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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.

Zimmerman trial
July 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm
The Florida trial of George Zimmerman got more attention from the press than almost any trial in recent memory. And its outcome certainly lends credence to the fact that people can react in various ways to acts that come about through violence.

Feds should join in saving the coast
July 19, 2013 at 9:25 am
We need coordination between the state and federal government in preserving the coast of Louisiana. Among other things, Louisiana’s coastal restoration problems are being multiplied by the different viewpoints of governmental agencies that are involved in our survival.

Less jail time may be better
July 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm
It is disturbing to learn that Louisiana jails a greater percentage of its citizens than any other state in the country. Hopefully, it is not because we have more criminals around but rather because our laws and practices have provided for that situation.

World Trade Center should remain
July 03, 2013 at 7:52 am
It’s unbelievable that The Tricentennial Plan in New Orleans would provide for tearing down one of the most significant buildings in the city — the World Trade Center at the foot of Canal Street. A non-descript sculpture would replace it similar to the arch that decorates the Mississippi River water front in St. Louis.

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.


Gun control not only solution
April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am
Here we are talking and arguing about how we can cut the murder rate with gun control on the American scene. And, meanwhile, three people were killed and nearly 300 were injured at the Boston Marathon by something grandma had in her kitchen.


Let’s quit questioning how to save coast
April 19, 2013 at 9:23 am
Louisiana’s master plan for saving its coast is now being criticized by some who claim it needs more study because it could poison the wetlands by diverting water from the Mississippi River. This is not the time for more study. It is the time for more action.


We need to put North Korea to rest
April 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
Even though South and North Korea are very small countries, they are a major issue in the way the world turns in the future. It is not likely that North Korea, one of the few dedicated communist countries in the world today, will have its way. It does not have support from the rest of the world.


Sales tax proposal should not be abandoned
April 05, 2013 at 1:40 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to get the state income tax transformed to a state sales tax seems to have gone astray somewhat. Many objections have been raised to the possibilities that the poor would suffer and the rich would prosper.


Rail travel would enliven living here
March 22, 2013 at 10:13 am
Southeast Louisiana, including St. Charles Parish, is fast becoming a metropolitan area. Growth between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is making it difficult to travel the roadways between the two cities.


Hahnville needs complete performance in order to beat nationally-ranked Rummel
Hahnville needs complete performance in order to beat nationally-ranked Rummel
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When the Rummel Raiders came to Tiger Stadium last year, they had just come off a state championship season.