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Students charged with HHS arson

Two Hahnville High School students, one of whom was overheard saying he wanted to blow up the school, were arrested last week for allegedly starting a fire in a trash can inside a boy’s restroom, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Haunted History?

With Halloween approaching, residents and visitors from outside the parish will make their way to the Destrehan Plantation, hopeful that they might catch sight of one of the mansion’s supposed ghosts. And while the Ormond Plantation doesn’t allow tours, its history has plenty of tragedy and mystery.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Parish lawyers still reviewing pair of Davezac contracts

The St. Charles Parish legal department is still reviewing two contracts with a Destrehan-based firm that has reported ties to the recent bribery case of former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard. Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 12:46 pm

The Cook's Corner

Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 11:13 am

County agent shares tips on when to harvest citrus

County agent shares tips on when to harvest citrus
Homeowners with citrus trees often question the proper time to initiate harvest of the fruit. The answer is that harvest is based on several factors.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 11:11 am

“Church Ladies” shed 101 pounds to win $3,000 in Biggest Loser

Twenty-two teams competed in the Fitness Club’s “Biggest Loser” competition. In all, the teams’ lost a total of 818.3 pounds in only eight weeks. The winners were determined by using a formula based on the individual's weight loss at the end of the competition being divided by the original weigh-in figure.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 11:10 am

Parish grants show push towards green practices

A list of over $9.5 million in grant funding acquired by St. Charles Parish thus far in 2009 reveals a further push toward energy efficiency, safety and green practices.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 10:10 am

Where there is a will, there is a way

What are the rules in Congress these days? It seems the playing field gets changed daily, depending on the leadership's ability to accomplish whatever it is it wants.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 10:03 am

Big move towards powering up generator

By Renee Simpson
Courthouse employees watched anxiously this week as the building's new generator was lifted into place. Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 9:58 am

Jindal moves closer to the big office in D.C.

Gov. Bobby Jindal improved his national standing on the Sean Hannity program last week. He was the epitome of the conservative who would stand his ground if ever elected to national office.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 9:55 am

It’s okay to say ‘boo’ but keep it under control

Judging from items put on sale by local stores, Halloween has become one of the biggest observances of the year. We’ve been seeing vampire costumes, jack-o-lanterns, gruesome masks etc. on display by retailers for some two months now.
November 02, 2009 at 9:54 am

Program offers students free lunch during vacation

United Way of St. Charles, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank and St. Charles Parish Public Schools, introduced the Lagniappe Backpack Program to provide meals for 150 school children during weekends and school vacations.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 9:53 am

Tigers get by St. Amant, Destrehan over East Ascension

Hahnville had a close call against St. Amant, but came through when it counted to pick up a 35-21 win and a share of the 6-5A district championship. Meanwhile, Destrehan was able to get back into the win column with a 22-10 win over East Ascension.Read More...
October 31, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Operation Christmas love

The VFW Post 3750 of Luling, La. will be collecting items for and shipping Christmas care packages to our local troops serving overseas. Items to be collected may be dropped off at one of these locations: Thrift Village Pharmacy in Luling and Majoria’s Supermarket in Boutte.

Items needed are: body and hand lotion, shampoo, conditioner, men and women’s deodorant, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, mouthwash, razors-men’s and women’s, shaving cream, Q-tips, combs, caps-100% wool please (can be crocheted and blue, green, or brown in color), canned goods, beef jerky, snacks-(please no gummy, taffy, or chocolate), nuts, crackers, bottled waters, kool-aid mix, crystal lite mix, gloves, batteries, small flashlights, potato chips, puzzles and puzzle books, Tony Chachere's seasoning, socks, cards, lip balm, envelopes, and Christmas CD’s.

For more information please contact Sherry Lewis-504-559-7306, Veronica Aucoin- 985-783-2383, or Donna Guice 985-758-5175.
October 31, 2009 at 9:03 am

Fall Fest FREE for the entire family

DESTREHAN - Covenant Church in Destrehan will hold its Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at the church located at 1973 Ormond Blvd.

Games, prizes, activities, food vendors, candy, community awareness projects, entertainment and much more guarantees fun for the entire family.
October 31, 2009 at 9:01 am

Hale Boggs Bridge to close on Saturday, Sunday

The Department of Transportation and Development will close the Hale Boggs Bridge in both directions on Saturday and Sunday.Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

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Animal Shelter's petting zoo is a hit
Animal Shelter's petting zoo is a hit
Wide-eyed and adorable, baby possums equaled the tabby kittens in popularity at the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter's first petting zoo at this year's parish summer camp.