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Olympics help to unite the world

Itís a positive note that a world with so many differences can take time out to enjoy friendly competition in an orderly manner. The Olympics have kept us together in many ways and hopefully can continue to do so through an endless future.

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August 10, 2012 at 9:00 am
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Save money in the parish this weekend

Thereís money in the bank for anyone who wants to shop in St. Charles Parish this week. Itís a sales tax holiday and we are the only parish in the state that will suspend all sales taxes on most retail purchases.

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August 03, 2012 at 9:00 am
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Drought not helpful in preserving our coast

One would never think this country is in a major drought judging from the amount of rainfall hitting Louisiana in recent weeks. But it is dry in much of the rest of the country, which has attracted damaging forest fires in many areas.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:49 am
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Police need facts in our biggest city

Police in Louisianaís biggest city, New Orleans, reportedly have started getting more personal with people at traffic and pedestrian stops. They ask for information which some people claim is none of their business.

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July 20, 2012 at 8:48 am
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Restore Act is finally passed

Passage of the Restore Act by Congress brings a big sigh of relief from Louisianans who were hoping most of the oil spill penalties assessed against BP would go proportionately to the five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana, having been the most affected by it, should receive by far the biggest share.

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July 03, 2012 at 1:34 pm
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More diversions may be coming our way

There was good news at the State of the Coast conference on Louisianaís coastal restoration efforts this week in New Orleans. According to Garret Graves, chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, our state hopes to launch a new diversion of Mississippi River water and sediment into the Barataria Basin to build up the wetlands.

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June 29, 2012 at 9:28 am
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Lafon rewarded with four more years

The St. Charles Parish School Board has extended Rodney Lafonís contract as superintendent for four more years - and for good reason. In this day and age when many communities are suffering from deficiencies in their education processes, our parish has rated superior in that direction.

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June 22, 2012 at 9:24 am
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Registrar releases election schedule

Itís an important election year, which comes to a climax in November and December. And it is hopeful that local residents will start getting prepared well in advance.

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June 14, 2012 at 10:10 am
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Rail service could link New Orleans, Baton Rouge

Rail service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge through St. Charles Parish has been envisioned for some time but so far nothing has come to pass.

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June 07, 2012 at 9:28 am
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T-P to make use of the Internet more

The news is out. Our neighbor, The Times Picayune, is planning to end its daily publication and go out on the streets and into the homes with print media only three days a week beginning sometime this fall. Instead of daily publication, the newspaper will make more use of the Internet in these modern times.

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May 31, 2012 at 8:49 am
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Itís time again to get prepared

Hurricane season hasnít officially come as yet but the tropics couldnít wait. Tropical Storm Alberto is already thundering around in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina at 40 mph.

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May 25, 2012 at 9:15 am
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Graduates need to think ahead

Itís graduation time again when students throw up their caps and cheer the results of their learning through years of schooling.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:25 am
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Port of South Louisiana future looks great

There could be an expanded future in store for the Port of South Louisiana in the River Parishes.

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May 10, 2012 at 10:06 am
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Sheriff gets help in fighting crime

Sheriff Greg Champagne is showing us a new way to fight crime - by getting local citizens to help.

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May 04, 2012 at 9:07 am
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School, hospital bond issues win

St. Charles Parish voters passed two bond issues Saturday which will provide funding to help keep the parish on its progressive path in providing services to the people.

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April 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm
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School, hospital bond election

St. Charles is a fortunate parish. We have one of the finest public school systems in the state, if not the best, and a hospital that offers modern medical services convenient to our residents.

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April 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm
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Humane Society Pet of the Week: Fitz
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Fitz
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This week's St. Charles Humane Society's showcase pet is Fitz.