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Democracy is better than benevolent dictatorship
September 20, 2007 at 8:14 am
Some say that a benevolent dictatorship is the best form of government. That is because a dictator who wants to serve the people well can do what he wants without restraints.

Iraq is teaching us a lesson
September 12, 2007 at 1:46 pm
Perhaps we learned a lesson in Iraq. We cannot invade another country and expect to make them a democratic friend of ours very easily.

It’s time for citizens to take action
August 29, 2007 at 1:26 pm
The night out against crime recently was very successful in getting local residents to gather in their neighborhoods in a social atmosphere and reflect on what they can do to make St. Charles a safer parish. Now it is time for action.

Footballs take to the air in St. Charles Parish
August 23, 2007 at 10:02 am
This week offers us a good opportunity to get our minds off hurricanes and politics - - temporarily.

Earthquake, hurricane, what’s next?
August 15, 2007 at 11:29 am
And we thought we had it bad. Over in Hawaii this week, they had, first, an earthquake and, then, a hurricane.

Take a step against crime next Tuesday
August 02, 2007 at 3:41 pm
On Tuesday, the nation will observe Night Out Against Crime and, in our estimation, it is not a day too soon. In recent weeks, crime has taken an upturn.

Louisiana continues its pro-life stance
July 19, 2007 at 9:52 am
Louisiana made great strides in protecting life in this past legislative session. In fact, it may be considered one of the most pro-life states in the nation.

Millages should not be permanent fixtures
June 28, 2007 at 2:38 pm
When millages are passed to finance government activities, they are usually designed for a specific amount of total revenue. Whatever they support, the amount of millage is determined by the amount of money it will produce on that day’s assessment roll.

Millages should not be permanent fixtures
June 28, 2007 at 11:27 am


When millages are passed to finance government activities, they are usually designed for a specific amount of total revenue. Whatever they support, the amount of millage is determined by the amount of money it will produce on that day’s assessment roll.

Why are we fertilizing the Gulf of Mexico
June 21, 2007 at 2:02 pm
There is one place where fertilizer provides no benefits. And that is in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.
In fact, it is deadly there - - to fish that is one of the mainstays of our state’s economy.

A Louisiana vacation makes good CENTS
June 13, 2007 at 2:33 pm
So you want to take a pleasant vacation this summer but not spend all of your money on gas? Think Louisiana.

Oops! We didn’t read our own legal notices
June 06, 2007 at 3:03 pm
We owe an apology to the St. Charles Parish Council. We didn’t read its legal advertising published this past month about receiving bids for official journal of the parish on Monday.

Prepare for a hurricane now - before it’s too late
May 30, 2007 at 2:31 pm
With hurricane season right upon us, it is high time to get prepared. And there is only one person who can do that - - you.

Jimmy Carter gets our ‘Rotten Peanut’ award for calling George Bush ‘America’s worst president’
May 23, 2007 at 12:14 pm
It’s refreshing to see two former presidents, Bill Clinton and H. W. Bush, work side by side to benefit humanity.
Together, they raised millions of dollars to benefit victims of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean and Hurricane Katrina. In the process, they said nice things about each other, even though they were from opposing parties.

Destrehan High star in the spirit of giving
May 23, 2007 at 12:09 pm
Many professional football players have a lot to be proud of in addition to what they do on the gridiron. They use their off time to promote charitable causes as we have seen right here in New Orleans, the home of the Saints.

Lead us on, graduates of 2007
May 16, 2007 at 1:52 pm
Congratulations, graduates. You have completed an important part of your life, your high school education, which we hope has prepared you well for the years ahead.

Big property auction will benefit parish
May 02, 2007 at 2:24 pm
Saturday, May 5, should offer many possibilities for anyone who wants to own property in St. Charles.

Airline Highway canal still a danger
April 25, 2007 at 11:15 am
One danger spot has existed in St. Charles Parish for many years and nothing has been done to eliminate it. It is the deep roadside canal along Airline Highway in the vicinity of I-310 crossing.

Donation clears way for bed and breakfast at Destrehan Plantation
Donation clears way for bed and breakfast at Destrehan Plantation
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Destrehan Plantation has received a major donation that will go toward construction of a nearly $1.8 million renovation that includes the creation of a bed and breakfast on the property.