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Football is not a noise game
December 09, 2013 at 9:55 am
The gridiron has provided the location for a lot of thrilling sports activity in recent years. It is supposed to be a contest of how the players handle the oval football in running for touchdowns, throwing and catching passes, kicking the ball and getting it away from the opposition.
But lately, another element has entered the competition - noise from the fans.

Thankful for slow hurricane season, flood protection improvements
November 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm
As we enter this Thanksgiving, the weather has been disagreeable. Although southeast Louisiana is generally blessed with mild temperatures at this time of the year, many of us have had to crank up our seldom used heaters as temperatures have plummeted and we have been kept damp by a steady mist.

Parishes take action to restore the coast
November 22, 2013 at 9:41 am
Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes have taken the lead in filing lawsuits charging that energy companies and contractors have not followed the law in restoring coastal lands to the healthy conditions that existed before their explorations and production efforts. Louisiana laws clearly say that the land must be maintained and restored to their original condition when work is completed.

Remembering the actions of local soldiers on Veteran’s Day
November 15, 2013 at 9:25 am
In a Veteran’s Day proclamation 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

Mr. Go is finally ‘Go...Going...Gone’
November 08, 2013 at 9:11 am
“Mr. Go . . . Going . . . Gone” is a TV documentary produced by one of Louisiana’s top coastal environmentalist. It is an interesting piece, to say the least, about one of the worst efforts the people of our state put forth supposedly to improve the economy through easier waterway access from the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of New Orleans.

Medicine becomes political problem
November 01, 2013 at 9:14 am
Obamacare may decide who wins the next presidential election.

Legal costs can get exorbitant
October 25, 2013 at 9:25 am
Much criticism has been expressed about the high contingency fees assessed by law firms for handling cases for governmental agencies. For example, there is an agreement that allowed the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, located east of the Mississippi River, to hire a law firm to file suit against 97 oil and gas companies for damages to coastal wetlands during past years.

Two-party system needs repair
October 18, 2013 at 9:40 am
Our two-party system is causing havoc in the federal government, with government stoppage bringing to a halt many services that are being missed by our mainstream citizens.

At least we can prepare for hurricanes
October 11, 2013 at 9:38 am
Will the year 2013 be the lucky year for South Louisiana not to have a hurricane or even a tropical storm invade our coastline to cause turmoil to our well-being? We almost let one through this past weekend as Karen aimed towards Plaquemines Parish but then decided to tone it down and take a right turn with what was left to let us continue to enjoy the sunshine and tranquility we have been enjoying for some time now.

Future of coast may brighten up
October 04, 2013 at 9:15 am
After the leveeing of the Mississippi River ,which has nearly destroyed the Louisiana coast by depriving it of overflows of fresh water that brought life to our wetlands and marshes, we got a break in 1990. In that year, the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act was passed by Congress.

Festivals reign this fall
September 27, 2013 at 11:07 am
The 2013-14 school year is in full swing and the high school football season is already a third of the way through. As of Sept. 22, summer has receded and fall is upon us once again.

Alligators become industry in St. Charles
September 20, 2013 at 10:14 am
It all began back in 1979 when the St. Charles Rotary Club, looking for a money-making event for its charitable purposes, started the Alligator Festival. It was held in the driveway-entrance of Willowdale Country Club but soon advanced to more appropriate areas of the parish.

Is co-existence in our future?
September 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm
It’s a mixed up world to say the least at the present time. We have Syria saying they have not killed their people with chemical weapons. It was rebels in their country who did it to point the blame at the Syrian government so they could take over the country.

Coastal restoration can’t wait any longer
September 06, 2013 at 9:44 am
We’ve been waiting for much too long to get coastal restoration for Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico going at a fast rate of speed. Now we understand that some of the money due us as civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could arrive within a year. Hallelujah!

St. Charles not a dangerous place to live
August 30, 2013 at 8:57 am
When the value of property goes down, so should the property taxes. That is what the people are paying for - the right to own property at their respective values.

Our state is high in integrity
August 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm
It’s good news that Louisiana now ranks sixth among states in integrity according to Chicago watchdog group the Better Government Association. The state rated high for laws governing freedom of information, open meetings and conflicts of interest.

Residents can benefit from Community Ed
August 09, 2013 at 10:58 am
In St. Charles Parish, education is not just for children. It is for all of those adults as well who want to continue their education after graduation in fields that can help them improve the way they live as well as offering them ways to earn a better living.

Lawsuit could benefit our future
August 02, 2013 at 10:52 am
One of the biggest lawsuits in the history of the state is about to unfold as the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East prepares to go into the courtroom against many of the oil and gas companies that have produced along the deteriorating Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The prelude is just beginning and apparently the action could go on for a long time.

90-year-old Hahnville business shutting doors
90-year-old Hahnville business shutting doors
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After nearly 90 years in business, during which time only one family has owned and operated it, Madere’s Garage in Hahnville is closing.