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Fun for all at River Parish, Destrehan Fall Festivals

Festival goers can take in two great festivals this weekend on the East Bank. The 38th Annual Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday and the River Parishes Fall Festival from Friday through Sunday in Norco.Read More...
November 12, 2009 at 9:01 am
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If Wildcats eliminate mistakes, could make another playoff run

It's been a tough year for the Wildcats, but after beating East Ascension and St. Amant, Destrehan is back in the hunt for a state title. But while the playoffs are a familiar place for the team, this year the Wildcats will start from the bottom of the pack after receiving the 26th seed and will have to work their way up.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:52 am
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Tigers need stellar defensive effort against LaGrange’s varied offense

The Hahnville Tigers finished the regular season as the third-ranked 5A team in Louisiana, but will have to fight their way to a state title from the eighth playoff spot, beginning with a showdown against LaGrange.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:51 am
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Camera shootout 2.0

After dozens of Herald-Guide reader comments and suggestions, the latest and greatest version of the Camera Shootout photo contest has arrived online, 24 hours a day at www.heraldguide.com. Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:46 am
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The forms emerging from the mist

It is appropriate that the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled their latest attempt at health care reform shortly before Halloween. It has the countenance of a rather sinister looking phantom as it slowly begins to emerge from the mists of back door Congressional deals between special interests, Speaker Pelosi, and the Obama White House.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:44 am
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One of nation’s oldest rivalries ends

Once upon a time, an intense football rivalry known as Tulane vs. LSU existed on the campuses of the two major universities in Louisiana. It began in 1893 when both colleges were new to the sport. Tulane won that game and many more until . . .Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:43 am
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Dave Treen was an exemplary governor

He was the first of his kind since reconstruction. He wouldn’t give up after many defeats in the political arena.
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November 11, 2009 at 10:42 am
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School Board to vote on calendar

Parents and students still have time to weigh-in with their comments or suggestions on the proposed St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ 2010-2011 calendar.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:41 am
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St. Pierre brings industry to D.C.

Leaders from St. Charles Parish came together on Oct. 21 to host the parish’s first “Night out in D.C.,” an event aimed at showing national leaders how important a comprehensive hurricane protection plan is for the parish.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:41 am
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Officer assigned to crack down on child pornography

A Destrehan man, who allegedly downloaded several explicit videos involving children, was arrested last month after St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at his home. Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:40 am
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Parish finishes review of Davezac contracts, will take no further action now

The St. Charles Parish legal department has completed its review of two contracts with a Destrehan-based firm with reported ties to the recent bribery case of former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard, only finding one irregularity.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:39 am
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Entergy cancelling Little Gypsy conversion project

Entergy has decided against converting the Little Gypsy power plant in Montz from natural gas to petroleum coke and coal and has asked the Louisiana Public Service Commission to approve their decision.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:00 am
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Driver pays in cash instead of jail time for negligent

A Des Allemands man, who reportedly told a police officer that he had been drinking after he hit a pedestrian, pled guilty to negligent homicide and must pay the victim’s family $75,000 in restitution and perform 1,000 hours of community service.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 9:57 am
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Disturbed man keeps police busy on Halloween

A 26-year-old Destrehan man, who sat naked upon his apartment roof while screaming obscenities and ranting about God and the CIA, kept members of the parish’s Special Response Team and other officers busy for most of Halloween.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Council kills 3 Hogan ordinances while he was on family vacation

On Monday, the St. Charles Parish Council killed three proposed ordinances, all of which were introduced by Councilman Paul Hogan.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 9:01 am
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St. Pierre declares state of emergency

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr. has declared a state of emergency this morning as a precaution in advance of possible inclement weather from Tropical Storm Ida. Read More...
November 09, 2009 at 9:32 am
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Ambulance triggers multi-vehicle wreck that kills LaPlace woman
Ambulance triggers multi-vehicle wreck that kills LaPlace woman
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A Luling man was driving a St. Charles Parish Hospital ambulance Monday on an emergency call when the vehicle apparently drifted onto the left lane of Airline Highway and triggered a multi-vehicle accident involving a fatality.