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What’s trashier - Anna or TV that made her an icon
February 14, 2007 at 2:38 pm
“She was entropy porn at its finest.”—Cintra Wilson, Salon

You would think that Mother Teresa had just died all over again the way the media—especially television—is covering every nuance of the life and death of Anna Nicole Smith.

Murder madness in New Orleans just won't stop
February 07, 2007 at 3:03 pm
New Orleans has just recorded its 21st murder in the first 35 days of the year - and the third murder in one weekend.

It’s been a real good year in professional football
February 07, 2007 at 3:01 pm
Well, a Southeast Louisiana team didn’t make it to the Super Bowl. But we did the next best thing.

Krewe has no apologies for vulgar floats
February 07, 2007 at 2:58 pm
Back in history, Christians jumped at the chance to proclaim Jesus as the Son of God. Thousands of them were even martyred because of their faith.

Homestead exemption needs our attention
February 07, 2007 at 2:49 pm
Editor: I am writing as many others may be or want to about the homestead exemption.

Why early Christians dismissed the ‘Lost Gospels’ of Thomas and Judas Why early Christians dismissed the ‘Lost Gospels’ of Thomas and Judas
February 07, 2007 at 2:40 pm
This is the second of a three-part series on the Origin of the Bible: Human Invention or Divine Intervention?” by Dr. Brant Pitre. Dr. Pitre is a biblical scholar of international acclaim. For background information or CD's of his bible studies, visit www.brantpitre.com

Weather Girl Megan's Extended Forecast
January 31, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Expect a mixed weather bag in the week ahead with chilly temperatures accompanied by clouds, rain and sunshine depending on the day.

Parish scholar tells what you ought to know about the Dead Sea Scrolls
January 31, 2007 at 2:09 pm
NOTE: This is the first of a three-part series on the "Origin of the Bible: Human Inventions or Divine Intervention?” by Dr. Brant Pitre of Destrehan. Pitre is a Bible scholar of national renown. For background information or CD's of his Bible studies, visit www.brantpitre.com

Bullying could lead to crime
January 31, 2007 at 2:08 pm
Bullying is a serious concern in the nation’s schools. It is not uncommon to hear that bullying is a part of growing up, but with national experts reporting that bullies identified at age eight are six times more likely to be convicted of a crime by age 24 and five times more likely to end up with serious criminal records by the age of 30, it is clear that the idea that this is a normal part of childhood is only a myth.

I'm not keen on school millage increase
January 31, 2007 at 1:56 pm
In the Jan. 18, 2007 issue of your newspaper, the St. Charles Parish school board said if voters fail to renew two separate millages on March 31, 2007, schools could go bankrupt or close and teachers might have to be fired.

Thank God for that state next door
January 31, 2007 at 1:53 pm
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA made the following statement on WWL-TV in New Orleans:

D.B. Mollaire pastors at two churches in St. Charles Parish: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama and Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Norco.

The tip of the spear of freedom ... the historical black church
January 31, 2007 at 1:49 pm
Langston Hughes once said, “We are not where we ought to be, we are not where we should be, but thank God we are not where we were.”

We've had embarrassing moments since Katrina
January 31, 2007 at 1:41 pm
Pres. George W. Bush did goof when he did not mention the continued resurrection from Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast as one of the nation’s major concerns. But it wasn’t really a big deal. Words will not heal us.

Read THIS if you like GOOD NEWS
January 31, 2007 at 1:20 pm
Editor Derek Clontz talks about St. Charles Parish's population explosion ... and throws in a few interesting quotes.

Who dat needs a Super Bowl when ‘we dat’ got them Saints?
January 31, 2007 at 1:17 pm
There was once a city named New Orleans. This was a fun city, a historic city, a place where the nation came to party. The city had its share of problems, as all big cities do.

Retro 'bot is very cool. Can YOU top this?
January 31, 2007 at 12:59 pm
Take ... me ... to ... your ... READERS’ Luling man’s retro robot is a winner.

Spirit Happenings
January 24, 2007 at 2:09 pm
Christians and non-Christians invited to Bible Study in Luling

St. Charles school system is prospering
January 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm
We’ve seen evidence nationwide what a good school system can mean to a community.

100-foot-long mural nearly complete on River Road
100-foot-long mural nearly complete on River Road
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After eight years in the making, an expansive mural depicting 300 years of settlement in St. Charles Parish is nearing completion in an unlikely spot.