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Gulf Coast getting back to normal

After almost a year of oil spill activities, Louisiana is getting down to normalcy. Last year, few people were rigging out their boats and looking to the day when they could head into the Gulf or steer along the coast with rod and reel and bait in hand. They figured it was a lost cause then with oil being the spoiler.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:12 am
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Show will highlight St. Charles businesses

Residents of St. Charles will have an opportunity this weekend to find out a lot about what types of businesses are available to them in their parish. The Business and Craft Showcase of St. Charles will be held Friday from noon to 5 p. m. and Saturday from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. at the Hahnville High School gymnasium.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:40 am
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Detours ahead for residents

St. Charles Parish residents will have to detour in the weekends ahead to get from one end of their parish to the other.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Congressional districts to change in state

Louisiana’s Legislature undoubtedly will have a difficult assignment when it meets in March and April to define the state’s new congressional districts. The 2010 Census population figures reduce the number of congressmen our state is entitled to from seven to six.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm
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Time is running out in saving our coast

Louisiana has had a lot interruptions in efforts to save its coast in recent years. There have been lots of hurricanes. And last but not least the BP oil spill.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:32 am
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It’s understandable why our population grows

St. Charles is an unusual parish. With some 85 percent wetlands, it still has many suburban areas that regularly attract increased census figures.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:36 am
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Mighty Mississippi can be dangerous

The Mighty Mississippi is a great advantage economically to St. Charles. But it can be a deadly danger to its citizens.
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February 03, 2011 at 1:08 pm
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Law enforcers doing a good job

It’s hard to feel good about a reduction in the crime rate because any crime at all is a bad thing. But St. Charles Parish is going against the grain of many areas by reducing its overall crime in 2010 by 5.8 percent from 2009. Total numbers fell from 2,456 to 2,313.
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January 27, 2011 at 9:37 am
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Open primaries would help other states, too

A possible solution to our political partisanship problems is to adopt open primaries nationwide. In that way, candidates would be more likely to preach and vote according to their own honest opinions of the best way to govern rather than the way their party wants it to be.Read More...
January 21, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Author highlights slave revolt

One of the greatest slave revolts in history took place right here in the River Parishes. And it began on Jan. 8, 1811 which was Twelfth Night, the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of carnival here in Louisiana.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:41 am
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1811 slave revolt made history here

Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the largest slave revolt in U. S. history will begin at Destrehan Plantation Saturday. It will start a year-long observation that will recall the events when more than 200 enslaved African-Americans marched downriver from a plantation in LaPlace for two days to a plantation in Kenner.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:39 am
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Its time to finish restoring our coast

Several years ago, it was predicted we would be beyond the point of no return in saving the Louisiana coast if a lot of work to restore it were not done within 10 years. Here it is almost the beginning of 2011 and very little has been done.
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December 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm
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Christmas should be a simple celebration

Christmas is upon us and we wish everyone a merry one. It is the season of the year when love takes over and doubts and other questionable attitudes are shoved aside.
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December 22, 2010 at 10:35 am
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Chemical plants benefit parish

Chemical plants have been a blessing to St. Charles Parish. They have brought prosperity to the parish and they have brought to our area many wonderful people we would never have known otherwise.
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December 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm
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Public needs to decide on recycling

The St. Charles Parish Council will consider an ordinance at their Dec. 20 meeting that could change the contractor for garbage pickups in the parish at a much lower price - - $9.74 per month per resident which is $2.25 below the price of $11.99 offered by the current contractor, IESI.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:14 am
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Norco death beyond comprehension

It was sad indeed this week for police to discover the remains of a 78-year-old woman who was brutally murdered some three weeks ago in her Norco home. She was described as a sweet lady who minded her own business and was kind to everyone.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:19 am
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Luling child actress working for big break
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Like a high-suspense movie keeping the audience on the edge of its seat, Haylee Manning’s pursuit of her dream would already fill an exciting script about her life.