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Parish development sessions underway

Getting input from parish citizens on what they want St. Charles to be like in the years ahead is now underway in a program designed to let residents set goals for parish development in the next 20 years. Public workshops are being held Tuesday through today to get started.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 10:17 am
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Schools start Aug. 13, so drive carefully

School bells are ringing today, not literally, of course, but the doors to the St. Charles halls of education will be filled with our adults of tomorrow. Which means, of course, that traffic patterns will change somewhat.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:18 am
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Neighborly love helps fight crime

Residents in almost every area of the parish gathered with their neighbors on Aug. 5 in order to celebrate the fight against crime.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 9:07 am
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Big happenings at Grand Isle

There are big happenings going on south of St. Charles Parish this week We’re talking about the annual Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, the oldest fishing rodeo in the United States.
It starts today and ends Saturday when the prizes are awarded and the big party comes to a climax. But don’t go and think you’ll have free reign of the island.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:37 am
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President’s visit with pope offers some hope

President Barrack Obama’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI gives us hope that he wants to keep open the doors to those with whom he has major disagreements. He is playing the game like politicians should play it, of course.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am
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President’s visit with pope offers some hope

President Barrack Obama’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI gives us hope that he wants to keep open the doors to those with whom he has major disagreements. He is playing the game like politicians should play it, of course.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Is it really too late to save our coast?

We’ve spent a lot of time emphasizing that if we don’t get major work underway to save the Louisiana coast within the next 10 years, it will be too late. It will all disappear into the Gulf of Mexico.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:03 am
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One 3-way stop sign may be down, but many more left to go

Dear Editor,
I was really pleased to see that Councilman Tastet is going to try to get the illegal stop sign at the intersection of West Heather and Willowdale Boulevard removed.
He did not go far enough.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:12 am
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Dog story should have never made the news

Dear Editor,
This story should never have appeared in the paper, on TV, or anywhere.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:11 am
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New Grand Isle lab is boost to our fisheries

The ribbon was cut on a major new facility in Louisiana Tuesday. The new Fisheries Research Laboratory at Grand Isle was officially opened by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and put to work in benefitting one of our major industries - commercial and sport fishing.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:08 am
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West bank highways need attention

We agree with Council President Terry Authement that a task force is needed to study the traffic problems along U. S. 90 in St. Charles Parish. It is a major thoroughfare that needs improvement.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:36 am
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Remembering Dottie

For many years, Dottie Landry served as office manager of this publishing company. Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:58 am
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New levee type looks promising

A new type of levee for southeast Louisiana is being constructed along the beachfront at Grand Isle. It is called a Geotube (R) levee which will extend from the burrito levee recently built on the western end of the island to the eastern end.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm
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Fill in Airline Highway borrow bit, prevent deaths

Dear Editor,
I hope each of you had a great Memorial Day weekend. I know one family which did not have a great weekend. Of course I am referring to the Richard family who lost Dorothy on Friday. In the humblest way I would like to address the borrow pit problem and possibly offer a better solution.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Lack of attendance has impact on DHS Baccalaureate ceremony

Dear Editor,
On Tuesday May 19, Destrehan High School held their Baccalaureate ceremony in the auditorium on campus. The word Baccalaureate is defined as a religious message addressed to a graduating class before commencement day. Faculty, students, and parents put a lot of work into this event and it was a nice celebration. The mantra was from Psalm 37:5, “Commit yourself to the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Here’s what to do if hurricane heads here

We’re into a new hurricane season that will probably keep most of us on our toes, listening to news about the weather and whether or not anything is coming our way. Here are some tips on how to be prepared:Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Metairie man accused of molesting 2 Boutte children
Metairie man accused of molesting 2 Boutte children
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Franklin Martinez Maradiaga of Metairie has been charged with two counts of sexual battery of two juveniles.