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Oil damage suit needs compromise
June 13 at 9:38 am
The current disagreement between our state government in Baton Rouge and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is a big problem and we’re not certain there is an easy solution to it.

Hurricane season is straight ahead
May 30 at 9:37 am
The Atlantic hurricane season for 2014, which begins Sunday, is predicted to be almost average.
That means almost nothing.

Memorial Day needs our attention
May 23 at 8:00 am
There is a major remembrance day coming up though some of us may not realize it. Louisiana has so many celebratory days in the beginning of the year that we are likely to overlook one of the most important ones.

Graduates have bright future in St. Charles
May 15 at 9:00 am
Graduation time is here again in St. Charles Parish and it is a time of celebration for the many who made the grade. The future looks bright as those graduates move on to the many possibilities of their adult lives.

Death sentences should be ended
May 09 at 10:56 am
Every now and then we hear reasons why people should not be sentenced to death, regardless of what they did. Those reasons usually have some common sense attached to their arguments.

Your responsibility is to vote Saturday
May 02 at 9:49 am
Among the most important days of the year in a democracy are election days, and one of those arrives this weekend in St. Charles Parish.

Parties need to be more bipartisan
April 25 at 11:56 am
The Obama administration has punted again in extending indefinitely how much time the feds have to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The conveyer pipes that would connect Canada with the Gulf of Mexico coast in the United States and score a touchdown for our future prosperity has become a big partisan political issue.

Avondale area could revive again
April 17 at 12:57 pm
The St. Charles Parish area received some encouraging economic news this past week that a new occupant may become available for Avondale Shipyard.

Senate race getting more interesting
April 04 at 9:14 am
Sen. Mary Landrieu has an excellent opportunity to gain support for her re-election bid this fall with her new title as head of the Senate’s Energy Committee. But will it help her since she was appointed to her post by President Barack Obama?

Rail system along I-10 is a good idea
March 28 at 11:34 am
Now that ex-Gov. Edwin Edwards has come back into the state’s political picture, we might point out that he offered a good idea for the state transportation infrastructure many years ago.

Southeast Louisiana has a great future
March 21 at 9:55 am
The future of southeast Louisiana seems exceedingly bright except for one possible problem - growing pains, according to an article in the New Orleans Advocate by Jaquetta White.

State politics big this year
March 07 at 9:23 am
Politics is getting heavy in Louisiana as we approach coming elections for governor, U.S. senator and several U.S. representatives. As the months roll on, we will get embroiled in what our next officials should do and not do in running our local, state and federal governments in the future.

It’s time to be merry at carnival
February 28 at 10:46 am
With a cold and icy winter still trying to keep us in tow, it is time to relax and enjoy the carnival spirit which arrives this weekend in southeast Louisiana. Here in St. Charles Parish, residents are getting ready to celebrate at the Krewe of Lul parade, which starts Saturday at noon, and the Krewe of Des Allemands parade, which begins at 1 p. m. Sunday.

Death penalty should be abolished
February 24 at 11:27 am
Another unbelievable case has arisen in which the death penalty has been prescribed and, over a period of many years, in this case 22, the penalty has not yet been delivered.

Graves did well as head of CPRA
February 14 at 1:41 pm
After fighting to preserve and restore the diminishing coast of Louisiana for years, the person who led those efforts has resigned effective Feb. 17.

Community Ed can help us all
February 07 at 9:04 am
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.

St. Charles gets A+ for winter storm preparation
January 31 at 12:38 pm
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.

Deville
January 24 at 10:37 am
Vera Dufrene DeVille, 73, a native and resident of Bayou Gauche, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Lifestyles

2014 Battle for the Paddle winners announced
2014 Battle for the Paddle winners announced
With 123 teams cooking jambalaya or gumbo, United Way of St. Charles kicked off its...
Kindergarteners hard at work
Kindergarteners hard at work
At Mimosa Park Elementary, the kindergarteners are hard at work....

Hahnville defense comes up big in defeat of East St. John
Hahnville defense comes up big in defeat of East St. John
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Two of Hahnville’s six touchdowns came from the defense, leading the Tigers to a 42-26 win over the East St. John Wildcats Friday (Oct. 17) night.