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State politics big this year
March 07, 2014 at 9:23 am
Politics is getting heavy in Louisiana as we approach coming elections for governor, U.S. senator and several U.S. representatives. As the months roll on, we will get embroiled in what our next officials should do and not do in running our local, state and federal governments in the future.

I’m sorry, will you forgive me?
February 28, 2014 at 10:49 am
By "Deacon G" Gautrau
How many of us have done something for which we should have asked forgiveness, but haven’t?

It’s time to be merry at carnival
February 28, 2014 at 10:46 am
With a cold and icy winter still trying to keep us in tow, it is time to relax and enjoy the carnival spirit which arrives this weekend in southeast Louisiana. Here in St. Charles Parish, residents are getting ready to celebrate at the Krewe of Lul parade, which starts Saturday at noon, and the Krewe of Des Allemands parade, which begins at 1 p. m. Sunday.

Death penalty should be abolished
February 24, 2014 at 11:27 am
Another unbelievable case has arisen in which the death penalty has been prescribed and, over a period of many years, in this case 22, the penalty has not yet been delivered.

Conservatives in state House forming new coalition
February 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm
The last legislative session drove the point home to many Republican legislators that the more their majority grows the less they are unified around core GOP values.

Higher education suffers as funds diverted
February 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm
Some of the leges are upset about the growing costs of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (“TOPS”). Apparently, the leges don’t understand the cause of the increasing costs.

The phone rings, “Who You Gonna Call?”
February 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm
It’s two o’clock in the morning and we’re startled by the ringing of the phone. We jump up from the bed and fumble to answer it as our heart begins to race.

Graves did well as head of CPRA
February 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm
After fighting to preserve and restore the diminishing coast of Louisiana for years, the person who led those efforts has resigned effective Feb. 17.

Superintendent Felicia Gomez-Walker (L) and Board President John “Jay” Robichaux (R) Present United Way of St. Charles representatives with a check totaling the amount raised by the school system’s campaign. School system raises largest amount ever for United Way campaign
February 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm
An overview of the school system’s record-breaking 2013 United Way campaign was presented to the School Board at its January meeting.

Community Ed can help us all
February 07, 2014 at 9:04 am
The St. Charles Parish school system is remarkable in many ways, and one of those ways is with our Community Education program in which all of our citizens can get education in many subjects.

St. Charles gets A+ for winter storm preparation
January 31, 2014 at 12:38 pm
While many other areas around the south experienced gridlock due to winter storm conditions, St. Charles Parish and the rest of Louisiana made off much better in comparison.

Analysis: Vitter gives Democrats the next move
January 24, 2014 at 10:39 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

It may be unprecedented to have three statewide-elected Republicans, all with their own individual strengths and weaknesses, eyeing the same seat in Louisiana, but U.S. Sen. David Vitter has made it a reality with his announcement for governor early Tuesday morning.

January 24, 2014 at 10:37 am
Vera Dufrene DeVille, 73, a native and resident of Bayou Gauche, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Poverty problems need statewide solutions
January 17, 2014 at 10:14 am
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in the United States with plans to decrease the percentages of starving people and help those by providing all of their needs. Today, poverty reportedly is as rampant as it was then with 40 percent of the nation in that number.

Put Christmas trees to good use
January 10, 2014 at 9:16 am
With the Christmas season over, we can take down the decorations and begin to get back to normal. Included in that equation is taking down the Christmas tree and putting it out for the parish pick up so that the tree can be used to help save our deteriorating Gulf coast.

Pope Francis is not a Marxist
January 03, 2014 at 10:33 am
Pope Francis was not exhorting a philosophy of Marxism such as was intimated by radio show host Rush Limbaugh last week.

Parish did not save money with free dumpster program, councilman says
December 20, 2013 at 9:20 am
I read the recent Herald-Guide article “Attorney General closes the lid on Parish’s free dumpster program” to which I feel I have the obligation to reply and to clarify for the citizens some of what was reported. The article states that the program was set up in such a way as to avoid court cost that are incurred when the Parish follows the ordinance relating to derelict structures.

Lake Cataouatche needs attention
December 20, 2013 at 9:16 am
The collapse of Lake Cataouatche in St. Charles Parish into an open waterway with little vegetation protecting its perimeters is alarming. One of the purposes of our coastal restoration program is to keep vegetation along our shoreline to protect our coast.

Two suspects wanted in illegal firearm discharge, criminal damage in Norco
Two suspects wanted in illegal firearm discharge, criminal damage in Norco
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating Brendon Silvestri and Jordan Perilloux.