1921, he was 85 years old. He leaves his wife of 66 ½ years, Virgina P. Denton; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Donald Clarke of Hammond. 2 sons and daughters-in-law; Jesse L. Denton, Jr. and Barbra of Ducala, GA and Thomas H. Denton and Diane of Baton Rouge; 7 grandchildren; Sherry G. Dickens of Waxahchie, TX. Kim B. Hendrix of Tueplo, MS. 1 sister, Jane LaBorne of Morgan City and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a preceded by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Hammond Denton; and 1 brother Elliss H. Denton of Slate Springs, MS. He was a U.S. Army WWII Veterans, a mason of over 50 years. He retired from T.L. James Co., Inc. and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenner. He was in the care of Cannon Hospice for the past year. Thanks to them for his good care. A special thanks to family and friends and Cannon Hospice- Dr. Persige, Sandy, Tennecia, Kim and Crissy.

Sheriff's Reports
March 14, 2007 at 5:29 pm
All persons are innocent until proven guilty

Unemployment at 4.6 percent
March 14, 2007 at 5:28 pm
The January seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment for Louisiana was estimated at 1,892,800, an increase of 82,700 jobs since January 2006, the Louisiana Department of Labor announced.

Have we got 4-H Club news for you ...
March 14, 2007 at 5:26 pm
Food drive and sewing camp top the list of activities these guys are involved in

Spirit Happenings
March 14, 2007 at 5:23 pm
LIVING WAY OF THE CROSS

LULING - Holy Family 9th and 10th grade students will present the Living Way of the Cross on Friday, March 16 at 6:30 pm at Holy Family Church. Walk with Jesus to his Crucifixion during this 45-minute meditation.

What to expect when you’re baptized in the Holy Spirit
March 14, 2007 at 5:22 pm
A deeper union with God, greater love for others - and that’s just the beginning

Stir up the Holy Spirit in yourself and your teenagers - workshop this month.

Here are four steps to save Louisiana’s coast
March 14, 2007 at 5:18 pm
With so much attention being paid to the deterioration of the Louisiana coast these days, it would seem there would be a great deal of work underway to stop it. But there isn’t.

Free trade could help our image in South America
March 14, 2007 at 5:17 pm
President Bush has turned his attention into a new direction, one that has not occupied the attention of American presidents in quite some time.

Lifestyles

Book Review “The Hit”
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Des Allemands names Teacher of the Year
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Des Allemands Elementary announced Tuesday, Dec. 16, its Teacher of the Year....

Recent pit bull controversy highlights breed-specific laws
Recent pit bull controversy highlights breed-specific laws
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Officials in St. Charles Parish defend their own restrictions on pit bulls after national pressure forced the town of Moreauville to repeal its own ordinance banning anyone from owning the breed.