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Millages should not be permanent fixtures

When millages are passed to finance government activities, they are usually designed for a specific amount of total revenue. Whatever they support, the amount of millage is determined by the amount of money it will produce on that dayís assessment roll.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 2:38 pm
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Millages should not be permanent fixtures



When millages are passed to finance government activities, they are usually designed for a specific amount of total revenue. Whatever they support, the amount of millage is determined by the amount of money it will produce on that dayís assessment roll.
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June 28, 2007 at 11:27 am
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Remember Last Island, Audrey, Katrina . . . and be prepared

It was 50 years ago when the most destructive hurricane in history hit Louisianaís coast - - until the debacle two years ago.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:25 am
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How big should Big Charity be?

The Housing and Urban Development agency in Washington just sent down some good news and bad news for our state government. HUD has been reviewing Louisianaís plans to use $300 million in federal dollars for the construction of a new Charity Hospital in New Orleans.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:23 am
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The business of doing good

A recent headline points out why it wouldn't be a bad idea to post the Ten Commandments in our schools.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:20 am
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ACLU fights Jesus in Slidell courthouse

For the past ten years, a portrait of Jesus Christ in the Slidell City Court created no controversy. It had been hanging in the lobby of the courthouse ever since it was originally constructed in 1997. In that time, not one person had complained to court officials. Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:17 am
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Religion Making Headlines

June 21, 2007 at 6:04 pm
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Vatican issues 10 Commandments for motorists - and LORD KNOWS itís time

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Thou shall not drive under the influence of alcohol. Thou shall respect speed limits. Thou shall not consider a car an object of personal glorification or use it as a place of sin.Read More...
June 21, 2007 at 6:00 pm
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Why are we fertilizing the Gulf of Mexico

There is one place where fertilizer provides no benefits. And that is in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.
In fact, it is deadly there - - to fish that is one of the mainstays of our stateís economy.Read More...
June 21, 2007 at 2:02 pm
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St. Charles Borromeo KIDS are helping to rebuild New Orleans

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan hosted a week long work camp June 3 through June 9 where teen volunteers from St. Charles Parish and all over the country gathered in teams to gut homes and clean yards in stormed damaged areas in Orleans Parish.Read More...
June 13, 2007 at 2:44 pm
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Who says there wonít be a governorís race? In Louisiana? Surely, you jest!

One would think the presidential race is tomorrow and the governorís race a year away with the amount of campaigning going on for each.Read More...
June 13, 2007 at 2:40 pm
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Letís take our cities back from criminals - one block at a time

It was a Rosa Parks moment for Cathy Toliver. Returning home from church on Sunday, she found three young burglars in her Baton Rouge home stealing her possessions. She refused to assume the role of victim. Instead, she ran them out and chased them through her neighborhood, hollering through her car windows for neighbors to call the police.Read More...
June 13, 2007 at 2:36 pm
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A Louisiana vacation makes good CENTS

So you want to take a pleasant vacation this summer but not spend all of your money on gas? Think Louisiana.Read More...
June 13, 2007 at 2:33 pm
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Religion in the NEWS NEWS NEWS ...

Rudolph W. Giuliani has come under fire from the Roman Catholic bishop of Providence, R.I., who has criticized Mr. Giulianiís support of abortion rights, calling the position pathetic, confusing and hypocritical. - The New York TimesRead More...
June 06, 2007 at 3:22 pm
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Your story on day-care was good - with a couple of clarifications

Dear Editor, Thank you for your interest in the state's new Quality Rating System as evidenced by your story in the April 19 edition of the St. Charles Herald-Guide: Does you childís day-care center make the grade? Read More...
June 06, 2007 at 3:08 pm
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I like new state law that stops people from smoking in restaurants and at work

Dear Editor: Itís been six months since The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act went into effect clearing the air in St. Charles Parish and all around the state.Read More...
June 06, 2007 at 3:07 pm
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2016 Deputy of the Year
2016 Deputy of the Year
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Considering the kind of year 2016 has been for St. Charles Parish Sheriff's deputies with them assisting Baton Rouge with officer shootings and Louisiana's historic flood, Sheriff Greg Champagne recognized all 422 staff members as this year's "Deputy of the Year."