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Supporting local preparedness
August 09 at 2:15 pm
Joshua Joachim is chief executive for the American Red Cross of Louisiana

Don’t dump the dust bin of history on St. Charles Parish
February 17, 2016 at 3:51 pm
By Kamau Odinga

St. Charles Parish voters may not understand importance of levee tax proposal
May 01, 2015 at 10:12 am
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.

Citizens not told the full story by St. Charles Parish Hospital
June 27, 2014 at 9:34 am
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.

Austin Reyes, Freddie Rosario III, Aunja Fenroy, Billy Wallace, LSU Professor Tim Schreiner, Scott Tastet, Seth Quattlebaum, Mandi Sweeney, Henry Robin, Sierra Gongora, Macey David and Keston Blackman.
Satellite Center students win awards
February 01, 2014 at 8:00 am
The St. Charles Parish Public Schools Satellite Center’s Advanced TV Broadcasting Team Members won seven awards at the Louisiana Scholastic Press Association’s Conference held on the LSU Campus.

Parish did not save money with free dumpster program, councilman says
December 20, 2013 at 9:20 am
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.

St. Charles businesses don’t remove sales tax during holiday
August 09, 2013 at 11:01 am
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.

Major hurdle to West Bank levee is lack of priorities
April 12, 2013 at 10:10 am
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.

Bayou Gauche has been betrayed by government, resident says
April 12, 2013 at 10:09 am
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!

Congress shouldn’t cut drill pay
September 14, 2012 at 9:45 am
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.

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

What is rationale for raising sewerage fees?
August 03, 2012 at 9:04 am
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.

Newer flowers adorn home landscapes Newer flowers adorn home landscapes
May 18, 2012 at 10:52 am
Many of us may not realize it, but the last 20 years have been some of the most exciting times in the history of home landscaping. It would be impossible to list all the new ornamental plants – from trees to shrubs to perennials to annual flowers – that have been recently released.

Vote for hospital bond will cause further debt
April 05, 2012 at 9:00 am
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.

Revision to fireworks ban wrong on so many levels
February 17, 2012 at 9:59 am
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.

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

Dear Editor
January 13, 2012 at 10:06 am
The implication of education reform can be found as near as our local St. Charles Public Schools. The products emerging from the interactive media class at the Satellite Center are stellar!

November 04, 2011 at 9:16 am

Letter to the Editor
May 27, 2011 at 9:47 am
A letter from Paul Hogan, Councilman District IV

At what cost do we continue to support the hospital?
April 29, 2011 at 9:36 am
Dear Editor,
The citizens of St. Charles Parish have always supported, with their vote and their taxes, the operation and maintenance of the St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling; however, the question now becomes, at what cost?


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Ochsner, St. Charles hospital estimate $11.6M in upgrades
Ochsner, St. Charles hospital estimate $11.6M in upgrades
Investing in its "every patient every time" strategy, St. Charles Hospital CEO Austin Reeder estimated more than $11.5 million for a five-year capital plan to grow services at the hospital.