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Paper took negative approach when covering the ending of spring festival

To the editor:
The article on the front page of the March 11, 2010 St. Charles Herald-Guide contained information on our Spring Heritage Day Events and Civil War Encampment. Instead of representing this as what it is, a positive event, you chose the negative headline of “Destrehan Spring Fest Halted.” Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm
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The more things change . . .

When it comes to actions in state government, it doesn’t take history long to repeat itself. Years ago, fiscal reformers pushed through a constitutional amendment to create a Budget Stabilization Fund (BSF), which became popularly referred to as the "Rainy Day Fund."Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 12:20 pm
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Re-invention of democracy is needed

Dictatorships have their advantage. One guy up there can decide what’s best for the country and do it.Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm
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Bonds will help coastal restoration

At last we are beginning to get some action on the possibility of selling bonds to help finance Louisiana’s desperately needed coastal restoration. Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm
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Norco 8th-grade student named Archdiocesan student of the year

Kara Tucker, a Norco resident and student at Sacred Heart of Jesus School, was named the Archdiocesan 8th-grade student of the year.Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 8:52 am
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DHS, HHS build robots, battle it out in arena

Destrehan and Hahnville high schools sent teams to compete in the three-day Bayou Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Westwego on March 4-6.Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 8:52 am
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Pets go green for St. Patrick's Day

The Annual St. Patty’s Pet Pawrade at the German Coast Farmer’s Market went off without a hitch on March 13.
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March 18, 2010 at 8:52 am
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Wildcats looking to claw way to another district championship

Last year was a successful one for the Destrehan Wildcats, who captured a share of the District 6-5A championship and advanced to the state quarterfinals before falling to district-mate Dutchtown 4-5 to end their season.Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 8:51 am
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For young Tigers to succeed, ‘everyone has to step up’

Last season was filled with ups and downs for the Hahnville Tigers.Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 8:51 am
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Second time the charm for Luling park

The second time was the charm for Rathborne Park, with St. Charles Parish securing $150,000 in funding - that combined with $150,000 from development fees - will cover most of the park’s amenities.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm
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Destrehan woman charged with killing her two children

Dawn M. Wines, 22, of 231 Ormond Meadows Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on March 12 on a warrant from Arkansas for two counts of capital murder.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm
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Fashion Golf relies on family, volunteers to weather harsh times

Despite rain and slow economic times, one golf course in St. Charles Parish is doing well because of volunteer and family support.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm
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Text messages to minor lead to sex arrest

A Des Allemands man was arrested last week and booked with having sex with a 15-year-old girl, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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West Bank town hall meeting

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Parish leaders will host an upcoming town hall meeting to present information on infrastructure and other projects in progress or completed since their terms began in January 2008.

Also on the agenda is a discussion of the state of hurricane protection in the parish, as well as a presentation on upcoming civic projects, including a new Department of Motor Vehicles building, animal shelter and community center.

Attendees will also be able to participate in a question-and-answer session with their parish council representatives and Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr.

WEST BANK TOWN HALL MEETING
WHEN: 6 p.m. March 17
WHERE: Hahnville High School Auditorium, 200 Tiger Drive, Boutte
SPONSORED BY: Councilman-At-Large Division B Terry Authement
For more information please contact the St. Charles Parish Council Office at (985) 783-5000.
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March 17, 2010 at 9:39 am
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4 years later, wastewater a boon to wetlands

In a resolution issued by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, the effectiveness of discharging wastewater into wetlands was called into question because of the perceived negative impacts the practice has caused in the Hammond area.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 8:52 am
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Tigers, Wildcats faced with new challenges as they enter district play

Last season, the senior-laded Wildcats captured a share of the 6-5A championship after tearing through district with a 13-2 record. Destrehan made it to the state quarterfinals before falling to district foe Dutchtown in a 5-4 heartbreaker.Read More...
March 17, 2010 at 8:52 am
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U.S. senator questioning Morel's 'lenient' sentence
U.S. senator questioning Morel's 'lenient' sentence
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U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley is questioning the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice over whether an alleged conflict of interest got former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.’s a lenient plea agreement in his sex-for-leniency case.