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The phone rings, “Who You Gonna Call?”

It’s two o’clock in the morning and we’re startled by the ringing of the phone. We jump up from the bed and fumble to answer it as our heart begins to race.Read More...
February 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm
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Graves did well as head of CPRA

After fighting to preserve and restore the diminishing coast of Louisiana for years, the person who led those efforts has resigned effective Feb. 17. Read More...
February 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm
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You’ve got to read this! (Feb. 13)

New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.Read More...
February 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm
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School system raises largest amount ever for United Way campaign

An overview of the school system’s record-breaking 2013 United Way campaign was presented to the School Board at its January meeting. Read More...
February 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm
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Community Ed can help us all

The St. Charles Parish school system is remarkable in many ways, and one of those ways is with our Community Education program in which all of our citizens can get education in many subjects.Read More...
February 07, 2014 at 9:04 am
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St. Charles gets A+ for winter storm preparation

While many other areas around the south experienced gridlock due to winter storm conditions, St. Charles Parish and the rest of Louisiana made off much better in comparison.Read More...
January 31, 2014 at 12:38 pm
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Analysis: Vitter gives Democrats the next move

By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

It may be unprecedented to have three statewide-elected Republicans, all with their own individual strengths and weaknesses, eyeing the same seat in Louisiana, but U.S. Sen. David Vitter has made it a reality with his announcement for governor early Tuesday morning. Read More...
January 24, 2014 at 10:39 am
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Deville

Vera Dufrene DeVille, 73, a native and resident of Bayou Gauche, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18.Read More...
January 24, 2014 at 10:37 am
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Poverty problems need statewide solutions

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in the United States with plans to decrease the percentages of starving people and help those by providing all of their needs. Today, poverty reportedly is as rampant as it was then with 40 percent of the nation in that number.Read More...
January 17, 2014 at 10:14 am
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Put Christmas trees to good use

With the Christmas season over, we can take down the decorations and begin to get back to normal. Included in that equation is taking down the Christmas tree and putting it out for the parish pick up so that the tree can be used to help save our deteriorating Gulf coast.Read More...
January 10, 2014 at 9:16 am
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Pope Francis is not a Marxist

Pope Francis was not exhorting a philosophy of Marxism such as was intimated by radio show host Rush Limbaugh last week.Read More...
January 03, 2014 at 10:33 am
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Parish did not save money with free dumpster program, councilman says

I read the recent Herald-Guide article “Attorney General closes the lid on Parish’s free dumpster program” to which I feel I have the obligation to reply and to clarify for the citizens some of what was reported. The article states that the program was set up in such a way as to avoid court cost that are incurred when the Parish follows the ordinance relating to derelict structures.Read More...
December 20, 2013 at 9:20 am
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Lake Cataouatche needs attention

The collapse of Lake Cataouatche in St. Charles Parish into an open waterway with little vegetation protecting its perimeters is alarming. One of the purposes of our coastal restoration program is to keep vegetation along our shoreline to protect our coast.Read More...
December 20, 2013 at 9:16 am
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Mandela was a unique person

The world lost one of its greatest citizens last week when Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. He was a former South African president who did more than, perhaps, anyone else to help bring freedom to all people who inhabit this world in which we live.Read More...
December 13, 2013 at 9:34 am
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Football is not a noise game

The gridiron has provided the location for a lot of thrilling sports activity in recent years. It is supposed to be a contest of how the players handle the oval football in running for touchdowns, throwing and catching passes, kicking the ball and getting it away from the opposition.
But lately, another element has entered the competition - noise from the fans.Read More...
December 09, 2013 at 9:55 am
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Thankful for slow hurricane season, flood protection improvements

As we enter this Thanksgiving, the weather has been disagreeable. Although southeast Louisiana is generally blessed with mild temperatures at this time of the year, many of us have had to crank up our seldom used heaters as temperatures have plummeted and we have been kept damp by a steady mist. Read More...
November 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm
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