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Parish’s crime fall impressive

Last week, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne released crime statistics from 2008, which show a marked decrease from the year before.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:45 pm
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Recovery plan should be short, sweet

Are we going too far with our economic recovery plan? Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:36 am
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Laws not outdated, 4-way stop signs are too plentiful

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 Well, the fact is that the federal traffic manual, which is used in every state in the union, is not outdated or antiquated. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm
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Abortion breaks the cycle of poverty?

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. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 11:55 am
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Take 90 to avoid 4-way stop signs

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 (Cletus) Martin for educating the residents of Mimosa Park on the outdated and antiquated laws of the fine state of Louisiana.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.Read More...
January 21, 2009 at 11:19 am
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Thanks to ‘hero’ bus driver

Dear Editor,
First, New York had her “Miracle on the Hudson,” with the world watching as a quick-thinking pilot landed his disabled aircraft.Read More...
January 21, 2009 at 11:19 am
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Inauguration is one of most positive in history

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.Read More...
January 21, 2009 at 11:15 am
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Stop with the 4-way stop signs

Editor,
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. Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 11:46 am
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No better time to help out the homeless

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. Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 11:43 am
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Parish wants to make good first impression

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.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 2:08 pm
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Parish on top of things in 2008

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.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 12:30 pm
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It’s that time of year again

Christmas is a special time of the year.
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December 23, 2008 at 11:41 am
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Is bipartisanship at stake in Congress?

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.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 8:54 am
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Something special about DHS Wildcats

It’s been a wild ride for the Destrehan football team over the past two seasons. Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm
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Troxler successor is very important

St. Charles Parish will undoubtedly miss the work of Tab Troxler as emergency preparedness director when he leaves to accept a similar position for Dow Chemical Company. He has been a valuable leader in that very important spot.Read More...
December 03, 2008 at 3:27 pm
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We have many things to be thankful for

This Thanksgiving Day, we have a lot to be thankful for.
Of course, we do have problems. We learned extensively about all of them during the recent Presidential election campaign. Our economic doldrums. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hurricane damages here and there that haven’t been repaired. Etc. Etc.Read More...
November 25, 2008 at 11:02 am
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New location brings new benefits for pharmacy customers
New location brings new benefits for pharmacy customers
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Destrehan Discount Pharmacy can be found in a different, brand new building these days, but owner B.J. Burkenstock says the store’s goals are exactly the same: to provide the same commitment to customer service that has been its backbone for the past 50 years.