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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.


It looks like Obama vs. Romney
April 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm
The real campaign for President is about to get underway.

Alternative fuels are still needed
April 05, 2012 at 8:59 am
The world seems to be failing measurably in trying to replace fossil fuel with renewable sources of fuel. There is no indication that solar power is about to take over the gigantic task of fueling our homes and industries.


Oil spill states still await money
March 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Billions of dollars are at stake for Louisiana as the Restore Act that would provide that amount in the BP oil spill recovery flounders in Congress. The act would provide 80 percent of the oil fines recovered by the government in the spill to the four states seriously affected by it.


Presidential candidates turn focus to Louisiana
March 16, 2012 at 10:22 am
It seems that Louisiana may have a shot after all in determining who will be Republican nominee for President and thus get a chance to become leader of the world’s greatest democracy. That fact was somewhat confirmed when three of the four main candidates made plans to campaign in the state during the remaining two weeks before the primary election here on March 24.

Saints suddenly go askew
March 09, 2012 at 9:45 am
The New Orleans Saints are going through trying times these days after a spectacular Super Bowl win two years ago and a near miss at getting into the big game this year.

Education in state to experience change
March 01, 2012 at 2:42 pm
John White, Louisiana’s new superintendent of education, seems to be leading the way in providing our state the type of educational system that will serve its future. Such a system would be primarily aimed at giving our kids careers that will provide for their families and expand the economy of our state.


Lent can make us live a better life
February 24, 2012 at 9:26 am
And now comes lent, which lets us know that human beings are very versatile. They can transform overnight from a lively setting at Mardi Gras to a peaceful and prayerful experience. The contrast between carnival and lent shows the ways in which the human spirit can express itself.


Tell your neighbor to throw you something
February 17, 2012 at 9:56 am
Carnival time is here again and St. Charles Parish is looking forward to a big weekend ahead. The Krewes of Lul and Des Allemands are set to roll and will have plenty of favors to spread around. Plus, there will be a lot of merry-making and feasting on the streets of Luling Saturday and Des Allemands Sunday.


St. Charles needs input in airport plans
February 10, 2012 at 9:33 am
Plans for overhauling Louis Armstrong International Airport are in the works and just how it is done could have an effect on residents of St. Charles Parish and the disturbances they encounter.


Are vouchers a good choice
February 03, 2012 at 9:38 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal wants vouchers to private schools to play a bigger role in providing education to our school age kids. And if properly administered, there is no reason why they would not benefit the system.


School board travel seems warranted
January 27, 2012 at 9:52 am
If St. Charles Parish School Board members were to take off for Hawaii and other exotic destinations with bathing suits in hand claiming to be taking care of their official business, one would suspect that they are fiddling with taxpayer money. But such does not seem to be the case.


Coastal restoration plan is welcomed
January 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm
At last, a master plan for the restoration of Louisiana’s coast has been planned and is available for public review. It shows what the coast should be like in 2061 if the restoration is accomplished.


SE Louisiana to have many exciting events
January 06, 2012 at 10:51 am
Anyone who lives in southeast Louisiana can take pleasure in the fact that there are so many entertaining things coming up here. In St. Charles Parish, for example, there is a wealth of wetlands for the outdoor sportsmen and mere lovers of spectacular scenery. Access to the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best fishing and hunting areas in the country is readily available whether you own a yacht or a pirogue.

New year offers many opportunities
December 29, 2011 at 10:28 am
If we thought 2011 was alive with political fever, we haven’t even gotten to the melting point yet. The year 2012 is just ahead and it could be fiercer as we approach election day in November.

Good news arriving for the Yuletide
December 22, 2011 at 10:32 am
In spite of some turbulence in Egypt and a few other locales, there seems to be a sense of calm in most places. There are many indications that an attitude of peace on earth, goodwill toward men may be taking hold on the world as a hope for the future.

St. Charles dance team wins national award
St. Charles dance team wins national award
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The competitive dance team from Kelli’s Kreative Dance in Destrehan had the highest overall score of all groups in the 8 and under age category at the Starbound National Finals held July 6-8 in San Antonio, Texas.