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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mardi Gras over, time to embrace Lent
February 06, 2008 at 10:58 am
Mardi Gras ended on a high note in St. Charles Parish, with lots of parades and family fun.

St. Pierre giving the people what they want
January 30, 2008 at 2:06 pm
After the recent elections, it became obvious that parish residents wanted change.

Iraq question not the big issue
January 23, 2008 at 12:45 pm
One of the big issues in this Presidential campaign should be our foreign policy. But just about all the candidates have said on the subject so far has been to get our troops out of Iraq or let them remain.

New era ahead in St. Charles
January 09, 2008 at 3:05 pm
St. Charles Parish is on the threshold of a new era this weekend. A new parish president and council will be inaugurated.

Washington should be less partison
January 02, 2008 at 12:45 pm
Last week we reflected on what an exciting year 2008 will be. We’ll have big sporting events in the Crescent City next door. There’ll be a new parish administration and council taking over to solve our local problems. And the state will have a new administration and almost new legislature to help save us from the encroaching Gulf of Mexico.

Time moves on, but Dr. Couch is not forgotten
Time moves on, but Dr. Couch is not forgotten
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The small, orange brick building at 15160 U.S. Hwy. 90 in Paradis, where Dr. Wilson P. Couch practiced medicine for more than 40 years is getting a new tenant.