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I’m sorry, will you forgive me?

By "Deacon G" Gautrau
How many of us have done something for which we should have asked forgiveness, but haven’t?Read More...
February 28, 2014 at 10:49 am
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It’s time to be merry at carnival

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.Read More...
February 28, 2014 at 10:46 am
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Death penalty should be abolished

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. Read More...
February 24, 2014 at 11:27 am
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Conservatives in state House forming new coalition

The last legislative session drove the point home to many Republican legislators that the more their majority grows the less they are unified around core GOP values. Read More...
February 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm
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Higher education suffers as funds diverted

Some of the leges are upset about the growing costs of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (“TOPS”). Apparently, the leges don’t understand the cause of the increasing costs.Read More...
February 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm
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The phone rings, “Who You Gonna Call?”

It’s two o’clock in the morning and we’re startled by the ringing of the phone. We jump up from the bed and fumble to answer it as our heart begins to race.Read More...
February 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm
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Graves did well as head of CPRA

After fighting to preserve and restore the diminishing coast of Louisiana for years, the person who led those efforts has resigned effective Feb. 17. Read More...
February 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm
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You’ve got to read this! (Feb. 13)

New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.Read More...
February 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm
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School system raises largest amount ever for United Way campaign

An overview of the school system’s record-breaking 2013 United Way campaign was presented to the School Board at its January meeting. Read More...
February 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm
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Community Ed can help us all

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.Read More...
February 07, 2014 at 9:04 am
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St. Charles gets A+ for winter storm preparation

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.Read More...
January 31, 2014 at 12:38 pm
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Analysis: Vitter gives Democrats the next move

By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

It may be unprecedented to have three statewide-elected Republicans, all with their own individual strengths and weaknesses, eyeing the same seat in Louisiana, but U.S. Sen. David Vitter has made it a reality with his announcement for governor early Tuesday morning. Read More...
January 24, 2014 at 10:39 am
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Deville

Vera Dufrene DeVille, 73, a native and resident of Bayou Gauche, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18.Read More...
January 24, 2014 at 10:37 am
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Poverty problems need statewide solutions

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in the United States with plans to decrease the percentages of starving people and help those by providing all of their needs. Today, poverty reportedly is as rampant as it was then with 40 percent of the nation in that number.Read More...
January 17, 2014 at 10:14 am
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Put Christmas trees to good use

With the Christmas season over, we can take down the decorations and begin to get back to normal. Included in that equation is taking down the Christmas tree and putting it out for the parish pick up so that the tree can be used to help save our deteriorating Gulf coast.Read More...
January 10, 2014 at 9:16 am
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Pope Francis is not a Marxist

Pope Francis was not exhorting a philosophy of Marxism such as was intimated by radio show host Rush Limbaugh last week.Read More...
January 03, 2014 at 10:33 am
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Mother doesn't want toddler who drowned to have died in vain
Mother doesn't want toddler who drowned to have died in vain
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Recalling how 2-year-old Kevin J. "Bubba" Cortez III loved being by the bayou and on the boat with his papa, his parents wept as they emphasized how much they didn't want others to lose a child the way they did.