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Proposed cargo airport may not fly
May 08, 2009 at 1:09 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal is pulling his support away from state funding for a proposed cargo airport in the Donaldsonville area. The airport was intentioned to tie in air shipments to boat freight traffic along the Mississippi River.

We caused problem, now time to correct it
May 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to spend some $1.7 million of stimulus package money on making the Davis Pond Diversion Project in St. Charles Parish work effectively.

Parish Council on top of library issue
April 27, 2009 at 8:52 am
The St. Charles Parish Council should be applauded for taking the time to fully consider every possible avenue when it comes to finally putting a library branch in the Des Allmands/Paradis area.

Simple way needed to finance government
April 20, 2009 at 9:09 am
Now that the frustrating income tax preparation season is over, have you had enough? It seems to be a very unfair way of financing the government.

Council decision is a win-win for parish
April 08, 2009 at 11:40 am
The St. Charles Parish Council’s decision to approve the discharging of treated wastewater into wetlands owned by Rathborne Land Co. is a win-win for both the parish and Rathborne.

New emergency department up for vote on April 4
April 01, 2009 at 11:44 am
On April 4, the fate of a new emergency department at the St. Charles Parish Hospital will be in the hands of parish voters.

Atchafalaya sediment could help save coast
March 25, 2009 at 11:30 am
There is a wealth of sediment in the delta of the Atchafalaya River. It is so massive that it creates problems for shipping in that area.

Planning and zoning is on the right track
March 11, 2009 at 12:31 pm
St. Charles Parish could be one of the most beautiful areas of the nation. It is a natural wonderland with bayous, swamps, marshes, giant oak trees, lakes, and of course, ole man river running through it.

Herald-Guide still going strong
March 04, 2009 at 9:39 am
Several big-city newspapers are seeking bankruptcy. But fear not. St. Charles Herald-Guide is not one of those guys nor are any others in our area that we know of.

Mardi Gras over, time to embrace Lent
February 25, 2009 at 10:46 am
Mardi Gras came and went in St. Charles Parish, with two successful parades that brought tons of fun to the area. As a benefit, the rain held off last weekend, which made the parades even more enjoyable.

Mardi Gras is a time to spend with family
February 18, 2009 at 11:07 am
Mardi Gras officially kicks off this weekend in St. Charles Parish, with the Krewe of Lul and the Krewe of Des Allemands rolling down the streets with plenty of good throws for the waiting crowds.

Parish’s crime fall impressive
February 11, 2009 at 12:45 pm
Last week, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne released crime statistics from 2008, which show a marked decrease from the year before.

Recovery plan should be short, sweet
February 04, 2009 at 11:36 am
Are we going too far with our economic recovery plan?

Abortion breaks the cycle of poverty? Abortion breaks the cycle of poverty?
January 28, 2009 at 11:55 am
Last Thursday, Jan. 22, we joined over 300,000 other pro-lifers who flooded Washington D.C. for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The 2009 Pro-life March was a powerful event, (see pictures page 7) yet the endless procession of protesters marching down Pennsylvania Avenue, hardly made the news.

Inauguration is one of most positive in history
January 21, 2009 at 11:15 am
The inauguration of Barack Obama as our new president was perhaps the greatest in history. And, thanks to Obama and George W. Bush, it gave the country a sense of coming together in one big spirit of biparttisanship.

No better time to help out the homeless
January 14, 2009 at 11:43 am
When parish residents venture outside this weekend, they will likely be met with freezing temperatures. But for most, getting warm again is as simple as returning home and turning on the heater.

Parish wants to make good first impression
January 07, 2009 at 2:08 pm
A first impression is always important, and because of that the St. Charles Parish administration has been busy designing a new parish Web site, with plans to improve the Hahnville courthouse lawn also on tap.

Parish on top of things in 2008
December 30, 2008 at 12:30 pm
The year 2008 was a very interesting one. From a pair of hurricanes, to snow, to the Destrehan Wildcats winning their second straight state championship, a lot went on last year in St. Charles Parish.

Sheriff’s Office still searching for body of Hahnville grad who jumped off bridge
Sheriff’s Office still searching for body of Hahnville grad who jumped off bridge
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the body of a man who jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling early Sunday morning.