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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. Itís 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 hasnít 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 hasnít 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.


We had a big day this week
January 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm
Monday was an eventful day in America, to say the least. It was the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the first black president of our country took the oath of office for the second time.


Sales tax sounds good, Bobby
January 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm
With the worries of filing income taxes arriving again, it is probably a very popular notion among us to favor Gov. Bobby Jindalís proposal to eliminate state income tax in Louisiana. It is a laborious process, to say the least, to confront oneself with all of those forms and income and expense numbers. Plus, its complexity has encouraged many to cheat on their income taxes and get away with it.


Oil well penalties coming in handy
January 11, 2013 at 9:59 am
It seems that the Gulf Coast is getting more and more revenue from penalties resulting from the BP oil spill. Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig that was leased to BP when its macombo well erupted off the Louisiana coast in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines for its role in the oil spill.


Coming up next...cut expenses
January 04, 2013 at 9:55 am
The year is over and the cliff has been climbed without falling over the edge. Income taxes of those single persons who make $400,000 a year or couples who make $450,000 a year will be increased somewhat. Others will stay like they are.


2013 should be year of restoration
December 28, 2012 at 9:55 am
With a new year approaching that bears the unfavorable number 13, we hope it is not an indication of things to come pertaining to our efforts to save the coast of Louisiana. Itís getting close to the end of times when we can preserve that coast for the future prosperity of our state.


Gun control has to find the right people
December 20, 2012 at 10:19 am
It has been a grief-filled week gone by as residents of Newtown, Conn. began burying those who were shot to death by a person who was obviously mentally ill. In addition to 20 school children, six adults, including the school principal who was trying to save her students, lost their lives in an insane act.


Leeville toll bridge needs more money
December 14, 2012 at 9:26 am
The toll bridge on Highway 1 at Leeville isnít working to its expectations because some 300,000 crossers who are expected to pay arenít.


Vouchers could benefit education
December 06, 2012 at 9:31 am
Louisianaís school voucher plan suffered a setback last week when a Baton Rouge area judge declared it unconstitutional. Judge Tim Kelley ruled that funds from the Minimum Foundation Program could not be diverted to private entities.


We can't fall off 'fiscal cliff'
November 29, 2012 at 11:00 am
The "fiscal cliff," so to speak, is fast approaching and if it is not addressed by Congress and the President, the state of the nation could take a steep slide.


Port traffic should go here
November 21, 2012 at 9:09 am
Look forward to a major increase in boat traffic at Louisiana port cities in the future. This will result from the enlargement of the Panama Canal which will be complete in a couple of years.


Itís time for some bipartisanship
November 17, 2012 at 10:39 am
It was a close election and, as a result, the federal government line-up is unchanged. The Democrats still own the Presidency and Senate and the Republicans have control of the House.


FBI seizes more records in Morel probe
FBI seizes more records in Morel probe
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The FBI has seized more records from the St. Charles Parish courthouse that appear to be connected to an ongoing investigation of former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel.