Letter to the Editor
|St. Charles businesses donít remove sales tax during holiday
August 09 at 11:01 am
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.
|Residents can benefit from Community Ed
August 09 at 10:58 am
In St. Charles Parish, education is not just for children. It is for all of those adults as well who want to continue their education after graduation in fields that can help them improve the way they live as well as offering them ways to earn a better living.
|Lawsuit could benefit our future
August 02 at 10:52 am
One of the biggest lawsuits in the history of the state is about to unfold as the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East prepares to go into the courtroom against many of the oil and gas companies that have produced along the deteriorating Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The prelude is just beginning and apparently the action could go on for a long time.
|8U wins regional title with 25-6 victory
July 25 at 5:28 pm
The St. Charles Parish U10 All-Star softball team won the Babe Ruth Southwest Regional championship on Saturday in Houma.
July 24 at 6:14 pm
The Florida trial of George Zimmerman got more attention from the press than almost any trial in recent memory. And its outcome certainly lends credence to the fact that people can react in various ways to acts that come about through violence.
|A tale of 2 statesí unemployment experience
July 19 at 9:28 am
Last month, the North Carolina Legislature enacted legislation to corral its expanding federal debt for unemployment compensation (UC) benefits to its unemployed.
|Feds should join in saving the coast
July 19 at 9:25 am
We need coordination between the state and federal government in preserving the coast of Louisiana. Among other things, Louisianaís coastal restoration problems are being multiplied by the different viewpoints of governmental agencies that are involved in our survival.
|Less jail time may be better
July 12 at 12:39 pm
It is disturbing to learn that Louisiana jails a greater percentage of its citizens than any other state in the country. Hopefully, it is not because we have more criminals around but rather because our laws and practices have provided for that situation.
|World Trade Center should remain
July 03 at 7:52 am
Itís unbelievable that The Tricentennial Plan in New Orleans would provide for tearing down one of the most significant buildings in the city ó the World Trade Center at the foot of Canal Street. A non-descript sculpture would replace it similar to the arch that decorates the Mississippi River water front in St. Louis.
|Looking Back Part III: The Tort Reform Special Session of 1996
July 03 at 7:50 am
For years the civil justice system in Louisiana was one of the worst in the nation in spite of very few bills being passed by the Legislature to liberalize tort laws and generate more lawsuits.
|Home sales increase in spite of fears
June 27 at 11:19 am
Thereís good news in the St. Charles Parish real estate market with sales increasing in spite of the fears over threatened increases in flood insurance. Our assessor, Tab Troxler, and local real estate agents have agreed that the future looks promising.
|Jindalís tour is good news for state
June 21 at 10:47 am
Itís good news that Gov. Bobby Jindal is undertaking a statewide tour that will take him to all of Louisianaís 64 parishes.
|We need less national, more local government
June 14 at 9:20 am
Itís time to start reconsidering the make-up of governments in the United States and produce a system where local people can have more control over the way they live. This will give them more freedom to do the things they want to do.
|Social media can help catch criminals
June 07 at 9:18 am
The importance of social media was once again on display during a recent rash of burglaries that primarily took place in Luling.
|Be prepared this hurricane season
May 31 at 9:40 am
Itís that time of year again. Hurricane season, we mean.
|Big abortion clinic is planned nearby
May 24 at 2:43 pm
Teaching the value of life amidst so much terror and violence in our lives will suffer a setback if the abortion clinic scheduled to be built on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans is realized. Construction is scheduled to begin this week on the 7,000-square-foot building.
|Internet sales taxes could change things
May 10 at 9:27 am
Sales taxes on the Internet may soon become a regular thing if a bill which passed in the U. S. Senate this week goes the rest of the way to become law. And it would be fairer to most local retailers because, at present, they have to compete against competitors on the Internet who do not have to charge customers the taxes.
|Dr. Lafon continued our educational excellence
May 03 at 11:03 am
St. Charles Parish has been noted for its excellent public school system for many years. Indeed, it has been regarded as among the best in the state.
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Destrehan falls short of state championship appearance in semi-final loss to Acadiana - 1049 views
The Destrehan Wildcats' hopes for another state championship were dashed when they fell to the Acadiana Rams in the semi-final round of the playoffs.
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