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Waiting patiently for a decision
July 30, 2008 at 12:20 pm
There are three different ways that the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers can build a levee as part of the West Bank Hurricane Vicinity Project to protect residents from dangerous storms.

Councilman wants town hall meeting to end the violence
July 23, 2008 at 1:17 pm
Ask anyone who lives on Meadows Drive in Destrehan what they're concerned about right now and it definitely won't be the gas prices.

Jindal tries to head state the right way
July 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal has done an unheard of thing this week. He used line item vetoes to eliminate some 250 legislative earmarks from the state budget.

No credit, no medical care
July 09, 2008 at 1:36 pm
It's been a battle the hospital has been trying to win. St. Charles Parish CEO Fred Martinez says the hospital goes before the council each year to borrow money just to offset the costs of the 30 percent of their visitors who don’t pay their hospital bills.

Supt. Bob Rice served us well
July 02, 2008 at 1:27 pm
It shocked some residents of St. Charles Parish when the school board hired an out-of-parisher - - and out-of-stater - - to be superintendent of schools here back in the 1970s.

Employment shortage or not?
June 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm
All over the country, the cries and woes of financial difficulties echo from almost every corner. Rising gas prices, grocery bills, and home foreclosures bring to the forefront news that the economy is in trouble - or is it?

A taxing problem?
June 18, 2008 at 11:33 am
It's a battle the St. Charles Parish tax assessor has been fighting for years in an attempt to lower our property taxes.

Leave our street alone!
June 11, 2008 at 12:44 pm
To the editor:
District IV Councilman Paul Hogan has, for the last few months, embarked on a "crusade" to change our street name on Bayou Estates South. He cites its "similarity" to our neighboring street, Bayou Estates Drive.

First 100 days going well
June 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm
The ink is barely dry on some newly appointed parish administrative employees' contracts and yet they seem to be leaving their posts. What's going on?

Grain dust is big problem in St. Charles Parish
June 04, 2008 at 11:35 am
While some St. Charles Parish residents complain about the impact of grain dust on their property, like houses, cars and lawns, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is equally concerned about the health impacts of workers exposed to the grain dust on a regular basis.

Laque article said misleading
May 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was written in response to an article in the Herald-Guide May 14 regarding the pending litigation brought by three former employees of the Department of Community Services whose positions were eliminated following a study by an independent consultant and recommendations by three Parish officials to the then Parish President Albert Laque.)

Council not expected to agree on everything
May 28, 2008 at 3:06 pm
It's been officially 100 days since the new council members and parish president took office in St. Charles Parish.

Activities on tap for youth this summer
May 21, 2008 at 4:31 pm
Parents need the support of summer camps to keep their children busy all summer, especially if the alternative is to leave them home alone.

Pump station riddle must be solved
May 14, 2008 at 1:48 pm
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and the current council members must make a decision regarding the controversial Magnolia Ridge Pump Station.

Fishing park on the west bank?
May 07, 2008 at 2:22 pm
On Sunday, the police cited four unsuspecting anglers with criminal trespassing for bank fishing along the containment levee of the Davis Pond diversion.

Willowridge sewage leak needs fixing
May 07, 2008 at 2:12 pm
To the editor:
I am a resident of St. Charles Parish and have been for most of my life. When my husband and I moved back after 8 years of Navy life, we were excited to be able to purchase a home in the Willowridge Subdivision. Growing up here, I have always admired and loved the subdivision and when we purchased our small home on Laurel Court I felt beyond blessed.

Recycling good for the environment
April 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm
Recycling is still an important part of the way we handle trash in St. Charles Parish. Residents still get the opportunity to rid themselves of items they no longer need along with helping to keep the enviroment clean by bringing their recyclables to drop off points. Curbside recycling ended with Hurricane Katrina but may be resumed in the future.

Questions asked on potential fire department violations
April 18, 2008 at 10:20 am
Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.

Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond
Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond
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The Krewe of Zeus will resubmit an application to parade through Ormond Boulevard after making changes to the route, according to krewe's captain.