Editorial

Re-invention of democracy is needed

Dictatorships have their advantage. One guy up there can decide what’s best for the country and do it.Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm
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Prescott Canal work to improve Montz drainage

By Renee Simpson
Public Works is now completing a project to refurbish and clean the Prescott Canal in Montz. Read More...
March 12, 2010 at 9:48 am
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Grand Isle is centerpiece of Louisiana coast

Grand Isle could become a magnificent artist colony. It has spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Barataria Basin just north of it. Read More...
March 12, 2010 at 9:47 am
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State turns corner on higher ed articulation

There is a lot going on in higher education reform these days. For months, a legislatively created group called the Post-secondary Education Review Commission (PERC) met to review Louisiana’s existing policies and needs, all within the context of dwindling state budget dollars. Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm
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Book gives good look at Edwards

If you’re fascinated by Louisiana politics, you’ll enjoy reading the new book out - - “Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana.” It is an authorized biography by Leo Honeycutt.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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Ormond culvert replacement on horizon

By Renee Simpson

The parish is preparing to replace an existing 60-inch corrugated metal culvert under Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan, a project that will force traffic detours on the major thoroughfare.Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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Terrorism threat may cut air travel

The threat of terrorism aboard airliners could affect the future of the air travel industry. After all, one thinks twice about the inconvenience of going through searches for weapons and, most of all, the possibility of getting blown up in mid-air.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm
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Looking forward to a busy 2010

By Renee Simpson
The Office of Public Information would like to wish all our readers a healthy and prosperous new year. Read More...
January 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm
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Kennedy has a future in Louisiana

One politician who seems dead set on improving state government has been keeping a high profile, apparently looking at a run for higher office. He is state Treasurer John Kennedy who has been championing the downsizing of state government.Read More...
January 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm
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'Twas the nightmare before Christmas

From Tony Perkins’
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December 24, 2009 at 3:48 pm
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Cap and trade would be terrible for businesses

The words from the anonymous White House official were quite threatening and no doubt meant to be: “If you (Congress and opponents) don’t pass this (cap and trade) legislation, then the EPA is going to have to regulate in this area. And it is not going to be able to regulate on a market-based way, so it’s going to have to regulate in a command-and-control way, which will probably generate even more uncertainty.” One of President Obama’s “soldiers” was sending the word that the business community and recalcitrant members of Congress had better get in line fast or face the dire prospects of a jingoistic Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wreaking dire economic consequences on the nation. In other words, they are making opponents an offer that they believe they can’t refuse.
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December 24, 2009 at 3:43 pm
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Golf courses are a plus for St. Charles

With three active country clubs and a population of only some 50,000 in the past, St. Charles has had its share of golf courses. Ormond, Willowdale and Fashion have given residents and visitors many hours of pleasure in our outdoor wonderland of natural beauty.Read More...
December 24, 2009 at 3:42 pm
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Golf courses are a plus for St. Charles

With three active country clubs and a population of only some 50,000 in the past, St. Charles has had its share of golf courses. Ormond, Willowdale and Fashion have given residents and visitors many hours of pleasure in our outdoor wonderland of natural beauty.Read More...
December 24, 2009 at 3:42 pm
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Can the Corps really protect us?

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has had a lot of criticism of late, some deserved, some not so deserved.Read More...
December 09, 2009 at 11:00 am
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Bark at Bridge Park celebrates pets

By Renee Simpson

***Update: This event was rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 20, due to forecasted inclement weather.***

St. Charles Parish dogs (and cats) will have their day at the first annual ‘Bark at the Bridge Park’ festival, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.Read More...
December 02, 2009 at 3:30 pm
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Higher ed commission proposes critical reforms

This past legislative session, Speaker of the House Jim Tucker passed a bill that created a “Postsecondary Education Review Commission” which was charged with studying Louisiana's higher education system. Read More...
December 02, 2009 at 10:49 am
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Red light would have prevented death, says councilman
Red light would have prevented death, says councilman
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There is no doubt in St. Charles Parish Councilman Paul Hogan's mind that Alfred Tregre of Des Allemands would be alive today had there been a traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and LA 632.