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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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Bingo parlor owner calls letter ridiculous

To the Editor:
Normally, I never respond to people making untrue statements about me, my wife, or our business. But last weeks letter to the editor from Mr. C. Martin was so ridiculous I had to respond.Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:38 pm
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Wanted venue for public, council input on gambling

Good Morning Cletus:
Like I said in the past, I'm not opposed to gaming, if that is what people want to do with their spare time and money. I introduced the ordinance that I created because I wanted to see a venue where the public and the council could have input into the process.Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:37 pm
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Public debate on gambling suits me fine

Barry:
Thanks for your reply to my comments regarding video bingo. Just to make it very clear how I stand on this issue, I am not opposed at all with video bingo being anywhere in rhe parish. Read More...
November 14, 2007 at 2:34 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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Council takes stand against gambling

At one time, St. Charles Parish was a hot spot for illegal gambling in the State of Louisiana. Many of the restaurants and bars along major thoroughfares had slot machines which were very popular among locals and visitors though in violation of the law.Read More...
November 07, 2007 at 11:54 am
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ONE MORE TIME: Wildcats, Tigers set for another epic clash
ONE MORE TIME: Wildcats, Tigers set for another epic clash
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While it’s just week four of the prep football season, Destrehan is likely to have a Superdome-in-December type of atmosphere Friday night as it hosts cross-parish rival Hahnville.