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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.

Louisiana could be the rishest state
April 18, 2007 at 2:27 pm
Look around you. There are riches everywhere.
Louisiana has more natural resources than any of the 48 contiguous states. And yet it is considered one of the poorest states in the nation.

Coastal restoration would be best protection
April 11, 2007 at 1:34 pm
It is very seldom that 93 percent of the people agree on anything. But that is the number who think the proposed Louisiana coastal protection and restoration plan should get top priority in future plans for the state.

Politics getting into high gear - - everywhere
April 04, 2007 at 2:02 pm
Politics is in the air everywhere, it seems. And that includes Washington, Baton Rouge and St. Charles Parish.

Schools millage endorsement
March 29, 2007 at 1:04 pm
St. Charles Parish schools are among the best in the state. And if the good are to keep getting better, they need a steady source of income.

Here are four steps to save Louisiana’s coast
March 14, 2007 at 5:18 pm
With so much attention being paid to the deterioration of the Louisiana coast these days, it would seem there would be a great deal of work underway to stop it. But there isn’t.

Public transportation here could be very beneficial
February 28, 2007 at 2:49 pm
If global warming is truly an environmental problem of the future, the river parishes are making a step in the right direction. More public transportation and less individual auto traffic will cut down on emissions that have been blamed for it in the earth’s atmosphere.

Congress cannot run a war
February 21, 2007 at 1:36 pm
Can a public body as large and divisive as the U. S. Congress run a war? We don’t think so.

St. Charles Parish residents shocked that former DHS teacher will avoid jail
St. Charles Parish residents shocked that former DHS teacher will avoid jail
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“Disgusting! This is a proven case of ‘who you are and the pull you have with the system!’” Shannon Pugh Polizzi said of Shelley Dufresne’s plea agreement that avoided jail time and having to register as a sex offender.