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Councilman wants town hall meeting to end the violence

Ask anyone who lives on Meadows Drive in Destrehan what they're concerned about right now and it definitely won't be the gas prices.
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July 23, 2008 at 1:17 pm
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Jindal tries to head state the right way

Gov. Bobby Jindal has done an unheard of thing this week. He used line item vetoes to eliminate some 250 legislative earmarks from the state budget.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm
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No credit, no medical care

It's been a battle the hospital has been trying to win. St. Charles Parish CEO Fred Martinez says the hospital goes before the council each year to borrow money just to offset the costs of the 30 percent of their visitors who donít pay their hospital bills. Read More...
July 09, 2008 at 1:36 pm
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Supt. Bob Rice served us well

It shocked some residents of St. Charles Parish when the school board hired an out-of-parisher - - and out-of-stater - - to be superintendent of schools here back in the 1970s.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 1:27 pm
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Employment shortage or not?

All over the country, the cries and woes of financial difficulties echo from almost every corner. Rising gas prices, grocery bills, and home foreclosures bring to the forefront news that the economy is in trouble - or is it?Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm
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A taxing problem?

It's a battle the St. Charles Parish tax assessor has been fighting for years in an attempt to lower our property taxes. Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 11:33 am
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Leave our street alone!

To the editor:
District IV Councilman Paul Hogan has, for the last few months, embarked on a "crusade" to change our street name on Bayou Estates South. He cites its "similarity" to our neighboring street, Bayou Estates Drive. Read More...
June 11, 2008 at 12:44 pm
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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

(EDITORíS 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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Destrehan deluge tests parish pumps - again
Destrehan deluge tests parish pumps - again
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Destrehan streets filled with water again this month just a few weeks after the record heavy rains of Louisiana's catastrophic flooding and only months after the March deluge that hit the South.