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Be prepared this hurricane season
May 31, 2013 at 9:40 am
It’s that time of year again. Hurricane season, we mean.


Big abortion clinic is planned nearby
May 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm
Teaching the value of life amidst so much terror and violence in our lives will suffer a setback if the abortion clinic scheduled to be built on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans is realized. Construction is scheduled to begin this week on the 7,000-square-foot building.

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.


No fat in state budget?
April 25, 2013 at 9:37 am
There is a public perception and a perception by the leges that Tim Barfield is in charge of the Louisiana Department of Revenue.


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.


Let’s quit questioning how to save coast
April 19, 2013 at 9:23 am
Louisiana’s 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.


Major hurdle to West Bank levee is lack of priorities
April 12, 2013 at 10:10 am
Dear Editor,

The flood that is sure to eventually happen will devastate St. Charles Parish. It will bring physical damage to the West Bank’s privately owned property as well as public buildings and infrastructure, but the devastation will not stop there.


Bayou Gauche has been betrayed by government, resident says
April 12, 2013 at 10:09 am
Dear Editor,

As a resident of Bayou Gauche, I am stunned and very angry that we have been betrayed by our government at all levels -local, state and especially the federal government!




Sales tax proposal should not be abandoned
April 05, 2013 at 1:40 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s 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. It’s 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 hasn’t 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 hasn’t 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.


Police search for fifth suspect in connection with murder
Police search for fifth suspect in connection with murder
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Jonah Wetwiski who is facing charges of principal to first-degree murder.