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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.

Public needs to decide on recycling
December 10, 2010 at 9:14 am
The St. Charles Parish Council will consider an ordinance at their Dec. 20 meeting that could change the contractor for garbage pickups in the parish at a much lower price - - $9.74 per month per resident which is $2.25 below the price of $11.99 offered by the current contractor, IESI.

Norco death beyond comprehension
December 03, 2010 at 9:19 am
It was sad indeed this week for police to discover the remains of a 78-year-old woman who was brutally murdered some three weeks ago in her Norco home. She was described as a sweet lady who minded her own business and was kind to everyone.

November 24, 2010 at 11:24 am
Yes, there are a number of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

Earmarks should be banned
November 19, 2010 at 9:17 am
Suddenly . . . earmarks are claimed to be not such a bad thing. Louisiana’s two U. S. senators have supported them somewhat.

Proposed boat launch would be an asset
November 12, 2010 at 9:05 am
With three-fourths of St. Charles Parish being wetlands, it is understandable why a lot of citizens would want a first class boat launching ramp where it has been planned on U. S. 90 near the Davis Freshwater Diversion.

Democracy prevails in election Tuesday
November 04, 2010 at 3:23 pm
It’s the economy, stupid. We hope that’s the outlook of President Barack Obama after the Republicans gained a majority in the House and almost in the Senate Tuesday.

Closing Willowdale would be tragic loss
October 22, 2010 at 11:06 am
The planned closing of Willowdale Country Club in Luling on November 1comes as a shock and great disappointment to many residents of St. Charles Parish. It is a happening they feared but did not definitely foresee.

It’s time to get back to drilling offshore
October 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm
Though the moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has officially been lifted by the Obama Administration, we can’t expect any immediate salvation to the lifeblood of Louisiana’s coastal economy.

Dreaded season not over yet
October 08, 2010 at 9:10 am
Here it is October and hurricane season is still with us. But, judging from the weather this week and last, one could never tell.

It’s time to vote on Saturday, again
September 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm
St. Charles Parish has the second of three elections in a very short period of time this Saturday. Unfortunately, that will not produce a very large turnout.

‘Fiasco’ on U. S. 90 brings change of plans
September 24, 2010 at 9:19 am
Project manager Danny Donahue said it right when he called the line-up of cars on U. S. 90 from I-310 to Des Allemands a “fiasco.” He was referring to the traffic after work had started on improvements and widening of the highway this past week.

Are garbage services due for a change?
September 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm
St. Charles Parish Council is considering bids to provide garbage services that could change who picks up our garbage and trash in the morning.

We should not 'turn the page'
September 09, 2010 at 2:50 pm
President Barack Obama has “turned the page” on trying to restore the mid-east into a democratic society where muslims, christians and all else can live in peace. Is that the way the world is going where we are always at risk from foreign attacks?

Things to get better, worse in years ahead
August 19, 2010 at 10:46 am
Here it is August, 2010 already. We’re one year older than in August, 2009 and there are a few other significant factors.

Paul Maillard needs improvements
August 12, 2010 at 9:59 am
In yonder days, Paul Maillard Road was the main street of Luling. It still is a main street in that it commands much of the traffic going from U. S. 90 to River Road.

Retired Army general threatens parish protest
Retired Army general threatens parish protest
Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Russel Honoré is front and center in the brewing discussion over how to handle toxic emissions he says were released throughout the month of June from the IMTT facility in St. Rose.