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St. Charles businesses donít remove sales tax during holiday

Dear Editor,
I assume that the state of Louisiana and St. Charles Parish instituted the sales tax holidays to provide an opportunity for the residents of the state and parish to purchase items and save the normal taxes paid on said purchases, thereby stimulating the economy and providing savings to the residents. This holiday takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of August. All items for personal use should be sales tax free with the exceptions of licensed vehicles, food prepared at a restaurant and some services and rentals.Read More...
August 09, 2013 at 11:01 am
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Residents can benefit from Community Ed

In St. Charles Parish, education is not just for children. It is for all of those adults as well who want to continue their education after graduation in fields that can help them improve the way they live as well as offering them ways to earn a better living.Read More...
August 09, 2013 at 10:58 am
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Lawsuit could benefit our future

One of the biggest lawsuits in the history of the state is about to unfold as the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East prepares to go into the courtroom against many of the oil and gas companies that have produced along the deteriorating Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The prelude is just beginning and apparently the action could go on for a long time.Read More...
August 02, 2013 at 10:52 am
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8U wins regional title with 25-6 victory

The St. Charles Parish U10 All-Star softball team won the Babe Ruth Southwest Regional championship on Saturday in Houma.Read More...
July 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm
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Zimmerman trial

The Florida trial of George Zimmerman got more attention from the press than almost any trial in recent memory. And its outcome certainly lends credence to the fact that people can react in various ways to acts that come about through violence.Read More...
July 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm
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A tale of 2 statesí unemployment experience

Last month, the North Carolina Legislature enacted legislation to corral its expanding federal debt for unemployment compensation (UC) benefits to its unemployed.Read More...
July 19, 2013 at 9:28 am
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Feds should join in saving the coast

We need coordination between the state and federal government in preserving the coast of Louisiana. Among other things, Louisianaís coastal restoration problems are being multiplied by the different viewpoints of governmental agencies that are involved in our survival.Read More...
July 19, 2013 at 9:25 am
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Less jail time may be better

It is disturbing to learn that Louisiana jails a greater percentage of its citizens than any other state in the country. Hopefully, it is not because we have more criminals around but rather because our laws and practices have provided for that situation.Read More...
July 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm
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World Trade Center should remain

Itís unbelievable that The Tricentennial Plan in New Orleans would provide for tearing down one of the most significant buildings in the city ó the World Trade Center at the foot of Canal Street. A non-descript sculpture would replace it similar to the arch that decorates the Mississippi River water front in St. Louis.Read More...
July 03, 2013 at 7:52 am
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Looking Back Part III: The Tort Reform Special Session of 1996

For years the civil justice system in Louisiana was one of the worst in the nation in spite of very few bills being passed by the Legislature to liberalize tort laws and generate more lawsuits.Read More...
July 03, 2013 at 7:50 am
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Home sales increase in spite of fears

Thereís 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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Jindalís tour is good news for state

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

Itís 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

Itís 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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Former Tigers coach striving to make football safer
Former Tigers coach striving to make football safer
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Former Hahnville Tigers coach Lou Valdin may have stepped away from the prep sideline in 2013, but he hasn't at all strayed far from the game.