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Higher education reforms are needed

Gov. Bobby Jindal is certainly right in seeking ways to cut down on the cost of higher education in Louisiana to satisfy budget shortfalls. Though good colleges and universities are necessary for our future well-being, there is nothing sacred about them that would prevent economizing if effective cuts could be made.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 8:35 am
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Memorial Day is time to honor sacrifice

On May 25, people across the country will celebrate Memorial Day, which commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.Read More...
May 27, 2009 at 10:21 am
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Smoking decision should be left up to the owners

A bill introduced by State Rep. Gary Smith that would ban smoking in bars is sure to elicit strong opinions depending on who you ask.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 9:00 am
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Proposed cargo airport may not fly

Gov. Bobby Jindal is pulling his support away from state funding for a proposed cargo airport in the Donaldsonville area. The airport was intentioned to tie in air shipments to boat freight traffic along the Mississippi River.Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 1:09 pm
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We caused problem, now time to correct it

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to spend some $1.7 million of stimulus package money on making the Davis Pond Diversion Project in St. Charles Parish work effectively. Read More...
May 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Take extra care when crossing railroad

Dear Editor,
While itís true that some railroad crossings arenít as safe as they could be either from inadequate visibility along railroad tracks and/or their not being signalized, there are still ways to minimize the chances of colliding with any train at any such crossing. Read More...
April 30, 2009 at 9:02 am
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Parish teacher crossed the line in custody battle

Dear Editor,
I am writing this letter because I believe that the people of St. Charles Parish should be informed of what happens when home disagreements spill over into the school.Read More...
April 30, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Parish Council on top of library issue

The St. Charles Parish Council should be applauded for taking the time to fully consider every possible avenue when it comes to finally putting a library branch in the Des Allmands/Paradis area.Read More...
April 27, 2009 at 8:52 am
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Simple way needed to finance government

Now that the frustrating income tax preparation season is over, have you had enough? It seems to be a very unfair way of financing the government.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:09 am
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More doctors needed at hospital

Editor,
I was pleased to see that the hospital bond issue passed Saturday, but only about 5 percent of registered voters were concerned enough to exercise their duty and privilege to vote. But Iíll bet that in the future many residents will be in the emergency room and be very pleased at what they see.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:44 am
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Council decision is a win-win for parish

The St. Charles Parish Councilís decision to approve the discharging of treated wastewater into wetlands owned by Rathborne Land Co. is a win-win for both the parish and Rathborne.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:40 am
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St. Charles Parish Hospital must continue to evolve

Dear Editor,
As St. Charles Parish continues to grow, it is imperative that we evolve to meet the changing healthcare needs of our community. Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:49 am
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New emergency department up for vote on April 4

On April 4, the fate of a new emergency department at the St. Charles Parish Hospital will be in the hands of parish voters.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:44 am
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Atchafalaya sediment could help save coast

There is a wealth of sediment in the delta of the Atchafalaya River. It is so massive that it creates problems for shipping in that area.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:30 am
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PAYT is the best way to recycle

Dear Editor:

Well, I guess I will try one more time to convince the St. Charles Parish officials to consider looking at the possibility of having a PAYT (Pay As You Throw) recycling program.
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March 18, 2009 at 2:53 pm
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We were deceived again

Several months ago, I suggested using the $500 Million slush fund controlled by the ethically-challenged, head of economic development Stephen Moret to fill the projected shortfall in the stateís current Operating Budget rather than cutting higher education and healthcare.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm
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After 32 years, Vince's Auto Parts owner says he's retiring, store is closing
After 32 years, Vince's Auto Parts owner says he's retiring, store is closing
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As Mervin Autin walked through the rooms that were Vince's Auto Parts for 32 years, he pointed to each area where once shelves stood and recounted precisely where each part was on them.