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Internet sales taxes could change things
May 10, 2013 at 9:27 am
Sales taxes on the Internet may soon become a regular thing if a bill which passed in the U. S. Senate this week goes the rest of the way to become law. And it would be fairer to most local retailers because, at present, they have to compete against competitors on the Internet who do not have to charge customers the taxes.


Dr. Lafon continued our educational excellence
May 03, 2013 at 11:03 am
St. Charles Parish has been noted for its excellent public school system for many years. Indeed, it has been regarded as among the best in the state.


Gun control not only solution
April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am
Here we are talking and arguing about how we can cut the murder rate with gun control on the American scene. And, meanwhile, three people were killed and nearly 300 were injured at the Boston Marathon by something grandma had in her kitchen.


Letís quit questioning how to save coast
April 19, 2013 at 9:23 am
Louisianaís master plan for saving its coast is now being criticized by some who claim it needs more study because it could poison the wetlands by diverting water from the Mississippi River. This is not the time for more study. It is the time for more action.


We need to put North Korea to rest
April 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
Even though South and North Korea are very small countries, they are a major issue in the way the world turns in the future. It is not likely that North Korea, one of the few dedicated communist countries in the world today, will have its way. It does not have support from the rest of the world.


Sales tax proposal should not be abandoned
April 05, 2013 at 1:40 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindalís efforts to get the state income tax transformed to a state sales tax seems to have gone astray somewhat. Many objections have been raised to the possibilities that the poor would suffer and the rich would prosper.


Rail travel would enliven living here
March 22, 2013 at 10:13 am
Southeast Louisiana, including St. Charles Parish, is fast becoming a metropolitan area. Growth between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is making it difficult to travel the roadways between the two cities.


Welcome to the Sportsman Show
March 15, 2013 at 10:05 am
Louisiana Publishing, publisher of Louisiana Sportsman as well as the St. Charles Herald-Guide, invites readers to attend the Louisiana Sportsman Show this weekend at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.


A new way would finance our nation
March 08, 2013 at 10:52 am
The USA is a divided nation in these times of partiality in national politics. Itís time to get our sides together enough to give and take to help decide the issues in a way that provides a workable solution even though it does not satisfy both sides entirely.


Hospital becoming a great benefit
March 01, 2013 at 9:51 am
St. Charles Parish is a great place in which to live. And now, it seems, it is becoming a better place in which to get ill.


Paul Maillard needs improving
February 14, 2013 at 10:23 am
One of the main thoroughfares in St. Charles Parish through the years is due for an overhaul, thank goodness.


Mardi Gras helps build our spirits
February 07, 2013 at 10:15 am
If Southeast Louisiana hasnít had enough excitement with the Super Bowl flexing its muscles in our area, we must now face our spiritual lift of the year as Mardi Gras enters.


Mardi Gras helps build our spirits
February 07, 2013 at 10:15 am
If Southeast Louisiana hasnít had enough excitement with the Super Bowl flexing its muscles in our area, we must now face our spiritual lift of the year as Mardi Gras enters.


We had a big day this week
January 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm
Monday was an eventful day in America, to say the least. It was the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the first black president of our country took the oath of office for the second time.


Sales tax sounds good, Bobby
January 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm
With the worries of filing income taxes arriving again, it is probably a very popular notion among us to favor Gov. Bobby Jindalís proposal to eliminate state income tax in Louisiana. It is a laborious process, to say the least, to confront oneself with all of those forms and income and expense numbers. Plus, its complexity has encouraged many to cheat on their income taxes and get away with it.


Oil well penalties coming in handy
January 11, 2013 at 9:59 am
It seems that the Gulf Coast is getting more and more revenue from penalties resulting from the BP oil spill. Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig that was leased to BP when its macombo well erupted off the Louisiana coast in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines for its role in the oil spill.


Coming up next...cut expenses
January 04, 2013 at 9:55 am
The year is over and the cliff has been climbed without falling over the edge. Income taxes of those single persons who make $400,000 a year or couples who make $450,000 a year will be increased somewhat. Others will stay like they are.


2013 should be year of restoration
December 28, 2012 at 9:55 am
With a new year approaching that bears the unfavorable number 13, we hope it is not an indication of things to come pertaining to our efforts to save the coast of Louisiana. Itís getting close to the end of times when we can preserve that coast for the future prosperity of our state.


Looking Back...The George Prince ferry
Looking Back...The George Prince ferry
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I was looking through my fatherís old 35mm slides and found this rare photo taken around 1965.