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Governor, legislature on the right track

Gov. Bobby Jindal deserves accolades for his initial efforts to reform the state. He got most of what he wanted in putting ethics ahead of everything else in government.Read More...
February 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm
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Let’s give our new governor a chance

Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken it upon himself to address the issue of ethics first and try to make Louisiana a state in which government does what it is supposed to do and the people who work in it do not take advantage of their positions to the detriment of the public.Read More...
February 20, 2008 at 12:48 pm
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TV could hamper committee meetings

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre recently admitted that it was his choice to stop the broadcasting of council committee meetings. And though the proposed ordinance drew a lot of heat from residents when it was leaked out of the courthouse, that decision would have been a good one.Read More...
February 13, 2008 at 12:02 pm
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Mardi Gras over, time to embrace Lent

Mardi Gras ended on a high note in St. Charles Parish, with lots of parades and family fun.Read More...
February 06, 2008 at 10:58 am
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St. Pierre giving the people what they want

After the recent elections, it became obvious that parish residents wanted change.Read More...
January 30, 2008 at 2:06 pm
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King march should not be a racial thing

To the editor:
Doubtless, the great majority of the citizens of St. Charles Parish are familiar with the ideals put forth by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, so I won't re-state them here. Read More...
January 23, 2008 at 12:48 pm
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Iraq question not the big issue

One of the big issues in this Presidential campaign should be our foreign policy. But just about all the candidates have said on the subject so far has been to get our troops out of Iraq or let them remain.Read More...
January 23, 2008 at 12:45 pm
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New era ahead in St. Charles

St. Charles Parish is on the threshold of a new era this weekend. A new parish president and council will be inaugurated.Read More...
January 09, 2008 at 3:05 pm
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Washington should be less partison

Last week we reflected on what an exciting year 2008 will be. We’ll have big sporting events in the Crescent City next door. There’ll be a new parish administration and council taking over to solve our local problems. And the state will have a new administration and almost new legislature to help save us from the encroaching Gulf of Mexico.Read More...
January 02, 2008 at 12:45 pm
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Look forward to a big year ahead

Get ready for the most enlightening year in U. S. history.Read More...
December 26, 2007 at 2:27 pm
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Recycling needs to be part of our future

It makes sense to recycle materials that can be reused instead of dumping them in a landfill as trash. It won’t clutter up the landscape.Read More...
December 20, 2007 at 9:22 am
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Destrehan prevailed despite giant target

Going into the 2007 season, the Destrehan Wildcats were the team to beat in 5A.Read More...
December 12, 2007 at 1:46 pm
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Dead zone gets bigger as incentives grow

As if Louisiana does not have enough trouble with its eroding wetlands, it is faced with a huge dead zone right off its coast.Read More...
December 05, 2007 at 12:26 pm
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Writer misread letter on video bingo

To the Editor:
I think John Landry (letter November 15) either misread or didn't understand what I said in my letter to Barry Minnich when I stated that John doesn't pay any sales tax on the rental income from his building. Read More...
November 28, 2007 at 2:51 pm
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Thanks

As we contemplate devouring the turkey drumstick on our platter this Thanksgiving Day, we will express thanks for the many blessings we have experienced during the past year. And there have been many, indeed.Read More...
November 20, 2007 at 3:40 pm
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Chaisson should make good Senate president

It looks like St. Charles Parish will be well represented in the upcoming session of the state legislature. Dem. Sen. Joel Chaisson II apparently will serve as Senate president, having secured the backing of many Democratic and Republican senators and also the endorsement of Rep. Gov. Elect-Bobby Jindal.Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:30 pm
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RaceTrac says get  ready for Swirl World and more with upgrades
RaceTrac says get ready for Swirl World and more with upgrades
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The RaceTrac convenience store in Boutte is undergoing major remodeling that includes the addition of a yogurt bar called Swirl World, an expanded coffee bar and more sandwiches, as well as added parking.