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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.

Spillway’s opening is historical
April 16, 2008 at 2:12 pm
The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway earmarks a decade long event in St. Charles Parish.

State appointees need to work with assessors
April 09, 2008 at 4:37 pm
To the editor:
Assessors did indeed endorse Bobby Jindal for governor. Many assessors, hopefully, will influence the new governor to appoint Tax Commission members and Board of Commerce and Industry members who will work with the assessors rather than shift the tax burden to small businesses and homeowners.

Ethics reform long overdue
April 09, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Louisiana will become a national model for ethics in government, overcoming our past to lead the country in transparency. Every representative that holds a position of power that is supposed to stand for fairness in society as a whole should be held accountable for their actions. Louisiana's history of public corruption continues to harm our image around the country.

Full investigation needed into St. Rose Fire Station
April 02, 2008 at 1:11 pm
To The Editor
To The Citizens of St. Charles Parish; To District Attorney Harry Morel;
To Sheriff Greg Champagne;
To U.S. Attorney Jim Letten; and,
To FBI Special Agent Daniel H. Evans
The current controversy surrounding Councilman & Fire Chief Larry Cochran and the St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department needs to be resolved in a fair, open, transparent, and unbiased manner. I sincerely hope that after such review, Mr. Cochran and the members of the fire department will emerge vindicated of any wrongdoing.

Giving season not over in parish
April 02, 2008 at 1:10 pm
While the season of giving usually begins and ends during the Christmas holiday, those in St. Charles Parish are getting the chance to continue that giving spirit thanks to a pair of important local events.

St. Charles Hospital is serving us well
March 26, 2008 at 1:46 pm
We are blessed in St. Charles Parish with a hospital that has provided the type of services that were mainly needed in the past and is keeping up with the times in this day of modern medicine.

Residents need way to access ‘wildlife utopia’
March 19, 2008 at 11:36 am
Imagine a neighborhood on the brink of wildlife utopia; a neighborhood brimming with so many outdoor opportunities it would make your head spin; a neighborhood surrounded by fishing, hunting, hiking, and biking trails that lead to some of the best outdoor adventures available in the country.

Parks a good idea for parish kids
March 12, 2008 at 11:05 am
Willowdale and Lakewood residents will finally get the park they’ve been waiting for, which means a safe place for kids to play.

Can cable transform deadly highway?
March 05, 2008 at 1:57 pm
The deadly stretch of Airline Drive in St. Charles Parish where many people have lost their lives was scheduled to be discussed at a meeting yesterday after our deadline. The main subject was to be about a cable that would stop cars zooming off the highway from going into the deep roadside canal that has caused the drownings.

Coastal Waste Services article misleading
February 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm
Unfortunately we find it necessary to respond to the article written on February 21, 2008. This article contains incorrect and incomplete information.

Governor, legislature on the right track
February 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal deserves accolades for his initial efforts to reform the state. He got most of what he wanted in putting ethics ahead of everything else in government.

Let’s give our new governor a chance
February 20, 2008 at 12:48 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken it upon himself to address the issue of ethics first and try to make Louisiana a state in which government does what it is supposed to do and the people who work in it do not take advantage of their positions to the detriment of the public.

TV could hamper committee meetings
February 13, 2008 at 12:02 pm
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre recently admitted that it was his choice to stop the broadcasting of council committee meetings. And though the proposed ordinance drew a lot of heat from residents when it was leaked out of the courthouse, that decision would have been a good one.

Arrest made in connection with brutal rape of teen in Montz
Arrest made in connection with brutal rape of teen in Montz
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A 20-year-old LaPlace man has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape of a teen that took place in Montz.