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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.

It’s that time of year again
December 23, 2008 at 11:41 am
Christmas is a special time of the year.

Is bipartisanship at stake in Congress?
December 18, 2008 at 8:54 am
Abortion has been one of the most sensitive political subjects in this country. Whether or not women should have the choice of aborting and killing their unborn children has been somewhat evenly divided.

Something special about DHS Wildcats
December 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm
It’s been a wild ride for the Destrehan football team over the past two seasons.

Troxler successor is very important
December 03, 2008 at 3:27 pm
St. Charles Parish will undoubtedly miss the work of Tab Troxler as emergency preparedness director when he leaves to accept a similar position for Dow Chemical Company. He has been a valuable leader in that very important spot.

We have many things to be thankful for
November 25, 2008 at 11:02 am
This Thanksgiving Day, we have a lot to be thankful for.
Of course, we do have problems. We learned extensively about all of them during the recent Presidential election campaign. Our economic doldrums. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hurricane damages here and there that haven’t been repaired. Etc. Etc.

Ku Klux Klan lifts its ugly head
November 20, 2008 at 11:33 am
Just when we thought the slimy robes of the Ku Klux Klan had disappeared into irrelevance, bang goes a pistol and it lifts its ugly head again. Not since the days that David Duke dominated the headlines had we even thought about the evils injected into society by those bands of white hooded misfits.

Electoral system is very outdated
November 06, 2008 at 9:04 am
Now that the election is over, it is perhaps time to start thinking about reforming the electoral system. To say it is outdated is a gross understatement.

Amendment checklist
October 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm
St. Charles Herald-Guide does not endorse individual candidates for public office since, in a small community such as St. Charles, candidate-choice is influenced heavily by friendships and relationships. But we do offer suggestions on proposed constitutional amendments.

Should airport be privatized?
October 15, 2008 at 11:55 am
A new possibility has come forth on what to do about the ownership and management of Louis Armstrong International Airport. The City of New Orleans which owns it and the State of Louisiana have been investigating the possibility of the state buying it since it is a regional airport serving all of southeast Louisiana and the city can use the money.

Why can’t campaigns be more civilized?
October 08, 2008 at 11:25 am
It’s strange seeing Sen. Mary Landrieu and State Treasurer John Kennedy smiling at each other while shaking hands before their first debate Monday in Baton Rouge. The way they have been tearing each other apart in their political advertising, we’re sure the pictures do not represent their feelings.

Are feds capable of solving crisis
October 01, 2008 at 11:04 am
What a week this has been. After finding out that our economy was about to go into turmoil, Pres. George W. Bush developed a plan that would put $700 billion on the table to be used in the emergency - - to be paid back later, of course, which did not fit the description of a “bailout” as it was called. But anyhow, that word caused its demise and we were back to part one.

Lifestyles

2014 Battle for the Paddle winners announced
2014 Battle for the Paddle winners announced
With 123 teams cooking jambalaya or gumbo, United Way of St. Charles kicked off its...
Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Mason. ...

Disabled war veteran one of 25 waiting for a home at Hahnville homeless complex
Disabled war veteran one of 25 waiting for a home at Hahnville homeless complex
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Byron Joseph Sr., 56, is not a homeless stereotype.