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Oldies But Goodies Pastalaya Benefit

DESTREHAN – The Oldies But Goodies will be holding a pastalaya or jambalaya dinner on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read More...
September 28, 2014 at 11:30 am
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Info tours are unique way to learn how government works

Residents of St. Charles Parish have a unique opportunity to find out a lot about how St. Charles Parish operates when it comes to its government and the services it provides. Read More...
September 26, 2014 at 9:50 am
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T-Ball & horseshoe tournament

LULING – A t-ball and horseshoe tournament will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at Monsanto Park located at 200 Sugarhouse Road in Luling. Read More...
September 20, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Our area can be prosperous

According to Mitch Landrieu, the mayor next door, New Orleans is the fastest growing city in America. “In just four years, we have created more than 8,000 new jobs. Retail is booming. Property values and sales are strong. And there’s even more promise on the horizon as we create a new biosciences industry centered on several new hospitals, rebuild the water and sewer pipes underneath our streets and rebuild a world-class airport.”Read More...
September 19, 2014 at 10:00 am
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New stadium raises spirits at Tulane

Tulane University, located only a few miles from the border of St. Charles Parish, has always been one of the best four-year colleges and graduate schools in the nation. And in the mid-1900s, it’s stadium on Willow Street was the scene of some of the best college football in the land.Read More...
September 12, 2014 at 11:07 am
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Our watery location ideal for study

Louisiana has become home to a new non-profit organization which specializes in studying and planning the development of innovative science and engineering related to the use of water in a world where H2O is one of the most important resources available. Read More...
September 05, 2014 at 10:20 am
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Community Education can benefit many

If you’ve already graduated from high school and even college, there is still opportunity to gain new educational benefits in St. Charles Parish through the Community Education program. Read More...
August 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm
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World needs a major workover

The world is different in this century, to say the least. Read More...
August 22, 2014 at 10:37 am
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Dead zone still too large

We’ve been trying to end the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast for some 30 years now and we haven’t gotten very far. Nancy Rabalais, executive director of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium of Cocodrie, and her crew of scientists recently returned from their annual tour of the Gulf to determine the current counts. Read More...
August 15, 2014 at 10:01 am
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2 storms passed but season’s still here

Our 2014 hurricane season has gone into its second trimester, when most of our deadliest storms have occurred. Of course, we can hope for the best but must be prepared for the worst. Now is the time to make sure our measures of defense are in place.Read More...
August 08, 2014 at 9:25 am
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Coastal restoration efforts get a boost

The long-awaited restoration of Louisiana’s valuable coast got somewhat of a boost last week when the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced it will start receiving project proposals in August to repair damage resulting from the BP oil spill in 2010. Hopefully it will spur announcements of other coastal restoration projects that are still in need.Read More...
August 01, 2014 at 10:14 am
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World needs some changes in the future

It’s an unsafe world we are living in when many of the countries, especially in the Middle East, and rebel groups that live within them destroy their countryside and shoot and kill those who are supposed to be their partners in citizenship. The latest news is that some of them are warning those of different faiths that they must pay extra taxes or be killed.Read More...
July 25, 2014 at 10:44 am
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Marine teaches valuable lesson

For those of you who happened upon Allie Stevens last week as he was making his way west on Highway 90 pulling a 400-pound rickshaw as part of a 5,000-mile journey from Oceanside, Calif. to Miami, Fla., you may have wondered what this man was doing pulling a colorful cart in the brutal Louisiana heat. Read More...
July 18, 2014 at 9:26 am
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Stay informed of flood insurance changes with public meetings

St. Charles Parish residents need to stay informed of the changes in flood insurance laws. Only last year, after changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) included in the Biggert-Waters Act threatened to raise property insurance rates to as high as $30,000 a year for some homeowners, the parish was thrown into turmoil. Read More...
July 11, 2014 at 9:21 am
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Best way to live is to LOVE

It’s amazing how a four-letter word on signs can be played up as a primetime news item on national television networks, and this particular news item came from right here in Louisiana.Read More...
July 04, 2014 at 8:00 am
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Citizens not told the full story by St. Charles Parish Hospital

Dear editor,
Once again the CEO of the St. Charles Parish Hospital played his version of the GAME known as, “And Now You Know The Rest of the Story.” In his version of the GAME, we, the citizens of St. Charles Parish never get the rest of the story.Read More...
June 27, 2014 at 9:34 am
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St. Charles Parish Council to consider tax increase
St. Charles Parish Council to consider tax increase
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Without a tax increase, St. Charles Parish Council could be dealing with a projected $550,000 budget shortfall next year.