|Vitter addresses Iraq war debate in session
September 12, 2007 at 1:52 pm
Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today spoke on the U.S. Senate floor about his recent trip to Iraq and the upcoming U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on progress in Iraq. In his speech, Vitter called on his colleagues to take a moment and listen carefully to Gen. Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker as they testify before Congress this week.
|Landrieu raps FEMA for critical GAO report
September 12, 2007 at 1:47 pm
By Gerard Shields
WASHINGTON -- The federal government’s “limited progress” in emergency preparedness and response since the hurricanes two years ago is “alarming and disappointing,” U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday.
|Iraq is teaching us a lesson
September 12, 2007 at 1:46 pm
Perhaps we learned a lesson in Iraq. We cannot invade another country and expect to make them a democratic friend of ours very easily.
|State program gives Entergy money for hiring local workers
September 12, 2007 at 1:45 pm
Entergy moved one step closer to participation in the Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program after the St. Charles Parish Council passed a resolution to swap one of the parish's zones to help the company reap some tax benefits.
|Signs, signs, everywhere a sign
September 12, 2007 at 1:43 pm
It may seem that paying residents to place a sign in their yard is similar to taking out an ad on a billboard or advertising in a magazine or newspaper.
September 12, 2007 at 1:30 pm
NORCO - The River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet with the Candidates Night on Thursday, Sept. 13 at LaMaison Magnolia Reception Hall in Norco at 7 p.m. with opening comments by Blaise Gravois, chairman.
|Killona playground designed by kids, built by volunteers
September 12, 2007 at 1:26 pm
Killona kids designed their own playground as part of a community service project spearheaded by Craig Howat, a Hahnville resident and Luling Elementary School teacher.
|Wetlands boosted by sewage
September 12, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Parish just one of many using treated wastewater to protect residents from stormsSt. Charles Parish is one of several parishes in Louisiana using treated wastewater to boost wetlands, providing residents with a first level of protection from dangerous storms.
|Police hit the streets in search of killer
September 12, 2007 at 1:20 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's detectives scoured the St. Rose Community looking for clues and passing out Crime Stoppers’ flyers last week to help the department solve the third murder in the parish this year.
|Levee raising project gets early start
September 12, 2007 at 1:16 pm
The final construction phase of the Lake Pontchartrain, LA, & Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project got off to a four-year head start thanks to the cooperative efforts of parish officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Pontchartrain Levee District.
|Council recommends wage increase for civil service
September 12, 2007 at 1:14 pm
Civil service employees might soon find their wallets a little bit fatter after the St. Charles Parish Council passed a resolution asking the Civil Service Board to increase pay by 10 percent.
|Have a question for your next parish president?
September 12, 2007 at 12:48 pm
The St. Charles Herald Guide and the St. Charles Parish Bar Association will present a debate between the three candidates running for parish president on Oct. 3 at the Hahnville High school auditorium. The exact time will be announced in next week's issue.
|Heather R. Breaux BLOG
September 06, 2007 at 11:36 am
If you’re anything like me then watching your weight is a constant struggle, and since I’ve packed on 15 pounds since my eye surgery I’m back on the scale carefully calculating everything that I eat - especially since I go back under the knife this month for a second surgery.
|Herald-Guide People Watch
September 06, 2007 at 11:35 am
NICE CATCH. In mid July, brothers Brian and Dave Dufrene of Hahnville and Luling were fishing waist deep in the Grand Isle surf hoping to catch a few fish for dinner, when Dave hooked the “big catch” pictured above.
|Physics teacher defies the laws of gravity
September 06, 2007 at 11:33 am
For most, the thought of randomly bouncing around free from the constraints of the gravitational pull is a concept that’s a hard to swallow, but for Hahnville High School physics teacher Clarence Borne, defying gravity is all in a day’s work.
|ACT prep course offered for parish’s students
September 06, 2007 at 11:30 am
High school students who are residents of St. Charles Parish are invited to attend a series of two help sessions to assist them in their preparation for taking the ACT.
September 06, 2007 at 11:26 am
Five new faculty members have joined the Allemands Elementary staff this year. They are: Stephanie Knight and Elizabeth Hickman, first grade; Abby Berget, art; Brandi Granier, teacher’s aide and Cindy Swint, kindergarten.
|Camera Shootout 2007
September 06, 2007 at 11:24 am
“What’s In There” by Krissie Keller got the most votes last week and is the Aug. 30 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
Norco Elementary School students were recognized for exhibiting “Caring, Friendship...
Brad Frazier, an LSU College of Agriculture freshman from St. Rose, scoops a small...
• St. Charles Parish's Teacher of the Year
• S.C. Parish summer camp registration is underway
• Hahnville Girl Scout Troop 20554 earns Silver award
• Longtime ‘Voice of the LaBranche Wetlands’ is Rotary of St. Charles’ Citizen of the Year
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats went 2-2 over last week playing in the Sulpher...
It was a good week for the Hahnville Lady Tigers, who picked up wins against H.L....
• DHS star makes history
• Lady Tigers blank East St. John, 15-0
• Lady Cats rout Central Lafourche in 14-0 shutout
• Tigers beat STM 17-10, but can’t hold on against Barbe, Evangel
• Wildcats rebound from Jesuit loss to knock off Lutcher, 3-0
SCP will bill residents $150,000 for ‘free’ dumpster program - 1273 views
Under threat of seeking another attorney general’s opinion on how to recoup $150,000 for dumpsters provided to residents at no charge to remove blighted property, the St. Charles Parish government agreed to bill residents who received the service.
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