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Method of redistricting needs to change
April 15, 2011 at 9:25 am
Redistricting our federal congressional and state legislative districts has become quite an undertaking and one that involves politics, racism and party preferences. In other words, itís just not democratic.

Dump truck traffic is taking over roads
April 08, 2011 at 9:32 am
As if you didnít know, dump trucks have been overloading the highways of St. Charles Parish in recent months.

Weekend to be high and mighty
April 01, 2011 at 9:15 am
St. Charles Parish is the site of one of the most spectacular races in the world. The whistle will blow at 8:30 a. m. Saturday on the 13th annual United Way of St. Charles bridge run which many runners look forward to each year.

Nuclear energy needs production safeguards
March 25, 2011 at 9:05 am
The future of nuclear power lost a lot of support with arrival of the tsunami that has damaged nuclear plants in Japan and caused a worldwide fear of human catastrophe resulting. And this came at a time when many in the world were ready to embrace nuclear power as a safer source of energy than oil.

Gulf Coast getting back to normal
March 18, 2011 at 10:12 am
After almost a year of oil spill activities, Louisiana is getting down to normalcy. Last year, few people were rigging out their boats and looking to the day when they could head into the Gulf or steer along the coast with rod and reel and bait in hand. They figured it was a lost cause then with oil being the spoiler.

Show will highlight St. Charles businesses
March 11, 2011 at 9:40 am
Residents of St. Charles will have an opportunity this weekend to find out a lot about what types of businesses are available to them in their parish. The Business and Craft Showcase of St. Charles will be held Friday from noon to 5 p. m. and Saturday from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. at the Hahnville High School gymnasium.

Detours ahead for residents
March 04, 2011 at 9:19 am
St. Charles Parish residents will have to detour in the weekends ahead to get from one end of their parish to the other.

Congressional districts to change in state
February 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Louisianaís Legislature undoubtedly will have a difficult assignment when it meets in March and April to define the stateís new congressional districts. The 2010 Census population figures reduce the number of congressmen our state is entitled to from seven to six.

Time is running out in saving our coast
February 18, 2011 at 9:32 am
Louisiana has had a lot interruptions in efforts to save its coast in recent years. There have been lots of hurricanes. And last but not least the BP oil spill.

Itís understandable why our population grows
February 11, 2011 at 9:36 am
St. Charles is an unusual parish. With some 85 percent wetlands, it still has many suburban areas that regularly attract increased census figures.

Mighty Mississippi can be dangerous
February 03, 2011 at 1:08 pm
The Mighty Mississippi is a great advantage economically to St. Charles. But it can be a deadly danger to its citizens.

Law enforcers doing a good job
January 27, 2011 at 9:37 am
Itís hard to feel good about a reduction in the crime rate because any crime at all is a bad thing. But St. Charles Parish is going against the grain of many areas by reducing its overall crime in 2010 by 5.8 percent from 2009. Total numbers fell from 2,456 to 2,313.

Open primaries would help other states, too
January 21, 2011 at 9:23 am
A possible solution to our political partisanship problems is to adopt open primaries nationwide. In that way, candidates would be more likely to preach and vote according to their own honest opinions of the best way to govern rather than the way their party wants it to be.

Author highlights slave revolt
January 14, 2011 at 9:41 am
One of the greatest slave revolts in history took place right here in the River Parishes. And it began on Jan. 8, 1811 which was Twelfth Night, the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of carnival here in Louisiana.

1811 slave revolt made history here
January 07, 2011 at 9:39 am
Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the largest slave revolt in U. S. history will begin at Destrehan Plantation Saturday. It will start a year-long observation that will recall the events when more than 200 enslaved African-Americans marched downriver from a plantation in LaPlace for two days to a plantation in Kenner.

Its time to finish restoring our coast
December 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm
Several years ago, it was predicted we would be beyond the point of no return in saving the Louisiana coast if a lot of work to restore it were not done within 10 years. Here it is almost the beginning of 2011 and very little has been done.

Christmas should be a simple celebration
December 22, 2010 at 10:35 am
Christmas is upon us and we wish everyone a merry one. It is the season of the year when love takes over and doubts and other questionable attitudes are shoved aside.

Chemical plants benefit parish
December 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm
Chemical plants have been a blessing to St. Charles Parish. They have brought prosperity to the parish and they have brought to our area many wonderful people we would never have known otherwise.

Luling nativeís culinary skills on display at national cook-off
Luling nativeís culinary skills on display at national cook-off
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A Nicholls State graduate found herself with a ticket to Chicago this past Saturday after her red snapper-based recipe qualified her for the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef competition.