|Poverty problems need statewide solutions
January 17, 2014 at 10:14 am
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in the United States with plans to decrease the percentages of starving people and help those by providing all of their needs. Today, poverty reportedly is as rampant as it was then with 40 percent of the nation in that number.
|Put Christmas trees to good use
January 10, 2014 at 9:16 am
With the Christmas season over, we can take down the decorations and begin to get back to normal. Included in that equation is taking down the Christmas tree and putting it out for the parish pick up so that the tree can be used to help save our deteriorating Gulf coast.
|Pope Francis is not a Marxist
January 03, 2014 at 10:33 am
Pope Francis was not exhorting a philosophy of Marxism such as was intimated by radio show host Rush Limbaugh last week.
|Lake Cataouatche needs attention
December 20, 2013 at 9:16 am
The collapse of Lake Cataouatche in St. Charles Parish into an open waterway with little vegetation protecting its perimeters is alarming. One of the purposes of our coastal restoration program is to keep vegetation along our shoreline to protect our coast.
|Mandela was a unique person
December 13, 2013 at 9:34 am
The world lost one of its greatest citizens last week when Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. He was a former South African president who did more than, perhaps, anyone else to help bring freedom to all people who inhabit this world in which we live.
|Football is not a noise game
December 09, 2013 at 9:55 am
The gridiron has provided the location for a lot of thrilling sports activity in recent years. It is supposed to be a contest of how the players handle the oval football in running for touchdowns, throwing and catching passes, kicking the ball and getting it away from the opposition.
But lately, another element has entered the competition - noise from the fans.
|Thankful for slow hurricane season, flood protection improvements
November 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm
As we enter this Thanksgiving, the weather has been disagreeable. Although southeast Louisiana is generally blessed with mild temperatures at this time of the year, many of us have had to crank up our seldom used heaters as temperatures have plummeted and we have been kept damp by a steady mist.
|Parishes take action to restore the coast
November 22, 2013 at 9:41 am
Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes have taken the lead in filing lawsuits charging that energy companies and contractors have not followed the law in restoring coastal lands to the healthy conditions that existed before their explorations and production efforts. Louisiana laws clearly say that the land must be maintained and restored to their original condition when work is completed.
|Remembering the actions of local soldiers on Veteran’s Day
November 15, 2013 at 9:25 am
In a Veteran’s Day proclamation 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
|Mr. Go is finally ‘Go...Going...Gone’
November 08, 2013 at 9:11 am
“Mr. Go . . . Going . . . Gone” is a TV documentary produced by one of Louisiana’s top coastal environmentalist. It is an interesting piece, to say the least, about one of the worst efforts the people of our state put forth supposedly to improve the economy through easier waterway access from the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of New Orleans.
|Medicine becomes political problem
November 01, 2013 at 9:14 am
Obamacare may decide who wins the next presidential election.
|Legal costs can get exorbitant
October 25, 2013 at 9:25 am
Much criticism has been expressed about the high contingency fees assessed by law firms for handling cases for governmental agencies. For example, there is an agreement that allowed the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, located east of the Mississippi River, to hire a law firm to file suit against 97 oil and gas companies for damages to coastal wetlands during past years.
|Two-party system needs repair
October 18, 2013 at 9:40 am
Our two-party system is causing havoc in the federal government, with government stoppage bringing to a halt many services that are being missed by our mainstream citizens.
|At least we can prepare for hurricanes
October 11, 2013 at 9:38 am
Will the year 2013 be the lucky year for South Louisiana not to have a hurricane or even a tropical storm invade our coastline to cause turmoil to our well-being? We almost let one through this past weekend as Karen aimed towards Plaquemines Parish but then decided to tone it down and take a right turn with what was left to let us continue to enjoy the sunshine and tranquility we have been enjoying for some time now.
|Future of coast may brighten up
October 04, 2013 at 9:15 am
After the leveeing of the Mississippi River ,which has nearly destroyed the Louisiana coast by depriving it of overflows of fresh water that brought life to our wetlands and marshes, we got a break in 1990. In that year, the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act was passed by Congress.
|Festivals reign this fall
September 27, 2013 at 11:07 am
The 2013-14 school year is in full swing and the high school football season is already a third of the way through. As of Sept. 22, summer has receded and fall is upon us once again.
|Alligators become industry in St. Charles
September 20, 2013 at 10:14 am
It all began back in 1979 when the St. Charles Rotary Club, looking for a money-making event for its charitable purposes, started the Alligator Festival. It was held in the driveway-entrance of Willowdale Country Club but soon advanced to more appropriate areas of the parish.
|Is co-existence in our future?
September 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm
It’s a mixed up world to say the least at the present time. We have Syria saying they have not killed their people with chemical weapons. It was rebels in their country who did it to point the blame at the Syrian government so they could take over the country.
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• Parish Art Guild names showcase winners
• Chamber hosts congressional ‘drive-in’ visit in River Region
• Festival of Charities crowns 2015-16 royalty to help charitable causes
• River Region Ballet’s new dance studio open in parish
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Landowner cancels plans for controversial lake in Bayou Gauche - 1630 views
Bayou Gauche community residents had barraged the St. Charles Parish Planning Commission with questions, a town meeting was scheduled to address them and then landowner Cecil Sumners withdrew his permit application Tuesday for the lake that drew all this attention.
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