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Don’t dump the dust bin of history on St. Charles Parish

By Kamau OdingaRead More...
February 17 at 3:51 pm
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St. Charles Parish voters may not understand importance of levee tax proposal

We are concerned that the general public may not fully realize the importance of the millage election to provide funds for the completion of the West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee and drainage improvements to the East Bank. Read More...
May 01, 2015 at 10:12 am
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Citizens not told the full story by St. Charles Parish Hospital

Dear editor,
Once again the CEO of the St. Charles Parish Hospital played his version of the GAME known as, “And Now You Know The Rest of the Story.” In his version of the GAME, we, the citizens of St. Charles Parish never get the rest of the story.Read More...
June 27, 2014 at 9:34 am
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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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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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This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pets

This week’s Humane Society showcase are Siamese cats.Read More...
November 15, 2013 at 7:24 am
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St. Charles businesses don’t remove sales tax during holiday

Dear Editor,
I assume that the state of Louisiana and St. Charles Parish instituted the sales tax holidays to provide an opportunity for the residents of the state and parish to purchase items and save the normal taxes paid on said purchases, thereby stimulating the economy and providing savings to the residents. This holiday takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of August. All items for personal use should be sales tax free with the exceptions of licensed vehicles, food prepared at a restaurant and some services and rentals.Read More...
August 09, 2013 at 11:01 am
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Major hurdle to West Bank levee is lack of priorities

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.

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

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!



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April 12, 2013 at 10:09 am
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Congress shouldn’t cut drill pay

Dear Editor,
As you may know there are several budget bills attempting to move across the Congressional floor that adversely affects every member of the National Guard and Reserve. While it may be difficult to follow all of the proposed budget changes, there are two in particular that we should definitely oppose.



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September 14, 2012 at 9:45 am
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What is rationale for raising sewerage fees?

Dear Editor,

As we watch the cost of living in St. Charles parish rise again, it should add to the list of questions we have about how our elected officials (local, state and federal) spend our tax dollars.

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August 03, 2012 at 9:04 am
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Councilman questions St. Pierre veto

Dear Editor,

On Monday, July 23, the St. Charles Parish Council passed ordinance 12-7-9 which required parish workers not to disclose the names of our good citizens who report violations to the parish.

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August 03, 2012 at 9:04 am
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Vote for hospital bond will cause further debt

Dear Editor,

Once again, in less than a year, the Administrator and operators of our St. Charles Parish Hospital are asking the good folks of St. Charles Parish to give them more money to expand the hospital. Nothing has changed, except for their plan on how they will access your taxes.

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April 05, 2012 at 9:00 am
3588 Views

Revision to fireworks ban wrong on so many levels

Dear Editor,

I am truly perplexed as to why, after the obvious and overwhelming opposition to repeal the fireworks ban in St. Charles Parish a year ago, this kind of proposition would again rear its ugly head.

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February 17, 2012 at 9:59 am
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Celebrate Black History Month by keeping emphasis on education

Dear Editor,

On Feb. 28, 2011 six African Americans met with the Superintendent of St. Charles Parish Public Schools and among other concerns, raised the question of the gap in academic performance between African-American and white students. Following is precisely what we requested:

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February 17, 2012 at 9:59 am
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Destrehan deluge tests parish pumps - again
Destrehan deluge tests parish pumps - again
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Destrehan streets filled with water again this month just a few weeks after the record heavy rains of Louisiana's catastrophic flooding and only months after the March deluge that hit the South.