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It’s time to vote on Saturday, again

St. Charles Parish has the second of three elections in a very short period of time this Saturday. Unfortunately, that will not produce a very large turnout.Read More...
September 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm
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‘Fiasco’ on U. S. 90 brings change of plans

Project manager Danny Donahue said it right when he called the line-up of cars on U. S. 90 from I-310 to Des Allemands a “fiasco.” He was referring to the traffic after work had started on improvements and widening of the highway this past week.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 9:19 am
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Are garbage services due for a change?

St. Charles Parish Council is considering bids to provide garbage services that could change who picks up our garbage and trash in the morning. Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm
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We should not 'turn the page'

President Barack Obama has “turned the page” on trying to restore the mid-east into a democratic society where muslims, christians and all else can live in peace. Is that the way the world is going where we are always at risk from foreign attacks?Read More...
September 09, 2010 at 2:50 pm
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Things to get better, worse in years ahead

Here it is August, 2010 already. We’re one year older than in August, 2009 and there are a few other significant factors.Read More...
August 19, 2010 at 10:46 am
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Paul Maillard needs improvements

In yonder days, Paul Maillard Road was the main street of Luling. It still is a main street in that it commands much of the traffic going from U. S. 90 to River Road.Read More...
August 12, 2010 at 9:59 am
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Grand Isle could have a big future

Everyone in the entire country knows where our neighboring Grand Isle, La. is. It’s been on national television news daily for more than three months.They know what the beach and surrounding waters look like and what seafood can be caught there.Read More...
August 06, 2010 at 9:08 am
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Grand Isle event was big success

Though many people considered it ridiculous to hold a beachside concert event at Grand Isle when a tropical storm was headed that way last weekend, it turned out to be a big success.Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 9:09 am
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Our View: Only four to vie for School Board seats

Apparently, St. Charles Parish residents are satisfied to a great extent with their School Board members this year. Only two of the eight seats that are up for election every four years are being contested.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm
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Avondale closing another hit on the economy

Louisiana’s economy seems to be taking one hit after another.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:47 am
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Constant rebuilding of wetlands needed

Some years ago, it was suggested by this newspaper that the state invest in a new kind of boat developed in Europe. It could suck up sand offshore from the bottom of the sea into its hull and then travel to our coast where the sand would be pumped out to help build up barrier islands that are eroding away.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am
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Hurricane season makes its mark

It wasn’t the hurricane we feared so much. It was the possibility of it spreading the oil spill along the coast of Louisiana and into our wetlands.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:50 am
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Our strategy could have been much better

If Bobby Jindal and Billy Nungesser had been in charge of cleaning up the oil spill, we would be much further advanced. But unfortunately the federal government and British Petroleum, two foreign entities who did not know the lay of the land, were.Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 11:24 am
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This is no time to stop offshore production

It’s not enough that our coastal economy is in such turmoil. Now, the President has called a halt to all deeper offshore explorations and drilling for oil that will cripple the livelihoods of many more of our residents. Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:05 am
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We need to save our state

The Top Kill did not work as intended so now British Petroleum is trying another method to stop the escaping oil from the drill stem. It involves cutting the pipe and capping it to bring the oil up to ships waiting on the surface of the sea.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 9:27 am
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Open primaries are best for democracy

It is time for the states in our federal governmentt to take full advantage of democracy by adopting open primaries in the election of U. S. senators and representatives, something Louisiana did many years ago under the leadership of former Gov. Edwin Edwards. Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm
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St. Rose man released after serving 41 years for 1974 murder at DHS
St. Rose man released after serving 41 years for 1974 murder at DHS
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After serving 41 years in prison for the 1974 shooting death of Timothy Weber, Gary Tyler of St. Rose pleaded guilty to manslaughter as part of a plea agreement in the decades old case and walked out of court today (April 29) a free man.