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Grand Ridge dressing up a beautiful parish

When you live in St. Charles Parish, you live close to nature. And no place is that more evident than in the Willowdale area, site of the former Willowdale Country Club and the upcoming Grand Ridge Golf Club.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Is President playing politics with oil?

President Barack Obama’s order to take some 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve came at a very good time for his administration. It likely will reduce the price of gasoline at the pump just in time for election season.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:43 am
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Free trade would improve economy

One of the surest ways to improve our depressed economy would be to expand our foreign trade. And President Barack Obama said in his last state of the union address that he wants to double it by 2014.
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June 24, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Is four-cent tax so important?

Strange that a four-cent renewal of a cigarette tax would become one of the most important issues in the current legislative session, but that is the way it seems to be going in Baton Rouge.
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June 17, 2011 at 11:02 am
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Spillways, diversions need to combine forces

If there’s one thing we have learned with the opening of our two spillways to avert flooding this year, it is the benefit such openings can have to help build up the Louisiana coast.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:35 am
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‘Tis the season to be prepared

Whew! We got through the high river water so far with not too much damage. Just in time to introduce the 2011 Hurricane Season. Read More...
June 02, 2011 at 3:01 pm
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With all the problems, it’s still a wonderful world

As the Mighty Mississippi rolls through southeast Louisiana, it is gratifying to see that what could have been may not happen. In other words, we won’t be up to our ear lobes in water overflowing into our neighborhoods.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:44 am
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Income tax repeal would make life easier

Bills have been introduced into the state legislature to eliminate the state income tax, which may be a good idea but not for the next couple of years. We are already at deficit status and doing it right away would make it difficult to keep the state in business.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:57 am
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Our state faces another major threat

Louisiana has had some difficult years recently and 2011 could fit into that mold. We’re talking about the possibility of the water-laden Mississippi River overflowing and flooding surrounding areas in south Louisiana.
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May 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm
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Bin Laden’s death not the end of the war

The murderer of more than 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 has finally received his due. Osama bin Laden was buried at the bottom of the sea after U. S. forces put him to death earlier this week.
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May 05, 2011 at 2:39 pm
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Chaisson sets stage for fiscal session

St. Charles’ own Sen. Joel Chaisson, who is also the Louisiana Senate President, put it right when he tried to set the legislative session starting this week on the right course.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:31 am
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Easter brings us hope for a better world

Now that the traditional revelry of Carnival and the serious reflections of Lent have just about past, the hopeful season of Easter is upon us. It gives inspiration that the future can be what we make of it.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:11 am
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Method of redistricting needs to change

Redistricting our federal congressional and state legislative districts has become quite an undertaking and one that involves politics, racism and party preferences. In other words, it’s just not democratic.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Dump truck traffic is taking over roads

As if you didn’t know, dump trucks have been overloading the highways of St. Charles Parish in recent months.
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April 08, 2011 at 9:32 am
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Weekend to be high and mighty

St. Charles Parish is the site of one of the most spectacular races in the world. The whistle will blow at 8:30 a. m. Saturday on the 13th annual United Way of St. Charles bridge run which many runners look forward to each year.
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April 01, 2011 at 9:15 am
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Nuclear energy needs production safeguards

The future of nuclear power lost a lot of support with arrival of the tsunami that has damaged nuclear plants in Japan and caused a worldwide fear of human catastrophe resulting. And this came at a time when many in the world were ready to embrace nuclear power as a safer source of energy than oil.
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March 25, 2011 at 9:05 am
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Twelve stores sell to minors in sting operation
Twelve stores sell to minors in sting operation
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office partnered with Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control Agents to launch an operation targeting the illegal sale of tobacco and alcohol to under aged citizens Wednesday, and arrests were made with 12 stores failing the test.