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New Grand Isle lab is boost to our fisheries
July 06, 2009 at 9:08 am
The ribbon was cut on a major new facility in Louisiana Tuesday. The new Fisheries Research Laboratory at Grand Isle was officially opened by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and put to work in benefitting one of our major industries - commercial and sport fishing.

West bank highways need attention
June 29, 2009 at 8:36 am
We agree with Council President Terry Authement that a task force is needed to study the traffic problems along U. S. 90 in St. Charles Parish. It is a major thoroughfare that needs improvement.

Remembering Dottie
June 22, 2009 at 8:58 am
For many years, Dottie Landry served as office manager of this publishing company.

New levee type looks promising
June 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm
A new type of levee for southeast Louisiana is being constructed along the beachfront at Grand Isle. It is called a Geotube (R) levee which will extend from the burrito levee recently built on the western end of the island to the eastern end.

Here’s what to do if hurricane heads here
June 08, 2009 at 9:10 am
We’re into a new hurricane season that will probably keep most of us on our toes, listening to news about the weather and whether or not anything is coming our way. Here are some tips on how to be prepared:

Higher education reforms are needed
June 01, 2009 at 8:35 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal is certainly right in seeking ways to cut down on the cost of higher education in Louisiana to satisfy budget shortfalls. Though good colleges and universities are necessary for our future well-being, there is nothing sacred about them that would prevent economizing if effective cuts could be made.

Memorial Day is time to honor sacrifice
May 27, 2009 at 10:21 am
On May 25, people across the country will celebrate Memorial Day, which commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.

Smoking decision should be left up to the owners
May 18, 2009 at 9:00 am
A bill introduced by State Rep. Gary Smith that would ban smoking in bars is sure to elicit strong opinions depending on who you ask.

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.

Katrina, Rita and Sandy push rising flood insurance rates
Katrina, Rita and Sandy push rising flood insurance rates
When it comes to insurance, the catastrophe can linger long after the devastation and such is the case with rising flood insurance rates in St. Charles Parish, as well as the nation.

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