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Home sales increase in spite of fears

There’s 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.Read More...
June 27, 2013 at 11:19 am
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Jindal’s tour is good news for state

It’s good news that Gov. Bobby Jindal is undertaking a statewide tour that will take him to all of Louisiana’s 64 parishes.Read More...
June 21, 2013 at 10:47 am
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We need less national, more local government

It’s 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.

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June 14, 2013 at 9:20 am
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Social media can help catch criminals

The importance of social media was once again on display during a recent rash of burglaries that primarily took place in Luling.

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June 07, 2013 at 9:18 am
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Be prepared this hurricane season

It’s that time of year again. Hurricane season, we mean.

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May 31, 2013 at 9:40 am
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Big abortion clinic is planned nearby

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.Read More...
May 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm
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Internet sales taxes could change things

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.

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May 10, 2013 at 9:27 am
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Dr. Lafon continued our educational excellence

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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May 03, 2013 at 11:03 am
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No fat in state budget?

There is a public perception and a perception by the leges that Tim Barfield is in charge of the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

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April 25, 2013 at 9:37 am
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Gun control not only solution

Here we are talking and arguing about how we can cut the murder rate with gun control on the American scene. And, meanwhile, three people were killed and nearly 300 were injured at the Boston Marathon by something grandma had in her kitchen.

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April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am
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Let’s quit questioning how to save coast

Louisiana’s master plan for saving its coast is now being criticized by some who claim it needs more study because it could poison the wetlands by diverting water from the Mississippi River. This is not the time for more study. It is the time for more action.

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April 19, 2013 at 9:23 am
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We need to put North Korea to rest

Even though South and North Korea are very small countries, they are a major issue in the way the world turns in the future. It is not likely that North Korea, one of the few dedicated communist countries in the world today, will have its way. It does not have support from the rest of the world.

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April 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
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Major hurdle to West Bank levee is lack of priorities

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.

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

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!



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April 12, 2013 at 10:09 am
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Sales tax proposal should not be abandoned

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to get the state income tax transformed to a state sales tax seems to have gone astray somewhat. Many objections have been raised to the possibilities that the poor would suffer and the rich would prosper.

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April 05, 2013 at 1:40 pm
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Rail travel would enliven living here

Southeast Louisiana, including St. Charles Parish, is fast becoming a metropolitan area. Growth between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is making it difficult to travel the roadways between the two cities.

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March 22, 2013 at 10:13 am
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Lemmon awarded the 2016 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award
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Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon has been awarded the 2016 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Fifth Circuit.