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First 100 days going well

The ink is barely dry on some newly appointed parish administrative employees' contracts and yet they seem to be leaving their posts. What's going on?Read More...
June 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm
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Grain dust is big problem in St. Charles Parish

While some St. Charles Parish residents complain about the impact of grain dust on their property, like houses, cars and lawns, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is equally concerned about the health impacts of workers exposed to the grain dust on a regular basis.
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June 04, 2008 at 11:35 am
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Laque article said misleading

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was written in response to an article in the Herald-Guide May 14 regarding the pending litigation brought by three former employees of the Department of Community Services whose positions were eliminated following a study by an independent consultant and recommendations by three Parish officials to the then Parish President Albert Laque.)Read More...
May 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm
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Council not expected to agree on everything

It's been officially 100 days since the new council members and parish president took office in St. Charles Parish. Read More...
May 28, 2008 at 3:06 pm
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Activities on tap for youth this summer

Parents need the support of summer camps to keep their children busy all summer, especially if the alternative is to leave them home alone.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 4:31 pm
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Pump station riddle must be solved

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and the current council members must make a decision regarding the controversial Magnolia Ridge Pump Station. Read More...
May 14, 2008 at 1:48 pm
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Fishing park on the west bank?

On Sunday, the police cited four unsuspecting anglers with criminal trespassing for bank fishing along the containment levee of the Davis Pond diversion.Read More...
May 07, 2008 at 2:22 pm
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Willowridge sewage leak needs fixing

To the editor:
I am a resident of St. Charles Parish and have been for most of my life. When my husband and I moved back after 8 years of Navy life, we were excited to be able to purchase a home in the Willowridge Subdivision. Growing up here, I have always admired and loved the subdivision and when we purchased our small home on Laurel Court I felt beyond blessed.Read More...
May 07, 2008 at 2:12 pm
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Recycling good for the environment

Recycling is still an important part of the way we handle trash in St. Charles Parish. Residents still get the opportunity to rid themselves of items they no longer need along with helping to keep the enviroment clean by bringing their recyclables to drop off points. Curbside recycling ended with Hurricane Katrina but may be resumed in the future.Read More...
April 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm
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Questions asked on potential fire department violations

Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.
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April 18, 2008 at 10:20 am
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Questions asked on potential fire department violations

Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.
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April 18, 2008 at 9:43 am
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Spillway’s opening is historical

The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway earmarks a decade long event in St. Charles Parish. Read More...
April 16, 2008 at 2:12 pm
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State appointees need to work with assessors

To the editor:
Assessors did indeed endorse Bobby Jindal for governor. Many assessors, hopefully, will influence the new governor to appoint Tax Commission members and Board of Commerce and Industry members who will work with the assessors rather than shift the tax burden to small businesses and homeowners.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:37 pm
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Ethics reform long overdue

Louisiana will become a national model for ethics in government, overcoming our past to lead the country in transparency. Every representative that holds a position of power that is supposed to stand for fairness in society as a whole should be held accountable for their actions. Louisiana's history of public corruption continues to harm our image around the country. Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:35 pm
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Full investigation needed into St. Rose Fire Station

To The Editor
To The Citizens of St. Charles Parish; To District Attorney Harry Morel;
To Sheriff Greg Champagne;
To U.S. Attorney Jim Letten; and,
To FBI Special Agent Daniel H. Evans
The current controversy surrounding Councilman & Fire Chief Larry Cochran and the St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department needs to be resolved in a fair, open, transparent, and unbiased manner. I sincerely hope that after such review, Mr. Cochran and the members of the fire department will emerge vindicated of any wrongdoing.Read More...
April 02, 2008 at 1:11 pm
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Giving season not over in parish

While the season of giving usually begins and ends during the Christmas holiday, those in St. Charles Parish are getting the chance to continue that giving spirit thanks to a pair of important local events.Read More...
April 02, 2008 at 1:10 pm
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New Sarpy man faces up to 50 years jail time for dog fighting
New Sarpy man faces up to 50 years jail time for dog fighting
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A New Sarpy man has been charged with cruelty to animals, specifically using several dogs for fighting.