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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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Thanks

Yes, there are a number of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:24 am
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Earmarks should be banned

Suddenly . . . earmarks are claimed to be not such a bad thing. Louisianaís two U. S. senators have supported them somewhat.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:17 am
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Proposed boat launch would be an asset

With three-fourths of St. Charles Parish being wetlands, it is understandable why a lot of citizens would want a first class boat launching ramp where it has been planned on U. S. 90 near the Davis Freshwater Diversion.Read More...
November 12, 2010 at 9:05 am
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Democracy prevails in election Tuesday

Itís the economy, stupid. We hope thatís the outlook of President Barack Obama after the Republicans gained a majority in the House and almost in the Senate Tuesday.
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November 04, 2010 at 3:23 pm
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Closing Willowdale would be tragic loss

The planned closing of Willowdale Country Club in Luling on November 1comes as a shock and great disappointment to many residents of St. Charles Parish. It is a happening they feared but did not definitely foresee.
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October 22, 2010 at 11:06 am
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Itís time to get back to drilling offshore

Though the moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has officially been lifted by the Obama Administration, we canít expect any immediate salvation to the lifeblood of Louisianaís coastal economy. Read More...
October 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm
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Dreaded season not over yet

Here it is October and hurricane season is still with us. But, judging from the weather this week and last, one could never tell.Read More...
October 08, 2010 at 9:10 am
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Itís 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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ĎFiascoí 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 ďfiasco.Ē 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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31 Days of Hope starts a 'gift from the heart' movement
31 Days of Hope starts a 'gift from the heart' movement
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When Earl and Lynelle Adams pulled up to Starbucks in Kenner and announced they were buying coffee for themselves and for the vehicle behind them, the man at the drive-through window told them this had been going on all day.