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Natural gas use should benefit state
August 24, 2012 at 9:15 am
Our state seems to be on the way up in the production of energy. When we thought the production of oil was on the wain because of the environmental concerns in its production of carbon dioxide that produces global warming, an Associated Press report claims that carbon dioxide emissions have decreased to the level they were in 1992. It indicates that emissions from coal-powered power plants cause some 98 percent to the total CO2 emissions in the country.


Mars trip another success in space
August 17, 2012 at 9:08 am
Cheers went up when NASA’s planet rover Curiosity made a successful landing on Mars last week. The eight-month interplanetary voyage is one of several successful trips to the red planet, which so far has been one of our main hopes of uncovering secrets of our universe.


Olympics help to unite the world
August 10, 2012 at 9:00 am
It’s a positive note that a world with so many differences can take time out to enjoy friendly competition in an orderly manner. The Olympics have kept us together in many ways and hopefully can continue to do so through an endless future.


Save money in the parish this weekend
August 03, 2012 at 9:00 am
There’s money in the bank for anyone who wants to shop in St. Charles Parish this week. It’s a sales tax holiday and we are the only parish in the state that will suspend all sales taxes on most retail purchases.


Drought not helpful in preserving our coast
July 27, 2012 at 8:49 am
One would never think this country is in a major drought judging from the amount of rainfall hitting Louisiana in recent weeks. But it is dry in much of the rest of the country, which has attracted damaging forest fires in many areas.


Police need facts in our biggest city
July 20, 2012 at 8:48 am
Police in Louisiana’s biggest city, New Orleans, reportedly have started getting more personal with people at traffic and pedestrian stops. They ask for information which some people claim is none of their business.


Restore Act is finally passed
July 03, 2012 at 1:34 pm
Passage of the Restore Act by Congress brings a big sigh of relief from Louisianans who were hoping most of the oil spill penalties assessed against BP would go proportionately to the five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana, having been the most affected by it, should receive by far the biggest share.


More diversions may be coming our way
June 29, 2012 at 9:28 am
There was good news at the State of the Coast conference on Louisiana’s coastal restoration efforts this week in New Orleans. According to Garret Graves, chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, our state hopes to launch a new diversion of Mississippi River water and sediment into the Barataria Basin to build up the wetlands.


Lafon rewarded with four more years
June 22, 2012 at 9:24 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board has extended Rodney Lafon’s contract as superintendent for four more years - and for good reason. In this day and age when many communities are suffering from deficiencies in their education processes, our parish has rated superior in that direction.


Registrar releases election schedule
June 14, 2012 at 10:10 am
It’s an important election year, which comes to a climax in November and December. And it is hopeful that local residents will start getting prepared well in advance.


Rail service could link New Orleans, Baton Rouge
June 07, 2012 at 9:28 am
Rail service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge through St. Charles Parish has been envisioned for some time but so far nothing has come to pass.


T-P to make use of the Internet more
May 31, 2012 at 8:49 am
The news is out. Our neighbor, The Times Picayune, is planning to end its daily publication and go out on the streets and into the homes with print media only three days a week beginning sometime this fall. Instead of daily publication, the newspaper will make more use of the Internet in these modern times.


It’s time again to get prepared
May 25, 2012 at 9:15 am
Hurricane season hasn’t officially come as yet but the tropics couldn’t wait. Tropical Storm Alberto is already thundering around in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina at 40 mph.


Graduates need to think ahead
May 17, 2012 at 10:25 am
It’s graduation time again when students throw up their caps and cheer the results of their learning through years of schooling.


Port of South Louisiana future looks great
May 10, 2012 at 10:06 am
There could be an expanded future in store for the Port of South Louisiana in the River Parishes.


Sheriff gets help in fighting crime
May 04, 2012 at 9:07 am
Sheriff Greg Champagne is showing us a new way to fight crime - by getting local citizens to help.


School, hospital bond issues win
April 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm
St. Charles Parish voters passed two bond issues Saturday which will provide funding to help keep the parish on its progressive path in providing services to the people.


School, hospital bond election
April 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm
St. Charles is a fortunate parish. We have one of the finest public school systems in the state, if not the best, and a hospital that offers modern medical services convenient to our residents.


State asked to investigate Hahnville fire department
State asked to investigate Hahnville fire department
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After months of bickering within the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) and allegations of mismanaged funds, the fire service members have finally agreed on one thing – the organization should undergo a forensic legislative audit to determine if any money was misappropriated during the reign of former Fire Chief Reginald Gaubert.