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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

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

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

St. Charles Hospital is serving us well

We are blessed in St. Charles Parish with a hospital that has provided the type of services that were mainly needed in the past and is keeping up with the times in this day of modern medicine.Read More...
March 26, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Residents need way to access ‘wildlife utopia’

Imagine a neighborhood on the brink of wildlife utopia; a neighborhood brimming with so many outdoor opportunities it would make your head spin; a neighborhood surrounded by fishing, hunting, hiking, and biking trails that lead to some of the best outdoor adventures available in the country.Read More...
March 19, 2008 at 11:36 am

Parks a good idea for parish kids

Willowdale and Lakewood residents will finally get the park they’ve been waiting for, which means a safe place for kids to play. Read More...
March 12, 2008 at 11:05 am

Can cable transform deadly highway?

The deadly stretch of Airline Drive in St. Charles Parish where many people have lost their lives was scheduled to be discussed at a meeting yesterday after our deadline. The main subject was to be about a cable that would stop cars zooming off the highway from going into the deep roadside canal that has caused the drownings.Read More...
March 05, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Coastal Waste Services article misleading

Unfortunately we find it necessary to respond to the article written on February 21, 2008. This article contains incorrect and incomplete information.Read More...
February 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Governor, legislature on the right track

Gov. Bobby Jindal deserves accolades for his initial efforts to reform the state. He got most of what he wanted in putting ethics ahead of everything else in government.Read More...
February 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Let’s give our new governor a chance

Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken it upon himself to address the issue of ethics first and try to make Louisiana a state in which government does what it is supposed to do and the people who work in it do not take advantage of their positions to the detriment of the public.Read More...
February 20, 2008 at 12:48 pm

TV could hamper committee meetings

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre recently admitted that it was his choice to stop the broadcasting of council committee meetings. And though the proposed ordinance drew a lot of heat from residents when it was leaked out of the courthouse, that decision would have been a good one.Read More...
February 13, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Mardi Gras over, time to embrace Lent

Mardi Gras ended on a high note in St. Charles Parish, with lots of parades and family fun.Read More...
February 06, 2008 at 10:58 am

St. Pierre giving the people what they want

After the recent elections, it became obvious that parish residents wanted change.Read More...
January 30, 2008 at 2:06 pm

King march should not be a racial thing

To the editor:
Doubtless, the great majority of the citizens of St. Charles Parish are familiar with the ideals put forth by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, so I won't re-state them here. Read More...
January 23, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Iraq question not the big issue

One of the big issues in this Presidential campaign should be our foreign policy. But just about all the candidates have said on the subject so far has been to get our troops out of Iraq or let them remain.Read More...
January 23, 2008 at 12:45 pm

New era ahead in St. Charles

St. Charles Parish is on the threshold of a new era this weekend. A new parish president and council will be inaugurated.Read More...
January 09, 2008 at 3:05 pm

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St. Charles Public Schools ranked 4th best in state
St. Charles Public Schools ranked 4th best in state
Ranking as the fourth best performing public school district in Louisiana, St. Charles Parish Schools Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker said their success is partly based on how students scored on major tests like the ACT.