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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.

Socialism is not the way to go
March 04, 2009 at 12:13 pm
To the editor:
What will it take?
With all of the unbelievable U.S. and worldwide economic woes, I am wondering just how long it will take before the Obama Administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress catch on to the fact that Socialism will not work and will only totally ruin our economic system and our country.

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?

Laws not outdated, 4-way stop signs are too plentiful
January 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Dear Editor,
I wanted to thank Kim Perret for the compliments she gave me on my recent letter stating the facts concerning 4-way stop signs. Just like Joe Friday says on the TV show, Drag Net, “Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.” Well, the fact is that the federal traffic manual, which is used in every state in the union, is not outdated or antiquated.

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.

Take 90 to avoid 4-way stop signs
January 21, 2009 at 11:19 am
Dear Editor,
I’d like to thank Mr. (Cletus) Martin for educating the residents of Mimosa Park on the outdated and antiquated laws of the fine state of Louisiana. And yes, he is absolutely correct in his assertion in the reason behind placing yet another 4-way stop at yet another intersection in St. Charles Parish.

Thanks to ‘hero’ bus driver
January 21, 2009 at 11:19 am
Dear Editor,
First, New York had her “Miracle on the Hudson,” with the world watching as a quick-thinking pilot landed his disabled aircraft.

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.

Stop with the 4-way stop signs
January 14, 2009 at 11:46 am
For all those who drive Primrose Dr. in Mimosa Park, you might be seeing another illegal 4-way stop sign if the council passes an ordinance for these illegal signs, as they usually do. The sign will be at the intersection of Primrose and Oak Lane. I see no obstructions or anything else that would warrant a 4-way stop sign.

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.


Kids share their version of Thanksgiving recipes and blessings
Kids share their version of Thanksgiving recipes and blessings
Before they all left for Thanksgiving break, area elementary students were asked...
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Under the great oaks of Destrehan Plantation, Mary Alice Smith and her husband,...

BP Oil Spill money going to flood protection in St. Charles Parish
BP Oil Spill money going to flood protection in St. Charles Parish
St. Charles Parish’s share of the BP and Transocean settlements from the Deep Water Horizon disaster may not be large, but plans are to leverage those dollars into millions for flood protection.