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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.


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.


Major hurdle to West Bank levee is lack of priorities
April 12, 2013 at 10:10 am
Dear Editor,

The flood that is sure to eventually happen will devastate St. Charles Parish. It will bring physical damage to the West Bank’s privately owned property as well as public buildings and infrastructure, but the devastation will not stop there.


Lifestyles

St. Charles Parish Library rolls out new “Bookmobile”
St. Charles Parish Library rolls out new “Bookmobile”
A new St. Charles Parish Library Bookmobile is hitting the road....
Humane Society  Pet of the Week: Missy
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Missy
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Missy, a lovable shelter cat that, on...

St. Rose family has lit the way for Santa Claus for last 24 years
St. Rose family has lit the way for Santa Claus for last 24 years
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Glen Nelson was 16 years old when he first got the idea to build a bonfire for the holidays. At that time, it was supposed to be a small bonfire in the backyard for Halloween.