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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.

St. Charles businesses don’t remove sales tax during holiday
August 09, 2013 at 11:01 am
Dear Editor,
I assume that the state of Louisiana and St. Charles Parish instituted the sales tax holidays to provide an opportunity for the residents of the state and parish to purchase items and save the normal taxes paid on said purchases, thereby stimulating the economy and providing savings to the residents. This holiday takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of August. All items for personal use should be sales tax free with the exceptions of licensed vehicles, food prepared at a restaurant and some services and rentals.

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.

A tale of 2 states’ unemployment experience
July 19, 2013 at 9:28 am
Last month, the North Carolina Legislature enacted legislation to corral its expanding federal debt for unemployment compensation (UC) benefits to its unemployed.

Home sales increase in spite of fears
June 27, 2013 at 11:19 am
There’s good news in the St. Charles Parish real estate market with sales increasing in spite of the fears over threatened increases in flood insurance. Our assessor, Tab Troxler, and local real estate agents have agreed that the future looks promising.

Jindal’s tour is good news for state
June 21, 2013 at 10:47 am
It’s good news that Gov. Bobby Jindal is undertaking a statewide tour that will take him to all of Louisiana’s 64 parishes.

We need less national, more local government
June 14, 2013 at 9:20 am
It’s time to start reconsidering the make-up of governments in the United States and produce a system where local people can have more control over the way they live. This will give them more freedom to do the things they want to do.


Social media can help catch criminals
June 07, 2013 at 9:18 am
The importance of social media was once again on display during a recent rash of burglaries that primarily took place in Luling.


Be prepared this hurricane season
May 31, 2013 at 9:40 am
It’s that time of year again. Hurricane season, we mean.


Big abortion clinic is planned nearby
May 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm
Teaching the value of life amidst so much terror and violence in our lives will suffer a setback if the abortion clinic scheduled to be built on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans is realized. Construction is scheduled to begin this week on the 7,000-square-foot building.

Internet sales taxes could change things
May 10, 2013 at 9:27 am
Sales taxes on the Internet may soon become a regular thing if a bill which passed in the U. S. Senate this week goes the rest of the way to become law. And it would be fairer to most local retailers because, at present, they have to compete against competitors on the Internet who do not have to charge customers the taxes.


Dr. Lafon continued our educational excellence
May 03, 2013 at 11:03 am
St. Charles Parish has been noted for its excellent public school system for many years. Indeed, it has been regarded as among the best in the state.


No fat in state budget?
April 25, 2013 at 9:37 am
There is a public perception and a perception by the leges that Tim Barfield is in charge of the Louisiana Department of Revenue.


New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter
New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter
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New laws targeting motorists have taken effect, including a ban on using cell phones in school zones and cigarettes and cigarette butts being labeled as litter.