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New Gulf leases should help save coast
September 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm
Itís good news for St. Charles Parish and all of Louisiana that some 38 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico will be auctioned off for oil and gas production in March. It should help keep one of the basic elements of our economy in place.


Freedom of speech should not cause violence
September 21, 2012 at 9:32 am
Freedom of speech is one of the tenets of democracy. It allows us to express the pros and cons of what is going on in the world, helping to educate us and provide solutions to many problems. And it is one of the main means in which we can maintain a stable and peaceful world.


Debates can help elect best President
September 14, 2012 at 9:36 am
Hurricane Isaac has blown away but there is another storm blowing in. It is the Presidential election of 2012.


State welcomes Isaac, bids it farewell
September 07, 2012 at 9:36 am
Hurricane Isaac became a Louisiana event Wednesday, Aug. 29 exactly seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina killed hundreds of people in the New Orleans area and left the city in wreckage from which it has not yet fully recovered. We were misled at first into believing the storm would hug the Florida coast and head to the Atlantic coast.


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 NASAís 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
Itís 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
Thereís money in the bank for anyone who wants to shop in St. Charles Parish this week. Itís 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 Louisianaís 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 Louisianaís 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 Lafonís 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
Itís 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.


Itís time again to get prepared
May 25, 2012 at 9:15 am
Hurricane season hasnít officially come as yet but the tropics couldnít 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
Itís graduation time again when students throw up their caps and cheer the results of their learning through years of schooling.


Luling nativeís culinary skills on display at national cook-off
Luling nativeís culinary skills on display at national cook-off
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A Nicholls State graduate found herself with a ticket to Chicago this past Saturday after her red snapper-based recipe qualified her for the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef competition.